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Project Manager

Company: RR Donnelley
Location: Seattle
Posted on: November 17, 2019

Job Description:

Project Manager Pre-Media Seattle, WA ID: 45389 Full-Time/Regular
As an Project Manager, you will be a key liaison between our clients and our Creative/Production team. You will be expected to manage projects including the collection of assets and information from inception to completion, and must be proactive, quick thinking, a problem solver and ultra-organized, ensuring account satisfaction and service excellence. The Project Manager will project manage the day-to-day execution and optimization of Creative Services projects this includes the coordination of projects, facilitating meetings and approvals, meeting notes, establishing milestones and seeing projects through from inception to completion. This may include assembly of work in test environments. The Project Manager works closely with the designers, copywriters, and production staff to ensure all projects respond to the brief and that deadlines are met on time. Responsibilities Work is typically performed under no supervision, with only guidance about overall goals and objectives. Usually receive minimal to no guidance about how to complete work objectives. Must be able to define work based on evaluation of short term and long term goals of the department. Able to independently evaluate processes, identify areas of improvement, and incorporate in to overall work objectives.

  • Act as a point-of-contact for content collection, brief review and project management
  • Maintain detailed knowledge of current and future materials for the in-store environment
  • Maintain positive and supportive working relationships with key client contacts,.
  • Facilitate, attend and run kickoff meetings; to ensure all outstanding questions are answered and that the direction follows the brief
  • Provide competitive research information as necessary to assist in project development.
  • Maintain project information in information systems as required.
  • Ensure effective communications of relevant project information to all stakeholders and incorporate feedback as required.
  • Foster relationships and collaborate with clients to grow our footprint
  • Provide proactive updates to client and other stakeholders on project status.
  • Self-Traffic work to ensure design team deliverables follow workflow.
  • Enter updates to customer project tracking system
  • Lead day-to-day management and optimization of projects.
  • Provide point of view on best practices and solutions across functions.
  • Demonstrate understanding in each area of Creative Services including: design, print production and prepress.
  • Attend and set relevant client meetings, bringing in appropriate resources from Creative Services as needed.
  • Set project milestones, create project estimates and tracks schedules
  • Ensure all deliverable deadlines are met for all individuals and parts involved in the process.
  • Proactively sell and manage client expectations.
  • Responsible for early detection of issues.
  • Trains other employees as needed.
  • Performs other related duties and participates in special projects as assigned.
    Required Skills The duties and responsibilities described above are the essential functions of the job. The qualifications below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Bachelors degree in a related field and 5-7+ years of experience in marketing and/or advertising, with a focus on Visual Merchandising and/or brand management, project management or comparable experience with progressively expanding responsibilities. Background in the retail services industry preferred, and/or background in advertising/design agencies. Well-rounded knowledge of print production, brand development, strategic planning and the design industry. Must be proactive, collaborative, driven and seek excellence in execution of tasks. Strong project management skills, organizational skills and time-management skills. Proven track record with strong and effective customer relationships and solution delivery. Superior writing, communication and presentation skills, with the ability to listen for understanding. Self-motivated, independent, creative, energetic, assertive approach. Ability to manage multiple projects in a dynamic environment. Excellent interpersonal skills; experience and ability to work with cross-functional teams, internally and client-side. Ability to anticipate needs on behalf of the customer, not only to serve the customer but increase volume and profitability. Knowledge of administrative software, including Microsoft Access; basic working knowledge of design or development skills/software (Adobe Creative Suite, including In Design and Photoshop, etc.) Ability to problem solve, analyze potential solutions and use good sound judgment to make decisions. Strong attention to detail is required. Ability to create and work with cross-functional and/or distributed virtual teams. Strong commitment to ensuring quality and exceeding customer satisfaction expectations. Must have the ability to work independently. Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills, especially in situations involving consensus and team building with strong problem solving skills. RRD is an EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled Employer

Keywords: RR Donnelley, Seattle , Project Manager, Executive , Seattle, Washington

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