Project Manager

Do you thrive on pulling the strings behind the scenes and find gratification in the challenges of new projects? Are you skilled at taking big, overwhelming tasks and breaking them down into smaller, more approachable sub-tasks? Walz Tetrick Advertising is looking for a Project Manager who understands that agency project management is more than managing day-to-day tasks, budgets and scopes of work. We’re looking for a team player who also understands people management.

This position collaborates with key clients and each of our departments to oversee and manage client and agency projects. This position contributes to and leads company-wide initiatives related to improving our project delivery process and systems.

Responsibilities
  • Work directly with key clients to outline the scope, budget, and overall needs of each project.
  • Manage day-to-day project schedules for account service team and creative department.
  • Lead project status team meetings with key clients, account service team leads and participate in weekly creative department status meetings.
  • Work with the creative director to delegate project tasks based on individual strengths, skill sets, workload and experience levels.
  • Develop project schedules to meet budget objectives and scopes of work.
  • Identify upcoming project risks and offer possible solutions.
Required Expertise and Experience
  • Strong leadership, diplomatic and motivational skills including the ability to lead up, across and down multiple departments.
  • Ability to learn and operate the agency’s project management technology software called Advantage.
  • Ability to work with clients and department leaders to anticipate and resolve problems, project conflicts and help identify priorities.
  • Ability to learn how to manage creative projects including digital executions, collateral pieces and broadcast spots.
  • Detail-oriented while seeing the big picture using Advantage software.
  • Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience.
  • Excellent communication skills with internal and external team members.
  • 4+ years advertising agency project management experience.  
  • Familiarity with the following:
    • Workflow. Experience managing both traditional and digital processes related to the development of creative product, including, digital media and print campaigns.
    • Estimating. A clear understanding of estimating processes, keeping budgets in check and effectively communicating scope.
    • Proposal and Statements of Work (SOW). Experience identifying major project risks before they’re sold. Familiarity with proposals and SOW documents and ability to raise concerns about projects in a timely fashion.
    • Services. A strong understanding of agency services, target audiences and agency capabilities.
    • Website Development. A basic understanding of website development project lifecycle, including creative, development, testing, QA, and data collection will be helpful.
About Walz Tetrick

Walz Tetrick is a full-service marketing, creative and media agency in Kansas City. The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce named Walz Tetrick one of its Top 10 Small Businesses in 2022, honoring our resilience, innovation and values. Though we’ve been around since 1967, we approach every opportunity with the same zeal we did when we were just getting started. We look for associates, partners and clients who share that enthusiasm and appreciate our all-in approach to brand activation. With each day, we harness more tools and information to illuminate our way.

Walz Tetrick offers an office culture like no other. CEO Charlie Tetrick values his employees and creates a uniquely positive and supportive culture. We work and play as a family. Our current work hours are “in office” Monday, Wednesday and Thursday with an option to “work from anywhere” Tuesday and Friday.

We’re proud of our strong benefits package that includes a 401(k) with an employer match, long-term disability and dental insurance. We offer excellent health insurance, and the agency pays 90 percent of the employees’ premiums with an option to add a spouse and family. We have a generous paid time off policy that includes days to volunteer at a charity of your choice.

If you’re passionate, strategic, collaborative and kind, with a dose of scrappy thrown in, we want to meet you.

Interested? Excited? We are too!

Email your resume and cover letter to jobs@wtads.com
Subject line: Project Manager 

 

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