Senior Associate, Project Management
- 35 West Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
Digitas is The Connected Marketing Agency, committed to helping brands better connect with people through Truth. Connection. Wonder. With diverse expertise in data, strategy, creative, media, and tech, we work across capabilities and continents to make better connections and achieve ambitious outcomes through ideas that excite, provoke and inspire. Curious and fully transparent, we are always examining real human behavior to create authentic connections—between brands and consumers, clients and partners, and ideas and outcomes. Digitas has 3,300 employees across 12 countries and 24 offices, with an extended network via Publicis Media of over 23,500 employees present in more than 100 countries worldwide. To connect with Digitas or learn more, visit www.digitas.com
Senior Associate, Project Management
Digitas is a highly-caffeinated playground where brilliant minds come together to bring bold, award-winning ideas to life.
Our Project Management team enables and executes great work in the smartest way possible. We are passionate about transforming ideas into results as we constantly negotiate, organize and understand the ever-changing landscape of digital marketing and technology.
To help with this, we’re looking for an outstanding Senior Associate, Project Management – with a passion for using collaboration, the creative process and for managing world-class interactive experiences for our clients. You’ll help work on integrated campaigns for Fortune 500 clients. Our project work includes campaign work such as TV/OLV, Print, Social activations, and various other branded content. As a Senior Associate, you will help develop and execute the schedules and manage the fee estimates that allow our teams to produce exciting work and endeavor to make the work better. To succeed, you will need to be a timeline driver, have strong project management experience, exercise excellent communication skills and exceptional budget tracking ability. Sound like you? Read on.
What you’ll do:
At Digitas, we know that to produce great work, you need great talent – and that talent needs to be developed and nurtured. To this end, we developed the Associate Management Program, or “AMP”, which redefines the entry-level experience. In AMP, you will learn the foundational skills necessary for a successful career delivering marketing programs and experiences. This program accelerates and expands your learning through curated training, mentorship, peer guidance and a meaningful connection to diverse project experience. We will take you under our wing, integrate you into the agency, and provide you with an unmatched platform for career growth and development. Whether your path leads you to becoming a Project Management Professional, a Marketing Maven or all-around Agency All-Star, AMP will provide you with a solid foundation for a career in digital marketing.
As part of the AMP Team, you will focus on five key areas of development as you learn the fundamentals of digital marketing:
Project Management: You will own key project management functions such as scheduling, scoping, tasking, budget reconciliation and risk mitigation.
Client and Partner Coordination and Management: You will facilitate projects with your client and network counterparts and developing client-ready documents such as estimates, schedules, and risk assessments
Marketing: You will be expected to understand your client’s business and the craft of marketing, while supporting our network team to create effective campaigns that meet strategic objectives
Financial Operations: You will be expected to understand the fundamentals of business financials including forecasting, are adapt in work with capabilities to quickly estimate work and managing agency and network operational processes
Communication and Engagement: You will learn to use the right communication tools at the right time, understand how to communicate effectively and lean into your work with active participation in meetings and on your projects
Day-to-day, your role includes:
- Both supporting both large initiatives and small projects independently with working closely with an inter-agency team.
- Setting up projects for success (properly planned and estimated, client alignment, secure funding approval)
- Keeping network and internal teams moving in the same direction
- Anticipating the needs of your projects and partners, while setting them up for success and heading off potential pitfalls
- Removing barriers to success and elevating issues to the team
- Actively seeking and sharing knowledge with your project teams and within the Project Management capability
- Experiencing something new every day
We’re looking for strong, impactful work experience, which typically includes:
- A four-year degree
- Working examples that demonstrate leadership and diligence
- 2+ years of Project Management, Marketing or related experience
- PMP and/or CSM Certification (or desire to get this)
- Working knowledge of enterprise tools (JIRA, MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Slack, Trello)
You are the right person if you:
- Demonstrate grit and extreme ownership
- Exude positivity
- Aren’t afraid to share your ideas
- Meet problems head-on and view them as opportunities
- Are self-reliant and motivated
- Communicate fearlessly
Got what it takes? We’d love to hear from you.
Digitas is an equal opportunity employer.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.