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Careers

Project Manager

at Wunderman Thompson
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 Minneapolis is seeking a Project Manager, an enthusiastic critical thinker and problem solver who thrives on being engaged at all levels of a project. Our Project Managers acutely understand the opportunities and constraints of a given project and take responsibility for setting and managing expectations internally and with clients. They understand how to manage and negotiate trade-offs to deliver on time, within budget and against agreed objectives. Project Managers have full life-cycle experience from scoping through delivery and can confidently navigate and prioritize business needs, resource management, schedules and financials to successfully navigate and deliver all aspects of the assignment. This person will be supporting one of the Minneapolis office’s largest clients and will help manage and facilitate their email campaign programs.

This need will be a freelance contract covering an FMLA leave for 3+ months.

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. Identify dependencies and impacts of delays. Gain alignment on the scope, schedule, assumptions and price for projects with an ability to effectively translate these to Client Proposals and Statements of Work.
  • People | Motivate, direct and challenge teams to produce great work. Partner with Account Management to manage scope and identify opportunities. Ensure a collaborative ‘One Team’ approach comprising of, account management, production, content/social, finance and client representatives.
  • Process | Establish and manage project/program communication and process. Balance the opportunities and constraints within a given project. Leverage existing tools and processes to monitor people and progress.
  • Financials | Responsible for project estimation, planning and profitability. Build detailed project plans in accordance with budget.

Who you are:

  • Leader |Influences without authority and fosters an environment of shared accountability. Drives projects from ambiguity to clarity.
  • Builder |Navigates strong collaboration between people, processes and systems.
  • Detail Oriented | Sharp attention to detail and a drive for perfection.
  • A Strong Communicator | Excellent communication and analytical skills.

What you'll need:

  • 3+ years of experience managing projects in an agency or consulting environment
  • 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).

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.

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

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