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Digital Agency Project Manager

Hi there!

Are you obsessively focused with getting things done with intense discipline and precision? Do you have a relentless drive to motivate your team to deliver their best work within scope and timelines?

If so, you may be a great fit to join the Powered by Search team in Toronto (or remotely if you have experience!) as our Project Manager!

Before you say yes, ask yourself:

  • Do you have zero tolerance for lapses in established processes and procedures?
  • Can you accurately scope out the required resources and pricing of a media or design project?
  • Do you diligently plan for potential risks?
  • Are you decisive and assertive when it comes to managing your team’s deliverables?
  • Can you separate what needs to be done from what can be done by focusing on the 20% of activities that generate 80% of the results?

You’ll know you are right for this amazing opportunity if you have:

  • 5-10 years of Project Management experience, ideally in an media agency, advertising agency, or web development environment.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Experience managing and delivering multiple projects at any given time within scope, timeline, and quality expectations.
  • Demonstrated success working within high-growth startups or organizations that are hitting their growth phase.
  • Experience managing Digital Marketing or Web Development projects.
  • Experience with Teamwork Projects, Function Point, Basecamp, or Jira.
  • Familiarity with Agile, Scrum, Traction EOS, and the Rockefeller Habits is an asset.

Key Responsibilities

  • Resourcing and Capacity Management
  • Objectively Pricing Projects and Retainers
  • Coordinating 3rd Party Resources
  • Quality Control and Assurance 
  • Project Deadline Compliance
  • Billable Time & Utilization Compliance 
  • Budget Management and Reporting

Some competencies you’ll need to have:

  • Digital Marketing Fundamentals: You can explain the basics of SEO, SEM, Paid Social, Marketing Automation, and UX/CRO.
  • Critical Thinking: Your actions are proactive. You are able to visualize success and deliberately work towards the end goal by following high impact strategies.
  • Project Management: You are able to effortlessly manage the most complex of projects with strict and careful management of time, resources, and quality. You coach others on how to effectively manage projects, prioritize time, and focus on the 80/20.
  • Communication: You communicate your thoughts with ease, clarity, and empathy in written and verbal forms. You consistently practice upward reporting. You ensure steady rhythm and seamless communication among the team by managing regular stand-up meetings.

Results you’ll be expected to drive:

Reporting to the Director of Operations, you will be accountable and responsible for the delivery and quality of work from our team of Digital Marketing Specialists. In your role you will not be directly responsible for managing client relationships but you may be required to be client facing from time to time.

  • Late tasks never exceed more than 2% of all active tasks.
  • Client deliverables are organized into 1-2 week sprints.
  • Drive a 30% profit margin and Direct LER to 3.0 and above through effective allocation of Specialists.
  • Hold Specialists accountable for task completion and high-quality work.

Now that you know a little bit more about the role, here is why working with us is a competitive opportunity:

  • People join Powered by Search because they want to belong to a team that is winning and growing. We serve some of the biggest brands worldwide.
  • If you get hired at Powered by Search it’s because you are amazing at what you do. Powered by Search employees are digital marketing thought-leaders.
  • There are few places that offer as many perks and benefits as Powered by Search, including:
    • Working remotely (if you have experience!) or at our Toronto office.
    • Competitive salaries
    • Comprehensive health, dental, and eye care
    • Flexible work hours
    • 5 Weeks paid time off (for everyone!)
    • Casual dress code
    • Paid social outings & events
    • Paid training (school, events, conferences)

If the above got you excited then we definitely want to hear from you!

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