Project Manager

Full-time position with MKR in Milwaukee
Job posted August 16, 2023

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About The Role

Projects. We’ve got a lot. And we’re looking for someone to manage them. Come join MKR as a Project Manager for a chance to do good work with good people.

As Project Manager, you’ll be responsible for planning and leading agency projects from their very conception all the way through execution. You will also help to ensure deliverables meet (and hopefully exceed) objectives, observe timelines, and are within budget. You will organize tasks, manage workflow, and maintain project awareness at all times. You will be expected to identify risks/inefficiencies that may arise, and also provide solutions for mitigating them.

You will work with pretty much everyone within the agency: account management, strategy, research, analytics, creative, media, and more. And you’ll facilitate efficient and effective communication between them all with clear directions based on concrete project objectives.

An ideal candidate is highly organized, attentive to detail, and comfortable managing multiple projects at once. The ability to problem-solve and effectively communicate with others is vital to your success in this role.

MKR is an award-winning, audience-centric agency with offices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Indianapolis, Indiana. We strive to create a working environment that empowers you to do the very best work of your career during your time with us. This agency is fully committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our hiring practices, ongoing staff education and community partnership. Ours is a culture of creativity, flexibility and fur babies. And sometimes foosball. Also, gifs. Lots of gifs.

*Craft project plans and assign all tasks providing relevant information to the appropriate stakeholder
*Identify clear deliverables and proactively track against objectives, timelines and budget
*Organize projects through MKR project management software and update them on a regular basis
*Facilitate communication between all key project stakeholders and build strong relationships with project team members
*Build strong internal relationships and serve as a resource for team members to ask questions, express project concerns, and celebrate successes
*Provide timely and relevant updates to project teams regarding project status or budget issues
*Streamline processes and identify workflow issues/inefficiencies
*Schedule and facilitate internal meetings with appropriate team members
*With the support of the account executive and creative team, ensure the quality of deliverables
*Drive projects forward, anticipate needs, understand the risks and problem-solve across teams

*Excellent verbal, written, proofreading and organizational skills.
*Self-motivated and able with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects
*Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.
*Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
*Comfort with — and demonstrated ability to manage — complexity.
*Experience handling projects that include prioritizing responsibilities and managing time for members of a team, and tracking details of multiple projects simultaneously.

*Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, business, or related field
*2-3 years minimum in project management or related experience in managing projects and large creative teams
*Experience in project management software (Kantata/Mavenlink experience a plus!)
*Proven track record of delivering exceptional projects (large and small) within budget and on time
*Prior agency experience preferred


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