Senior Project Manager

Updated: May 9, 2024
Location: Santa Monica, CA, United States
Job ID: 3995






You know that the outcome of a project hinges on two things: the plan and the people.

You are the glue that holds these two together. You easily manoeuvre the precarious path of maintaining the strategy and pace of a project, while keeping your team engaged and enthusiastic. You know what needs to be done, and your penchant for strategic delegation and problem-solving makes you a natural fit for this role. You will be:

  • Driver of internal agency process; ensuring team adheres to process guidelines, and problem-solving issues. Keeping teams committed, motivated, and productive through the duration of the project
  • Function in a hybrid Sr Account Executive/PM role, with direct customer contact and working in customer systems (when needed), on smaller brands that have the appropriate scope / level of work, while being able to function in a traditional PM role simultaneously on other team(s).
  • Partnering with Project Planners to fully understand, and execute to established estimates and work plans
  • Responsible for partnering with the resource managers and studio teams in assigning Creative team members to projects.
  • Working within the Wrike system, writes tasks providing clear direction on deliverables. Partners with the Creative Director and Project Planners to flag any concerns on directive and to resolve logistics.
  • Accurately captures next steps, customer deliverables, etc. through conference reports or meeting recaps and distributes to appropriate team members.
  • Ensures that project directive and documentation have taken place to appropriate team members. This includes proactively communicating to other team members who are affected by the directive.
  • Has a thorough understanding and knowledge of what it takes creatively to develop projects (project steps, creative responsibilities, and skills) & help staff for projects, tracking projects, problem solving, etc.

Essential Requirements:

  • BS or BA (or relevant experience)
  • 4+ years previous in advertising/marketing project management
  • Good at establishing clear directions; effective communicator; problem-solver; adaptable communication style; organized; understands job responsibilities of others and functions appropriately.

Desired Requirements:

  • Proficient with MS Office Suite with experience with Project Management software
  • Helping to train new PMs as they are onboarded into the organization.

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $83,500 to $115,000. The base salary range represents the anticipated low and high of the Syneos Health range for this position. Actual salary will vary based on various factors such as the candidate's qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role. In addition, some positions may include eligibility to earn commissions/bonus based on company and / or individual performance.

At GSW, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. At times, we will consider transferable skills from previous roles. We also encourage you to join our Talent Network to stay connected to additional career opportunities.

GSW is a full-service healthcare communications agency that goes beyond advertising to create personalized brand experiences that involve, inspire, educate and activate people through ongoing brand journeys. As one of the world's ten most-awarded healthcare advertising agencies, GSW is hell-bent not to replace the same old with the same old. This is achieved through a provocative premise — if other brands communicated the way healthcare brands do, how many customers would they have? GSW turns against this premise through discovery of beneath-the-surface customer insights that we impact with stories, simplicity and authenticity. 

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Syneos Health has a voluntary COVID-19 vaccination policy. We strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated. Additionally, certain local governments or Syneos Health customers may have vaccine requirements that apply to some of our employees. These employees are required to submit proof of vaccination to Syneos Health and maintain compliance with these requirements.
At Syneos Health, we believe in providing an environment and culture in which Our People can thrive, develop and advance. We reward and recognize our people by providing valuable benefits and a quality-of-life balance. The benefits for this position will include a competitive compensation package, Health benefits to include Medical, Dental and Vision, Company match 401k, flexible paid time off (PTO) and sick time. Because certain states and municipalities have regulated paid sick time requirements, eligibility for paid sick time may vary depending on where you work. Syneos Health complies with all applicable federal, state, and municipal paid sick time requirements.

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