Project Manager

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PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

The Project Manager plays a vital role as both an expert on the Project Management team and as the person responsible for overseeing and executing complex projects on a focused client team. The Project Manager must be confident about and have extensive experience with leading and structuring multiple engagements with parallel work streams, spanning digital strategy, brand strategy, creative, user experience, and front- and back-end development.

The Project Manager must be solution-focused and deliver on goals both big and small. As the leader of complex client projects, this person will play a critical role in helping to execute the development and growth of the Project Management discipline at One North.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Scoping and estimating: work collaboratively as part of a cross-functional team to scope and estimate new projects for new and existing clients, and assume ownership of final Statements of Work.
  • Execution: manage cross-functional work streams across multiple projects and clients/phases, from discovery and strategy through design, build and implementation.
  • Budget management: manage and report on project budgets against revenue and margin targets set in proposals and Statements of Work. Grow towards agency-wide responsibility for project profitability.
  • Documentation: help produce project lifecycle documentation, including project plans, status reports, and all other documentation defining individual project requirements.
  • Quality: monitor the quality of all aspects of all projects: scope, risk, schedule, budget, delivery, and all associated client communication.
  • Establish strong relationships with clients and translate their day-to-day project needs clearly to the internal team to drive high-quality deliverables and client experience.
  • Contribute to and help manage internal process improvement initiatives, especially those involving tools and knowledge management standardization and solutions.
  • Collaborate within the Project Management team to develop guidelines and processes that advance the agency’s Project Management discipline.
  • Proactively identify issues and risks; know when to escalate issues and when to work through them on your own.
  • Assist senior Account Management leadership staff in client communication and management by developing and distributing conference notes/reports, scheduling client meetings and communicating status of initiatives to relevant internal stakeholders.
  • Pursue opportunities to both lead by example and foster the talents of high-performance team members.
  • Assist in efforts to mentor future Project Management team members.
  • Assist with the internal change management initiatives and knowledge management associated with Client Services, Project Management, and QA processes and procedures.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5-10 years of professional, project management and client relationship management experience
  • Experience in a client services organization or interactive agency, preferably on projects with top-tier professional services firms or B2B clients (including web, mobile, video, brand, and strategic consulting projects)
  • Solid track record of successfully developing multi-faceted projects from start to completion, on time and within budget
  • Must be a detail-oriented self-starter, with strong planning and organizational skills
  • Professional presentation, training and client-facing skills
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly in conjunction with workflow steps and internal and external processes
  • Effective negotiation and conflict management/risk mitigation skills
  • Experience in proposal creation, planning & estimation, and execution of projects
  • Accountability and flexibility, with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Experience with the development of large-scale websites and a strong understanding of web development technologies, third-party applications and platforms, and social media
  • Experience delivering projects on Sitecore and Wordpress content management systems is advantageous, but not required
  • Experience working with agile methodology is a plus, but not required
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Location

One North's office is located just off the Chicago Riverwalk at the corner of Wacker & LaSalle.

An Insider's view of One North Interactive

What projects are you most excited about?

I really enjoy working with “managed apps,” which keeps clients’ sites and applications the most updated. These projects enable me to get a variety of expertise in all the different platforms we support. I’m a part of all our clients’ implementations, which is challenging and rewarding, and enables me to work with all kinds of clients and teams.

Stephanie

Technical Lead

What makes someone successful on your team?

Employees are most successful when they connect our business goals to their personal growth and career goals. One North continues to evolve in a strategic way to develop quality solutions for our clients’ most complex business challenges, so we’re always looking for new ideas and approaches to solve problems.

Sarah

Manager, Talent Development

What is your vision for the company?

Our aim is to help our clients develop and advance their brands through digital strategy, brand & experience design and technology. Whether it’s helping our clients drive revenue, create stickier client relationships or attract, grow and retain talent, we are the glue that helps our clients engage their most important audiences.

John

CEO

What are One North Interactive Perks + Benefits

One North Interactive Benefits Overview

We recognize that our employees are more than digital experience geniuses – they are regular people, too (with regular lives). That's why we've set up a generous employee benefit package to help them maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
One North offers company funded short-term and long-term disability insurance for all full-time employees.
Dental Benefits
One North offers dental insurance through MetLife to all full-time employees.
Vision Benefits
One North offers vision insurance through Vision Service Plan (VSP).
Health Insurance Benefits
One North's insurance through BCBS offers a PPO plan with an HSA.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
One North offers a discount on monthly health insurance costs for employees who receive an annual physical.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Our 401(k) plan allows employees to save for retirement through pre- or post-tax contributions along with employer-matched funds for maximized savings potential. Vesting in the 401(k) is immediate.
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Once employees hit their 1.5-year anniversary, they are eligible for the Parental and Primary Caregiver Leave benefits. Available leave time increases with tenure.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
All full-time employees are eligible for 4 weeks of PTO per full year. The number of days an employee is eligible for increases with tenure.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Our Transportation Benefits enable employees to also make pre-tax contributions to pay for parking and public transit needs.
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Our employees enjoy free lunch (Gratis Grub) every other Wednesday.
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees discounted daily parking at a nearby garage.
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our comprehensive benefits program includes Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Health coverage, as well as a health savings account with employer-funded contributions. We also offer Dental and Vision insurance. All of our full-time employees are eligible for Life/AD&D insurance and Short/Long Term Disability insurance free of cost, with the option to add additional voluntary coverage if desired.

One North's 401(k) plan allows employees to save for retirement through pre- or post-tax contributions along with employer-matched funds for maximized savings potential. Our Transportation Benefits enable employees to also make pre-tax contributions to pay for parking and public transit needs.

We know how important unwinding can be for inspiration, innovation and productivity. Our full-time employees earn 4 weeks of paid time off, in addition to company paid holidays. Employees also begin to accrue additional time off once they reach their 3-year and 10-year anniversaries with the business.

One North also understands how critical it is for parents to bond with their new additions. We provide paid Parental and Primary Caregiver Leave to assist and support employees who experience a new birth, adoption or foster placement of a child.

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