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Creative Project Manager
Maplewood, Minnesota
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Applied on October 1, 2020
Job Id #43235 Posted September 9, 2020


Global Brand Project Coordinator 

Job Description:
The Global Brand Project Coordinator is responsible for developing and managing project timelines, cross-functional and intracompany communication, and deliverable routing for several large, complex projects, enabling seamless execution from the initial planning stages and development through final delivery or launch. The ideal candidate is a self-starter that possesses strong business acumen, excellent written and verbal communication skills, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and the demonstrated ability to drive cross-functional alignment and execution with large teams. This candidate approaches project obstacles with an agile, entrepreneurial mindset and an unwavering can-do attitude that rallies team members to move work forward. 

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide proactive, end-to-end project management support, reporting and manager visibility to
  • Brand projects (brand campaigns, events and business-sponsored projects) that are large in scope and complexity
  • Leverage collaborative project management tools to enable real-time visibility and tracking
  • across Brand initiatives, while ensuring that projects are delivered on time, meet strategic objectives and fall within approved scope and budget parameters
  • Act as key liaison with agency partners and cross-functional teams in the management and
  • coordination of project timelines, budgets, dependencies, role clarity, deliverables and issue resolution to ensure project quality and success
  • Develop and maintain oversight of third party SOWs and service delivery, partnering effectively with Brand lead, Sourcing and Legal to ensure agreements accurately reflect business needs
  • Schedule and facilitate a variety of weekly meetings, including project kick-offs, creative approvals and issue resolution
  • Facilitate the execution of on-time, high-quality deliverables by raising visibility of priority project statuses and deadlines, supporting project-specific budget needs (SOWs, PO creation, invoice submissions, etc.)
  • Leverage creative campaign development expertise, business savvy and critical thinking skills to proactively problem-solve and manage interdependencies when operating in ambiguous circumstances
  • Lead and/or contribute to continuous business process improvement efforts to help streamlineand standardize overarching Brand team and individual project workflows, communication, and resource efficiencies
  • Manage Brand team budget forecast, day-to-day management and leadership updates, withinput from Brand leads on project-specific budgets
  • Operate as key point of contact for all Corporate Brand-developed creative assets; includingbut not limited to responding to asset requests, tracking usage rights and renewals

Basic Qualifications:

  • Possess a Bachelors degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an
  • accredited institution
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience as a Project Manager working with brand management,
  • marketing, or advertising teams in a private, public, government, or military environment
  • Experience working with collaborative project tools for timeline development, project
  • status/tracking, budget tracking and detail, document sharing, and real-time team communication in a private, public, government, or military environment
  • High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Proactive, solutions-oriented mindset with demonstrated ability to resolve project issues using
  • sound, data-driven judgement
  • Minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience managing concurrent integrated marketing campaigns that require extensive and effective cross-functional, intra-agency and stakeholder management. NOTE: Campaign management experience must be comprehensive, including comfort/familiarity with multi-agency management, print/video production, digital/social assets, graphic and website design, copy, photography, and TV/digital media trafficking
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of Project Management principles and methodology
  • Demonstrated experience project managing the development of multi-faceted consumer advertising campaigns
  • Multi-tasking self-starter who is hyper-organized, detail-oriented and highly accountable, yet flexible and collaborative
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt or evolve own viewpoints and recommendations to create winwin solutions that address stakeholder needs and/or changes in strategic direction
  • Ability to grasp big picture strategy and executional detail, while anticipating the downstream impact of project challenges/obstacles
  • Demonstrated confidence, comfort and experience in leading large team meetings
  • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal skills, with proven ability to build and foster strong relationships within teams, across departments and with external partners
  • Challenges the status quo, champions continuous improvement and inspires others to do the same
  • CPG background or ex/perience a plus
  • PMP certification is a plus
  • Creative full service agency experience a plus
  • Core working hours of 9:00am-5:00pm with the a bility to work flexible work hours depending on current priorities

 

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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