Project Manager

Full-time position with Colle McVoy in Minneapolis, MN
Job posted January 7, 2023

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About The Role

Colle McVoy leads brands to their next. We combine purpose, innovation and experience in new ways to give businesses a competitive advantage, because brands that set the bar win. To help fulfill this mission, we need talent deeply rooted in the marketing strategies and techniques of now paired with the burning curiosity and courage to shape what’s next. We nurture a creatively driven, award-winning culture that’s all about empowered entrepreneurship – where people can be the inspired, energized, authentic individuals they are, while embracing opportunities to push themselves and the work. We believe we have a responsibility to our employees, clients, community and the environment to not only act with integrity in everything we do, but to use our expertise as a force for good to benefit all people, communities and the planet. We welcome applicants seeking meaningful careers that never stop evolving and who share our values of passion, partnership, integrity and courage.

As a Project Manager at Colle McVoy you are inherently curious, operationally minded, and a quintessential problem-solver who likes connecting dots. You will collaborate across all departments to scope and manage complex projects from start to finish for all types of projects. As the hub of Colle McVoy’s client work, the Project Manager will be responsible for successfully delivering solutions that exceed client expectations, while remaining on-time and on-budget. This is a client-facing role requiring effective communication and management across all internal departments and disciplines.

– Collaborate with cross-disciplines while driving the development and delivery of work for a variety of mediums — print, digital, social, video, audio, web, and experiential
– Lead and support teams through the course of the project; navigating any problems that may arise and providing resolutions
– Be a strong partner to the Account Supervisor and Account Executive(s) on the accounts you manage
– Be an active contributor to both strategic and creative discussions
– Have a pulse on what’s next, and a line of sight for what’s around the corner
– Schedule and facilitate team meetings, and communicate next steps to the team
– Stay up to date on the Clients’ priorities
– Manage multiple client projects simultaneously
– Create project timelines with deadlines and phases based on deliverables
– Proactively document and track your projects to ensure work stays on track
– Create accurate Estimates for Agency Fee of individual projects
– Review Scopes of Work for individual projects to ensure they are a 1-to-1 with the Estimate
– Follow the estimating and scoping process to ensure accurate scopes and estimates are achieved in partnership with a Sr. Project Manager
– Forecast resources for day-to-day projects and partner with your Sr. Project Manager and/or Resource Management Director to secure resources for the lifecycle of a project
– Oversee the team’s activities to guarantee the overall quality of work and ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget
– Communicate consistent project status updates across department teams for weekly and/or daily internal and client status meetings
– Monitor and flag scope creep and slippage
– Keep projects on pace from a project milestone perspective and flag in real-time when milestones are at risk of being missed
– Build relationships with agency discipline leads including Account, Strategy, Media, Creative, Studio, Production, and Finance for support of projects
– Operator of Agency process, knowing when to identify a moment that might require an adjustment based on project needs
– Proactively seek out training opportunities to advance skills within your role

Required Skills & Qualifications:
– 3+ years of experience within a creative agency environment in a project management capacity
– Highly organized, highly motivated, goal and detail-oriented, self-starter who is passionate and experienced
– Excels in problem solving and collaboration with internal, cross-discipline teams
– Strong communication skills
– Ability to change priorities quickly based on different client needs
– Someone who is inquisitive and has a pulse on what’s next
– Experience with projects and deliverables ranging from $10K to $2M
– Working understanding of the production processes
– Experience in Scope of Work writing
– Experience in building accurate Estimates to inform Scope of Work, and managing to those budgets and scopes
– Experience in developing and owning project timelines
– Ability to work both independently, and as a part of a team
– Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment
– Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
– Ability to travel as needed

About Colle McVoy:
Colle McVoy is a full-service creative agency that leads brands to their next. We combine purpose, innovation and experience in new ways to give businesses a competitive advantage. We bring this approach to a diverse collection of client partners, including 3M, AccuWeather, AGCO, Associated Bank, Blu Dot, Burnett Dairy, Capital One, CHS, Children’s Health, Cub Cadet, Deluxe Corporation, Elanco, Florida’s Natural, Goodyear, Houston White, Jackson Hole Travel & Tourism, Medtronic, Northern Tool + Equipment, Perdue, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, Target, UnitedHealth Group, U.S. Bank, Vermont Creamery, Whirlpool, Yelloh (formerly Schwan’s Home Delivery) and Zoetis, among others. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Colle McVoy has been named a Best Place to Work by Ad Age, Outside magazine and the Star Tribune. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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