Project Manager

New York, NY | Freelance | Job ID #65245 |

Our client, a boutique marketing and advertising agency, is looking for a Project Manager to support the agency. The agency is currently on a flex on and off-site working schedule so candidates must be open to going on site. Candidates must be local to the NYC area.

What you'll be doing:

  • Work with the Managing Director and Account leads to scope and budget all incoming projects and outbound new business opportunities.
  • Develop project timelines and estimate resourcing needs.
  • Track all projects against the SOW and work through burn reports to ensure team is tracking.
  • Own the responsibility of ensuring teams are maintaining agreed upon deliverable timing.
  • Lead kick-off meetings for projects, helping the account team to set clear expectations.
  • Utilize internal PM tools to set responsibilities and track them to timelines.
  • Keep an open dialogue with account and creative teams to ensure transparency and consistency among all projects.
  • Think ahead of schedule, removing roadblocks before they arise and if they do arise, help the team to quickly move past them with on-your-feet actions.
  • Work with the account team to manage vendor budgeting and cost tracking (vendors include: printers, producers, creative freelancers, etc.).
  • Support the agency's new business efforts from time to time.
  • Other tasks may apply.

About you:

  • 3-5 years of Project Management experience in an Advertising or In-House Agency environment.
  • PMP Certification is a huge plus but not a mandatory.
  • Strong EQ to support working in a tight-knit agency.
  • B2B experience is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Proven track record of managing workflows, systemizing processes and delivering on time and on budget projects.
  • Experience with various Project Management software such as, Workamajig, Wrike and Google Docs.
  • Strong experience with with Microsoft Office Suite for business purposes.
  • Have the polish to work directly with clients as needed.
  • Experience with Keynote and InDesign is a bonus.
  • Amazing organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced environment.\

Does this sound like you? Apply today! 

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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Onward Search helps connect creative, marketing, and technology talent with top jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include freelance / contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement.