Project Manager

| Chicago

THE ROLE

Project Manager

closerlook’s Project Manager is a motivated, detail-oriented professional with a can-do, team-oriented attitude. The Project Manager will have project specific responsibilities across a set of client account(s) as assigned. They will work closely with their agency counterparts (Account, Creative, Finance, Strategy, Technology) to create the space for great ideas, work and results.

The role is responsible for achieving great project-level results for the agency through thoughtful project planning, staff alignment and effective project management that anticipates and actively manages to mitigate risks. The Project Manager will also begin to take on greater financial management responsibilities in the form of estimating work, monitoring budgets and supporting other agency financial processes.

Responsibilities:

External Client

  • Act as primary Project Manager lead for select, assigned client accounts and projects
  • Point of contact for work that has been kicked off and is in motion at the agency
    • Solicit client direction and input; manage client expectations
  • Oversee the organization and prioritization of work across client responsibilities
  • Consultative approach able to identify and mitigate project risks before they become issues
    • Ability to synthesize client interactions into actionable direction
  • Deliver high quality work that exceeds client expectations
  • Financial management including pricing, budget management, reconciliation and billing

Internal Team

  • Actively partner with Account, Creative, Finance, Strategy and Technology to establish project approach and pull through the work from job activation to end delivery
  • Work closely with Account partners to clearly define and activate project work
  • Serve as organization hub for assigned clients and project work
    • Manage daily hot sheets, facilitate flow of project work, partner closely with resource management to align staff to the work
    • Facilitate efficient communication across the agency team including capturing meeting notes and outlining next steps as required
    • Create and manage project timelines and resource assignments
  • Developing decision maker and problem solver. Expanding ability to set direction for the team based on good, consistent decision making
  • Expanding financial management responsibilities including scoping/estimating work, budget management and supporting other agency financial processes
  • Prepare client submissions
  • Scopes and estimates work
  • Monitors and assigns tasks
  • Runs client facing and team meetings
  • Accountable for delivering revenue in the month projected
  • Works closely with their account management counterpart to ensure accurate financial projections

Requirements:

  • 4 or more years experience in a project management role
  • Experience delivering technology-based projects
  • Experience within an advertising agency is a plus
  • Pro-active, detail oriented professional with strong organization skills
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • Financial acumen with the ability to scope/estimate work, manage budgets, execute billing and support other agency financial processes
  • Effective communicator 
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An Insider's view of closerlook, inc.

What are some social events your company does?

Funny you should ask, as I am one of the super-secret members of our super-secret MIRTH committee. Basically, we are fun planners. Let’s see, dip/chili/baking contests, random pancake breakfasts, team potlucks, beach day in the middle of winter, and one time we had a hobby horse competition. Oh, and who can forget beer o’clock every Friday?!

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Office Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

We are putting a heavy focus on creating progressive web apps since a majority of our end users are mobile users. It allows regular webpages to behave like a native app on a mobile device to make the experience as seamless as possible. We are also focusing on tools for sales reps so they are able to quickly yet effectively engage HCPs.

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How does the company support your career growth?

The most tangible way closerlook has supported my career growth is through their unwavering support of my MBA degree at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. Not only have they been understanding and accommodating of my additional time (and mental!) commitments, but they’ve encouraged me to share with my teammates what I’ve learned.

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What are closerlook, inc. Perks + Benefits

Culture
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
closerlook offers both a HDHP/HSA plan and a traditional PPO plan. We offer a generous contribution towards your HSA!
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
onsite yoga, biometrics screenings and much more!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Maternity leave is paid at 100% for 12 weeks, we also offer a 2 week parental leave. We are thrilled to offer a return to work program, allowing new parents to ease back to work on a modified schedule
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Annual party celebrating our company's birthday, Summer Outings, Holiday Party.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
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