Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

Project Manager Agency

US-NY-New York
Position Type
Full Time
Requisition ID
2017-126716
Category
Marketing (Corporate): Integrated Marketing, Experiential Marketing

Summary

Project Manager Agency

 

The role of the Project Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to project deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of creative & technology team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. The Project Manager will also assist in defining the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle.

 

Advantage Sales & Marketing, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Responsibilities

Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC (ASM) is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. ASM services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

 

Position Summary

 

The role of the Project Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to project deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of creative & technology team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. The Project Manager will also assist in defining the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle.

 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct and manage project development from beginning to end.
    • Review full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.
    • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
    • Assign tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
    • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.
    • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
    • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
    • Track project milestones and deliverables.
    • Gain approval on projects among the various departments by routing projects.
    • Develop and deliver progress reports and requirements documentation.
    • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.
    • Effectively communicate project expectations to creative/technology team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
    • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with account management and stakeholders.
    • Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary or validate budgets provided.
  • Define and manage resource allocation throughout project lifecycle
    • On a weekly basis, allocate creative & technology staff to ensure all work can be completed.
    • Where required, negotiate with other department managers for the acquisition of required personnel from within the company.
    • Determine and assess need for additional creative & technology staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle.
    • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.

Supervisory Responsibilities 

Direct Reports

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

 

Indirect Reports

This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports

 

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job

Travel up to 5%

 

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

                                  

3-5 years’ experience in the integrated project management space

 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Practices project management principles and processes
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and agency PMO tools
  • Proficient in Project Management tools (i.e., MS Project) or similar project tool (s)Working knowledge of digital, print, event, tech, and content production (interactive design, HTML, Flash, video, etc.)
  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills, communicate changes, recap meeting notes, create and ensure a smooth project flow.
  • Excellent inter-department relationship skills
  • Ability to work effectively with management
  • Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically
  • Ability to research and analyze data effectively
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
  • Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines
  • Strong prioritization & interpersonal skills
  • 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.

Environmental & Physical Requirements

 

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds. A detailed Environmental and Physical Requirements document is available in the Total Rewards department.

 

Additional Information Regarding ASM Job Duties and Job Descriptions

 

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. ASM reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. ASM shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

 

 

 

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

                                    

Are you passionate about Service Excellence, Results, Integrity, Entrepreneurial Focus and Leadership: These are our values at Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC. Come learn why “Winning Together” is more than just words on a piece of paper. It is the vision by which we live our mission as an organization: "To create outstanding value for clients and customers through superior sales execution, operational excellence and innovative marketing services."

 

Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, ASM shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

 

 

Advantage Solutions will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance.  All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment.  Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.

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