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Project Manager

Description

Hello. We’re Bensimon Byrne, Canada’s largest independent agency, and we are looking for a motivated and skilled Project Manager to join our team. If you are solutions-oriented and obsessed with budgets and work backs, details and deadlines, process and production, we’d love to talk.

At Bensimon Byrne, our Project Managers are an integral part of our account service team, partnering with our clients and working with our agency team to deliver executional excellence in our integrated campaigns. They are able to strike the balance between getting it done and getting it right, all while meeting the client’s needs and the creative’s desires. After all, great work is not great work, if it isn’t on time and on budget.

You are

An intermediate Project Manager with 3-5 years experience who is well versed in digital, social, video and television, as well as print and POS.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead small- to medium-sized projects, managing all phases of development and production, and provide support to the team on larger initiatives.

  • Manage project profitability and proactively flag any budget concerns to Business Lead, Program Director, or GAD.

  • Work with all internal teams (account, creative, media, production, etc), clients and external agency partners to maintain positive relationships and ensure a fully integrated / collaborative process

  • Create project plans and manage scope and financials

  • Develop production briefs

  • Lead quality assurance for projects

  • Maintain day-to-day contact with clients on project status/deliverables

  • Keep Business Lead, Program Director, or GAD informed of project activity, opportunities and challenges as they arise

  • Organize. Everything.

Desired skills and experience

  • Communication: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and concise manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.

  • Creativity/Innovation: Identify, and bring to the attention of team leadership, new and unique ways to improve processes and/or create new opportunities with client.

  • Decision Making: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the project, the agency and the client.

  • Organization/Planning: Set priorities, develop schedules, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities.

  • Budgeting: Develop appropriate budgets based on project scope and scale, monitor and proactively flag concerns, and work to ensure individual project profitability.

  • Problem Solving: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and review relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations to the team.

  • A team player, working cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make timely decisions

  • Appropriate and applicable advertising agency experience (3-5+ years) managing integrated projects including any/all of the following; digital, social, print, radio, video, television.

  • Proven ability to manage client relationships and expectations

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment both alone and as part of a team

  • Eagerness to learn

  • Bachelor’s degree recommended

  • Proofreading an asset

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