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Associate Director, Marketing Project Management - Remote

Company: iProspect
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

iProspect, a dentsu company, is a global digital-first end to end media agency. Its unmatched mix of media strategy and storytelling with digital expertise and audience knowledge defines the new territory of performance-driven brand building. By delivering human-centric solutions, iProspect accelerates growth for the world's most iconic brands including Sonos, Cox, LG, Hilton, Levi's, Budweiser, Microsoft, and Procter & Gamble. The iProspect team works across a network of more than 8,000 media and performance specialists spread across 93 global markets.

Job Description

  • This is a remote position but the person has to be willing to work ET Business Hours*
    iProspect is growing the project management department and we are offering an exceptional opportunity to play an integral part in the overall success of a portfolio of digital marketing projects while working within a friendly, ambitious, and talented team, passionate for all things digital.

    We are looking for an exceptional leader to join the iProspect Project Management team. The position requires you to be skilled at managing and delivering multiple digital marketing projects from inception to completion with near perfect on-time delivery rates, tight alignments to agreed-upon deliverables, within budget execution, strong adherence to meeting quality standards, and an excellent facilitator of risk and issue management while applying many different methodologies, such as Waterfall, Agile, and SCRUM.

    Our ideal candidate must embrace and exemplify project management excellence because he/she will help guide and direct many project managers who operate on elite teams with incredibly high standards while working in a dynamic, fast-paced, and forward thinking agency environment. Working closely with clients, subject matter experts, and third party vendors, you and your employees will oversee the management of multiple concurrent projects and multi-disciplinary teams to meet our clients' strategic and tactical digital marketing objectives.

    As a vital member of the account team, you must be proactive, have excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and be confident in your ability to meticulously organize and keep your projects moving forward from the front lines, keeping all stakeholders up to date with progress and overcoming all the inevitable hurdles along the way. As a regional department leader, you will also be responsible for contributing to the strategic growth and development of the agency's Project Management Office (PMO).

    Additionally, you must be comfortable in developing junior team members in key project management areas as well as help them with their work prioritization, team leadership, and contract pricing/scoping.

    Key Duties And Responsibilities
    • Lead a team of regional project managers of varying levels across multiple offices
    • Act as the Hiring Manager for new PMO positions in the region
    • Manage team workload, assigning team members to accounts, as necessary
    • Ensure team members know their team and departmental obligations, always providing them with the necessary support and inspiration to achieve them
    • Act as a partner to regional Managing Directors and Group Account Directors, being the voice of the PMO for the office/region
    • Provide updates to cross-functional regional leadership teams, promoting partnership and collaboration
    • Work with department leaders to understand project management support needs and assign resources appropriately
    • Scope out project management support for new business and adjust support for existing business when/where necessary
    • Oversee the day-to-day management of multiple concurrent projects and cross-functional team members via web-based project management software
    • Lead regional PMs to improve internal and external processes for lasting solutions
    • Mentor and train junior team members in all aspects of digital marketing project management
    • Lead and develop efforts to maintain and grow repositories of project management tools and materials in order to mature the department
    • Support junior team members in creating and executing project plans, revising them as appropriate to meet continuously changing needs and requirements
    • Oversee all aspects of your projects and the projects of junior team members: scope, risk, schedule, budget, quality, and communication to stakeholders' fullest satisfaction
    • Lead internal and external status meetings effectively; capture, store and distribute meeting notes
    • Evaluate new work requests, identify resources needed, assign individual responsibilities, and schedule action items
    • Provide regular updates and progress reports to internal teams and/or client stakeholders
    • Act as point of escalation internally and with the client for all issues, bug reports, and change orders
    • Draft SOWs with input from other team members and obtain proper internal approvals
    • Enforce standards with junior team members to review all work before delivering to client; coordinate internal reviews and implement necessary QA steps to ensure product quality
    • Keep track of lessons learned and share with internal and external team members
    • Participate in brainstorming sessions to develop strategic/creative thinking for clients
    • Coordinate and lead company initiatives with other departmental leaders
    • Conduct rapid and dynamic risk and issue management using company tools or new, self-developed methods/forms as necessary to keep project operations and resources within contractual constraints
    • Lead and develop company and department wide training programs as necessary
    • Contribute to company culture and local events

      Essential Skills and Abilities:
      • Subject Matter Expertise in digital marketing (e.g.: SEO, SEM, Content Marketing, etc.)
      • Excellent leadership, supervisor, and team management skills and experience
      • Professional approach and comfort with conflict management and mediation
      • Proficient in all aspects of traditional project management process groups (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring / controlling, closing)
      • Ability to effectively prioritize, execute tasks, and handle a range of projects simultaneously within a high-pressure environment
      • Possess understanding of basic revenue models, P/L, and cost-to-completion projections and ability to make informed decisions accordingly
      • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communications skills with tenacity to solve clients' problems quickly and to provide them with excellent service
      • Process driven, highly organized and methodical with excellent time management skills, strong business ethics, and political awareness
      • An enthusiastic and committed attitude, flexible problem-solver, open to participate and promote change within the organization
      • Self-starter with ability to think independently and work autonomously when necessary and a desire to succeed among fellow professionals
      • Research and analysis with a strong knack for creative thinking and an outside-the-box-approach to problem solving
      • Diplomacy and negotiation skills, knowing when and how to escalate and hold team members accountable
        Education And Experience
        • Bachelor's degree is required, but a graduate degree (e.g.: an MBA or equivalent) is strongly preferred
        • ScrumMaster certification (CSM) is a strong plus and a PMP, PRINCE2, PMI-ACP, or CSP certification or equivalent is also highly encouraged
        • At least (5) years of experience leading projects within an interactive advertising or digital marketing agency environment
        • At least (3) years of experience leading digital marketing projects, such as SEO and/or Paid Search engagements
        • At least (2) years of experience managing, mentoring, coaching, appraising, and developing a team of three (3) to five (5) Project Managers required (preferably in multiple offices)
          Additional Information
          • Generous paid holiday schedule
          • Flexible Working Options-WFH, visit office if that's your preference
          • Comprehensive healthcare plans
          • 401(k) with employer match
          • Flexible time-off
          • 16 weeks paid parental leave
            A range of medical, dental, vision, 401(k) matching, paid time off, and/or other benefits also are available. For more information regarding dentsu benefits, please visit

            Employees from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds encouraged to apply.

            Dentsu (the "Company") is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee of the Company, on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the Company. Please contact if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process or to request or discuss an accommodation in connection with a job at the Company to which you are applying.

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