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DATE ADDED: Sun 08/12/2019

Digital Project Manager (Freelance)

Huntington Beach, CA, US


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

OVERVIEW Innocean is a full-service, creative Advertising Agency located in Huntington Beach, CA. We are currently seeking a responsible, assertive and process oriented Digital Producer to work with us. The successful candidate must be a person who can balance being a team partner and yet owns the project in several stages of production as the creative production and agency advocate. Work ranges from online media projects & dynamic advertising to medium sized website projects, enhancements and maintenance items. You will work on a network of properties that our users can be found on. You will work closely with Account, UX, Creative, Strategy, Data Sciences and Tech team(s) to ensure the project is on schedule, within scope and produced to the highest quality. The ability to be proactive in production needs, and can accurately asses technical needs and guide the agency/client through processes is key to this role. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES What your role is on our team: This Digital Producer is the delivery services individual responsible for creating and maintaining project information, vendor management, project financials, facilitating project team meetings, reporting on project status and health, managing milestones, escalating issues, and assisting in issue resolution. This position must keep their projects on track by troubleshooting, predicting and communicating status and risks. Digital Producers and drives project from start to finish. Defines project scope, timing, budget and estimate, and guarantees meeting those definitions within agreed variance. This position will also be working very closely with third party vendors, agencies, various developers and mobile companies as well as an agency counterparts to secure product-correct images and assets. Works with our internal Account team as well as any and all members of assigned project team to estimate costs and timing for tasks such as project strategy, functional design, visual design, technology requirements, etc., utilizing established estimating process and tools. Follows standard policies and procedures, and recommends improvements as needed. Assists with employee on-boarding and training. Perform other duties and projects as assigned Responsible for items listed in Producer Deliverables review documentation including: Vendor and Partner Management Triple Bid and Single Source Process Vendor Billing of Resource Hours Project Budget Tracking Project Management Project artifact storage Project plans and schedules Project reporting & status Issue Tracking Job Closure Project Scope Documents Kick-off Meeting Meeting Recaps Digital Process Metrics Integration Content Management Integration Resource Management Vendor Handoff Meeting Functional Requirements Handoff Meeting Engineering Handoff Meeting Team Communication QA Review/Approval What do we need from you? Consistently advocates for the creative, and manages expectations to help make development successful Ensures testing and quality assurance phase is executed. Routes work for internal approvals to ensure internal quality controls are transpiring (creative approvals, proofreading, product correctness, production, etc. Summarizes and proposes solutions to core challenges that the team may face. Maintains expertise in the web development/asset/content generation medium. Development and procurement of product correct copy and visual assets (photography, CG, video, etc.) includes working with both first-hand asset developers as well as second-hand assets from print/video shoots for content. Has a strong understanding of web development practices (information architecture, database integration, flash development, etc.), while also understanding how content management systems theoretically work. DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience 5-7 years of experience managing interactive projects, preferably in a consulting or agency environment. A solid understanding of creative development and interactive design process, with a curiosity and passion for learning new things. Competent 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. Competent 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. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to solve problems with keen instincts and organizational experience. Automotive marketing experience is preferred Intermediate to advanced user in Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Excel, Visio, etc.), Google Suite (Drive, Doc, Sheets, etc.) and have similar proficiency in the tools we use (Smartsheet, Basecamp, etc.). BENEFITS Discounted Medical, Dental and Vision Premiums 401k Program with Company match Fun and fast-paced agency environment. Lots of individual autonomy & rewards for merit and creativity. Be part of a close-knit and exciting team & growing agency. Enjoy catered happy hour every Thursday and breakfast on Fridays. Full-time Barista on-site. Amazing views of the Pacific Ocean by the pier in HB.