Randstad Project Manager - Traffic Coordinator in Los Angeles, California
Project Manager - Traffic Coordinator
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, October 10, 2016
Our client, a global provider of investment management services, is in need of a Project Manager (Traffic Coordinator) to assist with large enterprise digital marketing projects.
This role is a blend of project management and traffic coordination skills. The ideal candidate will have excellent organization/accuracy/follow through skills, strong attention to detail, demonstrates agility to work in a fast-paced production environment, with the versatility to deliver multiple projects on deadline. This role is task execution related, not a strategic planning role. Must be a "doer" and work collaboratively with creative and production teams. Financial industry experience is a plus as is experience working with regulatory processes.
The Campaign Project Lead works under the supervision of the Campaign Manager and leads the full life cycle for a variety of campaign projects and routine business-as-usual (statistical and other reporting) tasks. This includes start-to-finish ownership including planning, scheduling, documentation, problem solving, managing change, and extensive communication.
-Partners with the Campaign Manager to ensure the work assigned flows (on time) from creation to publish process. This includes developing a strong working knowledge of the business segment and an excellent understanding of project managing/trafficking print & digital channel deliverables.
-Creates and maintains project plans and schedules for a variety of outputs across distribution channels for a wide variety of work including both marketing campaign project work and repeatable business as usual updates and reports.
-Actively tracks project tasks to ensure milestones and deadlines are being met
-Understands process differences and compliance requirements/nuances for a variety of distribution channels (print, website, social, email, webinar, etc.)
-Manages scope/schedule in partnership with the Campaign Manager
-Provides status update information, which could include reporting
-Coordinates and communicates known dependencies (including cross customers/segments/digital)
-Ensures campaign, non-campaign, and change requests are updated in the appropriate tools
-Coordinates with project management teams from outside creative agencies to track dependencies and deadlines
-Performs other responsibilities as assigned/needed
A Successful Candidate:
-Demonstrates a full knowledge level in the assigned area and works under direction only as needed; guides the full life cycle for campaign management projects of varying complexity, including planning, organization, implementation, and ongoing communication
-Demonstrates experience creating schedules and project plans with deliverables across print and digital channels
-Demonstrates strong production coordination skills including facilitating meetings, maintaining schedules, tracking deliverables, problem solving, and escalating issues as appropriate
-Demonstrates experience as being self-starting, self-directing, and accountable for delivering on assigned work
-Demonstrates the ability to collaborate and develop/maintain working relationships inside and outside the organization to enable effective completion of business objectives
-Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills; strong grammar and syntax skills; strong presentation skills; strong inter-personal skills
-Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate with a diverse group of associates, senior business leaders, and/or vendors
-Demonstrates strong/meticulous detail orientation, process orientation, organizational, and multi-tasking skills; ability to effectively manage an unpredictable workload and meet established deadlines
-Demonstrates proven experience in a high-volume department where multi-tasking and a high level of detail and accountability was required
-Core competencies include: problem solving skills, interpersonal savviness, organizational agility (willingness to learn and adopt new ways of working), building effective relationships, working effective in ambiguity, and flexibility
-Requires at least 5+ years of project management experience in a fast-paced publishing environment, ideally within a marketing department or advertising agency