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Project Manager

Careers | March 17, 2022 | 3 min read

At Preston Spire, we make brands positively matter by creating experiences so meaningful they are welcome in people’s lives. To help us on our Good Wins mission, we are looking for an ambitious project manager who has only scratched the surface of their potential. We will offer growth opportunities by working on Good Brands in a variety of growth categories, from health and wellness to financial services. And opportunities to bring value to an integrated, collaborative team of Good People who have fun and respect each other’s contributions. A team of fanatics on a common mission to help grow Preston Spire and our clients, and to grow personally. We do so by following our agency’s CO-OP values:

Courage: Champion smart risk
Originality: Choreograph our own dance
Openness: Welcome diverse ideas
Positivity: Inspire more great

We are committed to creating an inclusive employee experience for all. Regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, we firmly believe that our work is at its best when everyone feels free to be their most authentic self.

This role is based in Minneapolis and will require in-office presence. Everyone at Preston Spire is vaccinated and currently working a hybrid schedule of Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in office with Tuesday and Friday remote. We are following all CDC and Minnesota Department of Health guidelines when it comes to COVID safety.

The integrated project lead at Preston Spire has a very important role, as a member of a three-person account leadership team partnering closely with the account lead and creative lead. The project lead masterfully leads integrated projects from conception to design to development and implementation, and keeps them on time and budget. This person thrives on problem-solving and collaborating with cross-functional team members, and has an inborn desire to create and manage complex, compelling experiences. They’re a leader, problem-solver – not a paper pusher – and a positive contributor to both business and creative discussions.

Responsibilities
• Lead internal teams, prioritize tasks and manage risks to bring to life our award-winning integrated work
• Develop scope of work and requirements, collaborating with clients, strategy, account, media and creative teams
• Define resource needs, secure team members and ensure clarity on roles, responsibilities and deliverables
• Develop pricing models, project estimates and manage budgets
• Develop and manage timelines to meet key deadlines and exceed client expectations
• Own and lead status meetings and scrums
• Participate in, and sometimes lead, day-to-day communication with clients
• Effectively source and manage efforts of outside partners
• Manage content creation, asset collection and organization
• Provide constant, clear communication and reporting
• Lead quality assurance and testing efforts
• Responsible for solidifying processes and establishing best practices for integrated projects

Hiring Criteria
• Bachelor’s degree, emphasis in marketing/advertising preferred
• 3-7 years of agency project management experience in digital, experiential and traditional projects
• Entrepreneurial and proactive approach
• Excellent people skills and positive, can-do attitude, and sense of humor
• An ability to understand, motivate and support all team members
• Desire to work on both digital and traditional marketing
• Desire to growth with the agency
• Superior attention to detail and organization
• A ninja at running effective and efficient meetings
• An understanding of development technologies, third-party applications and social media platforms
• Confident and comfortable working on various types of projects, including traditional and digital advertising, websites/landing pages, content, public relations, print/collateral
• Ability to proactively manage multiple simultaneous projects and meet deadlines
• Experience using MS Office, Google Drive, Gantt charts, Smartsheet, JIRA/Confluence, Advantage and other project management tools

Sounds like you? Please submit a cover letter and resume to Freyja Hafner at careers@prestonspire.com.