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Brand and Creative Project Manager

Company: Cognizant
Location: Teaneck
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Cognizant has an immediate opening for a Brand and Creative Project Manager. If your background meets the requirements and skills listed below, this could be the ideal opportunity for you! Location: Any US location --- Preferably Teaneck, NJ Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future. Key Responsibilities: Project Planning: Helping outline forecasted client workload to aid in agency planning efforts. --- Proactive partnering with the Account Management/Strategists on a regular basis to understand and review client project roadmaps and priorities. Project Lifecycle Management: Championing the agency processes and workflow to safeguard consistency while flexing when required for project success. Holistic project planning and schedule execution for programs and projects: --- Ensuring upfront project requirements are received and are aligned with the appropriate project priority and workflow. --- Partnering with the Resource Managers for creative assignments and resource management. --- Creating comprehensive project schedules that outline project milestones from initiation to in-market delivery that are based on scope, timing, deadlines and resources. --- Capturing milestone dates and overall timelines regularly, validating and adjusting timelines as needed. --- Facilitating project approvals for internal stakeholders. --- Identifying and proactively resolving any deliverables that might fall behind schedule. --- Communicating project status, approvals, risk and delivery. --- Scheduling, facilitating, and recapping project related team meetings (e.g. - project kick-offs, creative reviews, stand-ups, production inputs, huddle meetings for risk mitigation, and lessons learned). --- Ensuring proper project closure and archive procedures are executed. Workfront System Coordination: Leading and orchestrating all assigned client activities and documentation within the Workfront system from initiating work through project close-out procedures. --- Certifying the system centrally houses all project requirements, schedules, documentation and project approvals. --- Leveraging system reporting to analyze, translate and communicate trends or project insights. --- Functioning as a ---power user---, utilizing all system features and functions and suggesting system improvements. --- Proactively suggesting system enhancements and system short-cuts to administration team. --- Assisting in system training for new hires or system releases. --- Providing support for system releases or upgrades. Process Champion: Serving as the guardians of the process within Global Brand & Creative. --- Possessing a complete understanding of all Global Brand & Creative processes --- web, social media, advertising, etc. in order to effectively manage assigned projects across owned or paid media channels or deliverable types. --- Cross-training peers within the department on process project lifecycles to aid in effective team management of programs/projects. --- Contributing to process improvements through identifying process opportunities for efficiency, determining the need for a new process or contributing to process improvement through a formal task force or initiative. Technical Skills: --- Prior experience working in a project management software solution --- Workfront preferred --- Expert in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) --- Basic knowledge of Adobe Cloud programs a plus (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat) ***Cognizant is recognized as a Military Friendly Employer and is a coalition member of the Veteran Jobs Mission. Our Cognizant Veterans Network assists Veterans in building and growing a career at Cognizant that allows them to leverage the leadership, loyalty, integrity, and commitment to excellence instilled in them through participation in military service. Qualification: --- 5-7 years related professional experience in a project management/traffic environment --- Bachelor---s Degree or equivalent experience --- Knowledge of most of the following project types: design, digital, social, media, video, broadcast, print production --- Demonstrated knowledge and application of project management principles --- Understanding of process methodologies: predictive, agile and hybrid --- Strong willingness to learn and roll up sleeves in a fast-paced environment --- Outstanding organizational and time management skills --- Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize accordingly to changing deadlines --- Excellent verbal and written communication skills --- Demonstrated ability to motivate your co-workers, and inspire a one-team approach --- Gives and receives feedback with a positive intention --- Intuitive problem solver with the ability to anticipate and action plan --- Unwavering can-do attitude in a fast pace, deadline driven environment --- Savvy and genuine negotiation skills --- Challenges the status quo, champions change, influences others to change --- Possess a profound curiosity, and never afraid to ask ---why?--- --- Learns equally from successes and failures

Keywords: Cognizant, Paterson , Brand and Creative Project Manager, Executive , Teaneck, New Jersey

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