Jr Manager, Project Management

Chicago, IL

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Position Overview

The Junior Project Manager supports teams through the various phases of our client engagements, helping to ensure that: the project timelines are adhered to; key contacts are connected, and the quality of our work is exceptional. More importantly, the role is an active collaborator who understands the vision and objectives for the entire project and appreciates that it is only successful if Transparent has delivered significant value for the client. 

Transparent teams will move fast and employ methodologies and techniques designed to sequence specific activities with a strategic and tactical pace while maintaining accuracy and quality. The Junior Project Manager must have experience with engagements where rapid information gathering, ongoing deliverables and changing implementation schedules are common as these are some of the pillars of Transparent’s approach.

Transparent is a marketing technology and data consultancy focused on delivering results for organizations across a multitude of verticals. As such, we are seeking individuals with experience working with teams who are passionate about creating best-in-class solutions that will bring tangible value back to our client partners.

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2+years of experience at a digital agency, consultancy or similar internal client organization.
  • Proficiency with the tools of the trade (e.g., Excel, Trello, Slack, Wrike, Google Suite, etc.)
  • Demonstrable experience working in agile methodologies is preferred.

Position Responsibilities

This role includes the expected, day-to-day responsibilities associated with Junior Project Managers at a consultancy. These include:

  • Creation and ongoing management of project(s) timelines.
  • Coordination of ongoing team communication, including the preparation of weekly status reports, leadership updates, and facilitation of regular team and client status meetings.
  • Support the account team in their efforts to organize information to support deliverables
  • Coordination with client finance leads to report forecast and project profitability for specific accounts
  • Tight collaboration with Transparent Account Management to ensure client satisfaction and identification of new business opportunities.
  • Recognition and escalation of issues potentially disrupting delivery and quality to Transparent leadership as warranted.
  • Scope monitoring, including identification of the need for and supporting the development of change orders as appropriate.

Role Competencies

  • Domain Knowledge - Establishes credibility quickly. Identifies, organizes and maintains core body of knowledge and translates knowledge into action within Transparent and across clients
  • Focus on Goals &Results- Achieves set goals for each account project. Ensures that delivered work product addresses the scope of work with the highest level of quality
  • Motivation andInitiative- Anticipates and proactively addresses issues throughout the project
  • Customer Focus - Serves as a resource and coordinates logistics for all deliverables
  • Leadership - Leads by example and with integrity.  Provides guidance to the team and the daily management of tasks and activities
  • Effective Teams - Provides constructive feedback to  members routinely and creates targeted opportunities for professional  development
  • Interpersonal and Political Savvy - Works with stakeholders at multiple  levels to manage complex interactions with tact and diplomacy.  Leverage relationships appropriately to  drive processes.
  • Project Management - Prioritizes allocation of time and  resources across multiple projects and owns accountability for successful  completion of projects

Company Overview

We are on a mission to empower industry leaders to drive profitable business growth through better connected customer data, technology automation and enhanced collaboration. We do this by uncovering obstacles prohibiting progress, and aligning the people, processes, and platforms required to overcome challenges and enabling opportunities to achieve business goals. All the while, we provide unbiased support, education and guidance for strategically harnessing the power of customer data, which is our differentiator for a successful outcome.

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