• Senior Project Manager

    Job ID
    US-NY-New York
    Project Management
    CDM New York
  • Overview




    Title: Senior Project Manager

    Department/Discipline: Project Management

    Company/Location: The CDM Group, New York

    Overview: The Senior Project Manager (SPM) is responsible for managing multiple clients/brands. The SPM will partner with Account Leadership to manage client relationships on assigned brands, develop talent within the Project Management discipline, and attain financial goals as outlined in metrics associates with this role.



    • Collaborate with cross functional partners across various groups (for example, The CDM Group, Omnicom, Third Party Vendors) to deliver client satisfaction
    • Manage both simple and complex engagements; escalate any/all issues in a timely fashion
    • Maintain financial health of all assigned brands by analyzing financial and burn reports in order to mitigate risks and keep projects on budget
    • Prepare/validate comprehensive project scopes/plans (deliverables, schedules, budgets, assumptions, etc.)
    • Develop and maintain critical business documents related to project/plans, risk mitigation forms and change orders
    • Conduct internal and client facing project status meetings in collaboration with account management to inform clients of all project schedules, critical milestones and critical dependencies
    • Support the preparation of functional specifications with Technology and/or User
    • Experience (workflows, user flows, use cases, etc.)
    • Support the creation of build kit for development hand-off and collaborate/partner with internal/external development teams from build, QA and deployment
    • Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) on all digital projects, coordinating through all disciplines of agency
    • Manage, train and develop one or more direct reports ranging in experience from entry level (Coordinator) to mid-level (Project Manager) as dictated by team size and business need
    • In the absence of direct reports; act as an educator, mentor or coach, especially during onboarding or teaching the CDM process
    • Oversee internal team initiatives and projects


    Qualifications and Experience:

    • 7+ years interactive project management experience in an advertising agency or similar environment. Experience working at a Pharmaceutical advertising agency is preferred but not required
    • BA/BS degree or equivalent
    • Proactive, critical  thinker  who  is  able  to  manage  multiple  clients/brands simultaneously on projects with varying levels of complexity
    • Experience managing technology resources including; planning, scheduling, and prioritization
    • Familiarity with emerging technologies
    • Solid understanding  of  various  interactive  channels  including:  responsive websites, mobile, banners, iPad applications and emails
    • Familiarity with infrastructure, process and/or System Development Life Cycle
    • (SDLC) and/or (5 D’s) and agency workflow
    • Solid  understanding   of   front-end   and   back-end   development   and   data management integration
    • Expertise in  quality  assurance  process,  UAT,  quality  controls  process  and documentation
    • Annual SOW  creation  and  management  including  forecasting  and  resource management
    • Experience with annual brand planning/tactical planning
    • Solid understanding and experience with CRM programs and components
    • Expertise in MS Project
    • Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite with proficiency in Excel and Visio (or other workflow applications)
    • Strong communication (written, verbal, presentation) skills
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail


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