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Senior Project Manager

at Wunderman Thompson
Los Angeles, California, 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 Project Manager with a breadth and depth of expertise to champion omnichannel work across multiple workstreams with a focus on the customer at the center. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the delivery of innovative solutions bringing together creative, data and technology across the entire customer journey.

To be successful in this role, you must possess agency experience in integrated marketing, building digital experiences and creating compelling content. You must have a strong creative sensibility, a genuine interest in user-centered design, and a hands-on understanding of content production for all channels.

In this role, you will be responsible for leading talented teams to understand client needs, market forces and consumer sentiments to deliver effective solutions. You will be accountable for ensuring all project deliverables are of high-quality, completed on time and on budget, and are aligned with the brand’s goals.

What you'll do:

  • Work | Deliver work that is excellent, on time, on budget AND goes beyond the brief. You will be responsible for setting up plans and processes that drive projects forward and ensure successful delivery with high client satisfaction
  • People| Motivate, direct and challenge teams to produce great work. You will be responsible for establishing and managing cross-functional teams across different locations that are collaborative, efficient and high-functioning
  • Process| Establish and manage project/program communication and process. You will be responsible for setting up appropriate structure and tools to ensure successful collaboration and engagement across agency and client teams
  • Financials| Responsible for project estimation, planning and profitability. You will be responsible for building detailed project plans; managing resource allocations; and reporting on project status, burn rates, budgets and reconciliations to agency and client stakeholders

Who you are: 

  • Leader | Influences without authority and fosters an environment of shared accountability. Drives projects from ambiguity to clarity.
  • Detail Oriented | Sharp attention to detail and a drive for perfection
  • Builder | Process-oriented and an innovator with a strong point of view and distinct voice. Ability and appetite to create and bring people together and inspire solutions
  • A Strong Communicator | Excellent communication and analytical skills.
  • Optimistic, open and collaborative | Our team is close-knit and supportive and we’re working with a lot of unknowns – you must be an advocate of environments that are comfortable with ambiguity, positive and encourage collaboration
  • Ego-less | We all wear the hats that need wearing, it’s a mentality that makes the team successful.

What you'll need:

  • 7+ years of hands-on project leadership experience in advertising or marketing communications in a client-facing role, ideally at a creative agency or similar.
  • Experience working with common project management tools such as Smartsheet, Jira, Confluence, Microsoft Project, Slack, and Microsoft Teams.
  • Conscientious and adept at problem-solving through critical thinking.
  • Comfortable leading team and client meetings, tailors communications based on their audience and level (technology, creative, finance, client, vendor).
  • Proven track record in driving creative solutions and digital content creation.
  • Knowledge of social and mobile content creation and requirements for different channels.
  • Customer experience and journey mapping, e-commerce, retail and consumer brand marketing experience are highly desired. Good understanding of emerging web standards, user-centered design (UX/UI), optimization and search practices.
  • Experience working on large-scale integrated, omnichannel programs with multiple parallel work streams and diverse teams (UX, Tech, Strategy, Creative, Account, Research and Data) across remote offices.
  • High EQ and the ability to read what a team needs to help motivate them.
  • Self-motivated and driven to build and create great work.

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.  

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.

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

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