Strategy

Project Manager

 
 

SOCIALDEVIANT is looking for a Project Manager to join our ambitious, infinitely kind and limitlessly composed team of DEVIANTs in our West Loop Chicago Office.

At SOCIALDEVIANT, we’re obsessed with helping our clients grow their brands faster with bigger impact, by creating magnetic brands: passion brands that attract the right audiences. It requires collaboration among insights and data, strategy and creative. That’s why we look for talent who love to both think AND do.

We are looking for full-time DEVIANTs to help us build this incredible company and work with some of the world’s most fascinating brands. We offer incredible benefits, a fantastic work location and space, forward-thinking work philosophies and a chance to make a huge difference.

Are you a DEVIANT? Let’s find out.



Overall Role Description

A Project Manager at SOCIALDEVIANT is equal parts problem solver, strategic thinker, relationship builder, and taskmaster.

You watch timelines and budgets like a hawk. You’re focused on quality. And you know how to think through tradeoffs between time, scope, resources, quality and risk across digital, social, and fully integrated campaigns.

Of course, you’re well-versed in project management tools, systems, and processes. And you thrive in a fast-paced environment and know how to work with a variety of disciplines both internally and externally.



Specific Responsibilities

Process + Workflow:

  • Responsible for developing and implementing key processes across clients, driving quality and consistency of work. This includes developing appropriate processes for driving timelines, conference reports, budget tracking, internal and external reviews, and coordination with vendors / partners.

  • Evaluate current processes and recommend new opportunities to streamline.

  • Oversee the implementation / creation of our project management tool to ensure seamless use across all teams and projects.

Resource + Financial Management:

  • Work closely with Account Leads, Creative Leads, our internal Producer, and our Operations Team to determine internal resource and financial allocation, ensuring that all jobs are managed on budget and within scope.

  • Actively problem solve resource and budget gaps to ensure flawless and quick delivery.

Execution of Deliverables:

  • Develop, implement and manage project plans internally and externally to ensure that tasks are accomplished collaboratively, on-schedule, and meet agency and client standards

  • Effectively lead internal meetings and manage the hot sheet, all appropriate tasks, and updates

  • Fully manage timelines and dependencies

  • Quickly and efficiently identify next steps and action items coming out of each meeting

  • Generate solutions to problems / snags that may arise during the course of a project

  • Proactively monitor and control project execution with all team members throughout the process

  • Adjust resource needs as appropriate

  • Directly communicate project changes and needs to clients and partners / vendors

Requirements

  • 3 - 5 Years of project management experience in a creative agency environment

  • Experience managing digital, social, and fully integrated campaigns

  • The ability to flawlessly apply project management processes to complex projects

  • Strong internal and client-facing communication, both written and verbal  

  • A track record for flawless execution and a knack for quick problem solving

  • Ability to effectively manage time and resources in an ever-changing and extremely fast-paced environment

  • Willingness to be both a “thinker” and a “doer”, linking the two to create breakthrough campaigns

  • An eagerness to collaborate with both internal teams and our clients

  • Above all, kindness, composure, and relentless curiosity


 

are you INTERESTED?

Here's how to apply.

This position is based in Chicago. Please email work@socialdeviant.com with your résumé / CV, and Project Manager 2018 in the subject line. In the body of your email, please let us know why you're interested in the role, and what makes you a good fit. Thank you for your interest and for helping us spread the word!