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Senior Project Manager

Portland, Los Angeles or New York City
Full Time

Recess Studios is a full-service creative studio based in Portland, OR, with offices in New York City and Los Angeles, CA. We design and build immersive experiences, developing and strengthening global brands through content and digital experiences, and connecting our partners with their target consumer through 360-degree marketing campaigns. Our employees enjoy a flexible, collaborative work environment that encourages people to push themselves and their thinking beyond our clients' expectations.

Senior Project Manager

The Senior Project Manager is ultimately responsible for excellent delivery on their assigned piece of business. Senior Project Managers partner with others in the agency to ensure we have found the right balance between
client and agency economics. Part of the job is a deep understanding and respect for the agency process and the ability to be nimble and flexible. All this is done with guidance and mentorship to help you grow your career.

On any given day you might:

  • Manage the development and production of print and digital marketing efforts for their assigned brands (websites, banners, applications, brochures, mailers, banner ads, print ads, video)
  • Partner closely with Account and Client Operations teams during the project planning, execution, and production phases. Ensuring client objectives/guidelines are defined, and deliverables and client feedback are shared/incorporated on time.
  • Develops and leads client presentations on budgets, timelines, and scope for their respective brands.
  • Develop work back schedules based on a project deadline and required checkpoints.
  • Take detailed notes in client meetings and turn them into action items in follow-up communication
  • Interface with key agency teams to ensure they’re on track to meet the agreed-upon milestones
  • Provide necessary direction and support to the team on the tasks and deliverables required.
  • Work on and support new business pitches as necessary
  • Facilitate and foster creativity throughout the organization
  • Organize internal meetings by establishing an agenda in collaboration with the design and strategy teams.

The ideal person

  • Has experience as a Project Manager responsible for defining and managing project scope, timelines, profitability, and effective delivery of digital and physical marketing projects
  • Has the ability to build strong relationships and communicate effectively with internal and external groups
  • Has high energy, enthusiastic, and the ability to succeed in a dynamic work environment
  • Is obsessed with the process; willing to develop and apply new processes in support of further driving efficiencies
  • Has commitment to excellence – anticipating issues, communicating with diplomacy, identifying emerging platforms and processes to drive innovation
  • Is solutions-oriented approach under pressure and the ability to remedy and navigate stressful situations with ease and grace

You bring

  • 3-5 years of Project Management (including Digital), Creative Agency experience (preferred)
  • Proficiency in using project management software to develop project plans
  • Master of communication and attention to detail
  • Highly knowledgeable of creative planning and process