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Creative Project Manager

Atlanta
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Overview

Our leading financial services client is seeking a superstar Creative Project Manager!  As a Project Manager, you’re a motivated and purpose-driven leader responsible for all phases of project management. You’ll bring your knowledge, industry background and experience to support moderate to complex projects across all markets and sectors within the firm and externally. This role requires excellent project management and organizational skills with the ability to create estimates, define project milestones and track project elements to meet deadlines to ensure a successful event that meets organizational goals and client expectations. To be successful, you must be able to think strategically, be committed to your team and clients, maintain a sense of urgency and work proactively across various teams to achieve goals.

What you'll do:
You can expect to be accountable for planning, executing and deploying a portfolio of moderate to complex projects. You’ll manage projects from conception to completion and schedule and conduct debrief meetings with the client’s internal stakeholders and creative team following the project. As you gather project information, you’ll act as a liaison between the internal client and the creative teams as they plan and execute the creative, innovative and technical elements for the project. You’ll develop and maintain relationships with senior leaders and key stakeholders. You’ll be responsible for scheduling and facilitating meetings, clearly communicating project status, updates and at-risk elements to ensure projects are aligned to objectives and strategic goals while managing expectations with clients. You’ll drive the process for each program, lead tactical plans, allocate resources, delegate tasks and communicate client objectives to the creative team. You’ll establish efficient processes, identify solutions for improvement and work with the creative managers to facilitate the implementation across project teams.

What you'll bring:
• Bachelor's degree in a related discipline or equivalent training and work experience
• Seven-plus years of project management experience in the industry
• Strong background working with creatives and their processes
• Five-plus years of experience supporting complex projects
• Project management certification is preferred
• Comprehensive knowledge of event logistics, industry practices and trends
• In-depth knowledge and breadth of experience of project management practices and tools
• In-depth experience managing large-scale projects while leading team members
• Executive presence with ability to present complex solutions to C-suite audiences
• Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
• Strong consultation, facilitation, negotiation, conflict resolution and persuasion abilities
• Strong organizational and analytical skills with keen attention to detail and adherence to deadlines
• Ability to build and leverage relationships and exercise influence with multiple internal groups across all levels of the organization
• Ability to understand project measurements, do effective process analysis, report quality results and work with operations to drive improvements
• Skilled at conducting research and identifying problems and solutions
• Strong leadership skills with the ability to effectively motivate teams and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
• Demonstrated business acumen and strategic thinking skills
• Proficiency in Mac and PC environments, project management software, Microsoft Office, Teams, Outlook and all relevant tools
• Ability to flex schedule to meet the needs of the business

Experience/Required Skills:
• Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and teaming skills
• Conceptual design skills
• Technical understanding of digital media and print production, both in-house and with external vendors
• Proficient with graphics software tools, including Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Adobe Digital Publishing Suite
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly presentation experience in PowerPoint and layout experience in Adobe Edge, Muse, Flash, Microsoft SharePoint, rich media ad creation, CSS, HTML5, jQuery, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, and After Effects are a plus
• Ability to quickly gain in-depth knowledge of firm brand/strategy; creating documents utilizing templates and standards, and raising awareness of the brand
• Excellent work ethic and the ability to thrive in fast-paced, time-sensitive environment

Client Description:

Our client's purpose is to build a better working world. The insights and services they provide help to create long-term value for clients, people and society, and to build trust in the capital markets.

The insights and quality services they provide help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. They develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on promises to all stakeholders. In so doing, they play a critical role in building a better working world for team members, for their clients and for their communities.

Building a better working world — is the foundation of their culture.