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Associate Director, Project Management

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ATTN:

Administration
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Who We Are:

We’re a full-service creative shop born out of ATTN:’s purpose-driven mission to bring attention to the things that matter. We exist to build brands for the attention era. We accelerate growth for brands, putting them at the center of culture so they become the center of attention. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial spirits, creative minds and makers and we’re lucky enough to work with some of the world’s most innovative brands and culturally connected brands.

Okay enough about us, let’s talk about you.

ATTN: is looking for an Associate Director to join our Project Management team.The ideal candidate thrives as an individual contributor, running project based, highly visible projects, along with pre-sale/new business proposals. You enjoy focusing on crafting realistic and efficient project & staffing plans, are always thinking two steps ahead, effortlessly provide effective guidance, and keep calm under pressure. You’re also skilled in the art of discretion, and professionalism and not much rattles you.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead projects from start to finish, collaborating with team leads to ensure a smooth workflow, and driving the internal team forward to ensure timely completion of all deliverables, maintain ATTN:’s high standard of creative excellence
  • Lead proposal development throughout New Business and Pre-Sale processes, developing timelines, budgets, and client-facing proposals in accordance with new opportunities.
  • Collaborate with discipline leads on crafting staffing plans that outline the adequate resources for the opportunity at hand. Including crafting action plans to hire freelance or full time talent as needed.
  • Draft, maintain, and update process documents as needed/assigned, including start to finish project workflow, how-to’s for organization PM tools (Asana, Smartsheet, etc), and roles & responsibilities matrices.
  • Influence the efficiency and quality of work, advocating for agency/client relations while protecting the internal team.
  • Anticipate project issues/risks and clearly recommend and implement solutions with the project team, and subsequently communicating to clients as needed.
  • Compile regular project health reporting (i.e. Burn Reports, Utilization Reports, etc), and always prioritizing solutions that are fiscally sound for the organization’s business
  • Manage and inspire junior, mid-level, and senior project managers, acting as a role model for the team at large
  • Proactively identify areas where junior, mid-level, and senior project managers have the opportunity to adjust ways of working on projects to better suit the needs of the team and client.

The ideal candidate:

  • 6+ years of experience in project management, or equivalent proficiency
  • Managed multiple budgets over $2MM with interdisciplinary teams up to 12 people large
  • Intimately familiar with project management tools (Asana, Harvest, Smartsheet etc.), MS Office + Google Suite (Sheets, Excel, Slides, etc), and business software solutions (e.g. Netsuite) - able to craft custom templates and reports as needed
  • Strong background in drafting Statements of Work, developing budgets, staff plans and timelines
  • Significant experience managing clients (external and internal) on project scope and delivery
  • Comfortable being client-facing and presenting work
  • Ability to quickly react and adapt to changing environments
  • Organized and will geek out over process and improving process

Compensation:

This position has an estimated annual salary range of $135,000 to $142,000. Actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to demonstrated skill set, years and depth of relevant experience, and some role-dependent factors. We welcome direct conversations with each candidate about compensation in all of our initial calls.

This position is based in Los Angeles. This will be a hybrid role with a minimum of two days in office.

Our Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity:

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, ATTN: is committed to building and fostering a workplace of diversity and employee inclusion. ATTN: does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.