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Senior Project Manager

at Wunderman Thompson
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.  

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

Who we are looking for:

Wunderman Thompson is seeking a Senior Digital Project Manager for one of the Atlanta office’s largest clients. We are looking for an enthusiastic critical thinker/problem solver that thrives on being engaged at all levels of a project. The Senior Project Manager will acutely understand the opportunities and constraints of a given project and take responsibility for setting expectations internally and with our client. He or she will understand how to manage and negotiate trade-offs to deliver on time, within budget, and against agreed objectives. Senior Project Managers have full lifecycle experience, from scoping through delivery, and can confidently prioritize business needs, resource management, schedules, and financials.

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of Agile software and be involved in heavy technical and digital development to align with our client's needs and upcoming projects. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Work | Deliver work that is excellent, on time, on budget, and goes beyond the brief. Oversee the entire delivery and execution of projects. Identifies dependencies and the cascading impacts of delays. Leads resource needs and availability across the office and network, working closely with department leads and recruiting.
  • People | Motivate, direct and challenge teams to produce great work. Establish and manage cross-functional teams across different locations that are collaborative, efficient and high-functioning. Increase efficiency across a group of accounts through effective management of staff resourcing. Oversee staff aggregate bandwidth, utilization, and realization rates, as well as retention and employee relations. Provide solutions for additional temporary resources, new business pitch support, and PTO coverage.
  • Process | Establish and manage project/program communication and process. Leverage existing tools and processes to monitor people and progress. Collaborate with Project and Program needs to ensure the right resources are in place to deliver the work.
  • Financials | Responsible for project estimation, planning and profitability. Build detailed project plans. Collaborate with Delivery leads for resourcing and scoping strategy across portfolio, partnering with finance and account teams. Partner with the Director of Project Management for resourcing strategy across the portfolio, and support Project Managers in resourcing to the scope. 

Who you are:

  • Leader | Influences without authority and fosters an environment of shared accountability. Comfortable communicating and partnering with department leads, tailoring communications based on audience and level (technology, creative, finance, client, vendor).
  • Builder | Navigates strong collaboration between people, processes and systems. Drives projects and resource management from ambiguity to clarity. Understands digital technologies and trends.
  • Detail Oriented | Sharp attention to detail and a drive for perfection. Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • A Strong Communicator | Excellent communication and analytical skills. Conducts team and client meetings with clear, concise language and leadership acumen. A skilled, creative, confident presenter and negotiator.

What you'll need:

  • 5+ years of experience managing projects in a professional environment- agency or consulting environment preferred.
  • Previous work with common project management tools such as Smartsheet, Jira, Confluence, MS Project, Slack/MS Teams.
  • Experience adapting project management methodologies (Agile, Waterfall, Lean, Kanban) to the needs of the project.
  • Experience managing web technology, back-end, application and hosting-related projects with a keen understanding of all digital technologies and touchpoints.
  • Ability to manage a project team of 10+.
  • Conscientious and adept at problem-solving through critical thinking.
  • Experience leading team and client meetings.
  • Excellent analytical skills, and the ability to flex time management skills based on workload.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills as a team leader and team player.
  • Flexibility, initiative, dedication, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Willingness to travel on occasion for client meetings, trade shows and/or conferences.

Wunderman Thompson is a WPP agency. For more information, please visit our website and follow Wunderman Thompson on our social channels: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Wunderman Thompson is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting and retaining the most qualified employees regardless of race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age or disability. 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.

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