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Assistant Media Project Manager

Location: St. Louis Park, MN, United States

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Mars United Commerce Powered by Marilyn is a global commerce company that delivers all the solutions clients need to grow their business today and tomorrow. Founded by the late Marilyn Barnett, we’ve become global leaders in four key commerce disciplines – Strategy & Analytics, Digital Commerce, Content & Experiences, and Retail Consultancy – that together form a United Commerce Ecosystem that provides all the expertise clients need to navigate the commerce marketing landscape. Our 800+ Martians across North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia exist to drive growth for our people, our clients, and our communities all across the globe. 
We’re seeking an Assistant Media Project Manager to work from one of our hub locations in a remote-friendly capacity.

Job Purpose:  
Management of client media projects and process to ensure project accuracy, timeliness and client satisfaction  
Key Job Responsibilities: 
  • Develop and manage media project scope trackers
  • Develop and manage media project schedules
  • Develop and manage estimates/media authorizations
  • Manage budgets and billing
Performance Expectations:
Project Scopes
  • Define Media Project Scope in concert with Account Management
  • Clearly communicate goals, expectations, and key information to team
  • Define and evaluate project success
  • With an understanding to overall media process, identify and manage project risks
  • Work with team to troubleshoot and resolve issues
  • Develop and communicate internal status reports and meeting notes
Project Schedules
  • Guide Account team on media process and identify steps needed to reach final deliverables
  • Maintain accurate schedule through lifecycle of project
  • Manage projects to scheduled milestones
  • Communicate schedule risks upon detection and work with team to mitigate
  • Clearly communicate key project miles stones to all team members
  • Utilize existing data where possible to inform project estimates
  • Develop estimate templates based on common project scopes
  • Effectively manage scope creep by issuing change controls
  • Communicate estimate risk upon detection and work with team to mitigate
  • Proactively predict potential risks based on media processes and how it will affect estimates creation
Budgets and Billing
  • Billing liaison: Responsible for budget management, weekly billing meetings, and follow up w/ Client Leadership teams regarding outstanding financial issues.
Skill Sets Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree in advertising, marketing, business or related field
  • Experience in Media, vendor management and managing media campaigns is preferred
  • 1-2 years of marketing or advertising experience, agency experience preferred
  • Interest in the Project Management discipline
  • Strong background in digital media including custom website page development, native advertising, digital display ads, programmatic, search, email, and social media
  • Understanding of ad tagging, ads verification and digital ads trafficking is a plus
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to manage time, adhere to strict timelines, multitask and work well under pressure
  • Detail orientation and ability to ensure that projects are developed in line with client’s brand style and guidelines
  • Proactive nature in the seeking of work/responsibility
  • Dependability in execution of work and as member of assigned team
  • Enthusiastic, solution-oriented attitude in accepting work/new challenges
  • Desire to learn all aspects of the assigned client scope of work and tactics; digital knowledge (banner ads, etc.) is a plus
  • Effective interpersonal skills working well across functions
  • Conscientious work ethic 
Mars United Commerce is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all  job classifications without regard to race, ancestry, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or handicap, HIV, veteran, marital or family status, or any other status or condition protected by applicable state and/or federal laws, except where a bonafide occupational qualification applies.
Mars United Commerce has developed a wide variety of inclusive benefit plans and policies that address and promote the needs of all employees and their family members, including comprehensive group health plans, a parental leave program that includes paid maternity and paternity benefits for pregnancy, adoption and surrogacy, flexible paid time off, a broad and confidential employee assistance program, ongoing wellness support initiatives, trusted financial health advice and guidance, promotion of education through tuition support and assistance, and a flexible and supportive work environment and culture. 
The base salary for this position may range from $40,000 to $55,000. Individual compensation varies based on job related factors, including location, business needs, level of responsibility, experience, and qualifications.