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Senior Producer
Ref No.: 18-00416
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 06/04/2018 to 12/31/2018
Contract Opportunity 
6 Months +


The Senior Producer provides both senior-level project and business management over one or more large digital projects. This person is responsible for guiding the successful development of projects to ensure they are completed on time, within budget, and at the highest level of quality, while meeting business and strategic requirements. This person should be a true driver who exudes knowledge, confidence, assertiveness and the ability to be a strong leader of a highly technical and fast-paced team.

 
The Senior Producer is responsible for leading and managing the efforts of a cross-functional team to effectively deliver
upon contracted deliverables and client expectations.  This person will maintain, strengthen, and grow relationships with key clients and the internal team, have excellent and constant communication, and demonstrate exceptional planning and organizational skills.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Manage One or More Key Projects
  • Schedule and manage project activities, apply creative and strategic thinking to problems, possess technical and project management skills to satisfy project requirements.
  • Accountable for the execution, management and quality control of projects from concept to completion—ensuring client and internal team satisfaction, meeting all timeline milestones, and delivering within the approved budgets.
  • Develop an engagement strategy and work with the team and discipline leads to execute it, involving people at the optimal levels for project success and overall account utilization (goals, deliverables, schedule, budget, resources.)
  • Maintain early involvement in the project, assisting with gathering requirements, documenting statements of work, creating estimates and timelines, and assembling a team.
  • Manage the production teams and the process on all jobs; serve as an escalation point for issues as they arise.
  • Develop a working relationship with internal and external stakeholders, ensuring understanding of each project and satisfaction with the production process.
  • Understand the capabilities and limitations of each member involved in any particular project or task.
  • Communicate project production status regularly to the Executive Producer/Program Manager over the account, as well as the Director of Production.
  • Develop and document project parameters including scope, schedule, budget, specifications; create, update, monitor and socialize project plans for all elements of the project.
  • Closely monitor budgets to avoid and/or resolve scope creep, budget overages, or efficiency issues.
  • Actively own and be accountable for project success, with special attention to profitability, tracking and managing resource consumption, financial reporting, and billing.
  • Contribute to on going improvement of internal processes to allow for smooth execution of projects and improved efficiency across departments and project team members.
  • Maintain a repository of all project (creative, multimedia, technology, etc.) requirements and specifications across all disciplines; including functional specifications, creative briefs, and wireframes.
  • Conduct and lead project kick-off and status meetings regularly with clients and the internal team; ensure thorough communication with all stakeholders at all stages of every project.
  • Proactively communicate with teams about production recommendations, risks, challenges and solutions.
  • Resolve team conflict as necessary.
  • Be able to think quickly under pressure, as well as motivate and engage the team to produce the best possible results.
Skill & Abilities Requirements:
  • A Bachelor's degree and at least five years of hands-on project management/producing experience in the interactive field. Agency experience a must.
  • Experience and comfort in a client-facing role, working with and delivering to external clients.
  • Experience and comfort running large engagements with Fortune 500 clients.
  • Experience managing robust digital projects that may include front- and back-end development, application and hosting-related efforts, mobile-first development, development of content for social platforms, SEO/SEM, display campaigns, voice skills, AR/VR.
  • Experience managing large interdisciplinary teams and multiple vendor partners if necessary.
  • Strong understanding of digital technologies and trends.
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum methodology.
  • Ability to qualify innovative ideas with top-notch research and industry knowledge.
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills.
  • Extremely organized, detail-oriented and capable of self-managing and multi-tasking in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
  • Ability to apply critical and strategic thinking.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Stress-tolerant, quick thinking and accurate.
  • Ability to quickly understand new technology and creative concepts.
  • Expertise with entire Office 365 suite of tools.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills as a team leader and team player.
  • Flexibility, initiative, dedication, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Willingness to travel on occasion for client meetings, trade shows and/or conferences.