Thinker & Project Manager

Project Management · St. Louis, Missouri
Department Project Management
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

This position focuses on managing the agency by creating timelines, optimizing the capacity of individual Gorilla team members and monitoring/budgeting time across Gorilla. Our hire must be available to work from our St. Louis office and should have previous agency experience.


Tasks and responsibilities


Scheduling


  • Develop overarching client project timelines and individual milestones within those projects by collaborating with Account Coordinators and Strategists
  • Monitor progress against critical dates and milestones, and make adjustments to keep the projects on track for on-time delivery
  • Communicate with Account Coordinators to keep a pulse on the status of tasks, milestones and projects


Utilization of Gorilla personnel


  • Balance the allocation of each individual’s time across clients and projects
  • Optimize the capacity of individual Gorilla team members
  • Help identify when external resources will be needed to complete projects
  • Measure and manage project management tools' effective in all processes
  • Enable project management tools to accurately forecast team member capacity


Time budgeting and monitoring


  • Own the responsibility of accurate time tracking by all agency staff
  • Prepare time estimates for departmental components of client deliverables
  • Monitor weekly and report monthly on budget versus time spent by each team member in all clients and tasks
  • Identify positive and negative trends in allocation to time to specific tasks, projects and clients
  • Continue to improve time budgeting models for common projects and tasks to influence future planning


Requirements 


  • Strong strategic thinking on macro and micro levels
  • Ability to manage small teams and command authority
  • A natural talent for leadership
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Excel
  • An understanding of agency tasks and demands
  • Must be a self-starter and go-getter, someone who doesn't need to be micromanaged
  • A positive attitude toward the exciting challenges of project management and the ability to carry this through all responsibilities
  • Availability to work from our St. Louis office


By applying for this position, you are certifying that the information provided on this application form and any other documents provided to Gorilla 76 are complete and accurate. If asked to provide work samples, you are certifying that samples provided were created by you. Withholding information or providing false information will result in a refusal to hire or termination of your employment. This application is valid for 90 days, and you must reapply for consideration beyond 90 days.


Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle and policy at Gorilla 76, where employment is based upon your capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, citizenship status, marital status or any other legally protected characteristic. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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  • Location
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Department
    Project Management
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level