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Global Brand Project Coordinator (Contract/Contract to Perm)

Job Description:
As one of the four fundamental strengths of the company, our brand is a core driver of the company’s success. The Program Coordinator will contribute to the success of critical brand plan
priorities by providing strong project leadership and management for a portfolio of strategic initiatives that must be delivered on time, within scope and within approved budget parameters. This person will report to the Global Brand Program Manager and is expected to leverage their project management expertise to proactively support the execution of concurrent Brand campaigns, events and business-sponsored projects where project ownership resides with multiple stakeholders.

The Global Brand Project Coordinator is responsible for developing and managing project timelines, cross-functional and intracompany communication, and deliverable routing for several large, complex projects, enabling seamless execution from the initial planning stages and development through final delivery or launch. The ideal candidate is a self-starter that possesses strong business acumen, excellent written and verbal communication skills, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and the demonstrated ability to drive cross-functional alignment and execution with large teams. This candidate approaches project obstacles with an agile, entrepreneurial mindset and an unwavering “can-do” attitude that rallies team members to move work forward. 

Primary Responsibilities:
• Provide proactive, end-to-end project management support, reporting and manager visibility to
Brand projects (brand campaigns, events and business-sponsored projects) that are large in
scope and complexity (PM from soup to nuts with limited direction needed)
• Leverage collaborative project management tools to enable real-time visibility and tracking
across Brand initiatives, while ensuring that projects are delivered on time, meet strategic
objectives and fall within approved scope and budget parameters – Microsoft Teams, Smartsheet, SharePoint, Gantt charts
• Act as key liaison with agency partners and cross-functional teams in the management and
coordination of project timelines, budgets, dependencies, role clarity, deliverables and issue
resolution to ensure project quality and success
• Develop and maintain oversight of third party SOWs and service delivery, partnering effectively with Brand lead, Sourcing and Legal to ensure agreements accurately reflect business needs
• Schedule and facilitate a variety of weekly meetings, including project kick-offs, creative approvals and issue resolution
• Facilitate the execution of on-time, high-quality deliverables by raising visibility of priority
project statuses and deadlines, supporting project-specific budget needs (SOWs, PO creation,
invoice submissions, etc.)
• Leverage creative campaign development expertise, business savvy and critical thinking skills
to proactively problem-solve and manage interdependencies when operating in ambiguous
circumstances
• Lead and/or contribute to continuous business process improvement efforts to help streamline
and standardize overarching Brand team and individual project workflows, communication,
and resource efficiencies
• Manage Brand team budget forecast, day-to-day management and leadership updates, with
input from Brand leads on project-specific budgets
• Operate as key point of contact for all Corporate Brand-developed creative assets; including
but not limited to responding to asset requests, tracking usage rights and renewals

Basic Qualifications:
• Possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an
accredited institution
• Minimum of five (5) years experience as a Project Manager working with brand management,
marketing, or advertising teams in a private, public, government, or military environment
• Experience working with collaborative project tools for timeline development, project
status/tracking, budget tracking and detail, document sharing, and real-time team
communication in a private, public, government, or military environment
• High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:
• Proactive, solutions-oriented mindset with demonstrated ability to resolve project issues using
sound, data-driven judgement
• Minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience managing concurrent integrated marketing
campaigns that require extensive and effective cross-functional, intra-agency and stakeholder
management. NOTE: Campaign management experience must be comprehensive, including
comfort/familiarity with multi-agency management, print/video production, digital/social assets,
graphic and website design, copy, photography, and TV/digital media trafficking
• Demonstrated knowledge and application of Project Management principles and methodology
• Demonstrated experience project managing the development of multi-faceted consumer advertising campaigns
• Multi-tasking self-starter who is hyper-organized, detail-oriented and highly accountable, yet flexible and collaborative
• Demonstrated ability to adapt or evolve own viewpoints and recommendations to create “winwin solutions” that address stakeholder needs and/or changes in strategic direction
• Ability to grasp big picture strategy and executional detail, while anticipating the downstream impact of project challenges/obstacles
• Demonstrated confidence, comfort and experience in leading large team meetings
• Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal skills, with proven ability to build and foster strong relationships within teams, across departments and with external partners
• Challenges the status quo, champions continuous improvement and inspires others to do the same
• CPG background or experience a plus
• PMP certification is a plus
• Creative full service agency experience a plus

MARCOMM Inc. is headquartered in Minneapolis. The types of Marketing, Interactive, Digital and Creative jobs we offer are dynamic, fun and always fast paced. Our employment package is “best-in-class” because we’re committed to hiring the brightest, most qualified talent available. For more info check out our website at www.marcommdept.com

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