Senior Project Manager - Packaging

We are Periscope, and we’re proud to be the most visionary, independent, fully integrated agency in the country. Our mission is Do Things People Love, and our project management team embraces this philosophy every day while keeping an eagle-eye on budgets, timelines, workflow and process for a wide variety of projects – everything from the smallest print or digital banner ad to an expansive multi-discipline campaign.

We’re in the hunt for a Sr. Project Manager to join our packaging team – if you’re a critical thinker, creative problem-solver, proactive communicator, bold asker of the right questions and promoter of positivity, you could be just the person we’re looking for.

ABOUT YOU:

  • Have been working in an advertising agency environment for a minimum of 5 years
  • Fluent in the language of print, with a strong background in packaging; from design to file execution
  • Previously, or currently, directly manage other project managers
  • You are organized, cool under pressure and always thinking several steps ahead
  • Demonstrates the ability to make the right call even when there isn’t a precedent
  • A natural at infusing collaboration and supportiveness into all interactions
  • An effective mentor, keeping an eye out for opportunities to help guide others
  • Knows how to impart a sense of urgency when needed, while remaining unflappable
  • Maintains optimism and motivates in tough situations
  • Keep the “what ifs” in mind at all times and have top notch solutions at-the-ready
  • Highly self-motivated, willingness to learn, and a drive to evaluate processes for efficiency

ABOUT THE GIG:

  • Manage multiple projects – own the assignment, manage the plan, power the team – juggling a high volume of work on frequently short deadlines
  • Schedule and attend internal team meetings for projects: kickoff, internal briefing, internal creative review, status and pre-production as needed
  • Collaborate with other internal team members to funnel a high volume of packaging projects from design through to execution of printer ready files
  • Develop and manage the timeline throughout the life of a project
  • Manage and enforce deadlines with a sense of urgency, priority and humor
  • Nurture, manage and rally colleagues to deliver better results; bring order to chaos
  • Understand what problems could affect quality, timing or budgets and know when to notify the team
  • Facilitate open, timely and effective communication amongst team members

SKILLS / EXPERIENCE:

  • College graduate – B.A. or equivalent education and/or work experience
  • Agency experience preferred
  • Experience with print techniques, color and file formats, substrate knowledge preferred
  • Handled large (and small) scale brand execution campaigns, specifically packaging
  • Understand and interpret brand style guides, toolkits, production guides and dielines for different print methodologies
  • At least 5 years of experience working with cross-functional teams on a variety of projects, from the highly strategic to volume-based production
  • Solid knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and work management software

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