Senior Content Project Manager

Oakland, CA | Freelance | Job ID #47022 |
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Onward Search has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Content Project Manager with our client, a leading CPG company based in the Bay Area. The Senior Content Project Manager is a critical role and critical collaborator who works alongside the various disciplines (digital, content, print, packaging) to develop schedules, budgets, activities, and deliverables that comprise the project plan. They organize the team around a project methodology and drive successful outcomes by aligning the efforts of team members and stakeholders in the project plan. They track tasks and financials and report out accurately to leadership and clients. Our project managers understand creative and brand strategy to successfully drive the project teams forward with vision. They know how to command a room, communicating and collaborating to build relationships at every level, and they bring a sense of humor and creative flair to the way they work.

This is a 3+ month, on-site, contract to hire opportunity located in the East Bay just off of BART.


  • Act as key liaison between the in-house agency and brand engagement leads, E-commerce leads, brand category managers, R&D and other cross-functional clients within the company.
  • Collaborate with client stakeholders, and project discipline leads to identify requirements, determine project scope and deliverables, set priorities and establish milestones.
  • Develop project plans, estimates, schedules, and statements of work.
  • Accurately track and clearly communicate status, progress, and financials to the project team and to stakeholders.
  • Orchestrate activities and deliverables between internal teams, external partners, vendors and clients.
  • Serve as an initial escalation step for project-related problem resolution within the in-house agency.
  • Partner seamlessly with group account leads for client happiness/health and communications.
  • Deliver earliest possible notice of project needs for forecasting resourcing, capacity, and technology needs within the in-house agency.
  • Ensure awareness of and adherence to agency policies and best practices
  • Contribute to the project’s strategic vision and take ownership of the quality of the final product.
  • Maintain department status and resource planning activities.
  • Manage, oversight and mentor a team of 1-3 project managers.


  • 6-8 years of experience as project manager with at least five years in a digital or integrated agency context, ideally with experience in consumer packaged goods.
  • Familiarity with standard software project management methodologies, workflow, and tools. Knowledge of Agile methods and the Scrum framework is desired.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of advertising projects and processes (e.,g., broadcast, OOH, OTT, web, email, social & print).
  • Deep knowledge of state-of-the-art web technologies, design and user experience best practices.
  • Solid understanding of file specifications; resolution, color space and other technical requirements of assets needed for image production for web, mobile, and email.
  • Demonstrated success in providing mentorship and guidance in a project context.
  • Agency-side or internal agency experience ­ familiarity with a client-service context.
  • Ability to gracefully navigate a complex system of stakeholders with disparate objectives and priorities.
  • Education: Minimum bachelor's degree required. PMP certification a plus.
Does this sound like you? Apply today!


  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • 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.
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Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.

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