Contract Project Manager

Overview:
Mode is searching for a Project Manager to fulfill a 6-month contract beginning Aug. 1.

The successful candidate will have experience in agency process and resource management, owning the complete life cycle of key projects, driving necessary change throughout. This role will manage dedicated projects across all mediums including brand systems, physical extensions, campaigns and content, and digital ecosystems. The ideal candidate is an assertive problem solver, great communicator, and strong team leader who successfully guides client projects through the studio.

Project Managers should be comfortable managing the full project including process guidance, task assignments, timeline creation, and team management. Encouraging communication and enhancing morale, our Project Managers set the tone of each project and carry the team as they adapt to unexpected changes in scope, timeline, and client expectations. Project scopes can vary from a single brand mark or landing page to multifaceted and multi-channeled campaigns. As the internal point person on all projects, our Project Managers play a key role in their success.

Responsibilities:
• Independently lead and manage multiple projects across varied mediums for accuracy, efficiency, and functionality while identifying and achieving resolution on project issues
• Provide support to the Production team on key projects and tasks
• Cultivate relationships with the internal teams, partners, vendors, and clients to create trust, meet goals, and successfully guide projects to completion
• Negotiate, define, communicate, and manage the hours and budget scope of current and future projects, ensuring they are delivered on time and within budget
• Work closely with project team members to identify internal project agreements while considering broader client goals and expectations that must be met
• Work with the production team and creative/digital leaders to manage full agency resources and priorities daily
• Manage, forecast, and track project schedules through their life cycles while keeping full studio resources and deadlines in mind
• Oversee standards of quality for all of your projects
• Full-time position, Monday – Friday, hybrid remote/in-office

About you:
• Has at least 2-4 years agency-level experience or similar managing projects
• Outstanding communicator and connector
• Incredibly detail-oriented and organized with the ability to balance multiple responsibilities at once
• Flexible in work style, approach, and responses
• Leads with empathy and understanding
• Strong, solutions-oriented leader
• Courageous with questions to advance experience and impact
• Calm under pressure and positive in the face of challenges
• Adaptable and direct in approach to work and relationships
• Confident in your abilities
• Self-starter, proactively identifying solutions when faced with obstacles
• Passionate about people and cultivating relationships