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Associate Project Manager

DP+ in Farmington Hills, MI, USA

Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type

Full-Time

Why Work Here?

“The best health insurance! 401(k) option with matching! Voted "Coolest Places to Work" 4 Years in a ROW! SNACKS!”

JOB TITLE: ASSOCIATE PROJECT MANAGER

REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT

PRIMARY FUNCTION / POSITION SUMMARY:

The Associate Project Manager is responsible for managing a variety of print, digital and broadcast production projects within the agency for multiple accounts and internal clients. They will plan, evaluate, execute and own daily workflow projects from beginning to end. These projects will include but will not be limited to print ads, postcards, inserts, resizes, booth displays, arena graphics, static banners, emails, LED’s, decks, presentations, etc. The Associate Project Manager will also assist the Project Manager on high complexity projects. They are responsible for routing all assigned client projects through all agency departments for review, changes, approval and final release. The Associate Project Manager will monitor project quality, schedules and assigned client status reports.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES / PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES:

· Oversee agency process and workflow

· Work with team to develop scope of work specifications

· Creation of project job numbers

· Schedule work start meetings

· Create and manage project schedules

· Determine time of staff estimates necessary to complete a project

· Develop overall project estimate and generate them within the accounting system

· Provide project governance and oversight

· Conduct status meetings and reviews, as needed

· Route print "Readers", digital files, broadcast files and printer proofs through appropriate agency personnel to prepare for client review and final approval

· Assist Project Manager with routing print "Readers", digital files and printer proofs through appropriate agency personnel to prepare for client review and final approval

· Review layouts during review process

· Follow-up on delivery of project deliverables to delivery destination, as needed

· Conduct lessons learned sessions and associated documentation

· Monitor and maintain program budgets using (QVA's EVM)

· Understand and apply project management best practices

· Maintain orderly sequence of each print, digital or broadcast files in job jacket or server

· Provide project documentation management

· Conduct project risk management

· Create and work with Project Managers/Producers/Business Managers to update client status reports

· Conduct art buying and maintain asset library by client base

· Assist with additional requests, as needed

· Assist with new business RFQ & RFP routing, as needed

· Print: Create prepress job ticket before release; review contract press proofs; perform quality check on job samples

· Digital: Manage creative tasks and development tasks for completion and closure; triage development and quality assurance defects for completion and closure

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

· General knowledge of ad campaigns, print production, digital fundamentals, radio and broadcast production

· General knowledge of project management

· General knowledge of proofreading symbols

· Understand Adobe software capabilities such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash

· Understand creative design terminology such as pdf, jpg, psd, etc.

· Detail and deadline oriented

· Ability to work in a fast-paces environment

· Ability to multi-task

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Logical thinker and problem-solver

· Ability to take direction yet work independently

· Microsoft Office skills

· Experience using Microsoft Project is a plus

QUALIFICATIONS:

· Bachelor's degree preferred, ideally in Business Administration, Project Management, Production Management or Marketing/Advertising

· 0-1 years business experience

· Previous agency experience is a plus

· Have physical and mental requirements to meet the above listed job responsibilities

DISCLAIMER:

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

About DP+:

We change opinions, perspectives, outcomes and how people experience brands. It’s never change for the sake of change. It’s for results. Impact. Efficiency. And enduring connections. And in a post-advertising, experiential and digital world, we’re creating positive change for our clients.

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