Project Manager

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Project Management & Delivery

Location: Orange County, CA, 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:

We’re growing – and seeking for an enthusiastic Project Manager to join us during this exciting time! We’re seeking a 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 lifecycle 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.

***An important NOTE on location and REMOTE options: 
The intention for this role is eventually embracing a hybrid work model that combines working remotely from home and working on-site in our Costa Mesa office. This approach allows us to offer the flexibility of remote work on some days, while also offering the opportunity for in-person collaboration. Viable candidates will be local to the OC area and aligned with a hybrid work schedule.

What you’ll do: 

  • Process | Oversee the development and tracking of project plans. Establish and maintain processes to manage scope throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Plan | Establish and maintain project communications. Adapt and apply the delivery approach to meet project objectives and client business drivers.
  • Collaborate | Partner with others to help lead, guide and support multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Cut Through the Noise | Clarify and communicate project objectives and success criteria. Provide day-to-day project updates for the client.   
  • Financials | Oversee project estimations, budget management and also vendor management.

Who you are:

  • A builder | Provide purpose, direction, and motivation to the team. Build and structure project teams to ensure maximum performance.
  • A Strong Communicator | Excellent communication and analytical skills.
  • Leader | Influences without authority and fosters an environment of shared accountability.
  • Detail Oriented | Sharp attention to detail and a drive for perfection.

What you’ll need: 

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Project Management.
  • Experience with Project Management tools (like Airtable, Jira, Basecamp, Trello)
  • Print production and digital process and experience preferred.
  • Microsoft Office Suite experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Figma, Adobe XD, Adobe Photoshop
  • Strong drive and desire to learn.
  • Must have excellent relationship building and client facing skills.
  • Must exhibit strong leadership and team management skills.  

Wunderman Thompson is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or other protected group status. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

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.

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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