Lamark Media Project Manager in Dayton, Ohio
Lamark Media (“Lamark”) is an integrated digital marketing firm driven by a simple philosophy: create extraordinary marketing campaigns that yield positive, measurable results for their clients and strategic partners. Lamark’s methodology is to create a custom omni-channel strategy that leverages digital marketing assets like a portfolio which can be measured, optimized and scaled for long-term success.
The company was founded in 2009 with the vision of developing a full-service platform that provides a comprehensive suite of digital marketing services in-house with an agnostic approach to driving growth.
Our mission is to create more value for others. Our core values inspire us to over-deliver on expectations and to create more success for the partners we serve.
We are currently seeking a Project Manager (PM) who works in seamless coordination with our Operations and Client Experience teams to bring our specialists (strategy, search, social, creative, interactive) together to do amazing work for our clients. Primarily responsible for driving the details and managing the resources for both traditional and digital projects, the PM is focused on ensuring that client work is delivered on time, on budget, and within scope.
The PM works with the Client Experience Executive and/or Group Director to be the pacesetter who removes obstacles, with a keen ability to schedule, align, and manage the time of different tasks of a project, while being responsive to the dynamics of the project (such as the delayed fulfillment of tasks). 75-90 percent of the time in this role is spent formally or informally communicating.
Project Management (90%)
Direct timelines and project deliverables for assigned designated book of business
Provide key insight and direction to drive the quality and performance of the project and client portfolio supported
Manage project and client profitability throughout the course of an engagement
Manage tactical initiatives for the client's business; maintain a focus on the short-term deliverables, concurrent with a firm understanding of client's long-term goals.
Communicate regularly with client on status, timeline, budget, deliverables, performance reporting, competitive intelligence analysis and other follow-up items.
Coordinate client/agency team meetings, including project kick-off meetings and periodic update meetings with the client
Collaborate with Client Experience Executive to submit proposals, suggested concepts, and estimated budgets to client for approval
Coordinate and participate in all internal client-related meetings, keeping on top of client's projects and current status; responsible for related internal follow-up
Work closely with internal departments to monitor and direct as necessary the day-to-day project flow; provide clear and timely direction to all other agency departments: team meetings, creative briefs, task/status reports, planning documents, or similar communication vehicles
Conduct competitive intelligence research
Support billing and financial reconciliation activities, including monthly revenue recognition and projection
Maintain internal client files on company network and update information sharing archive
Account Development (5%)
Understand what motivates your client personally, professionally, and institutionally
Own client relationships, work to contribute strategic value beyond day-to-day campaign tactics and drive the strategic communications roadmap for clients
Develop annual account plans and work with team to deliver those plans
In combination with others, consistently cultivate a portfolio of new business efforts
Educate client on new offerings and trends that could impact their business
Think DIFFERENTLY about how to give our client’s a competitive advantage
Personal Development (5%)
Actively participate in agency learning and development activities
Complete and regularly review professional development plan with manager
Experience level: 2+ years
Previous agency experience
Strong analytical skill set
A proven understanding of the planning, creative and production processes across multiple types of work that Lamark produces, such as:
Brand strategy & creative development
Email and marketing automation
Website and other interactive projects
Organized, reliable, responsible, and extremely detail-oriented and possessing a problem-solver mindset
The drive to coordinate and traffic a variety of projects that transcend the various roles within the agency (strategic, creative, technical)
Able to work in a fun, yet professional, fast-paced, and team-oriented work environment
Able to work with multiple interruptions under tight deadlines while maintaining a sense of calm and humor
Ability to prioritize ruthlessly and manage multiple projects at once
Highly collaborative and able to work with a wide range of personalities
Proven experience with any project management software, with willingness to learn Lamark’s system and related programs
Advanced Microsoft Excel and/or G-sheet skills (pivot tables, formulas, etc.)
Perks & Benefits
Incredible company culture - we are passionate about the impact we make every day, we balance freedom with responsibility, and we aim for a consultative, transparent, and communicative approach in both our internal and client relationships
Diverse and forward-thinking environment
Great career growth opportunity—you’ll have direct access to agency leadership
Company-assisted medical insurance programs, life insurance, optional vision and dental insurance programs, and short-term and long-term disability offered
401(k) with employer matching
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