Project Manager


Hello. We’re Bensimon Byrne, one of Canada’s largest independent agencies. For three decades, we have been building brands, driving growth, and impacting culture through strategy and creativity. We hold ourselves to our founding values of talent and decency in equal measure. We’re looking for a great project manager to join our team.

At a high level, our Project Managers are responsible for managing the timing, budget, requirements, and production deliverables of any project they support. They work as the hub between internal teams, partner agencies, and clients to ensure flawless execution of projects big and small.

As an advertising Project Manager, you should have a proven track record of maintaining excellent client relationships, as well as a broad range of campaign/process management and production development experience, including many/most of the following; digital, social, print, radio, video, television. As well as experience working with media agencies/partners.

You are

  • A team player, working collaboratively and effectively with internal/external partners and clients to set goals, resolve problems, streamline processes, and make timely decisions

  • Appropriate and applicable advertising agency experience (4-8 years) managing integrated projects include any/all of the following; digital, social, print, radio, video, television

  • Strong understanding of media processes, measurement, tracking, and trafficking

  • Proven ability to manage client relationships and expectations

  • Strong attention to detail

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

  • Eagerness to lean in and learn

  • Proofreading an asset

  • Bachelor’s degree recommended

Desired skills and experience

Communication: Speak, listen, and write in a clear, thorough, and concise manner distilling complex information into actionable next steps for internal teams, partners, and clients alike.

Creativity/Innovation: Identify, and bring to the attention of team leadership, new and unique ways to improve processes, create new opportunities, and elevate the work we do.

Relationship Building: Connect with internal teams, partners, and clients to foster relationships based on trust, commitment, and a shared sense of team.

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

Organization/Planning: Set priorities, develop schedules, balance competing needs, monitor progress towards goals, and track project details/financials/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.


  • Lead small- and 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, Sr Project Manager, or GAD

  • Work with all internal teams, 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/facilitate production briefs

  • Lead quality assurance for projects

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

  • Prepare and distributes monthly BCRs for all client brands/services

  • Update and distribute status reports

  • Update historical creative and competitive reels if/as required

  • Monitor competitor activity/bring new competitor campaigns to the attention your team(s)

  • Partner with Business Lead, Sr Project Manager, or GAD to ensure you are working lockstep and they are in the loop on all project activities and opportunities as well as any challenges as they arise

  • Organize. Everything.

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