Project Coordinator

Updated: November 4, 2020
Location: Santa Monica, CA, United States
Job ID: 128179

Overview

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 maneuver 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 Project Coordinator position with GSW.

The Project Coordinator supports day-to-day project management responsibilities across the agency, and execution of client and strategic objectives. The PC will assist in driving tactical projects through agency processes and ensure projects work through appropriate channels and meet delivery requirements/deadlines by working closely with internal team members. Responsibilities include; development and management of timelines for execution of multichannel projects through the agency development processes. This is an entry-level position that may involve secondary client contact and assists in all aspects of project management under the guidance of a PM or Senior PM. Promotion to Associate Project Manager may follow successful completion of scheduled milestones.

Our Project Coordinators are phenomenally energetic and committed to supporting the project management function within the agency. Attention to detail and consistency is important, and common sense is critical. The successful PC is extremely detail-oriented, an active-listener, able to take direction and follow process and is eager to learn about advertising, the project management discipline, and the pharmaceutical industry.

GSW is a full-service healthcare communications agency that goes beyond advertising to create personalized brand experiences. We develop strategic marketing solutions for pharmaceutical, biotech and health-and-wellness clients around the world. We create experiences that involve, inspire, educate and activate people through ongoing brand journeys.

Responsibilities

Supports all facets of Project Management team including but not limited to:

  • Assists with tracking projects through agency from implementation to execution stages
  • With oversight from PM/SPM creates timelines for development of multichannel projects including timing for each step of the developmental process. Balances agency/client needs and consults appropriate team members for input/approvals of proposed timing scenarios.
  • Supports adherence to project timelines by working with the team to meet milestone dates for project completion by deadline
  • Updates timelines and status documents for agency and client as needed
  • Performs administrative oversight of projects via planning, financial and digital asset management systems
  • Responsible for trafficking jobs through digital routing system to ensure that they stay on task and on time
  • Maintains and archives clean historical record of project workflow
  • Schedules and assists SPMs/PMs in facilitating internal status meetings and reviews
  • Keeps teams informed of all project status and next steps via daily status documents and planned or ad-hoc meetings
  • Advocates and champions agency processes
  • Develops strong and positive working relationships with discipline leads and project stakeholders, while maintaining adherence to objectives, process, and timelines

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, marketing /advertising/communication concentration preferred
  • Previous project management and project planning experience a plus
  • Computer proficiency required, experience with MS Suite (Word, Project, Excel, PowerPoint) and Acrobat Professional
  • Ability to collaborate closely with others in a team environment under tight deadlines
  • Outstanding communications skills
  • Superior organizational skills

GSW turns against the premise of doing the “same old.” Our culture is focused on collaborative, meaningful advertising and day-to-day interpersonal interaction. We value the diverse backgrounds of our team members, and everyone has the opportunity to provide input and be heard. GSW is comprised of creative, motivated individuals who are all here for a reason. We welcome those who strive to work above and beyond their role, who voice their opinion and who are engaged in all aspects of the agency.

At GSW, “speak people” is part of our every day. Our employees are inventing ways to go further, faster, thus giving purpose to liberating ideas within healthcare advertising.

GSW is part of Syneos Health Communications, a purpose-built collective of agencies focused on supporting health and biopharmaceutical innovators. We work in scalable, collaborative teams that partner across disciplines and geographies to deliver integrated communications strategies that accelerate brand performance. In today’s fast-changing and complex environment, success lies in making connections: between science, emotion, and technology; between data, design and human insight. We’re able to make those connections because our medical communications, digital, advertising, public relations, data science, research and market access specialists work closely with each other and with healthcare experts, including physicians, pharmacists and advocates. Together, we are the connected healthcare partner tapping rich insights to drive innovation, change behavior and pioneer a new era of accountable marketing.

Syneos Health Communications is powered by Syneos Health, a global professional services organization designed to help the biopharmaceutical industry shorten the distance from lab to life.

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Syneos Health is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled) 

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