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Brand PM
St. Paul, Minnesota  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on January 19, 2022
Job Id #53014 Posted January 4, 2022

Job Description:
  • As one of the four fundamental strengths of the company, the Client brand is a core driver of the company’s success.
  • The Project Manager will contribute to the success of critical Client brand plan priorities by providing strong project leadership and management for a portfolio of strategic initiatives that
  • must be delivered on time, within scope and within approved budget parameters.
  • This person will report to the Global Brand Marketing Manager with work direction provided by Division Management and is expected to leverage their project management expertise to proactively support the execution of concurrent Brand campaigns, and business-sponsored projects where project ownership resides with multiple stakeholders.
  • The Project Manager is responsible for developing and managing project timelines, cross-functional and intracompany communication, and deliverable routing for several large, complex projects, enabling seamless execution from the initial planning stages and development through final delivery or launch.
  • The ideal candidate is a self-starter that possesses strong business acumen, excellent written and verbal communication skills, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and the demonstrated ability to drive cross-functional alignment and execution with large teams.
  • This candidate approaches project obstacles with an agile, entrepreneurial mindset and an unwavering “can-do” attitude that rallies team members to move work forward. At Client , you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.
Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Provide proactive, end-to-end project management leadership reporting and manager visibility to Road Safety campaign that is large in scope and complexity (PM from soup to nuts with limited direction needed)
  • Leverage collaborative project management tools to enable real-time visibility and tracking across business sponsored campaigns (i.e. Road Safety Campaign) while ensuring that action items are delivered on time, meet strategic objectives and fall within approved scope and budget parameters Act as key liaison with business/division and its partners (e.g., NGOs vs. agency partners) in the management and coordination of project timelines, budgets, dependencies, role clarity, deliverables and issue resolution to ensure project quality and success
  • Develop and maintain oversight of third party SOWs and service delivery, partnering effectively with Global Brand Marketing Manager, Sourcing and Legal to ensure agreements accurately reflect business needs
  • Facilitate the execution of on-time, high-quality deliverables by raising visibility of priority project statuses and deadlines, supporting project-specific budget needs (SOWs, PO creation, invoice submissions, etc.)
  • Leverage project management expertise, business savvy and critical thinking skills to proactively problem-solve and manage interdependencies when operating in ambiguous
  • circumstances
  • Lead and/or contribute to continuous business process improvement efforts to help streamline and standardize overarching Brand team and individual project workflows, communication, and resource efficiencies
Basic Qualifications:
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience as a Project Manager working with marketing, or advertising teams in a private, public, government, or military environment
  • Experience working with collaborative project tools for timeline development, project status/tracking, budget tracking and detail, document sharing, and real-time team communication in a private, public, government, or military environment
  • High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Proactive, solutions-oriented mindset with demonstrated ability to resolve project issues using sound, data-driven judgement
  • Experience working with non-profits, international NGO and government agencies a plus
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of Project Management principles and methodology
  • Multi-tasking self-starter who is hyper-organized, detail-oriented and highly accountable, yet flexible and collaborative
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt or evolve own viewpoints and recommendations to create “winwin solutions” that address stakeholder needs and/or changes in strategic direction
  • Ability to grasp big picture strategy and executional detail, while anticipating the downstream impact of project challenges/obstacles
  • Demonstrated confidence, comfort and experience in leading large team meetings
  • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal skills, with proven ability to build and foster strong relationships within teams, across departments and with external partners
  • Challenges the status quo, champions continuous improvement and inspires others to do the same
  • PMP certification is a plus
  • Core working hours of 9:00am-5:00pm with the ability to work flexible work hours depending on current priorities

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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