American Advertising Federation of Des Moines

Project Manager

Company: Two Rivers Marketing

Full time
Posted: 12/09/2018
Deadline: 01/31/2019
Des Moines, IA


The Project Manager will manage all client projects through their lifecycle, including scoping proposals and timelines, creating estimates, as well as managing budgets and work-back schedules. This position works closely with the Project Coordinator to facilitate consistent communication between the agency’s creative, digital, media, strategy, public relations and client services teams, ensuring the on-time delivery of all client projects. The Project Manager is responsible for being the agency advocate and effectively managing their projects on budget, on time and on quality (tactical).


Drives completion of onboarding checklist, including gathering client inventory/assets

Manages project timelines

Manages all projects on quality (tactical), on time and on budget

Manages the consistent successful facilitation of projects from estimation through launch and ongoing execution

Manages project-related freelancers daily

Ensures vendor quotes align with project budgets

Ensures all POs are within budgeted scope of project

Maintains and monitors project budgets and schedules daily

Ensures team stays within agreed upon budget and informs all parties of any changes to scope/assumptions/issues that arise

Proactively manages and updates project work-back schedules

Manages tactical quality of all client deliverables

Maintains campaigns/projects in Workamajig Ensures all content is accurately entered into templated digital platforms (emails, website updates, blogs and articles)

Owns internal agency advocate communication

Manages project transactions (reviews and adjusts) on a weekly basis

Demonstrates basic knowledge of program/campaign workflow

Maintains a deep understanding of project workflow

Maintains professional internal and external relationships that meet company core values

Other duties, as assigned


2+ years of project management experience

Marketing agency experience a plus

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Experience developing work breakdown structures, creating timelines and driving successful execution of milestones, on-quality, on-budget and on-schedule

Experience collaborating with team members to create detailed project estimates aligned with proposed scopes of work

Experience in project financial management and analysis

Experience with Workamajig, Workbook, Advantage, NetSuite OpenAir, Clients and Profits or other integrated operations tools a plus

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