We’re looking for a passionate, talented Associate Digital Project Manager to join our Cake & Arrow team. As a Project Manager, you’ll be leading interactive engagements; directing cross-functional teams that include Creative and Technology disciplines through the project life cycle, interfacing with clients, and will ultimately be responsible for managing the successful execution of projects within published timeframes and defined budgets.
You’ll work on the best of both worlds: enterprise-level projects that make global business impact, and design-oriented showpieces that get people talking. There are no boundaries at Ai, so you and your team will be creating seamlessly with experience designers and developers, making everything beautiful and brilliant.
And one thing more: you’ll enjoy it.
The ideal person:
1-3 years experience
Experience managing the development and delivery of large transactional systems in collaboration with experienced technical teams is a plus.
Some combination of professional experience that spans one or more of the following:
Consulting firm as part of implementation teams for a Technology Solutions Group.
Digital/interactive agency with exposure to website development projects involving data/systems integration.
Application/software development company specializing in web-based solutions.
Proven organizational skills and meticulous attention-to-detail.
High proficiency with general project management principles, methods, and tools.
High proficiency with project planning and budget development.
Strong familiarity with the SDLC.
Self-motivated and able to work efficiently and effectively with limited management oversight.
Strong business writing skills (required); strong technical writing skills (nice-to-have).
Ability to delegate tasks and responsibilities effectively and professionally.
Familiarity with the state of the Web from a business and aesthetic perspective.
High proficiency with MS Office software including MS Project.
Ability to embrace a date-driven culture to inform decision-making, planning, etc.
Consistently aim to plan, execute, and otherwise manage profitable projects.
Gather project requirements (business, functional, technical)
Plan projects by defining scope (based upon requirements and deliverables); creating work-based schedules; mapping out resource requirements; and developing comprehensive budgets.
Serve as primary client interface on projects for tactical communications.
Provide value-added input on business strategy, implementation approach options, and creative solutions to problems.
Consistently manage against “living” project plans and defined budgets.
Consistently monitor and report upon project progress and budget usage.
Facilitate regular status meetings (internal and external); maintain periodic status reports.
Manage cross-functional teams – i.e. strategy, user experience, visual design, and technology.
Adopt, enforce, and otherwise contribute to overall improvement and quality of Ai’s processes.
When necessary, interface directly with senior-level clients.
Actively manage project-related issues; plan contingencies for project-related risks.
Maintain accuracy and timelines of project financial reporting/project cost accounting.
We’re a 50-person agency on a sunny, open floor in the heart of the Flatiron. We’re twice-over a 2015 Best Place to Work, from Crain’s New York and AdAge. We’re a UX-led shop that’s people-centric, living and breathing the total human experience to create digital work that engages every user (including ourselves). With a heavy developer influence, we’re live prototyping and proof-of-concepting whatever goes out the door.
We run a dog-friendly office and we all have lives. We think the two things that matter most are the work and the people who do it. We believe in summer Fridays and yoga breaks. We close shop for a week in July and December. And we take Halloween very, very seriously.