Account & Project Manager 

Recess Creative is adding to our group of talented and creative professionals here in Cleveland. We’re looking for an organized, dedicated and passionate Account & Project Manager with a Marketing/Advertising and/or Digital Agency background. The role of an Account & Project Manager at Recess is that of a Conductor. Through exceptional organization, it is up to you to make sure the Recess Orchestra does not miss a note.

 

Essential Functions

  • Oversee all aspects of projects to ensure that work is completed according to client expectations, timeline and budget.
  • Manage project forecasts from project start to finish.
  • Ensure all SOWs are clearly written with nothing left up to interpretation.
  • Ensure all work is accompanied by well written Task and Creative Brief
  • Report project budget and status to Partners and Clients on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
  • Manage client expectations and Change Requests according to Statements of Work.
  • Perform internal and client post-mortems on all projects.

 

Principal Accountabilities

  • Build a relationship with clients to understand their communication challenges. This requires more than just attending meetings and asking them what their needs are. It requires gaining a deep knowledge of their business problems that are trying to be solved.
  • Be a strategic partner. Our clients and partners are often very busy people with very specific vertical knowledge. Your creativity and strategic knowledge from working in a vertically agnostic role allows you the expertise to think outside of their box and offer strategic and creative solutions to their communication problem.
  • Push the team to meet client deadlines and budgets without impacting quality or overtaxing resources.
  • Be an advocate for your client partners. Review work internally with a critical eye for the client to increase the likelihood of work being met with client approval.
  • Have the ability to communicate to clients why decisions have been made (ideally relating back to the creative brief).
  • Capture client feedback in a structured organized manner.
  • Gather feedback from clients at the completion of each project and use learning to better working relationships.
  • Ensure that project requirements are clearly understood by all employees involved.
  • Set and communicate deadlines and expectations for all Tasks.
  • Ensure that all employees have the right tools needed to work effectively (e.g., specs, logos, creative brief, clear deadlines).
  • Remind the team of upcoming deadlines and expectations.
  • Clearly communicate full project plan internally and with clients. 
  • Manage internal iterations (Task) of deliverables and ensure that all team members understand their roles prior to presentations.
  • Ensure quality by ensuring proofreading and product testing is thoroughly completed.


 

Competencies

  1. Account Stewardship
  2. Project Management
  3. Performance Management
  4. Writing Skills
  5. Technical Capacity
  6. Organizational Skills
  7. Leadership
  8. Communication Proficiency
  9. Customer/Client Focus
  10. Trustworthiness
  11. Results Driven
  12. Resilience
  13. Problem Solving
  14. Analysis
  15. Collaboration Skills
  16. Teamwork Orientation
  17. Thoroughness
  18. Time Management
  19. Business Acumen

 

This is a full-time position and benefits include: Insurance - Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, & 401(k) with company match and PTO.

If you think you’d be a great fit, and love deli sandwiches, please apply with your cover letter, resume and relevant experience.

Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will contact only those candidates who most closely match our requirements.

 


 

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