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Project and Account Manager

Relationship Management | Chicago, IL | Full Time

Job Description

The Project and Account Manager  will help lead projects through the agency. They will be involved in every facet of the project, from inception to completion, and ensure deliverables are completed successfully on time and within budget. The ideal person will have both Project Management and Account Management experience with Digital Agencies.

The company is currently working 100% remotely but we would prefer candidates be in the Central time zone, ideally in the Chicagoland area.

Primary Project Management Responsibilities

  • Assist in leading projects through all touch points and internal teams within the agency

  • Ensure work and tasks are communicated and routed to appropriate team members

  • Keep projects on track through clear task lists, issue tracking, status reports and meeting notes

  • Develop timelines

  • Create agendas for meetings

  • Update project management tool 

  • Schedule internal reviews

  • Facilitate and possibly lead internal status meetings

Client/Account Management Responsibilities

  • Fill in at times as agency relationship contact with clients 

  • Assist in preparation and facilitation of client reviews

  • Draft meeting notes for distribution internally and externally

  • Assist account management with budget allocation and tracking across clients on a weekly basis

  • Other duties as needed

Job Skills and Requirements

  • Proficiency in project management principles and software including (but not limited to) Microsoft Project, Excel and timesheet systems

  • Able to manage multiple team members and projects simultaneously

  • Strong communication, presentation, leadership and negotiation skills

  • Ability to function independently and in a collaborative environment

  • Comfortable managing within a fast-paced, dynamic environment 

Education and/or Experience

  • 4-6 years in a project management role

  • Experience in account management

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field a plus

  • Digital agency experience required

Elevate is an equal opportunity employer.