Creative Project Manager

Location
McLean, VA
Posted
Jun 22, 2022
Closes
Jun 25, 2022
Ref
231586202206
Function
IT
Industry
Other
Hours
Full Time
Job Summary/Company:

Sparks Group and a globally renowned company in McLean, VA have partnered to find a Creative Project Manager. In this role you will utilize project management and creative skills by supporting the marketing objectives as an important part of the Marketing Operations team. Your day-to-day will include overseeing creative development, overall campaign support and closely partnering with Account Management leadership to deliver exceptional work. Account Management champions the marketing process and ensures that key partners are in contact with the appropriate cross-functional teams enabling marketing campaigns to launch on-time and successfully. This role can be fully remote!

Creative Project Manager Responsibilities:

• Collaborates with Manager to drive execution management of campaigns to support customer acquisition, customer retention, revenue and branding objectives as established by the organization.
• Responsible for the delivery of quality creative work that meets partner needs and addresses their business challenges and opportunities.
• Demonstrate a strong understanding of the brand, its guidelines and the competitive landscape.
• Work cross-functionally to support and drive marketing tactics from end-to-end utilizing clear and open communication.

• Champion a standard approach to campaign management to drive consistency across the department.
• Build strong and collaborative relationships with partners.
• The ability to learn and understand how to utilize data and analytics driven information to inform internal teams of said insight for creative implementation.
• Assist in the development of project plans including timelines, schedules, budgets, billing and asset trackers on your projects.
• Communicate project status, as well as potential issues and/or risks to Account Management Leadership and project partners.
• Support Account Management Leadership in finding opportunities within projects and contingency plans.
• Route creative content and copy coordination for email marketing campaigns, website management and media formation through internal teams, C-Suite members and third-party vendors.
• Work with Account Management Leadership to understand priorities and direction for the creative team. As appropriate communicate priorities and direction to the creative team (designers, copywriters, production artists, external agencies, etc.) in the creation of visual marketing assets including photography, videography, graphics for print and digital, including but not limited to out of home placements, display and retargeting.
• Collaborate with client on drafting creative briefs/project briefs for Intake/Leadership review and eventually carrying through to execution by the Creative Studio team.
• Participate in performance and post-mortem review process, communicating and applying key findings to future campaign work.

Creative Project Manager Qualifications:

• Education: BA/BS Bachelor's Degree
• Experience working at an external or in-house creative agency
• Experience working in a highly matrixed organization

• Excellent social and communication skills, including presenting to groups in person and via phone.
• Strong time management and prioritization skills and experience working well under tight deadlines.
• Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to deliver creative solutions on the spot.
• Ability to build positive relationships with key partners including clients in a professional manner.
• Exhibit the ability to think critically and logically, work independently and take initiative in seeking out opportunities to innovate.
• Experience working directly with creative teams and supporting creative projects.
• Knowledge of digital, traditional and social creative methodologies and specifications.

• Proven time management and prioritization skills and experience working well under tight deadlines.
• Understanding of digital and traditional marketing channels.
• Experience building detailed project plans, timelines with multiple dependencies and managing creative teams.
• Demonstrate sound judgement, professionalism and an approach to problem solving oriented around solutions.
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to clearly and concisely express ideas both verbally and in writing.

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Qualified candidates should send their resume AND call Sparks Group for additional details. Please note, resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!

Sparks Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, citizenship, family status, genetic information, disability, or protect veteran status.

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