Project Manager
UPBrand is a team of strategists, writers, designers, brand managers, digital experts, producers, goofballs and mad scientists, all striving to develop rewarding partnerships and thoughtful creative that makes an impact. We are forever driven by our curiosity, our inventiveness and our unwavering quest for excellence in everything we do.

One piece of that team excellence comes through our structured project management process. We’re searching for a detail-oriented Project Manager to join our growing PROPS (production and operations) team to help keep our projects on time, on budget and on brief. The ideal candidate not only appreciates but understands the creative process, can manage their own to-do lists while also monitoring the lists of others, has great attention to detail and uses clear communication skills.

Our agency is driven by a set of core values that we measure ourselves against – Invention, Collaboration, Gratitude, Commitment, Excellence and Maturity. As a member of our team, you will be challenged and held accountable for excellent work. You’ll also be trusted to do your job, empowered to drive improvement and affect process. We also expect everyone to contribute to our culture in their own unique way, whether that’s forcing your teammates to listen to your unique music taste, finding an excuse for an offsite event or planning a solid prank.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Creating and communicating a project plan, schedule, and budget
  • Assigning, monitoring, prioritizing and following up on a variety of agency tasks and deadlines
  • Monitoring project scopes and hours while scheduling check-ins
  • Coordinate and manage the creation of all types of content – with a focus on digital – such as creative campaigns, websites, social, digital ads, etc.
  • Creative and Digital team capacity tracking and management
  • Help deliver projects on time, while ensuring quality standards are met
  • Vendor procurement and management
  • Identify and troubleshoot process challenges, and assist in the creation of solutions to solve them
  • Other duties as assigned

Candidate Qualities:

  • Strong organization skills and very detail oriented
  • Collaborative with strong communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize, for yourself as well as others
  • Handle changing priorities and requests from multiple team members
  • Strong results whether working independently or in a team environment
  • Solutions oriented and focused on solving problems, not dwelling on them
  • Objective, driven by data and experience
  • Hands on experience with project management software
  • Time management skills
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment

 

Desired Experience:

  • College Degree, preferably in related field
  • 1-3 years of project management experience
  • Understanding of digital properties and services
  • Familiarity with the website development process and using a CMS
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Basecamp and Workamajig
  • Desire to stay current with the latest marketing trends
  • Passionate about digital marketing and other industry-specific trends

 

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing/Advertising or Communications

 

This position reports to Lance Lemen, VP Director of Operations. For more about what it’s like to work UPBrand, explore our site.

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