J. Walter Thompson, San Diego, CA
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Mirum San Diego s is looking for an exceptional Project Manager to join our Project Management team. The ideal candidate will have the specific experience and desire necessary to effectively manage UX/UI design projects and web development with additional experience successfully producing other technical and digital projects as well. Your ultimate objective as a Project Manager at Mirum will be to deliver work on time and on budget that is created with exceptionally high quality standards. You will work closely with clients, subject matter experts and 3rd party vendors in managing multiple, concurrent projects as you collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to meet our clients' strategic and tactical marketing objectives.
You must be proactive with excellent communication and problem-solving skills, as well as confident in your ability to stay meticulously organized and keep your projects moving forward. You'll keep all stakeholders up-to-date on progress while navigating the inevitable challenges along the way, and meet deadlines in a timely manner. In return, you'll be rewarded with a competitive salary package, excellent chances for career growth and an exciting workplace at which to apply your skills.
- Project Planning / Management
- Define, plan, schedule and control project activities, applying creative and strategic thinking, technical and project management skills to satisfy project requirements.
- Develop and document project parameters including scope, schedules and project plans, budgets, and specifications; closely monitor projects against these artifacts to avoid and/or resolve scope creep, overages, or efficiency issues
- Actively own and be accountable for client relationships, with special attention to profitability, tracking and managing resource consumption, financial reporting and billing
Accountable for the execution, management and quality control of assigned projects from concept to completion, ensuring client satisfaction, meeting all timeline milestones and delivering within the approved budgets.
- Client Communication / Management
- Serve as a main client interface on projects, clarify strategic requirements, explain complex ideas clearly, and manage expectations
- Conduct and lead kick-off and status meetings regularly with clients and the internal team, ensure thorough communication with all stakeholders at all stages of every project
- Proactively communicate with clients about production recommendations, risks, challenges and solutions
- Serve as point of escalation both internally and with clients for assigned projects
- A Bachelor's degree and at least two (2) years of hands-on project management experience
- Agency experience highly preferred
- Experience managing web technology, back-end, application and hosting-related projects as well as mobile, social, SEO/SEM and display campaigns
- Strong understanding of digital technologies and trends
- Well versed in solutions discussions, and experience supporting business and functional requirements gathering.
- Working knowledge of web services, integrations and the roles systems play
- CSM/Agile Project Management experience a plus
- Ability to qualify innovative ideas with top-notch research and industry knowledge
- Excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills
- Must be extremely organized, detail-oriented and capable of self-managing and multi-tasking in a fast-paced, demanding environment
- Excellent problem-solving skills
- Ability to immerse oneself in an industry or market, and quickly add value to a project
- Ability to apply critical and strategic thinking
- Expertise with Word, Excel, PPT, and MS Project a must
- Strong interpersonal communication skills as a team leader and team player
- Flexibility, initiative, dedication, and the ability to work with minimal supervision
- Willingness to travel on occasion for client meetings, trade shows and/or conferences
- Be a skilled, creative, confident presenter and negotiator
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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