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Position Title Sr. Creative Project Manager
Business Unit GSW Worldwide - Columbus
Position Category Project Management
Position Type Full Time
Overview Sr. Creative Project Manager – Responsible for overall quality, deadlines and budgets of agency accounts, as well as those of all direct reports. Plays an integral production leadership role.
Description of Duties
• Strong focus on innovative ways to execute creative. Responsible for bringing new production technologies and samples to his/her Creative team. Responsible for the innovative execution piece of project development. Brings innovative execution trends & ideas to the Creative Group before they are “main-stream”.
• Partners with Client vendors
• Responsible for proactively building and maintaining strong relationships with clients including production peers and client vendors
• Partners with Creative Coordinator to manage staffing/utilization to match estimates and timelines
• Identify time management issues and proactively work with team members to address
• Estimating costs, securing bids, supervising production of final film/printed materials and shipping to their final destination
• Ascertaining in a timely manner the best price/vendor for each specific job and working with each vendor to produce the job in the most efficient and cost-effective manner
• Working with the creative team to find the separator, printer, paper, inks, etc. as appropriate to each job
• Providing chronology of dates for each step of the developmental process to ensure that deadlines are met and that jobs may be tracked
• Writing all purchase orders prior to authorizing any production, including costs (or estimated cost range)
• Access Advantage system to provide PO number to those associates who need them
• Proactively leads budget management with Account Services, and is responsible for knowing budget status at all times. Flagging changes in specs (that affect estimates) to Account Services and Creative. Re-estimates jobs as necessary
• Works with accounting department to verify vendor invoices and resolve any billing issues
• Works closely with account services to reconcile billing worksheet to generate client invoices
• Works closely with his/her Creative team members to share their Creative vision, & contributes valuable ideas and ways to achieve & produce the most innovative & creative projects
• Run interference/intervention when needed between production, account service or creative services e.g. sort out the relevant and important facts and information
• Directs workflow consistently and efficiently on-going for assigned GSW teams. This includes creating organizational vehicles to increase the overall effectiveness of his/her team
• Proactively identifies fresh and innovative approaches to team projects
• Continually demonstrates strong conflict resolution skills
• Utilizes solid knowledge of process and procedures to train new Production employees as needed
• Initiates the improvement of skills and professional knowledge on a regular basis through self-study, courses, seminars, conferences and site visits
• Contributes frequently in departmental meetings, and discussions.
• Takes part in operational and process projects. This includes departmental projects.
Minimum Requirements
• 5+ years of experience in the technical production for both digital & print production industry Skills
• Planning: Sees ahead clearly; breaks down work into process steps; has the ability to foresee potential production challenges or issues in advance and can head them off prior to them happening
• Project Management: Is good at establishing clear directions; sets stretching objectives; distributes the workload appropriately; lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner; maintains two-way dialog with others on work and results; is a clear communicator
City Westerville
State/Region Ohio [OH]
Amount of Travel Less than 25%
Relocation Eligible Yes
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