Project Manager

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Project Management & Delivery

Location: New York, NY, 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:

PMs at Swift are the lead on all encompassing project elements and phases from project inception to completion. As a PM, you think two steps ahead, know every detail of any given project you manage, and keep calm under pressure. You’re a creative problem solver, who strives to find solutions, all while managing the internal team, with the ultimate goal to achieve creative excellence. You’re humble, empathetic, and focus on delivering exceptional work the team is proud of, on time and within budget.

What you’ll do:

  • Work | Deliver work that is excellent, on time, on budget, answers the brief and goes beyond the brief when the opportunity is right. Oversee the development and tracking of multi-disciplinary project plans and project deliverables.

  • People |  Build and structure project teams to ensure the best results. Motivate, direct and challenge teams to produce great work. 

  • Client | Comfortable communicating with clients specifically as it relates to deliverables status, asset request, project prioritization and overall account health. 

  • Process | Establish and maintain processes to manage scope throughout the project lifecycle. Establish and maintain all project communications.

  • Financials | Create project estimations, resourcing, and budget reports, own forecast trackers for all deliverables.

Who you are:

  • Open and Collaborative | Navigates strong collaboration between people, processes and systems. You bring team spirit and engaged collaboration.

  • Optimistic and resilient | You are not afraid to dig in and figure out how to work around problems. You take care of yourself and your team. 

  • Organized and Detail-Oriented | You can think big picture, but can also be meticulous about even the smallest details of a program.

  • Low on ego | We all wear the hats that need wearing, it’s a mentality that makes the team successful. You are able to gracefully handle multiple projects and can pivot when needed.

What you need:

  • 3+ years experience working on interactive or digital projects, either client or agency side

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work within a cross-functional team

  • Adept at managing risks and setting clear expectations

  • Flexible, adaptable with an understanding of the importance of communication, collaboration, and managing different personalities

  • Comfortable leading projects with clients and a love for collaborating with internal and external stakeholders 

  • Strong attention to detail and excellent follow-through skills

  • Up-to-date on current trends and effective social media techniques

  • Experience managing direct reports is a plus

  • Experience with project software such as Basecamp  and Workday a plus 

  • We are currently open to candidates that are looking to work remotely in the United States or flexibly near our office in Portland, Oregon

Who we are:

We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment because it matters— to our culture, to our work, to the world outside our doors.

We aim to build an inclusive culture where differences are used to inform better creative, strategic and business decisions. We actively seek diversity of beliefs, backgrounds, education and ways of thinking. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We rely on legitimate interest as a legal basis for processing personal information under the GDPR for purposes of recruitment and applications for employment. 

Swift 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.

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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