Digital Project Manager Needed in NYC

Posted in Open Requirements by LNplus2 on February 1, 2010

Please inquire for details at lnashanchik@lnplus2.com

Job Description

The Digital Project Manager is responsible for flawless execution of digital programs for this rapidly expanding, fast paced, independent relationship marketing and digital healthcare agency.  This person serves as a partner for the Account team, assuming responsibility for planning, directing and coordinating all digital delivery activities for integrated client programs.  This person provides support for day-to-day operations and requires a command of digital initiatives.  Instinctively “rolling up one’s sleeves” on projects is an essential work characteristic.

Key areas of focus include:

  • Coordination of flawless execution of digital programs including websites, e-communications, applications, display, search etc. for existing clients including:
    • Manage interdisciplinary team of visual designers, writers, interaction designers, and programmers helping to evolve creative concepts into clear sets of deliverables in a way that balances client requirements with premium creative design
    • Develop and publish detailed milestone schedules; update and revise schedules as needed, troubleshooting to determine work-arounds to remain in scope and on time
    • Communicate digital project status and implementation needs to clients
    • In coordination with the Account team, establish budgets and track and report weekly on expenses
    • Coordinate all digital studio activity and needs
  • Develop and manage the Project Management Plan for the project, including Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Resources, Communications, and Risk Management
  • Manage outsourced development partners on respective project(s)
  • Ensure project objectives / requirements are clear and agreed to by all stakeholders
  • Facilitate project management activities across the entire SDLC
  • Plan, estimate, budget, and control costs to ensure projects are completed within approved budget
  • Track, manage to resolution and report on issues and defects
  • Track scope and priority changes and their impact on the cost/timeframe of the project delivery
  • Track errors and delays and determine project impact from a cost and business impact perspective
  • Communicate / report project progress related to schedule, work performance and finance to necessary stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Ensure all client materials meet expectations (content to quality), are on strategy and delivered on time

The ideal candidate should have the following background:

  • 2-5 years of Agency side experience working in the digital project management/digital producer role
  • 2-5 years of Information Technology experience in successful project management and execution of web projects for the full system development lifecycle
  • Understanding of the entire SDLC with the ability to educate project team on process and deliverables
  • Business Analysis skills, requirements gathering and documentation
  • Experience creating test cases and executing all levels of testing
  • Demonstrated skills in MS Project, MS Word, Excel, Project, and knowledge of Internet technologies
  • Ability to gather information and problem solve; strong written and communication skills; knowledge of business and ability to work with a team
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Ability to manage time and work effectively, meet deadlines, prioritize, and take initiative
  • Demonstrated success communicating across a variety of audiences, including clients and technology
  • Professional attitude, work ethic and a solid team player with a high level of organization and the ability to multi-task, work independently and problem solve
  • Experience working within the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry a plus

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