Project Manager at VMLY&R

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VMLY&R COMMERCE is WPP's newest end-to-end Creative Commerce Company. Built on the commerce expertise of Geometry and scaled through VMLY&R's connected brand promise, we help modern brands grow by unifying marketing strategies around commerce.

We believe the space of commerce holds the most untapped creative potential to grow brands and people. Living CommerceTM is our proprietary approach and platform that guides how we work. By understanding how, when and why people buy, we deliver the most engaging and culturally-relevant creative commerce experiences across Retail, Experience, Design and Innovation. We do this as part of a network of 13,000 specialists across 80 countries, everywhere life intersects with commerce - this is end-to-end.

Provides on-time production executional support across all disciplines such as keeping projects on team, on budget, and on brand. Solves problems and builds relationships with all internal teams to ensure project deliverables and deadlines are clearly communicated and executed. Ensures agency success by keeping projects in line with the scope of work.

  • Assist with SOW creation and the relating documents (Scope, Staff Plan)
  • Create Project Timelines depending on project size to clearly identify all steps leading up to major project milestones and final deadline(s)
  • Request Job Numbers
  • Book all required resources and/or submit requests for additional resource needs
  • Create and distribute Kick Off documents as required
  • Schedule all internal meetings and take meeting notes
  • Create and update any internally required project documents (e.g. Asset tracker for stock images)
  • Create and update Work Forecast documents
  • Pull burn reports and track usage of hours against the afforded hours and percent completion, as applicable
  • Monitor team progress and needs closely to keep the project on track and on schedule. Adjust project timings / deliverables as appropriate. Supply Change orders if applicable
  • Traffic print projects, route creative and mechanicals for internal approvals, manage print production, retouching and mechanical requests with studio
  • Escalate issues / concerns relating to the project to the PM/account leads
  • Prepare Estimates and/or POs; track finances, as applicable
  • Support the PM team with administrative tasks
  • Ensure changing resource and project requirements are communicated to all members of the project team
  • Collaborate on annual financial planning
  • Vendor procurement and management
  • Adhere to agency process and financial policies; identify ways to improve processes
  • Enter time reports at minimum once a week and expense reports within 10 days of incurred expense

As part of the WPP Group, VMLY&R COMMERCE offers one of the best overall compensation packages in the business.

Required Skills & Experience
  • BA/BS degree required
  • 5-7 years of project management experience in an advertising agency
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Energy and passion for the work
  • MS Office experience and knowledge of Project Management software tools and techniques (MS Project/Smartsheet)
  • Multitasks well in a fast-paced environment
  • Effectively communicate with all internal teams, understanding that listening is as important as speaking and doing
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully planning and managing small and medium scale project implementations from start to finish
  • Experience with direct client interaction and indirect financial management responsibilities

VMLY&R COMMERCE is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. VMLY&R is a M/F Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer.

More Information on VMLY&R
VMLY&R operates in the AdTech industry. The company is located in Kansas City, MO, Parsippany, NJ, New York, NY, Washington, DC, Miami, FL, Atlanta, GA, Cincinnati, OH, Detroit, MI, Kalamazoo, MI, Chicago, IL, Nashville, TN, Memphis, TN, Austin, TX, Dallas, TX, Rogers, AR, Minneapolis, MN, San Francisco, CA and Seattle, WA. VMLY&R was founded in 2022. It has 10423 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and 401(K). To see all 118 open jobs at VMLY&R, click here.
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