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Associate Project Manager


About TMS.


We make engaging with brands more meaningful. So customers remember, recommend, and come back for more. It’s the most powerful way to build a brand. It also doesn’t come easy.


So our agency is home to creative problem solvers, who overcome obstacles to put customer-first ideas, products and technologies into market, people who are willing to be part of a close community that pushes them to be better.


Our goal is to bring people & brands closer together. 

Closer insights, closer connections & closer collaboration breeds better, more effective work. This dedication to 
Get Closer drives us to go further.


One of our most important hires will be that of an Associate Project Manager. 


We need someone with the ambition and energy to help make TMS famous for its work, famous for its clients and famous for its culture. We need someone who will inspire clients, creatives, planners and suits with their creative passion, insight, and imagination. We need someone who believes that collaboration and building motivated teams from all departments is the way to generate great work and collective pride.



  • Managing and monitoring project timing and scope for small to medium scale creative projects
  • Assisting senior project managers on large and complex projects
  • Working with the entire team to provide a high level of product quality to the client (e.g., managing the process for asset review and approval by the client)
  • Working with the Sr. Project Manager to effectively partner with finance to ensure that proper processes are followed:
    • Estimates created correctly in the project docket tracking system
    • Setting up the project plan with the Enterprise Resource Planning tool
    • Purchase Orders created, tracked, and closed out correctly in the project docket tracking system
  • Project status reports and financial monitoring of projects completed on a regular basis
  • Maintaining and/or overseeing issue tracking and resolution in partnership with the Sr. Project Manager
  • Providing project managers and account managers reporting with actual vs. estimated costs, timelines, status, changes of scope, quotes, feature requests, and enhancements in a timely fashion
  • Project administration duties as required

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Marketing, Advertising, Finance, or related field
  • 1-2 years’ work experience within an agency or studio services organization
  • Exceptional organizational skills and excellent communications skills
  • Superior attention to detail, and strives to ensure the overall quality of the department’s success
  • Ability to learn quickly, ask relevant questions, and adapt to change
  • Ability to create and maintain process documentation
  • Ability to follow a process that works in both a creative and/or technical environment
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Comfortable working in agency/creative environment
  • Knowledge of project management processes and documentation
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Project or similar tools for reporting and project monitoring
  • Experience clearly documenting and communicating requests and reporting requirements to internal teams
  • Good relationship builder with strong collaborative skills


The Marketing Store provides comprehensive benefits offerings to all full-time employees starting on day one. Our benefits include options for medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan with Company matching provision, profit sharing, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, health and wellness benefits (including discounts on products & services), employee assistance program, and disability insurance.


Thank you for your interest in The Marketing Store.

Please note that we will only contact candidates who are selected for an interview.

The Marketing Store is an equal opportunity employer.

We do not accept unsolicited calls, resumes or candidate referrals from recruiters and agencies.


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • FluxLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
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    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
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    • SpringFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
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    • HiveDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • TeradataDatabases


Our company is in the heart of the Loop, making for an easy commute. We are blocks away from the river and the lake surrounded by trendy hotspots.

An Insider's view of The Marketing Store

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

The Marketing Store offers employees an incredible work life balance. We all work hard to get the work done but our personal lives and passions outside of work are always supported. Employees are encouraged to have flexible work schedules, working remotely when needed and finding time to do what they love in and out of the office.


Vice President, Communications

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We’re leveraging data to solve marketing challenges for clients to understand who their customers are, and to activate future games & promotions. By using data, we’re enabling our clients to make data driven decisions and create custom experiences that will resonate with their target audience.


Senior Director, Analytics

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being solutions oriented is the secret to success at The Marketing Store. We’re lucky to work with some of the biggest brands on new digital initiatives – which means we are often navigating in the unknown and encountering new scenarios. Successful team members can access current road blocks and determine how they can help solve the problem.

Leigh Anne

Director, Product Management

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Analytics is at the core of what we strive to achieve at TMS – measurable impact to our client’s business. The decision science team is responsible for enabling the descriptive and prescriptive marketing analytics that drive strategic recommendations and shape the programs that we execute across the agency.


Manager, Decision Sciences

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I let creatives do what they came here to do by empowering them to think and have a point of view. Make them trust me because I commit to their development and follow through. I challenge their thinking and executions, so they can think strategically. Respect them as humans and provide them with an environment where they have fun and can grow.


Vice President, Creative Director

What are The Marketing Store Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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