Creative Project Manager at Epsilon

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Company Description

Epsilon is the leader in outcome-based marketing. We enable marketing that’s built on proof, not promises. Through Epsilon PeopleCloud, the marketing platform for personalizing consumer journeys with performance transparency, Epsilon helps marketers anticipate, activate and prove measurable business outcomes. Powered by CORE ID®, the most accurate and stable identity management platform representing 200+ million people, Epsilon’s award-winning data and technology is rooted in privacy by design and underpinned by powerful AI. With more than 50 years of experience in personalization and performance working with the world’s top brands, agencies and publishers, Epsilon is a trusted partner leading CRM, digital media, loyalty and email programs. Positioned at the core of Publicis Groupe, Epsilon is a global company with over 8,000 employees in over 40 offices around the world. For more information, visit epsilon.com. Follow us on Twitter at @EpsilonMktg.

Job Description

In an agency setting with focus on Direct Mail Creative Production. The Project manager will work with their assigned teams to complete creative projects from inception to completion. You may manage several projects at once, and you need to keep your team on time and on task.

 

You will be managing resources for deliverables, raise red flags and ensure adherence to company process. It’s imperative to be able to multitask and manage others. You will oversee quality control throughout its life cycle.

 

Essential Functions

 

·       Performs project completion using internal or external customer perspective, typically from initiation through delivery

·       Coordinates cross-functional teams through meetings and progress measurement activity which bring distinct, specific projects to completion both on time and within budget

·       Assigns and monitors work of personnel, ensuring that project steps are in alignment with business objectives and on-time.

·       Monitors reliability and any internal issues that appear as a result of the project.

 

Knowledge & Skills

 

·       Good understanding of project management principles, such as organization, documentation, and delegation

·       Good communication and negotiation skills

·       Able to interact with staff/colleagues of varying levels

·       Able to prioritize work and shift priorities as needed to meet aggressive deadlines and milestones.

·       Able to identify and resolve issues

·       Able to complete successful projects that are on schedule and receive high satisfaction results

·       Able to function, and successfully manage, in a demanding and stressful environment

·       Able to negotiate and manage conflict, and manage constructive customer concerns

·       Able to deviate from standard/established PM methodologies to accomplish dynamic project completion

 

 

Duties & Responsibilities

 

·       Collaborate with senior management and stakeholders

·       Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion

·       Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis

·       Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders

 

 

·       Track project milestones and deliverables

·       Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.

·       Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle.

·       Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements

·       Develop/enforce best practices and tools for project execution and management

·       Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals

·       Where required, negotiate with other department managers for the acquisition of required personnel from within the company

·       Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle

·       Direct and manage project development from beginning to end

·       Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel

·       Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team

·       Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path

·       Develop and deliver progress reports and required documentation

·       Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans

·       Coach, mentor, motivate, and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work

·       Overtime may be required in meet project deadlines

 

Technical Requirements

 

·       Technically competent with various software programs, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Professional, and PowerPoint

·       Competent in Basecamp and Proof HQ a plus

·       Knowledge of digital (email/web) executional processes a plus

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

·       3-5 years’ direct mail work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution

·       Demonstrated experience in personnel management

·       Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential

·       Can conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities

·       Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently

·       Flexible during times of change

 

 

·       Ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines

·       Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating

·       Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments

·       Ability to defuse tension among project team, should it arise

·       Ability to bring project to successful completion through political sensitivity

·       Strong written and oral communication skills

·       Strong interpersonal skills

·       Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies

·       Customer service skills an asset

·       Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial

·       Sitting for extended periods of time

·       Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other devices and objects

 

 

Experience

 

·       2-5 years of related experience; 1-3 years of Project Management experience preferred

 

Education

 

·       No specific education is required

Additional Information

Great People, Deserve Great Benefits
We know that we have some of the brightest and most talented associates in the world, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly. If you work here, expect competitive pay, comprehensive health coverage, and endless opportunities to advance your career.

Epsilon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Epsilon’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on actual or perceived race, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy), marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Epsilon also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

Epsilon will provide accommodations to applicants needing accommodations to complete the application process.

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Location

101 N Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

An Insider's view of Epsilon

What's something quirky about your company?

We have a company band, made up of anywhere from 30 to 40 employees at a given time. The band has a large following and performs at charity events around Chicago. They also perform a full set at Epsilon’s holiday party each year at the House of Blues. My jaw hit the floor when I saw my peers up on stage rocking out.

Paul

Associate Automation & Infrastructure Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We collaborate through storytelling. It’s not ‘how’ we build it, but rather ‘why’ we build it. We need to tell stakeholders a story about a consumer pain point, solving it in a differentiated manner and the larger vision. Then, collaboration occurs as we incorporate feedback and have a motivated team building towards a shared vision.

Matt

VP, Product Management:

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

Conversant has a very good work-life balance, including unlimited PTO. As a young adult, traveling around the world is one my top priorities and working with a company that aligns with that is a huge plus. I have had the flexibility to visit 7 countries. That flexibility is one of many things that has kept me at Conversant for five years.

Alba

Team Lead, Engineering

What are Epsilon Perks + Benefits

Epsilon Benefits Overview

At Epsilon, we offer benefits and perks that enable our associates to thrive and foster a culture of innovation.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Epsilon participates in local community activities such as the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Off the Street Club, Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon, Habitat for Humanity and Ronald McDonald House.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Epsilon has a Social Committee that organizes social, charitable and sports activities.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Epsilon team fitness initiatives include intramural softball, volleyball and soccer.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Epsilon provides back-up care benefits.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Epsilon hosts an annual summer boat party on Lake Michigan and a holiday party at the House of Blues, where our employee-run band performs the live entertainment all night.
Game Room
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion.
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Epsilon offers employees professional development opportunities like on-site training courses and the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Epsilon hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program and career mentoring.
Time allotted for learning
Epsilon encourages employees to complete 48 hours of professional development training per year.
Online course subscriptions available
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