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  • PROJECT DIRECTOR - SET Creative

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    PROJECT DIRECTOR

    PORTLAND, OR
    COMPANY DESCRIPTION

    We are a brand experience agency specializing in creating and executing unique experiences for world-class brands.  Driven by innovative ideas, fueled by a passion for execution, we create unforgettable brand experiences that engage audiences, create emotional connections, and leave a lasting impact.

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    The Project Director is a senior position responsible for understanding each project’s desire outcomes and ensuring a smooth delivery of a project from start to finish– from briefing strategist, designers and copywriters, to managing budgets and a team of project managers and installers.

    As the senior point of contact across projects, the Project Director coordinates the resources needed to service projects, builds strategic operational plans and balances the expectations of clients with the execution of creative work in order to successfully deliver against the client’s needs.

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    PLANNING

    • Has a deep understanding of the client’s business, their needs, expectations, and requirements
    • Leads the project team in determining the approach, deliverables, schedule and tools to deliver the project within established constraints
    • Develops processes for project delivery, from scoping through execution and closure
    • Works with client team as well as any and all members of assigned project team to estimate costs and timing for tasks such as project strategy, functional design, visual design, technology requirements, etc., utilizing established estimating process and tools
    • Ensures the feasibility of project delivery given scope, time and budget constraints
    • Ensures that client signoff is obtained at key points during projects

    PROJECT EXECUTION

    • Coordinates activities of the project management team and has overall responsibility for delivery health of projects in the assigned accounts (whether by managing projects directly or by managing project managers on projects)
    • Ensures that project management team is handling core functions of the PM role, such as: scheduling and facilitating project-related team meetings (i.e. kick-offs, status, internal/client reviews, etc.), communicating action steps to team, and delivering weekly status reports to project team, the client and management
    • Develops processes and standards for project documentation and ensures that the project management team is developing, maintaining, reviewing and/or disseminating all project documentation including status reports, invoices, change orders, project schedules, budgets, and post mortem reviews
    • Ensures that all project documentation is produced in the standard format, follows internal documentation processes and is reviewed and approved
    • Directs vendor/third party relationships at the account or large project level

    MONITORING – SCHEDULING, FINANCIALS, RISK MANAGEMENT 

    • Ensures adherence to processes for scope management and change control
    • Oversees project management team on accounts to ensure that projects in the assigned accounts are completed according to schedule and within budget
    • Responsible for delivering work with sold margins
    • Responsible for developing solutions to margin challenges at the account and project levels
    • Responsible for identifying and driving solutions to project risk challenges at the account and project levels
    • Responsible for accuracy throughout the project financial lifecycle for all projects within the assigned accounts, including estimates, revenue forecasts, invoicing, payables, receivables, etc.
    • Is also responsible for developing and adhering to processes for project and account financial management

    DELIVERABLE QUALITY

    • Is a contributor on the content and presentation of key client deliverables as required to ensure relevancy, strategy, quality and timeliness

    CLIENT COMMUNICATION

    • Establishes relationships with key client team members at the account level or in high profile projects

    TEAM MANAGEMENT 

    • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with agency policies and employment laws, including: planning, assigning, and directing work; on-boarding new employees; working with direct reports to ensure they understand expectations of their performance and to help them identify commitments; providing direction and feedback via regular meetings and as needed; fostering employees’ ongoing skill and career development; conducting mid-year and annual performance reviews; recognizing good performance; and addressing performance issues
    • Ensures direct reports who are managers carry out the same supervisory responsibilities
    • Builds team expertise by mentoring junior team members and offering training in relevant methodologies, techniques, frameworks, etc.
    • Proactively works to define and/or improve delivery management policies and procedures

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    THE LIST OF QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDES THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS NECESSARY FOR ANY NEW EMPLOYEE FOR THIS POSITION, SUCH AS SPECIFIC PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES, TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE OF SOFTWARE, MACHINERY, OR TOOLS, AND PHYSICAL ABILITIES SUCH AS RELEVANT LIFTING, BENDING, WALKING, AND/OR STOOPING.

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field
    • 8+ years successful integrated project management experience, supervising direct reports
    • Ability to inspire, support, and understand people and projects/processes
    • Strong commitment to deadlines, budget, and on-time execution
    • Understanding of the creative and environmental design process with knowledge of graphic production techniques, materials, and substrates
    • Strong knowledge and understanding of digital strategy/development, social and emerging trends
    • Familiarity with Mac computers and proficiency in Microsoft Office
    • Occasional travel, flexibility in schedule, some physical exertion in inclement weather required
    • Creative thinker with analytical problem-solving skills
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced creative environment
    • Ability to effectively and appropriately interact with co-workers at a variety of levels, across many disciplines
    • A demonstrated track record of gaining trust and respect by consistently demonstrating sound critical thinking skills and maintaining composure in stressful situations
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of employees
    • Highly organized with a keen sense of attention to detail
    • Exceptional initiative and follow-through skills

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Employee must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.  We do a high volume of work, often on tight timelines and our dedication to client satisfaction is uncompromising.  Some travel should be expected.

    JOB DESCRIPTION ACKNOWLEDGMENT:

    I have received, reviewed, and fully understand the job description for Project Director. I understand that the job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. I further understand that I am responsible for the satisfactory execution of the essential functions described therein, under any and all conditions described.

    APPLY HERE: http://setcreative.catsone.com/careers/index.php?m=portal&a=details&jobOrderID=9558209

  • RESOURCE MANAGER - SET Creative

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    RESOURCE MANAGER

    PORTLAND, OR
    This Resource Manager is the essential glue to facilitate project work between project managers, design and tech design by handling a wide range of details to keep projects moving and clearing some of the basic obstacles that arise. The Resource Manager is responsible for ensuring teams have the needed resources and support to deliver superior client service and exceed expectations by delivering projects on time, and at a consistently high creative level. The Resource Manager also develops and fosters relationships of trust and mutual respect with each member of the studio and learns their individual strengths and limitations; acts as sounding board, confidant, and advocate for them.

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Reports into leadership team including: Director of Creative Services, Executive Creative Director and Director of Project Management. Direct Report: Director of Creative Services
    • Partners with project managers to help facilitate clarifying conversations on project particulars, expedite solutions related to workflow obstacles and a myriad of needs that enable teams to exceed client expectations
    • Understands both the strategic and tactical priorities for the organization and communicates these clearly and consistently to the teams
    • Establishes and maintains open communication with the designers, creative directors, project managers and account managers to determine schedules, conflicts in schedules, skills balancing on the team and approaching deadlines and actions needed
    • Ability to evaluate individual performance based on project needs and provide meaningful and constructive feedback to leadership team
    • Remain mindful of team dynamics including strengths and weaknesses of individuals in the team and how they interact with one another, resolving issues or conflicts and supporting team morale
    • Adept at managing a limited supply of resources against constantly changing demands
    • Must have a good view on what’s coming up and creating short, mid, and long term resource plans. As part of planning, the RM needs to be aware of the changing needs and priorities of the enterprise to ensure that the resources available to do the work have the requisite time and skills to do the work.
    • SET realistic expectations push back and say NO when appropriate
    • Ensure all briefs are dispatched in the studio based on each employee’s strengths and skills
    • Understand clients’ objectives for each project
    • Creates project plans, workflow structure, and provides resource allocation
    • Maintain interaction with production designers and designers and project managers on a myriad of aspects of each project and facilitate anticipated or actual issues to a solution
    • Review daily work schedules of studio members; organize, prioritize and dispatch the workload
    • Compile and update studio schedules regularly, keeping all departments informed about project status
    • Ensure all briefs are dispatched in the studio based on each employee’s strengths and skills
    • Update and maintain status reports for studio workload
    • Determines need for freelance staff based on workload, sources freelancers and negotiates freelance rates

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    THE LIST OF QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDES THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS NECESSARY FOR ANY NEW EMPLOYEE FOR THIS POSITION, SUCH AS SPECIFIC PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES, TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE OF SOFTWARE, MACHINERY, OR TOOLS, AND PHYSICAL ABILITIES SUCH AS RELEVANT LIFTING, BENDING, WALKING, AND/OR STOOPING.

    • Bachelors degree in Business, or related field (design, marketing, advertising) preferred.
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced creative environment
    • Ability to effectively and appropriately interact with co-workers at a variety of levels, across many disciplines
    • Effective negotiation and problem-solving skills required
    • Strong financial understanding of budgeting, estimating, and agency profitability
    • A demonstrated track record of gaining trust and respect by consistently demonstrating sound critical thinking skills and maintaining composure in stressful situations
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of employees
    • Highly organized with a keen sense of attention to detail
    • Exceptional initiative and follow-through skills
    • After hours work and overnight travel may be required

    APPLY HERE:http://setcreative.catsone.com/careers/index.php?m=portal&a=details&jobOrderID=9633937

  • DIGITAL STRATEGIST - 247 LAUNDRY SERVICE

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    Digital Strategist

    Portland, Oregon, United States

    DESCRIPTION

    Laundry Service is an innovative and creative agency that takes pride in making amazing sh*t. We speak emoji, foster a teamwork environment and embody an entrepreneurial workplace; people are recognized and rewarded for the quality of the work they do – not how long they’ve been doing it. Laundry Service is an award winning agency featured on AdAge’s 2017 A-list. Cycle, our media company, has grown from an influencer management team to a full blown editorial, new business and paid media company. Cycle is constantly creating content with the world’s top talent, and generates 3 billion views per month. Both Laundry Service and Cycle are always on the hunt for talented people with a passion for social.

    Laundry Service seeks a Digital Strategist to create and guide social media programs for our best-in-class client base. This is a dream job for someone who thinks big-picture and draws inspiration from organic conversation on social platforms. If you’re passionate about listening to consumers and building emotionally resonant brand experiences, this role provides the creative runway to do great things.

    Your day-to-day work will leverage findings from the insights team to develop always-on,digital media strategies, in partnership with senior members of the client’s digital team, working across departments and agency teams to ensure that all parties stay true to the strategic vision and voice across channels 24/7, 365.

    REQUIREMENTS

    • 3+ years experience providing strategic brand and business counsel to top-tier clients — ideally, creating opportunities for brands in social and digital channels
    • The ability to steer an existing strategy towards ever-shifting goals
    • Experience using social media and digital marketing to solve brand/business challenges
    • Success in developing big ideas that forge strong emotional connections between brand and consumer
    • A demonstrated passion for and understanding of social media and digital marketing
    • The intellectual agility to take big ideas and execute them in flawless detail
    • The charm to build relationships (internally and with clients)
    • Great storytelling/presenter skills and comfort pitching/winning business from new and existing clients
    • Commitment to excellence — working nonstandard hours when necessary, anticipating issues and communicating with diplomacy, identifying emerging platforms and trends to drive innovation
    • Innate curiosity and entrepreneurial spirit
    • Proficiency in MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite for Mac

    BENEFITS

    Competitive salary, unlimited PTO, 401(k) and much more!

    APPLY HERE: https://247laundryservice.workable.com/jobs/586922

  • Account Executive - Comcast

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    Spotlight on Relationships that Equal Results

     

    Clients of all sizes need to reach their audiences in a targeted, compelling and strategic fashion. Comcast Spotlight, the leading ad-creation business in the industry, has the solutions they’re looking for.

     

    Spotlight Account Executives have an in-depth knowledge of their local markets and competitive landscape. You’ll create and propose advertising solutions across all media, as well as meeting your existing clients’ needs. You will also assist with production planning; attend, participate in, and lead sales meetings; and act as a valued resource to your coworkers. Additional responsibilities include handling client issues; and managing all financial aspects for your accounts.

     

    This role is best suited to a sales professional interested in learning more about our suite of advertising solutions and the development of our markets. Experience within a sales-oriented setting is key, along with a keen interest in all types of media products (including online/interactive solutions) and the ability to stay current with, or even ahead of, new and emerging technologies. A high school diploma or the equivalent is required; a bachelor’s degree and related sales experience is preferred.

     

    You’ll enjoy an upbeat, supportive environment (which includes regular training, team huddles and even boot camps) and a competitive base salary plus commissions. Best of all, you can advance as far and as fast as your abilities and interests allow.

     

    To learn more about this and other exciting opportunities, use the link below to review the full job description, including experience requirements, and complete an application.

     

    Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer

     

    ONLINE APPLY URL: http://www.ecentralmetrics.com/url/?u=17368732982|270