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Project Manager*

Company: Disney Parks,Parks, Experiences and Products
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Yellow Shoes is the award-winning, in-house agency that develops creative strategies and solutions to support the Walt Disney Parks & Resorts segment--- driving individual business results while effectively communicating and building the brand and overall Disney reputation. Our competitive advantage is an intimate knowledge of, and unique integration within, each individual WDPR business. Project Management is the internal agency engine, linking all agency functions and managing projects end-to-end to deliver a high volume of projects on-time and on-budget.

Project Management works closely with Account Management, Creative, and Production to help deliver WDPR business results and strengthen the Yellow Shoes agency reputation.

Responsibilities :

  • Partner with Account Management to initiate projects in Workfront
  • Develop detailed project schedules and ensure that Account, Creative, and Production are aligned and aware of key project milestones.
  • Update timelines as needed and call out potential conflicts.
  • Shepherd projects from beginning to end as the established "go to" person if there's ever a question of where a project is in its life cycle, and ensure projects are updated in Workfront as milestones are met
  • When developing timelines, ensure that internal and external partner input is accounted for (Public Relations, Public Affairs, Customer Engagement, Pixar, etc.)
  • Lead a weekly status meeting with core team to ensure everyone is aware of where projects are in the pipeline and near-term deliverables
  • Proactively call out scheduling, resource or other issues well in advance and offer up solutions for addressing them
  • Ensure the team is aware of timing implications on requested changes and communicate to all impacted partners
  • Follow up with teams to ensure revisions are being made and shared with CDs and Creative VP prior to the next regroup
  • Act as the liaison between Account, Creative, and Business Affairs to ensure all work is being vetted at the appropriate stages
    Basic Qualifications :
    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent 3-5 years of professional marketing, ad agency, project management, or related experience
    • Strong knowledge of communication mediums including video, print, digital, social, email, collateral, OOH, and the production process supporting each
    • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Ability to effectively lead a high volume of projects and related tactics once they come into the agency--- owning the details and timelines from project inception to delivery
    • Strong at viewing both the big picture while still being extremely detail oriented; highly accountable to delivering what is expected on-time
    • Effective relationship building skills with Account, Creative, and Production peers, and ability to influence and leverage those relationships to get the work done; seen as a core part of the team
    • Effective critical thinking and problem solving skills, not just adhering to project dates that have been established, with a sense of urgency
    • Possess a thorough knowledge of the full agency process and ability to be flexible--- looking at all project deliverables to determine overlap, find efficiencies, and prioritize across work businesses and projects
    • Motivated self-starter, ability to work independently with minimum direction
      Additional Information :
      Benefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at https://jobs.disneycareers.com/benefits.


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