☑Foreign business ☑English language required ☑Japanese language required
Lead Project Manager
Global Advertising Agency
WHO WE ARE
Most people would describe us as a global, full-service agency. But we think of ourselves as marketers with great stories to tell. We are positively obsessed with our clients and make it our business to uncover what's unique about their business. Give us the most complicated product or service offering and we'll make it easy for anyone to understand, embrace and, most of all, trust. Who we are is really what we do - we make the complex simple. And the simple, very, very powerful.
WHAT WE DO
Combining breathtaking design, compelling narrative and cutting-edge technology, we use every tool in our arsenal to illuminate what makes our clients' products special. We connect brands with the right customers, across a rich and varied landscape of media. We believe in extending the "big idea" beyond traditional media by creating robust digital platforms that connect both on-line and off-line marketing to consumers at the most poignant times and in the most interesting ways. We believe that extraordinary marketing can be both a discipline and an art form. The art is in doing it well. The discipline is in doing it right.
Department: Technology & PMO
Reports to: Technology & PMO Division
Responsible for managing Project Managers/Producers who are assigned to client projects in a designated Division. General management of those members including providing mentorship and direction to each member, ensuring all project documentation is consistent & up-to-date and coordination of staff allocation to project(s) to ensure that each staff is accomplishing their assigned project within prescribed time frame and funding parameters. Report regularly to Technology & PMO Director and Manager with project risk and utilization of resources of the responsible Division.
This person will work in close collaboration with other departments to ensure smooth and efficient project workflows.
・ Responsible for managing & mentoring the team
・ Manage the team to ensure they are performing proactive identification of potential
challenges/risks and ensuring on-time project delivery
・ Ensure all project related risks are managed and communicated to all stakeholders by assigned Project Manager / Producer
・ Support the team to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures to accomplish project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of project.
・ Take proactive measures to ensure the smooth internal operation of the account
・ Ensure each member manages timely and accurate delivery of all client/agency reports and additional financial reporting.
・ Ensure all jobs and relevant documents are entered into the digital workflow and that the job status is always accurate and up to date.
・ Build strong working relationships with internal departments to support the team, ensure the smooth flow of work to/from Creative / Production team for driving process
efficiencies, and escalate issues
・ Identify resource issues and develop contingency plans as required
・ Develop/Design/Update project workflows and pipelines utilizing relevant technologies to assist in pipeline efficiencies and information routing and management
・ Assign individual resource responsibilities and ensure all assigned resources are logging time against projects, identify when and where time budgets are being exceeded
・ Run quarterly, half yearly and yearly staff evaluations to ensure team members are
performing as expected
・ Consolidate and manage team training requirements based on quarterly evaluations
・ Bachelor's degree in a related field; preferably PMI certified.
・ Minimum of 4-6 years project management experience.
・ Experience in managing group of teams
・ Experience in working with an international team is a plus.
・ Logical thinking, the ability to see big picture while managing every detail
・ Ability to offer creative solutions to complex problems and translate options into
・ Knowledge of creative production processes, web development and content development are plus
・ Understanding of digital workflow tools and how they interact/support agency process
・ Strong digital production knowledge including file formats, production process and digital delivery methods including a strong knowledge in multiple publishing platforms.
・ OS Platform agnostic, proficiency in the Microsoft 365 suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint, Project and Project Online), Atlassian Jira & Confluence and database management software.
・ Excellent financial and commercial skills
・ Solutions-oriented and resourceful. Accountable, independent, and mindful of others. A positive attitude and a collaborative personality.
・ Have a strong sense of curiosity, ability to learn and adapt, excellent judgement and willingness to collaborate.
・ Business-level English required
English Language level: Business level
Japanese Language level: Fluent - Native Level (Equivalent to JLPT N1)
Work permission in Japan required
10 million JPY
(Experiences and skills will be considered)
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We will review your profile and contact you within five business days should we find that you satisfy the requirements of the hiring company.
Further details about the company and position will be notified at a later date.
Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level
Job Function: Project Management, Information Technology, Advertising