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Project Manager

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Avocet Communications is an integrated marketing communications firm celebrating 42 years in the biz. We are focused on igniting business growth through Brave and Bold marketing strategies. We are focused on creating relationships through deep engagement between brands and their customers that translate into tangible results.

We are a team of hard-working, fast-moving, energetic, passionate, driven, straight-talking creative thinkers. We like being challenged, and we love the collaboration necessary to succeed. If this sounds like a place you would thrive in, let’s make something happen.

Gig Job Description

The Project Manager works with the Client Service team to manage all marketing communications projects for assigned clients. Involved from new business meetings and pitches through project completion, the project manager is responsible for initiating proposals and project plans, then guiding the project through development and creative. The project manager works with their supervisor and together they serve as the liaison between the client and the agency teams. An effective problem-solver on a day-to-day basis, the project manager must be adept at anticipating problems, recognizing opportunities, and sharing recommendations/insights with his/her team.

The project manager requires superior project management skills. S/he must be a conscientious team player and a good organizer. This person also demonstrates excellent verbal and written communications skills. The project manager is a creative problem solver, exhibiting initiative and understands the value of being a strategic thinker versus an order taker.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with all agency department staff to develop and implement strategic project plans (first pass at creative briefs and scopes of work)
  • Has a thorough understanding of the planning, creative and production processes.
  • Proactively gathers the necessary information to plan and implement each client project.
  • Provides timely issuance of all documentation: proposals, project initiations, creative briefs, estimates, timelines, meeting summaries, and status and budget reports.
  • Manages time and financial resources to ensure client projects are on time and on budget.
  • Handles monthly billing and reconciliation of all projects for assigned clients; maintains ongoing accounting status reports for clients.
  • Responsible for creating client contact reports, distributing in a timely manner, and tasking internal teams as appropriate.
  • Maintains working knowledge of pertinent software and peripherals needed to complete work.
  • Has a solid working understanding of digital and traditional media channels.

 

Additional Responsibilities for Digital-based & Remote Work:

  • Responsible for creating development timelines
  • Responsible for gathering technical and functional requirements for digital projects
  • Responsible for helping to manage and maintain client deliverables
  • Be independent and have initiative to start and complete projects with minimal supervision.

 

Education and Training:

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in advertising/marketing or relevant field.  Successful candidate will need to be able to manage a wide variety of tasks at one time with a strong emphasis on detail. Specific Account Executive and/or digital experience at an ad agency or marketing firm preferred.

 

The Successful Candidate Will:

  • Have previous experience in a Project Manager for a marketing/communications role
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Be well organized and detail oriented
  • Have excellent people skills and the ability to work efficiently remotely, or in person with a wide variety of personalities
  • Be well versed in excel and budget management
  • Maintain a professional appearance and persona virtually or in person
  • Perform under tight deadlines
  • Be able to handle pressure well
  • Fit into the Avocet agency culture

 

Reports to:

Client Services Director

ONE SIZE
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We get it…and we’re looking for YOU!

If you are:

  • Burnt out by the 9-5
  • Looking for a gig position (fractional and not full-time) at 5-20 hrs a week
  • Want more flexibility
  • Looking to make a little dough on the side
  • Need a better work life balance

This could be a good gig for you!

For over 40 years we have represented a wide array of B2B and B2C clients, from aerospace to retail to food to healthcare and medical sectors – all with an eye toward driving radical growth and opening new markets.
If designing your day around stuff you LOVE to do sounds good, we want to hear from you!

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425 Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501

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Denver, CO 80231
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It’s time to be fearless. It’s time to be bold. Call today and ignite your success! 303.678.7102.

LONGMONT (Headquarters)

425 Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501

DENVER

2373 Central Park Blvd, Ste 100
Denver, CO 80231
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It’s time to be fearless. It’s time to be bold. Call today and ignite your success! 303.678.7102.

LONGMONT (Headquarters)

425 Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501

DENVER

2373 Central Park Blvd, Ste 100
Denver, CO 80231
*Required Field

CONTACT

It’s time to be fearless. It’s time to be bold. Call today and ignite your success! 303.678.7102.

LONGMONT (Headquarters)

425 Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501

DENVER

2373 Central Park Blvd, Ste 100
Denver, CO 80231
*Required Field