Essence, part of GroupM, is a global data and measurement-driven media agency whose mission is to make advertising more valuable to the world. Clients include Google, Flipkart, NBCUniversal, L'Oreal and the Financial Times. The agency is more than 1,800 people strong, manages $4B in annualized media spend and deploys campaigns in 106 markets via 20 offices in APAC, EMEA and North America.
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About the role
Responsible for overseeing and directing multiple projects at a time (within a given brand or client or potentially across multiple brands or clients) or a singular, large scale or highly complex project, and ensuring that these projects meet or exceed internal team and client expectations and are delivered on-time and on-budget.
The Project Manager will interface heavily with senior client services team members, planning teams, and executive management within the client to assure that the solution is understood and addresses the customer's business requirements.
They will also ensure that the challenge and requirements are understood by the team and will participate in the solution developed by the team. They are also responsible for the accurate financial management of the portfolio of projects to which they're assigned. In addition to project responsibilities, Project Managers may also participate in the business development process and may be a key member of the pre-sales team.
Some of the things we'd like you to do:
Provide timely, proactive written project documentation to internal teams and clients in the form of status reports, meeting notes and other required follow-ups.
Interface heavily with senior management within the client organization to assure that the solution is understood and addresses the business requirements.
Ensure that the assignment and requirements are understood by the team and actively participate in the solution developed by the team
Coordinate and lead project meetings, internal and client facing
Understand and remove project roadblocks
Participate in resource management
Partner with discipline leads to prepare project plans and accurate project estimates
Understand and document production scope and write project SOWs
Accurately manage the financial aspects of the portfolio of projects
Control changes in scope and end of project closing requirements
Client facing and has full engagement and ownership of project (project tasks, activities and risks).
Support the business development process of the assigned account as needed
A bit about yourself:
5+ years experience as a producer or project manager in a digital media agency
Ability to manage cross-discipline teams (i.e. - Creative, media planning and activation, Strategy and Media), ensuring they work together to make big ideas become reality
Proactive, creative, strategic thinker with an impeccable attention to detail and problem solving skills
Ability to prioritize work in order to meet competing deadlines
Proven track record and a passion for delivering high quality projects on time and within budget while providing excellent client service
Skilled with financial and resourcing deliverables (including but not limited to resource forecasting, invoicing, developing statements of work, tracking actuals and financial reporting)
Experience and understanding of digital media including, social, search, app and programmatic
Experience documenting requirements
MS Project, Google's suite of office management tools (Gmail, Sheets, Slides, Drive, Hangouts, etc.)
Excellent and proactive communication
Ability to balance needs of team and client expectations
The right candidate can build relationships, show and earn respect, and will contribute to the creative team culture in an energetic and forward thinking way
What you can expect from Essence
Essence's mission is to make advertising more valuable to the world. We do this by employing the world's very best talent to solve some of the toughest challenges of today's digital marketing landscape. It's important that we hire people whose values reflect those of our own: genuine, results-focused, daring and insightful. As an Essence employee, we promise you a workplace that invests in your career, cares for you and is fun and engaging. We believe these factors create a workplace where you can be yourself and do amazing work.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or marital status.