Project Manager

The project manager is the gatekeeper between Kitchen Sink’s account management team and creatives. You are a master at breaking projects down into components, setting up timelines, procuring resources, and managing workflow for everything from a single piece of collateral to multi-channel integrated marketing campaigns. Leveraging the tools and systems at your disposal, you can manage the tasks, assets, and capacity for an individual or an entire team. You understand how projects are executed across all medium, and are always looking for a way to improve systems – from a single process to our company’s infrastructure.

While people love you because they think you make their jobs easier, you know it’s all about keeping complex processes seamlessly efficient. You have no problem standing your ground and tactfully communicating why project success requires specific commitments, changes, and process.

You are the glue that keeps our projects and our people together, working collaboratively to keep projects on time and on budget from start to finish. You are an expert in how creative work gets done, how teams are best motivated, and how to solve problems. You are proactive, not reactive, and love a challenge.


You:

  • Have outstanding organizational and communication skills.
  • Can create, manage, and update detailed schedules throughout the life of multiple concurrent projects.
  • Can identify possible roadblocks, proactively develop solutions, and build consensus around them.
  • Can collaborate with internal and external teams to get projects done on time and on budget.
  • Are focused, calm, and tactful under pressure. You don’t make problems worse by guessing.
  • Know how to run a great meeting, and stay productive while prioritizing.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain project plans, templates, timelines, and billing schedules.
  • Develop weekly summaries of deadlines, priorities and dependencies for teams and their assignments.
  • Prepare for and lead weekly kick-off meetings to brief all company staff on project status and needs.
  • Communicate constantly to keep all internal stakeholders apprised of progress, needs, and obstacles.
  • Maintain all PM systems and organizational resources (e.g. Celoxis, KS servers, GoogleDrives).
  • Leverage knowledge of projects, clients, and team to become the clearinghouse of information.
  • Schedule meetings and prepare briefings as necessary to facilitate team productivity and efficiency.
  • Support leadership team and brand managers in process education/expectation setting for clients.

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of experience managing content production and digital projects, ideally with marketing or agency experience.
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing project teams and balancing priorities in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to capture best practices, create new workflows, and iteratively improve processes.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentations.
  • Experience collaborating with diverse vendors to achieve project goals and preserve workflows.
  • The ability to understand and solve complex problems (or know where to find the answer).
  • Advanced degrees and/or certifications in business administration, marketing, advertising, or project management a plus (but not required).