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Marketing Communications Project Manager

  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #3150

Our Partner is hiring a Marketing Project Manager to contract for around 30 hours a week. In this role, you will be developing and executing detailed project plans for foundation related projects and integrating Marketing Communications campaigns/plans (IMC plans) associated with key foundation and business initiatives. This involves day-to-day management of projects to generate effective and measurable outcomes for our customers, communities and company as outlined in service level agreements. This person must be in the Madison, WI Area.

What You'll Do:

  • Project Execution/Implementation
  • Collaborate with business partners and account managers to understand the IMC plan, goals and objectives
  • Create long- and short-term project plans (based on IMC plans), including setting targets for milestones, adhering to deadlines and allocating resources
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and goals; ensuring the goals are documented, communicated and measurable
  • Open/close jobs and manage timelines in project management software, including managing approvals
  • Identify stakeholders and articulate tasks to be completed by each and work with those individuals (internal or external) to facilitate the communications needed to complete the tasks on time and budget
  • Prioritize multiple projects and timelines; identify and manage potential liabilities of managing multiple projects
  • Make effective decisions when presented with multiple options for how to progress with the project
  • Serve as a point of contact for teams when multiple resources are assigned to the same project to ensure team actions remain in synergy (i.e. digital, creative, account)
  • Serve as a member of the account core team; Communicate with the Foundation team to keep foundation specific projects aligned with business goals
  • Perform quality control on the project throughout development to maintain the standards expected
  • Adjust schedules and targets on the project as needed; communicate changes with core team Marketing Operations
  • Work with account manager to collect post-campaign data, conduct project analysis for effectiveness, impact delivered, to inform future changes to program plans – as well as establish best practices to be leveraged across similar campaign types
  • Prepare quarterly summaries to report performance, insights and recommendations to business partners as part of the Service Level Agreement. Budget Management
  • Monitor and track project expenses to ensure that estimated and/or approved budgets are not exceeded, and that execution is as cost-efficient as possible
  • Brand Governance
  • Ensure proper use of Company brand, trademarks and logos internally and externally

What You'll Bring:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or Communications degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of marketing or communications experience preferred Essential Skills & Knowledge:
  • Proficient in Adobe WorkFront™
  • Well-organized, detail/project/goal oriented and ability to work under deadlines
  • Ability to effectively influence and work with individuals or teams, internally or externally, to achieve impactful tactical execution of communications tactics, on time and within budget
  • Ability to manage communications with multiple internal stakeholders
  • Proficient in project management principles, tools and methodologies
  • Cost, risk, prioritization and time management skills
  • Expertise in data analytics and delivering insights and recommendations
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Ability to make critical decisions under pressure
  • Ability to assign tasks effectively
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships
  • Thrives in a collaborative team environment

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