Connecticut Art Directors Club

Project Manager

Posted on 9/14/2016

BRIGADE, New England’s brand-building design firm, is seeking a talented, collaborative project manager to add to our award-winning team. Our client-facing project managers are in the unique position of maintaining the lines of communication between clients and the creative team. BRIGADE PM’s play a key role in developing and preserving strong client relationships by ensuring creative work is delivered on-time, on-budget, and on-quality. PM’s are also responsible for maintaining solid working relationships with all producers of the work (internal or freelance) and are expected to utilize their in-depth knowledge of BRIGADE’s capabilities and resources to see projects through from inception to completion. Project managers should be thoroughly-organized team members whose skills enable the creative team to focus on producing high-quality work by strengthening and formalizing the project management discipline at BRIGADE. Project managers are a key part of the agency’s plans for growth and are integral to the ongoing success of the company.

Responsibilities

  • Develop a clear understanding of client’s goals and/or business objectives for each project. · Effectively utilize Agency systems and communications tools to work through projects.
  • Develop project timelines, assign roles, track deliverables, and identify red flags.
  • Clearly communicate project deliverables to the team and assign roles in consultation with Executive Creative Director and Senior Creative Staff.
  • Assist in the development and/or refinement of project management processes that suit the evolving needs of BRIGADE’s business.
  • Share knowledge and best practices with Project Management Team Required Skills
  • Excellent communication abilities: both written and verbal. · Exceptional organizational skills. · Detail-oriented and motivated by accuracy
  • Ability to work with a variety of personalities to achieve a superior end product.
  • Adept conflict resolution skills.
  • Can easily understand and break down a complex project into deliverables that can be mapped to a timeline and delegated. If project parameters are unclear, knowing how to ask the right questions or leverage the expertise of another team member.
  • Ability to prioritize and maintain flexibility in the face of changing project, client, and internal demands.
  • Sense of humor and willingness to grow, change and adapt with the role and business needs.

Our ideal candidate will have 1-3 years project management experience, preferably in an agency setting. Candidates without this experience are still encouraged to apply and demonstrate how their unique background and skills suit the needs of the position in their cover letter. Entry-level candidates with agency internship experience would be considered at the Associate level. Cultural fit is critical: we’re seeking applicants with a positive attitude, high degree of common sense, good sense of humor and desire to contribute to a powerhouse team working with great brands!

BRIGADE provides a competitive salary and full benefits package for the area, with opportunities for professional growth and development. BRIGADE provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Apply:

Email kirsten@wearebrigade.com for application information.