Project Director

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Project Management & Delivery

Location: Singapore, Singapore

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.

We are looking for a brilliant Project Director who can independently manage large scale, intensive projects. This role is accountable to managing multiple accounts, often direct and supervise the activities of others, and can assume overall financial responsibility for projects. You will be responsible for the successful delivery of projects utilizing effective project management methodologies and create clear and attainable project objectives, building the project requirements, and managing the triple constraint.

What you’ll do:

  • Independently defines and executes project scope, budget, and workplan. Produces detailed and accurate SOWs. And liaises with clients to ensure any changing needs are scoped in and new costs/timings are agreed.
  • Defines requirements for and creates specification documents and client communications. Drive the creation of goals and strategy throughout project which covers data accuracy of budgets, meeting recaps, resourcing spreadsheets, time tracking tool setup, etc. for their projects.
  • Compiles and executes effective project communications, assumes management reporting responsibilities and sets communication standards and shares these with the team.
  • Demonstrates ability to identify, prioritize, and manage projected information flow. The Project Management Lead acts as mentor to other members of the department and offers strategic input into overall program, working closely with the Account Director and Program Manager.
  • Build relationships with existing clients; participate in the RFP process; lead client presentations with appropriate team members and directors and provide client with strategic direction to make projects successful and achieve business goals.
  • Present information, control discussion and bring value in informal and formal client settings.
  • Participates in recruiting via interviews, screening candidate and providing timely feedback

What you’ll need:

  • Min 10 years’ experience in multi-national advertising/marketing/creative agency setting
  • Extensive experience in managing web technology, back-end, application and hosting-related projects as well as mobile, social, SEO/SEM, email and display campaigns for B2B and B2C clients, on both public (government) and private (commercial) sectors at a local, regional and/or global level
  • Ideal candidate would have hands-on back end developer and solution architect experience (holding developer positions in the past) with hands-on coding skills (C#, PHP, JavaScript)
  • Experience leading/collaborating with local in-house, nearshore and offshore teams
  • Experience with partnership management (Adobe, Salesforce)
  • Certifications on methodology (Agile, SCRUM, PMP, PRINCE2) and platforms like Adobe, Salesforce, Google, Facebook would be an advantage
  • Strong presentation skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills is highly preferred
  • Good analytical abilities and attention to details

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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