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Senior Project Manager

at Wunderman Thompson
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Who we are:

Wunderman Thompson is a creative, data and technology agency. We are built to inspire growth for our clients with breakthrough creativity that helps our clients succeed. We are in a unique position to deliver growth based on three fundamental principles: we see the world differently and reject conventional thinking; we have an unbounded definition of creativity that can rethink business, culture, and brand experiences; we act decisively and accountably, owning delivery end-to-end. 

Who we are looking for:

Wunderman Thompson (Toronto) is seeking an ambitious and motivated Senior Project Manager. Reporting into the Director of Delivery Services and working closely with the Account Management team, the Senior Project Manager assumes overall responsibility for cost, schedule, financial, and contractual deliverables. They lead the development and translation of client’s business requirements into formal agreements (SOW) establishing specific solutions, applications or processes culminating in customer acceptance of the results.

An advocate of process and methodology, the ideal candidate is comfortable and credible in front of clients, respected by project teams, able to stand their ground and defend their perspective all the while being fair and collaborative.

What you’ll do:

  • Create and ensure all project documentation is kept up to date within Confluence.
  • Manage vendor, partner and third-party relationships on a project level.
  • Understand product releases and adhere (or implement) processes and procedures to ensure quality and timely delivery of projects.
  • Manage workload through Jira for internal teams, freelancers (when required) and delivery teams to ensure project is delivered on time and within scope.
  • Create and maintain project plans throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Lead daily stand ups with the project team, identifying, documenting and communicating progress to internal and client teams.
  • Proactively identify project conflicts and resource gaps and resolve accordingly to ensure projects are running smoothly at all times.
  • Establish project communication processes and tools.
  • Report on project status in a timely manner including but not limited to call reports, meeting recaps and follow-ups.
  • Work with resource manager to ensure proper resources are assigned for the delivery of milestones.
  • Create estimations & scopes of work (SOWs).
  • Track and report on project budget, health and status.
  • Partner with finance teams to manage WIP’s, freelancer budgets, and timesheets.
  • Monitor actual vs estimated hours for each team member; proactively highlight when there is a discrepancy.
  • Participate in project governance and project audits.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to all members of the project team: a strong motivator, coach and mentor.
  • Promote internal team communication and enhanced relationships.
  • Stay current with and maintain best practices.

What you’ll need:

  • 8 + years of project management experience, ideally in a creative agency environment.  
  • Experience managing all phases of digital campaigns and technical website builds.
  • Retail, Automotive and/or pharma marketing experience preferred.
  • PMP Certification an asset
  • Proficient software knowledge and skills including Jira, Confluence, Microsoft Project/Smartsheet, Excel & Word.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain and foster good client/agency relationships, identifying opportunities to grow client accounts.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Proactive, with proven problem-solving abilities.
  • Compelling and effective presentation skills.
  • Ability to be immersed in complex topics to help team members with decision-making.
  • Strong knowledge of digital advertising industry trends and changes.
  • Experience with managing multiple work streams.
  • Prior experience mentoring and coaching junior project managers an asset.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Project &/or Smartsheet an asset.

Wunderman Thompson is proud to be a WPP agency. Headquartered in New York, we have a truly global reach with over 20,000 people in 90 markets For more information, please visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter

Wunderman Thompson welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We rely on legitimate interest as a legal basis for processing personal information under the GDPR for purposes of recruitment and applications for employment. 

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Established in 2019, Wunderman Thompson has a combined history of 150 years, setting the standard for marketing, communications and business innovation. We bring together over 20,000 creatives, analysts, strategists, customer experience designers and business consultants across 90 markets.

We’re always looking for the best talent to add to our diverse and talented mix that is Wunderman Thompson.

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