Curious Plot | Senior Project Manager
The Senior Project Manager is empowered as a key agency resource to keep projects aligned to Curious Plot processes and standards. They are accountable for gaining and maintaining a thorough understanding of project scope, budget, and timing and continually assessing project health and mitigating risk. The Senior Project Manager succeeds in this role by operating “two steps ahead” to ensure the project and team are on track, maintaining and delivering succinct documentation and comms, and confirming clarity of expectations. They use their vast experience and knowledge of best practices to mentor other team members and positively influence the project management approach at Curious Plot.
RESPONSIBILITIES & SKILLS
Champion for “The Curious Plot Way” in all project planning and execution.
Collaborates on scoping and leads pricing activities to ensure agency standards, process and profitability are accounted for.
Creates and maintains project timeline(s).
Creates and maintains project tools and documentation.
Keeps all team members informed of project status.
Plans for, monitors and mitigates project risk to ensure all projects are delivered on time and on budget.
Actively manages project budget and flags the need for change orders when applicable.
Creates and manages POs and manages all project OOP expenses.
Collaborates with [Res/Vendor Mgr] to engage appropriate vendor partners. Acts as main POC and manages vendors through project execution unless otherwise noted.
Mentors Project Managers and Coordinators as requested.
Collaborates with Operations and Project Management Leadership on process definition and optimization efforts.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree with ~8-12 years of marketing experience in an agency setting.
Experience in a fast-paced environment, displaying good communication, problem solving, self starting and analytical skills.
Proven self-starter with experience in a variety of project types.
Extensive experience architecting project approach and pricing.
Demonstrated ability to work through unfamiliar assignments and deliverables and figure out a path to completion.
Ability to motivate and influence without authority and resolve conflict.
Exceptional organizational abilities and proven ability to multitask.
Managing and Measuring Work
Managing Through Systems
Timely Decision Making
SUCCESS AT CURIOUS PLOT
Curious Plot is a marketing, communications and consulting agency driven to find what’s next for food and agriculture. We help set strategy, align teams, frame opinions and create demand for our clients. You will perform well with our company if your skills align with the following agency competencies:
Dealing with Ambiguity