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Project Manager

$115k – $120k • No equity
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As the Senior Producer, you will manage projects from beginning to end. You will lead and facilitate the teams through complex problem solving and know every single detail of any given project at any given time. You anticipate project needs/solutions and are able to communicate a call to action with the team in a seamless and motivational way. During the development phase you will be the liaison between external engineering teams and design teams to collect requests and requirements. Your strong understanding of design and development lifecycles is linked to your overall collaborative process.

To accomplish this, you bring a thoughtful and consultative approach to the job every day. To clients, you will convey a deep understanding of Awake’s digital design strategy, and technology principles and of course, have an eye for design. In addition, you will ensure the team can navigate the comprehensive challenges involved in innovation and are admired for you abilities and results.

You are expected to drive the creation of design processes, an expert in project management with an ability to yield high quality and on schedule results. While the role is primarily focused on program initiation being driven to completion, he/she will also have an opportunity to cultivate ongoing engagements and building of long term relationships with decision makers and influencers to grow existing clients.

The Contribution:
Work with internal team to clarify strategic requirements and manage expectations of the project
Lead external senior client meetings, ensuring they stay on task and meet stated objectives; Is an expert presenter and comfortable interacting with senior level clients
Lead internal meetings and team, ensuring they stay on task and meet stated objectives
Identify and ensure how to deliver the best creative work without jeopardizing schedule or budget
The ideal person knows how to scope large engagements and develop project plans and can speak to their ability and proven track record
Has experience managing multiple stakeholders and internal team and isn’t daunted by the task of leading large projects and taking ownership/responsibility for their success
Work with clients to clarify strategic requirements and manage expectations
Potential to assist with developing new business opportunities

You Are:
Someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company based in San Francisco where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests and where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point. You bring to the team and your clients the following competencies;

5-6 years of experience in digital design for innovative brands with a solid understanding of all things digital, web and app development process and technologies, and design lifecycle
Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills
Examples of successfully launched digital products which demonstrate strategic, conceptual and creative thinking
Has strong negotiations skills and experience developing Statements of Work
Knows how to scope large engagements and develop project plans
Manage multiple digital and interactive projects.
Oversee and facilitate daily and weekly tracking of projects (including budgets and schedules); and maintain consistent and effective communication/collaboration with internal team to ensure that projects are brand-right, on schedule, high quality, and on budget
Maintain regular contact with multiple external stakeholders (includes project status updates, timelines, progress files, and problem solving)
Inspire colleagues to continuously generate forward-thinking ideas and actively contribute to a culture of innovation and excellence.
A strong desire to do brand-building and award-winning work
Expert knowledge of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Sketch and most up-to-date wireframe, design and prototyping tools
Strong understanding of Design/development life cycle; development platforms, bug tracking tools, adaptable to new tools based on client needs

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