Senior Project Manager

  • Full-time

Company Description

FKA applies the ‘formerly known’ to an industry and way of working that needs to be reinvented. Working at the pace of culture, we create modern brand experiences for those that are poised to make their boldest moves yet. Our integrated Social + CRM approach is the accelerant that blends culture with consumer connectivity, closing the gap to build loyal followings. FKA’s proprietary loyalty/relationship index fuels clients with insights about their consumers, sharing the “why,” and not only the "what.”
With nearly half of the FKA staff consisting of people of color—and founded and led by women—we represent today’s customer, not just from a plethora of research and data but by personal experiences. FKA partners with brands like Verizon, Pop-Tarts, MAC, Audi, Taco Bell, JIF, MeowMix, and others who are ready to simplify the chaos and imagine what’s next.

Job Description

As a Senior Project Manager, you are responsible for significant scale projects or campaigns with multiple elements, including client contact at the project level. You manage the project life cycle including resource management, estimate to actuals management, project plan adherence and ensuring functional requirements are met per specification. The role requires experience managing development of digital advertising/media projects, CRM, social and strategy projects. 


  • Execute more complex projects and resolve complicated situations.
  • Understand and know all facets of internal development capabilities & agency process.
  • Well-versed in agency's capabilities for cross-sell opportunities.
  • Develop accurate and informed work, including scopes, schedules, and budgets and set clear expectations with the team for their role in delivering to the project.
  • Communicates scope/schedule variances to team and provides solutions for addressing.
  • Maintain a clear understanding of the overarching strategy on all assigned projects.
  • Partnering with Client Management to ensure that all required discovery materials are obtained from client to begin project execution.
  • Demonstrate good judgment in choosing methods of communication that are most effective and efficient within the agency.
  • Anticipate, identify, and communicate risks in mitigating any issues.
  • Manage project lifecycle including resource management, estimate to actuals management, project plan adherence and ensuring functional requirements are met per specification.
  • Partnering with Producer and Client Management on productions. 
  • Manage and track production budgets for campaign programs, including tracking all vendor invoices, developing PO’s and submitting invoices for payment
  • Manage one (1) direct report with responsibility to mentor and develop career goals and growth within the agency
  • Prioritize work so not only the most urgent work is completed, but also the most important.
  • Generate draft SOWs and assist in billing details.


  • 5+ years of experience in project management in agency environment preferred.
  • Solid track record of successfully developing projects from start to completion, on time and within budget.
  • Experience managing digital media, CRM, social, website and strategy projects desired. 
  • Can lead an effective and efficient discussion, ensuring discussions stays on track and lead to a solution.
  • Can provide execution strategy thought leadership & is accepted as a trusted client partner.
  • Think clearly and diplomatically when participating in a discussion to field complex or sensitive questions from internal groups.
  • Professional presentation, training and client facing skills.
  • Strong communication, organization, and follow up skills.
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to multitask.
  • Accountability and flexibility with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exhibits strong listening skills and the ability to tactfully communicate position on relevant issues.
  • Effective negotiation and conflict management/risk mitigation skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and JIRA. Smartsheet experience is a plus.

Additional Information

The Power of One starts with our people!  To do powerful things, we offer powerful resources.  Our best-in-class wellness and benefits offerings include:

  • Paid Family Care for parents and caregivers for 12 weeks or more
  • Monetary assistance and support for Adoption, Surrogacy and Fertility
  • Monetary assistance and support for pet adoption
  • Employee Assistance Programs and Health/Wellness/Comfort reimbursements to help you invest in your future and work/life balance
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Paid time off that includes Flexible Time off Vacation, Annual Sick Days, Volunteer Days, Holiday and Identity days, and more
  • Matching Gifts programs
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • ‘Work Your World’ Program encouraging employees to work from anywhere Publicis Groupe has an office for up to 6 weeks a year (based upon eligibility)
  • Business Resource Groups that support multiple affinities and alliances


The benefits offerings listed are available to eligible U.S. Based employees, are reviewed on an annual basis, and are governed by the terms of the applicable plan documents.

Formerly Known As is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Our employment decisions are made without regard to actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law, genetic information, marital status, military service and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Compensation Range: $70,000 - $117,500.  This is the pay range the Company believes it will pay for this position at the time of this posting. Consistent with applicable law, compensation will be determined based on the skills, qualifications, and experience of the applicant along with the requirements of the position, and the Company reserves the right to modify this pay range at any time. For this role, the Company will offer medical coverage, dental, vision, disability, 401k, and paid time off.

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