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Associate Project Manager 2017-12-31T00:27:27-05:00
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Associate Project Manager

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Chicago, Illinois
Posted October 01
Freelance
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to anna@thesmartdept.com.
smartdept. is hiring an associate project manager for a 10 week freelance project with our client, a global pharmacy retailer, based in Deerfield, IL.
What You'll Do:
• Responsible for managing the creative development, execution, and production workflow for marketing projects.
• Manages the creative development, execution, and production workflow for marketing projects.
• Acts as liaison between project initiators/requesters, and the internal creative and production teams and managers. Gathers necessary information, including business goals/objectives, design/messaging information, format specifications, timing, and budget.
• Processes, prepares, publishes and communicates timing and actions to meet established deadlines of projects
• Remains abreast of job status and keeps all concerned informed of the current status of all jobs in progress with regular frequency.
• Manages the routing for approval stages of projects, and reviews proofs during the stages to ensure project objectives have been met and questions/concerns have been addressed.
• Troubleshoots on projects and facilitates resolution on any issues that may jeopardize the timely completion, accuracy and quality of projects.
• Collects artwork, hard copies and all other related job materials for release to appropriate internal personnel or outside vendor.
What You Need: 
• Bachelor's Degree and 1 year of experience doing project management for marketing/creative, execution, and production stages of marketing campaigns and projects. OR high school diploma/GED and at least 3 years experience of project management for creative, execution, and production stages of marketing campaigns and projects.
• Experience in the indirect management of team members, including assisting in the development, training and assignment of work/projects
• Experience developing and delivering presentations to various audience levels within an organization.
• Experience in identifying operational issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems
• Experience with project management (for example: planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives).
• Experience building and maintaining relationships within a team.
• Experience using time management skills such as prioritizing/organizing and tracking details and meeting deadlines of multiple projects with varying completion dates.
• Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Office 365: Word (for example: creating and modifying text styles, numbering and sorting lists, working with sections and columns, formatting tables, and using templates and using diagrams and drawing tools), Excel (for example: formatting text and borders of cells, working with workbooks and worksheets, using range names, referencing cells, sorting, and auto filtering) and PowerPoint (for example: creating presentations, adding and removing slides, entering and formatting text, applying design templates, modifying masters, inserting graphics and objects, creating handouts). leveling resources across task, assigning costs to a tasks, tracking percent complete, start, and finish dates, and viewing progress through the Ghantt chart or reports).
• Intermediate level experience with work management tools like Workfornt, Asana, or Aprimo.
• leveling resources across task, assigning costs to a tasks, tracking percent complete, start, and finish dates, and viewing progress through the Ghantt chart or reports).

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to anna@thesmartdept.com.