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Creative Project Manager

Waltham, MA | Job #319299
Job Title: Creative Project Manager
Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Type: Freelance / Contract
We have an immediate, temp-to-hire project management need for our client in Waltham, MA. This Creative Project Manager will ensure the creative team has all necessary resources to produce their best quality work, on time and on budget. This individual will manage project traffic and creative resources with a high level of visibility so that all stakeholders remain informed and expectations are met. The Creative Project Manager is also expected to participate in creative development, take ownership of the studio’s digital asset library and assist with reporting and light financial administration.

Creative Project Manager Responsibilities:

  • Manage project assets so the creative team has everything necessary to produce their best work, including clear project details, reference materials, image assets, schedules, LOE and deadlines
  • Create project timelines and manage delivery throughout project lifecycles—kickoff to completion
  • Set daily priorities and assign tasks among team members, maintaining balanced workloads
  • Identify, communicate and manage production risks to eliminate potential pitfalls or obstacles
  • Manage expectations and provide regular updates to stakeholders—clients, creatives and managers—on project progress, tasks and milestones
  • Collaborate on project initiation, creative development and direction with client, design and production teams.
  • Prepare project cost estimates and assist with monthly billing reconciliation
  • Own the studio’s project management software—maintain content quality, provide new user training, manage day-to-day traffic operations and answer user questions
  • Be a point of contact for and assist ad-hoc team members with project scheduling, asset transfers and other creative needs
  • Produce reports for management summarizing department performance, costs and other metrics
  • Manage the digital asset library containing collateral and components, and respond to requests for images, logos, artwork files
  • Continually identify opportunities for improving team operating procedures, workflows and infrastructure
  • Implement process and operational best practices
Creative Project Manager Requirements:
  • Successful track record managing project traffic for a creative agency or in-house team
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and relationship- building skills
  • Excellent client management skills
  • Strong ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Outstanding attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience using FunctionFox or similar project management software
  • Experience using Veeva Vault or similar digital asset management technologies
  • Understanding of the creative process as well as design and print/digital production
  • Proficient using Adobe Acrobat and MS Office (Excel and Power Point, in particular)
  • Bachelor’s degree — preferably in marketing, communications, advertising or business
  • Minimum of two years professional traffic or project management experience for a high-volume creative organization
  • Healthcare industry experience preferred
Job ID: 319299DC
We are passionate about connecting you with the right role at the right organization—and providing you great benefits for the great work you do. With an attractive compensation package including competitive salary, 401(k) plan, weekly paychecks, holiday pay and a health benefits program, we have you covered.

Cella is an award-winning leader in consulting, staffing and managed solutions for creative, marketing, digital and proposal development teams. We help people build meaningful careers and partner with companies to help them win. Our staffing solutions include freelance, contract, temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire positions. Cella is the only creative staffing firm to win the Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for 10 years running. And as a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise, we proudly help clients meet diversity objectives, too. Cella is an equal opportunity employer.