Project Management Director

Full Time

San Diego

Intro

BLVR is an independent creative agency that empowers brands to fearlessly live out their beliefs.

In today’s world, it’s not enough to simply say you stand for something. Your actions have to align with your convictions. We build brands that stay true to what they believe, no matter what the cost. They are bold and generous. They lead culture, instill belonging, and ignite movements. They use their power to drive people to change.

We are a team of strategists, storytellers, artists, and innovators who believe in using our creativity for the greater good. And we’re looking for other driven, smart, creative, kind people who believe as we do.

At BLVR, you’ll be part of a diverse team committed to growth as much as each other. You’ll create some of the best work of your career with a team that genuinely cares about your well-being. And you’ll play a key role in taking BLVR further than we’ve been before. Join our mission and use your creativity to create meaningful change in the world.

Are you ready?


Opportunity

The Project Management Director serves as PM Lead with a four person Pod. You are the central resource responsible for planning and executing accounts. In this role you will maintain the flow of information and drive the plan to execute against desired outcomes. The other members of the Pod consist of an Account Lead, Strategy Lead and Creative Lead. Within the team you act as the centralized point of communication for an account/project and the keeper of all information pertaining to each account. You act as the “objective participant” and are able to assess all jobs in progress, prioritizing workloads, maintaining project communications and schedules, and streamlining the process so that all work can be done in the most efficient manner possible while maintaining creative integrity. You are responsible for managing and measuring all costs and time associated with a project, from the perspective of both timeline/schedules and team hours/effort. You build master timelines and define project scopes by estimating hours and job costs against an approved list of deliverables and are ultimately accountable for account profitability for the agency. You are responsible for managing the Pod budget and for reporting key vitals to the C-Suite and Executive Leadership Team.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Serve as the main internal access point for all account communication
  • Review and actively manage budgets, project plans, and SOWs with an understanding of best practices, potential third-party capabilities, time requirements, and broader account business objectives
  • Document and communicate account status and manage status meetings
  • Develop all account schedules in conjunction with Strategy, Creative and Account, and enforce each schedule throughout the life of the account
  • Understand, track and communicate Creative team workload to facilitate quick turnaround, resource planning and accurate allocation
  • Strong leader capable of building relationships, communicating ideas, and providing thoughtful, clear, actionable direction to team members and clients
  • Responsible for the operation, customization and improvement of team processes necessary for each account’s business needs
  • Work with other leads to maximize operational efficiencies and define processes on the team and account levels
  • Nurture cross-functional agency relationships and be the ultimate problem solver to deliver work to Clients
  • Manages internal practitioners and creative freelance contractors across multiple projects, including sourcing necessary resources, payment negotiation, timeline expectations, etc.
  • Provide strategic account planning and oversight on a variety of creative work, including brand creative, websites & digital experiences, social content, digital videos, events, etc.
  • Deep experience with scope and contract writing
  • Partner effectively with production teams for all mediums to achieve goals
  • Prioritize deliverables in a way that makes sense for the client and internal team
  • Manage day-to-day tasks to ensure that deadlines are met
  • Assess risks and get ahead of project issues by solving problems and working closely with teams to determine smart solutions
  • Estimate hours and level of effort necessary to complete project deliverables and achieve project goals
  • Project, track and analyze hours against agreed-upon budget and activity plan; manage the scope/hours and deliverables
  • Ensure that direct cost/out-of-pocket estimates are generated and approved in a timely manner and before any work begins
  • Route all creative/deliverables to appropriate team members for approval
  • Create, manage and monitor account plans and report to the C-Suite and Executive Leadership Team on overall account approaches, deliverables, staffing plans, schedules, KPI’s and financials

Skills and Qualifications

  • Degree in project management and/or project management certifications are highly desirable
  • At least 8 years of experience in agency project planning or team leadership managing roles and evaluating resourcing needs
  • General overview knowledge of project management software
  • Strong numerical skills and competency in computer programs, particularly spreadsheets
  • Familiarity with financial statements and able to interpret and manage against a P&L
  • Vocal and inventive champion with the ability to break down complex tasks and create clarity from complexity
  • Highly organized, highly motivated, goal and detail-oriented self-starter who is passionate and experienced in all aspects of agency project management as it relates specifically to brand development

Salary Range

  • $90,000 to $115,000

Our Cultural Requirements

We are passionate about our culture; cultivating and protecting it is non-negotiable. When seeking to add to our BLVR family, a cultural fit is just as important as the skillsets and education an individual possesses.

At BLVR:

  • We are aware that our behavior speaks to what we believe
  • We are authentic, understanding, and reliable
  • We are driven to help others
  • We always think big
  • We are willing to be vulnerable
  • We have passion and compassion
  • We value diversity in people and thinking
  • We are not afraid to make mistakes
  • We are proactive, requiring little direction to take action
  • We are committed to helping each other develop personally and professionally
  • We love coffee, eating meals together, and a good party
  • We are passionate about the work we do and the people we serve

Benefits of working at BLVR

BLVR is a great place to work and we’re determined to constantly make it better.

The benefits of joining our team are vast. Here are a few:

Make A Difference
We love to support great causes and help others who are in need. We provide opportunities for team members to get involved and make an impact.

Health Benefits
To enhance the quality of life of our team members, we offer company-sponsored health, dental, and vision benefits.

Family First
We support families and offer flexible work schedules to ensure that team members with kids always excel in their primary role—being an amazing parent.

Have Fun
We like to have fun at BLVR. Bocce Ball competitions, monthly chef-catered meals, and baking competitions are just some of the fun times we enjoy together.

Competitive Pay
We offer a competitive salary, a 2% annual cost of living salary increase, and bonus opportunities.

Paid Time Off
Paid time off for all major holidays and 10 days personal leave time (first year) with 1 additional day added for each year of employment.

Retirement Plan
To help you get ready for life after work, we have a company sponsored 401k plan.

A Place To Grow
We love to invest in your development because when you grow, BLVR grows with you. Want to take a course or attend a conference—it’s on us.

The Best Gear
What computer setup do you prefer…laptop or desktop? Choose the gear that will equip you to make the greatest impact.

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