Robert Half The Creative Group Freelance Senior Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois

Freelance Senior Project Managers provide the structure and support the overall vision for assigned projects (e.g. web development, advertising, media, strategy, technology, etc). They are responsible for overseeing and directing multiple projects at a time (within a given brand or client or potentially across multiple brands or clients) or a singular, large scale or highly complex project, and ensuring that these projects meet or exceed internal team and client expectations and are delivered on-time and on-budget. They will interface heavily with senior marketing, technical, and executive management within the client to assure that the solution is understood and addresses the customer's business requirements. They will also ensure that the challenge and requirements are understood by the team and will participate in the solution developed by the team. They are also responsible for the accurate financial management of the portfolio of projects to which they're assigned. In addition to project responsibilities, Senior Project Managers may also participate in the business development process and may be a key member of the pre-sales team. Senior Project Managers work independently, with minimal input from direct manager needed for job performance.

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Req ID: 04860-9500277741

Functional Role: Mktg/Comm Project Manager

Country: USA

State: IL

City: Chicago

Postal Code: 60654

Compensation: $43.00 to $49.00 per hour

Requirements: 5-7 years of experience managing interactive projects, preferably in a consulting or agency environment

  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred

  • Advanced knowledge of one or more of the following: software development life cycles, web technologies, web development processes and the delivery of solutions with creative and engineering components, media and advertising projects, digital strategy projects

  • Advanced understanding of project management methodology including the ability to identify and resolve issues, manage risk, develop detailed work plans and specifications, perform resource allocations and run team meetings

  • Ability to work on multiple projects and manage multiple project coordinators, leads and/or managers at one time

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to motivate staff/project team, inspire teamwork and take a leadership role

  • Ability to solve complex problems with keen instincts and organizational experience

  • Expert Microsoft Project and MS Office skills

  • Must be able to simultaneously focus on big picture, details and driving results

  • Strong knowledge of contract interpretation and negotiation

  • 1-3 years of people management experience