Integrated Project Lead

December 06, 2019

The integrated project lead at Preston Kelly has a different role than in some agencies – as a member of an equal three-person brand leadership team – they partner closely with the strategy lead and creative lead. We see this triad as the most powerful shape in nature, a perfect triangle.  Sure, in most agencies this title is, project manager, but at Preston Kelly it’s more. The PK project lead is a key member of every integrated project from conception to design to development and implementation, and keeps them on time and budget. And is a key player in the creative excellence we demand of each other. This person “owns their jobs” and thrives on problem solving and collaborating with cross-functional team members. They proudly put the work they help create up on the wall. Their names are on the awards credits when we win. They have an inborn desire to create and manage complex, compelling experiences…and make them simpler for everyone else. They are a positive contributor to both strategic and creative discussions. And expect and demand team contribution to their management role as well.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead internal teams, prioritize work and manage risks to bring to life our award-winning integrated work
  • Develop scope of work and requirements, collaborating with clients, strategy, account, media and creative teams
  • Define resource needs, secure team members and ensure clarity on roles, responsibilities and deliverables
  • Develop pricing models, project estimates and manage budgets
  • Develop and manage timelines to meet key deadlines and exceed client expectations
  • Own and lead status meetings and scrums
  • Participate in, and sometimes lead, day-to-day communication with clients
  • Effectively source and manage efforts of outside partners
  • Manage content creation, asset collection and organization
  • Provide constant, clear communication and reporting
  • Lead quality assurance and testing efforts
  • Solidify processes and establishing best practices for integrated projects

Qualifications:

  • 4-8 years of agency project management experience in both digital and traditional projects
  • Entrepreneurial and proactive approach
  • Excellent people skills and positive, can-do attitude
  • An ability to understand, motivate and support all team members
  • Superior attention to detail and organization
  • A ninja at running effective and efficient meetings
  • An understanding of development technologies, third-party applications and social media platforms
  • Confident and comfortable working on various types of projects, including traditional and digital advertising, websites/landing pages, content, public relations, print/collateral
  • Ability to proactively manage multiple simultaneous projects and meet deadlines
  • Experience using MS Office, Google Docs, Basecamp, Gantt charts, Smartsheet, JIRA/Confluence, Advantage and other project management tools

About Preston Kelly

Preston Kelly believes that “Good Wins” and works to make a positive impact on the lives of the people we market to. We’ve been named Ad Age’s “Midwest Small Agency of the Year” and ranked in the top 100 agencies nationally in the Effie Effectiveness Index. Our team shares these values:

Courage: Champion smart risk
Originality: Choreograph our own dance
Openness: Welcome diverse ideas
Positivity: Inspire more great

It should go without saying, but all of us at Preston Kelly are committed to creating an inclusive employee experience, regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or disability. We want everyone we work with to be themselves.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, please submit a cover letter and resume to Deanne Goetz at dgoetz@prestonkelly.com.

CONTACT
Preston Kelly
222 First Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
T: 612.843.4000
F: 612.399.9970
goodwins@prestonkelly.com
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