Project Manager (Intermediate)

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Project Management & Delivery

Location: Toronto, Canada

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 looking for a Project Manager to join the team working on an automotive brand. Reporting to the Program Director, you will direct and manage digital projects from beginning to end, ensuring they are developed and executed to meet agency standards and client expectations.

What you'll do:

  • Manage | Determine and document project deliverables, risks, timelines and budgets. Create detailed scopes of work. Create and maintain project plans throughout the project lifecycle. Forecast upcoming work. Lead daily stand-ups with the project team. Communicate progress with internal and client teams. Manage workload through JIRA. Attend brainstorms, client meetings and briefings. Identify project conflicts and resource gaps and resolve accordingly.
  • People | Work with Resource Manager to secure internal resources. Work with account management, creative and technology teams to develop and execute interactive marketing and creative strategy. Participate in leading teams in production feasibility, technical requirements, costs and timing effects.
  • Work | Apply and maintain best practice methodologies. Establish and ensure quality interactive solutions are provided to clients.
  • Financials | Partner with finance teams to manage WIP's, freelancer budgets, and timesheets. Monitor actual vs estimated hours for each team member; highlight when there is a discrepancy.

Who you are:

  • A builder | Ability to bring people, processes, and systems together. Drive projects and resource management from unknowns to clarity. Negotiate what is best for all projects.
  • Agile | A get-things-done attitude. You dig in and figure out how to work around problems. You anticipate requirements and manage expectations.
  • Collaborative and focused | Work well with different teams. Place an importance on the details with a desire for excellence.

What you’ll need: 

  • 3+ years of project management experience on digital projects.
  • Experience delivering complex projects from start to completion including project scoping and resource management.
  • Experience managing and delivering landing pages and/or microsites.
  • Proficient knowledge of JIRA and Microsoft Project or Smartsheet.
  • Calm and patient across all circumstances.

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.

At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect.  As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

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