Project Manager – Ad Agency


Mettawa, Illinois

24 days ago

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Project Manager – Ad Agency
Mettawa, Illinois

24 days ago

Job Description

  • Job title: Project Manager
  • Location: Mettawa, IL - Onsite / Hybrid - 3 Days Onsite / 2 Remote
  • Duration: 1 year (extension/conversion) based on performance and business needs)
What we are looking for:
  • 5-10 years of advertising agency experience (within the last 3-5 years) in account/client services
  • 1-5 years of pharmaceutical (not healthcare) experience within the agency
  • No media account managers, no creative department managers, no advertising sales folks
  • Open to ‘strategy’ folks but need to have recent account experience.
What are the top skills requirements should this person have?
  • Seeking someone who can effectively partner with the account manager.
  • Experience working with project management systems.
  • Digital experience is a plus.
  • Capable of keeping projects updated for various business partners.
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects.
  • Seeking someone who can effectively partner with the account manager.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Quick learner, able to take initiative.
  • Collaborator with ad agency and project management experience.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Able to manage multiple projects with ease.
What are the top 3-5 skills requirements that would be nice to have-but not required?
  • Digital Experience
  • Client engagement and facing skills
  • Print-production experience
Primary Function / Primary Goals / Objectives
  • The Project Manager works closely with their assigned account manager to help coordinate daily activities and the ongoing relationship with their respective brand teams.
Knowledge / Skills:
  • Understand company’s guidelines including, but not limited to, corporate branding, promotional material development, Veeva PromoMats review and corporate compliance.
  • Understand the Agency Workflow Process including project initiation and kickoff, collaboration, necessary approvals, production and archiving.
  • Demonstrate clear and concise written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to prioritize and multi-task to enhance productivity and manage workload.
  • Possess ability to work in a high-volume, rapidly paced environment.
Project/Process Management:
  • Develop and update project timelines from initiation to completion across internal departments
  • Assist on print, digital and video projects, including trafficking all projects through the Agency.
  • Help facilitate ongoing, timely and accurate communications to ensure all projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Track time on a daily basis.
Accountability / Scope
  • Reports to their assigned company’s Ad Agency account manager
  • Partners with creative team on project initiatives
  • Adherence to all company-wide financial policies
  • Bachelor degree required.
  • 5-10 years of ad agency experience required (minimum) within the last 3-5 years, project management experience a plus.
  • 1-5 years of pharmaceutical (not healthcare) experience within the agency.
  • Excellent communications skills: verbal, presentation, written.
  • High energy, positive, organized individual who is comfortable in a high-visibility role.
  • Great collaborator with ability to focus on both the big picture and small details.

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $45.00/hr.

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