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Associate Project Manager - Creative Services

Date: Oct 4, 2021

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company: Glanbia

The Associate Project Manager is responsible for the management and delivery of mid to large-scale creative and brand development projects. This position reports into the Creative Services Project Manager and works with the team of Creative Directors, art directors, designers, videographers and copywriters to ensure the objectives and goals of each project is delivered on-time and on-budget. The Associate Project Manager is a champion of quality and integrity of the end result for the Glanbia Performance Brand Teams. Candidate must have 1-3 years’ experience managing creative projects from discovery and design to technical development and implementation, or applicable professional or project management experience and an eye for design. Experience in an agency or design studio is preferred but not required.


We’re searching for an enthusiastic problem solver and thrives on being engaged at all levels of the project. As the key point of contact for both the brand and the creative teams, the Project Manager plays a pivotal role in the success of an engagement and the business.


Duties & Responsibilities 

• Responsible for developing and managing the project plan and working with discipline leads and project teams to execute on plans

• Monitor day-to-day activities of the project team and ensure work is progressing as planned. Work with project team (creative & brand) and be actively involved in all aspects of the work

• Manage schedules, budgets, assets, and overall project organization to ensure requirements and project deliverables dates are clearly communicated, understood and executed upon.

• Effectively and efficiently plan and prioritize all deliverables and resources working across project(s) based on scope of work and project goals.

• Actively monitor project risks and scope creep to foresee/identify potential problems and proactively identify solutions to address them in advance.

• Consistently identify needs that creative or brand teams may not recognize and ensure approaches and solutions are linked to objectives and future needs.

• Consistently manage client expectations, ensure delivery of the highest quality service, and solicit and act on internal client feedback

• Partner with creative team leads to present work

• Quarterly planning for marketing communications with brand and regional teams

• Manage internal creative requests and other requests from the Creative Services Project Manager


Education & Experience

  • Minimum of an Associates Degree or applicable work experience
  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience in project management, administration or applicable work experience, preferably in a creative, agency or design focused environment
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation, and interpersonal communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and support cross-functional project teams
  • Ability to understand and document project requirements and dependencies
  • Understanding of business and functional requirements
  • Strong attention to detail and focus on task completion is critical
  • Experience with the creative campaign development, production planning, print/digital proofing and DAM systems
  • Mobile and social media/community experience an asset
  • Competencies in MS Office, Proof HQ, Wrike and/or other related project management and common communications tools is required

At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago