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Senior Project Manager

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Senior Project Manager

Weber Shandwick is looking for a Senior Project Manager to join our Project Management team in our Chicago office. The ideal candidate is someone who can successfully manage multiple integrated projects across one or multiple accounts. This role partners with creative, strategy, account management and other internal teams to help drive best-in-class solutions for our clients. 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • With autonomy, manages multiple medium-to large sized campaign projects on a tight timeline, with many stakeholders, functions and processes to abide by. Projects include analytics, strategy, creative, digital, social, video pre-production and post-production, and integrated campaigns.
  • Sets expectations from the outset of a project, and when issues arise, finds solutions without compromising quality, team morale, or budget – turning challenging situations into wins.
  • Manages deliverables to scope and internal budget reporting, leveraging agency reporting tools and templates. Routinely monitors financial performance of accounts reviewing monthly/bi-weekly/weekly time runs, managing time transfer process, and providing monthly burn report summary emails to senior leads identifying any opportunities and risks
  • Partners with Senior Project Management lead and finance lead to help facilitate accurate and realistic staffing and financial forecasts; actively manages any forecast mitigation as needed
  • Professionally manages engagements with account team partners, balancing quality and cost
  • Develops project estimates and facilitates reviews with PM Leadership and Finance for approval
  • Manages individual PO set up and invoice tracking for projects
  • Partners with cross-practice leads to identify and manage resource needs
  • Demonstrates strong, professional work ethic and financial acumen

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS 

  • 7+ years of professional project management experience, preferably in digital/social media, public relations, advertising agency setting
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Strong financial management skills. Exposure to scoping, burn report tracking, and understanding of relationship when scheduling projects
  • Fluency and/or familiarity with different types of programs and deliverables, such as creative ideation, social and digital, editorial content and partner management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively and professionally communicate in written format and in meetings with internal team members across multiple disciplines
  • Experience working closely with the implementation of an integrated media mix of paid, owned and earned programs
  • Have excellent organization and time management skills
  • Be a demonstrated self-starter and work well within a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary team
  • Resilient mindset and a healthy sense of humor

  

ABOUT US

Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications network that delivers next-generation solutions to brands, businesses and organizations in major markets around the world. Led by world-class strategic and creative thinkers and activators, we have won some of the most prestigious awards in the industry. Weber Shandwick was named to Ad Age’s Agency A-List in 2020 and Best Places to Work in 2019. Weber Shandwick was also honored as PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and PRovoke’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2017 and 2019. The firm earned 25 Lions at the 2019 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Data-led, with earned ideas at the core, the agency deploys leading and emerging technologies to inform strategy, develop critical insights and heighten impact across sectors and specialty areas, including brand and B2B marketing, healthcare marketing, change management, employee engagement, corporate reputation, crisis management, data and analytics, technology, public affairs, social impact and financial communications. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit http://www.webershandwick.com

The Weber Shandwick Collective recognizes that your health and wellbeing are a priority. This is why we offer a full suite of benefits including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k (with employer match)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Juice Money – $60 monthly reimbursement to be used towards purchases that nourish your health, mind, body, and soul
  • MyDays – Flexible holiday schedules
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Employee Family Leave
  • Family Building Benefit

Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and, if hired, present proof of vaccination prior to start date, unless eligible for a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation required under applicable law.

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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