Project Director

New York, New York, United States

Published

12/18/2023

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Title: Director, Project Management (Crisis & Issues)

Description: Project Management  

Weber Shandwick is currently seeking a Director, Project Management for the Crisis & Issues team who will work closely with team members in account, creative, public relations, and strategy, as well as report to a VP or SVP, across a portfolio of client engagements.

Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of a client engagement and drive integration. Partner closely with public affairs, strategy, insights, new business, finance, and resourcing leads to institute best practices
  • Be a proactive, agile and solution-oriented
  • Define and support cross-functional teams on roles and responsibilities, processes, and templates
  • Manage projects with internal and external partners focusing on balancing quality, cost and timing while exceeding client expectations
  • Manage project deliverables across multiple work streams and independently prioritize as appropriate
  • Help coordinate various specialty functions including public affairs, strategy, insights, paid media, and analytics
  • Set expectations at the beginning of a project. As any issues arise, proactively find solutions without compromising quality, team morale, or budget.
  • Partner with internal finance team on overall financial management of the client (SOW development; monitoring and tracking deliverables and budgets; forecasting; change management and reporting)
  • Negotiate conflict, manage differences of opinion, and communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate strong, professional work ethic and financial acumen

Requirements:

  • 8+ years of Project Management experience, preferably in a consulting agency, media relations communications, law firm or political campaign setting
  • Expert skills in scoping, pricing, and timeline development for complex, agile programs. Ability to prioritize and plan work activities to meet deadlines. Ability to work effectively with established deadlines and pressure.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to build cooperative, effective relationships, facilitate communication and understanding among professionals across multiple levels. The ability to build consensus, anticipate problems and difficult situations, and develop workable strategies and solutions.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Proficient in collaboration tools such as Microsoft Products and Smartsheets.

The Weber Shandwick Collective recognizes that your health and wellbeing are a priority. This is why we offer a full suite of benefits including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k (with employer match)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Juice Money – $60 monthly reimbursement to be used towards purchases that nourish your health, mind, body, and soul
  • MyDays – Flexible holiday schedules
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Employee Family Leave
  • Family Building Benefit

NYC Salary range: $110,000.00 – $135,000.00

Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position; market considerations; budgetary considerations; tenure and standing with the company (applicable to current employees); as well as the employee’s/applicant’s background, pertinent experience, and qualifications.

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.

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  • Resume 
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Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.

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Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of a client engagement and drive integration. Partner closely with public affairs, strategy, insights, new business, finance, and resourcing leads to institute best practices
  • Be a proactive, agile and solution-oriented
  • Define and support cross-functional teams on roles and responsibilities, processes, and templates
  • Manage projects with internal and external partners focusing on balancing quality, cost and timing while exceeding client expectations
  • Manage project deliverables across multiple work streams and independently prioritize as appropriate
  • Help coordinate various specialty functions including public affairs, strategy, insights, paid media, and analytics
  • Set expectations at the beginning of a project. As any issues arise, proactively find solutions without compromising quality, team morale, or budget.
  • Partner with internal finance team on overall financial management of the client (SOW development; monitoring and tracking deliverables and budgets; forecasting; change management and reporting)
  • Negotiate conflict, manage differences of opinion, and communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate strong, professional work ethic and financial acumen

Requirements:

  • 4+ years of Project Management experience, preferably in a consulting agency, media relations communications, law firm or political campaign setting
  • Expert skills in scoping, pricing, and timeline development for complex, agile programs. Ability to prioritize and plan work activities to meet deadlines. Ability to work effectively with established deadlines and pressure.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to build cooperative, effective relationships, facilitate communication and understanding among professionals across multiple levels. The ability to build consensus, anticipate problems and difficult situations, and develop workable strategies and solutions.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Proficient in collaboration tools such as Microsoft Products and Smartsheets.

The Weber Shandwick Collective recognizes that your health and wellbeing are a priority. This is why we offer a full suite of benefits including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k (with employer match)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Juice Money – $60 monthly reimbursement to be used towards purchases that nourish your health, mind, body, and soul
  • MyDays – Flexible holiday schedules
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Employee Family Leave
  • Family Building Benefit

NYC Salary range: $110,000.00 

Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position; market considerations; budgetary considerations; tenure and standing with the company (applicable to current employees); as well as the employee’s/applicant’s background, pertinent experience, and qualifications.

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

#LI-OD1 

We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.