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Digital Project Manager

Chicago-based digital agency is looking for a project manager that is interested in being part of a growing company. 

We are looking for a professional project manager to oversee and facilitate website projects like digital strategy, user experience, website design, and digital marketing (SEO and CRO) campaigns.

Candidate must be an independent self-starter and have a burning desire to make a big impact at a small company.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience managing digital web projects. 
  • Proven knowledge of project management methodologies. PMP not required, but must show history of PM background.
  • Better than working knowledge of Microsoft Project and ideally a working knowledge of Slack, Asana, Dropbox and WordPress.

Must Haves:

  • End-to-end website project management experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of website development cycle
  • Experience creating website project documents like statement of work (SOW) and project specification.
  • Proven expertise in the digital space, including an understanding of information architecture, social media, content management systems and mobile. 
  • Ability to pick up a website project of any size at any point in the project lifecycle and drive it to an on-time, within-budget completion.
  • Ability to manage project scope, time and budget with the client in an effective way.

The candidate best suited for this position must be able to prove they can:

  • Apply critical thinking to challenges.
  • Manage a team which includes creatives and developers.
  • Manage individual projects while also being able to look at the portfolio of projects and forecast potential bottlenecks with resources.
  • Manage client expectations.
  • Report and communicate on the state of projects and what work needs to be done by the team.
  • Work autonomously.
  • Be diplomatic in sensitive situations including internal staff, but most importantly with clients. 
  • Be a leader with a desire to own the delivery of client projects from top to bottom. 
  • Talk about facets of the web in a strategic fashion, including UX/UI, design, web development and content strategy.
  • Be flexible in a pinch. Have examples of when you were in a tight predicament with a client and how you managed it.

Competencies:

  • Strong organization, prioritization, preparation, time management and planning skills. 
  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Excellent writing and grammar.
  • Proactive and assertive discovery and problem-solving orientation. 
  • Customer-centric mindset. 
  • Ability to receive instructions, communicate status, and manage appropriate expectations. 
  • Skills to manage a dynamic multi-task work environment. 
  • Ability to work with a sense of urgency and attention to detail.
  • Professional mindset and appearance.

Nice To Haves:

  • Experience working with technical & creative people
  • Experience with mid-market businesses
  • Specific examples related to digital projects like UX / UI, website design, SEO and conversion optimization.
  • Desire to be the driver for PM methodology within the company.

Benefits:

  • Retirement matching
  • Competitive base salary with optional bonus
  • Ongoing education reimbursement
  • Opportunities to grow
  • Summer hours: half-day Fridays during the summer
  • All government  holidays (10 days per year) off
  • Ten days paid time off (PTO); Take-it-as-you-want-it vacation policy
  • Holiday shutdown: ~2 weeks off yearly that does not go against PTO
  • Remote work options: flexible scheduling
  • Office location off CTA Brown Line: Montrose and Ravenswood Metra

If you are interested in interviewing for this position, simply follow these steps:

  • Include a cover letter with your application. The cover letter should be thoughtful and specific to this job posting. 
  • Attach a resume that is customized to this job listing. 
  • Include your salary requirements for the position.

Any submissions that do not follow these steps will not be considered.

Email resume and application requirements to: jobs@gulosolutions.com