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Project Manager

at Mirum
Chicago, Illinois, 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.

Mirum Shopper, a subsidiary of Wunderman Thompson, is a creative, strategy and commerce agency.  We create experiences that shoppers want, and brands and retailers need. We represent the next generation of shopper marketing solutions for engaging the digitally savvy consumer. Mirum Shopper is designed to change the way brands engage with consumers and shoppers. The platform combines tech, analytics, data, campaign planning, and creative services with social shopper, shopper engagement services, and the creation of original content – from branded videos to events, mobile and in-store platforms – to influence shoppers in new ways. And we’re looking for passionate people who want to help us make what’s next.

Who we are looking for:

Mirum Shopper is seeking a Project Manager to join the team in our Chicago office. As a Project Manager at Mirum Shopper, you are responsible for a series of digital marketing projects. You will manage timelines, scope, budget and identify risks. In addition, you will lead and manage the efforts of a cross-functional team to effectively deliver upon contracted deliverables and client expectations. You will work with all departments to create necessary project timelines, adjusting as needed while tracking progress. The project manager role will include but is not limited to: project qualification, project initiation, staffing, monitoring and controlling project work, communication with internal stakeholders, and providing clients with actionable insights and learnings to deliver their business needs.

What you’ll do:

  • Client | Schedule and attend internal and client meetings providing clear next steps, action items, timing and the responsible parties.  Provide project status for clients and internal teams while serving as the main day-to-day contact across the designated project portfolio.
  • Communicate | Identify and communicate project risks (out-of-scope requests, timing delays, etc.) and provide solutions to mitigate the issue(s).  Maintain project status reports and conduct weekly status meetings with internal teams and clients to communicate priorities, milestones and deadlines.
  • Team | Create and adjust project timelines (as needed), ensuring cross-functional teams are delivering in scope and on time. Gather and organize all assets required for the project team.  Build relationships with other departments (strategy, analytics, finance, creative, etc.) to coordinate feedback and approvals.  Identify and coordinate project staffing needs.
  • Process | Coordinate all project deliverables for accuracy and that launch dates are met.  Implement and follow established agency processes and assisting the project teams in following the same ways of working.  Proactively manage project budget (actuals spent to date versus scope, project completion versus project timeline, etc.).

Who you are:

  • A builder | Entrepreneurial attitude coupled with a strong business acumen. Ability and appetite to bring people together. 
  • Open and collaborative | Our team is close-knit and supportive and we’re working with a lot of unknowns – you must champion team environments that are comfortable and encouraging.
  • Optimistic and resilient | Dig in and figure out how to work around problems. Balance needed to maintain stamina and positivity.
  • Ego-less | We all wear the hats that need wearing, it’s a mentality that makes the team successful.

What you’ll need:

  • Ability to develop and document project parameters including scope, timeline, budget, costs, specifications and assumptions.
  • Strong knowledge of best practices in project management.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, all at different phases of the project life cycle.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently, while staying calm in the midst of chaos.
  • Superb follow-up and organization skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize, monitor and manage workload.
  • Basic understanding of finance and revenue recognition.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to mentor associate-level project managers, helping them gain essential project management skills and a larger understanding of project management.
  • 3 - 5 years of experience managing digital/interactive projects in an agency setting.

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

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