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Freelance Project Manager
  • Job ID: 136345
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Country: United States
  • State/Province: Ohio
  • City: Westerville
  • Zip/Postal Code: 43082
  • Job Category: Advertising
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Overview

You know that the outcome of a project hinges on two things: the plan and the people.

You are the glue that holds these two together. You easily maneuver the precarious path of maintaining the strategy and pace of a project, while keeping your team engaged and enthusiastic. You know what needs to be done, and your penchant for strategic delegation and problem-solving makes you a natural fit for this Freelance Project Manager position with GSW.

GSW is a full-service healthcare communications agency that goes beyond advertising to create personalized brand experiences. We develop strategic marketing solutions for pharmaceutical, biotech and health-and-wellness clients around the world. We create experiences that involve, inspire, educate and activate people through ongoing brand journeys.


Responsibilities

  • Driver of internal agency process; ensuring team adheres to process guidelines, and problem solving issues. Keeping teams committed, motivated, and productive through the duration of the project.
  • Partners with Project Planners to fully understand, and execute to established estimates & timelines
  • Responsible for partnering with the Creative Operations Manager and Studio teams in assigning Creative team members to projects.  This includes understanding job responsibilities for each Creative team member, and knowledge of project volume/workload of each Creative team member
  • Writes tasks providing clear direction on deliverables. Partners with the Associate Creative Director and Project Planners to flag any concerns on directive, and to resolve logistics.
  • Accurately captures next steps, client deliverable, etc. through conference reports or meeting recaps and distributes to appropriate team members
  • Play a central role in risk analysis. The PM must be adept at identifying potential roadblocks related to budgets, resources and timelines. Leading discussions on issue resolutions and reporting these potential issues to leadership, when necessary.
  • Ensures that Client Management is communicating with Creative during client conversations and in preliminary discussions involving project ideas & direction and vice versa.  Acts as the “glue” in project development.
  • Ensures that project directive & documentation have taken place to appropriate team members.  This includes pro-actively communicating to other team members who are affected by the directive.
  • Has a thorough understanding & knowledge of what it takes creatively to develop projects (project steps, creative responsibilities & skills).  Utilizes this knowledge in helping staff for projects, tracking projects, problem solving, etc.
  • Creates/distributes team Status Sheets and updates, and pulls together key project groups as necessary
  • Ensure that all pieces are properly routed and reviewed by team members with the help of Project Coordinators.
  • Other duties as needed to meet the needs of the team. 

 

Job Requirements

Education

  • BS or BA (or relevant experience)
  • 3+ years previous in advertising/marketing project management

 Skills

  • Project Management: Good at establishing clear directions; effective communicator; problem-solver; adaptable communication style; organized; understands job responsibilities of others and functions appropriately
  • Technical Expertise: MS Office Suite; Experience with Project Management software (nice to have)

This position excludes CO applicants.

As a healthcare company we have an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities, unless an exemption can be confirmed based on a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Submission & Approval of an Exemption does not guarantee that an exemption can be accommodated.

GSW turns against the premise of doing the “same old.” Our culture is focused on collaborative, meaningful advertising and day-to-day interpersonal interaction. We value the diverse backgrounds of our team members, and everyone has the opportunity to provide input and be heard. GSW is comprised of creative, motivated individuals who are all here for a reason. We welcome those who strive to work above and beyond their role, who voice their opinion and who are engaged in all aspects of the agency.

At GSW, “speak people” is part of our every day. Our employees are inventing ways to go further, faster, thus giving purpose to liberating ideas within healthcare advertising.

GSW is part of Syneos Health Communications, a purpose-built collective of agencies focused on supporting health and biopharmaceutical innovators. We work in scalable, collaborative teams that partner across disciplines and geographies to deliver integrated communications strategies that accelerate brand performance. In today’s fast-changing and complex environment, success lies in making connections: between science, emotion, and technology; between data, design and human insight. We’re able to make those connections because our medical communications, digital, advertising, public relations, data science, research and market access specialists work closely with each other and with healthcare experts, including physicians, pharmacists and advocates. Together, we are the connected healthcare partner tapping rich insights to drive innovation, change behavior and pioneer a new era of accountable marketing.

Syneos Health Communications is powered by Syneos Health, a global professional services organization designed to help the biopharmaceutical industry shorten the distance from lab to life.

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Syneos Health is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled) 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.