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Creative Project Manager

Bloomfield, CT, | Job #318289
Job Title: Creative Project Manager
Location: Bloomfield, CT,
Type: Freelance / Contract
Job Title: Creative Project Manager
Location: Bloomfield, CT

Working with our client’s businesses and creative teams, this position is responsible for ensuring that smart and appropriate marketing communications are created, produced and distributed. As a member of our clients’s creative team, the Project Manager has an initial consultative role to help identify the objective and deliverable, help propose a smart game plan, and also manage the development and production to meet business expectations of quality, estimated turnaround time and costs. The consultative nature of this position is enabled by the Project Managers core competencies in marketing communications planning, project management and in building and maintaining strong relationships with internal clients. Importantly, the Project Manager must keep all incoming requests within the larger context of what is most appropriate for our client’s various audiences as well as determine how any new requests might be addressed with existing solutions to ensure effectiveness. The impact of this position is in ensuring simple, clear, effective and efficient delivery of consistent and respectful communication to various audiences, in keeping with overall brand standards so that all efforts help improve our client’s ability to stand out in the marketplace.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for development of the cost estimate and schedules – and all assumptions those deliverables are based on – for a project/initiative
  • Clear communicator and articulates detailed, accurate, fastidious scopes of work and services incorporated into proposals/statements of work that Account team develops for client consideration
  • Maintains tight control of creative development timelines, in working with the Creative team on deliverables and due dates
  • Provides Creative teams allotted hours and parameters for their deliverables, monitors the work to stay within defined/approved scope
  • Coordinates kickoff meetings, periodic project check-ins, proofreading, translation, and legal review requirements
  • Elevation of concerns to Account team or Creative team
  • Close collaborator with Account Supervisor (and/or Account Director), ensuring clients feel good about the work delivered; the Project Manager holds collective team to schedules and budget parameters
  • Lead/point of contact with direct client interface for Path 3 (Tactical and Transactional)
  • Seek consultation, when needed, with internal and external partners/vendors to inform the project team and the client with information needed to make decisions on project direction
  • Track and report estimated vs. actual costs.  Track schedules to ensure on-time delivery
  • Keep project status reporting tool updated in real time
  • Coordinate with internal production teams and/or external production vendors, as needed, to ensure the end creative product will meet production specifications

Job ID: 318289HP
We are passionate about connecting you with the right role at the right organization—and providing you great benefits for the great work you do. With an attractive compensation package including competitive salary, 401(k) plan, weekly paychecks, holiday pay and a health benefits program, we have you covered.

Cella is an award-winning leader in consulting, staffing and managed solutions for creative, marketing, digital and proposal development teams. We help people build meaningful careers and partner with companies to help them win. Our staffing solutions include freelance, contract, temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire positions. Cella is the only creative staffing firm to win the Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for 10 years running. And as a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise, we proudly help clients meet diversity objectives, too. Cella is an equal opportunity employer.