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Project Manager - Advertising (Chicago)

The Food Group Chicago, IL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

The Food Group, a full-service advertising agency in Chicago, is looking for an Integrated Project Manager - Advertising. Reporting to the Project Supervisor this is a pivotal role within the agency managing up to 100 projects monthly in a fast-paced high-volume environment.

Overview:

· Oversees the workflow and delivery of daily print and digital deliverables in the Chicago office, along with coordinating with the Tampa, Buffalo and New York offices.

· Maintains project status report and communicates project deliverables in daily and weekly status meetings.

· Acts as liaison between Account Management, Creative, Media and Production teams.

· Coordinates all project downloads, reviews and revisions, as well as delivery to account staff.

· Maintains systems for both project flow and file storage for all creative projects in the Chicago office.

· Creates estimates, timelines and associated invoices for all print and digital jobs.

· Provides staffing recommendations for freelance, contract and full time staff where needed.

· Facilitates art buying requests, and estimates/booking of photographers, videographers, and talent.

· Effectively quotes out video and photo shoots.

· Ensures top-quality printing methods by working directly with Production Manager and print vendors.

· Communicates with Media department to ensure timely delivery of print ads and other materials.

· Uploads print ads to publications via FTP or similar.

· Consults with Senior Project Manager and Project Supervisor for recommendations and best practices toward efficient project management and print production.

· Assists in other creative projects as needed, including new business presentations, event management and special projects requested by the Project Supervisor.

Desired Skills and Experience:

· Two years of project management experience in an advertising or marketing agency.

· Two years of digital and print production experience or equivalent knowledge

· Knowledge of marketing materials, including print ads, sales collateral, merchandising, direct mail, photography, video production, digital and more.

· Ability to handle multiple projects and requests within tight deadlines – with a strong attention to detail.

· Ensures projects stay on budget and fosters an environment of efficiency.

· Has a strong team-player mentality and tackles new and ever-changing challenges with aptitude.

· Degree in Advertising, Communications, Marketing or related field.

· Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Hubspot, EAS Project Management System, Advantage, Basecamp or similar accounting and pm software systems

PMI Certification a plus.

The Food Group

Why Work Here?

WE ARE UNAPOLOGETICALLY FOOD-OBSESSED!

WE ARE UNAPOLOGETICALLY FOOD-OBSESSED. Our approach is simple. Our purpose is clear: Put everything we love about life into our work and work at what we love, every single day. And what we love most is food. The Food Group is a premier full-service agency that blends food, culture and marketing expertise to deliver powerful integrated ideas that feed our clients' success. With over 45 years in food and beverage marketing, we are thought leaders in the industry. We've helped build some of the world''s most iconic brands, products and businesses. Plus, we eat, breathe and live food. Spotting trends, launching products, driving culinary innovation and finding new ways to reach your customers.

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