JOB:Director of Project Managment - Interactive Healthcare Ad Agency:Northern NJ, :Recruiter:Full Tim

17 Mar 2008 - 6:23pm
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Brian Chenensky
2007

Director of Project Management

The company is a fast growing direct/interactive Healthcare Marketing Agency focused on strategy and implementation of marketing campaigns for pharmaceutical brands (direct-to-patient).

Overview
The Director of Project Management is a senior member of the management team with lead responsibility for establishing project management standards and for overseeing Project Management and Traffic Management staff, who are in turn responsible for project execution and delivery on a daily basis. He or she will be a team leader both internally and on client-facing engagements and will have P&L responsibility for projects overseen. The Director of Project Management will have approximately 6-8 direct reports and will him/herself report to the President of the company.

§ Need someone who is a project mgmt guru trained at PMI and approaches PM as a science
§ Must be very strong in interactive but not necessarily from an ad agency.

Key Responsibilities:
Oversee Project Managers and Traffic Managers:
§ Establish and/or refine project management protocols and lead training sessions for PM/TM staff;
§ Mentor PM/TM staff and conduct employee reviews and career planning sessions;
§ Ensure team cohesiveness and morale;
§ Assume QA responsibility for all PM/TM activities and deliverables on client-facing engagements -- work with individual PM/TM staff to ensure fidelity of project artifacts and procedures to company standards and to client mandates.
Serve as Lead Project Manager on select engagements:
§ Prepare and own the project budget, schedule, and development plan, working closely with team members and discipline leads (e.g., Technical Director) to define, articulate, and coordinate key deliverables and milestones;
§ Ensure effective allocation of development resources and monitor project progress on an ongoing basis;
§ Work with the account executives to ensure client satisfaction and proactively manage project risks and client expectations, and to obtain client sign-off on key deliverables and contractual documents;
§ Identify and procure appropriate freelance resources when needed to support development staff.

Requirements:
§ A minimum of 5 years project management experience in a client-service environment;
§ A minimum of 3 years experience as the lead project manager on cross-disciplinary (e.g., design, technology, strategy) teams across a range of project type, scale, and complexity;
§ Proficiency in formal project management methodologies, including internal project documentation and external communications;
§ Thorough understanding of web development and online media and marketing;
§ Familiarity with medical regulatory procedures and experience in project delivery for pharmaceutical clients;
§ Demonstrated ability to accurately project timing and associated costs across a range of project type, scale, and complexity;
§ Experience-honed approach to risk management and change control;
§ Exceptional written communication skills, including the ability to author client-facing communications, expository and contractual project documents (e.g., Statements of Work), and strategic analyses;
§ Exceptional public speaking and presentation skills;
§ Demonstrated ability to train and mentor other project managers and to guide and motivate coherent project teams.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Brian Chenensky Mobile: 646-662-1573 500 East 77th Street #823 New York, New York 10162

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