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SVP Director of Project Management, McCann NY more...
Location:New York, NY
Company:IPG McCann
First posted:April 03, 2017 (last updated 30+ days ago)

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The SVP Director of Project Management role will lead the world-class project management team for McCann NY responsible for defining, training and enforcing the McCann workflow. The agency workflow must first and foremost deliver on our promise to create work that plays a meaningful role in people's lives.

The project management team at McCann plays a critical role in everything we do. From refining process, project communications, defining resource needs to ensuring financial success for the agency, the Project Manager is the backbone of every project and the client operations expert on every account.

Success is achieved by doing whatever it takes to deliver breakthrough creative, hiring and mentoring the best project managers in the business, fostering internal and external relationships, and identifying opportunities to maintain McCann's reputation as the leader in the industry.




The SVP Director of Project Management for McCann NY will be required to:

  • Oversee 20-30 Project Managers - recruit and hire best-in-bread Project Managers, mentor and coach careers paths, manage ongoing performance against agency goals, assign a lead for all agency work
  • Refine the agency workflow and process on an ongoing basis - working with department leads to articulate agency workflow and oversee training and communications to the agency.
  • Lead resource management process across agency working with the individual resource mgmt. teams in each department. Meet weekly to review needs with teams and CFO.
  • Oversee scope management process - Project managers are responsible for ongoing monitoring all projects in agency, how they compare against the agreed upon client scope of work, projecting burn rates by client and identifying incremental scope opportunities.
  • Work directly with Account leads, Operations lead and CFO on development of new scopes, staffing plans, on/off-boarding plans by client
  • Provide ongoing reporting on risks, issues, concerns to senior executives within the company.
  • Ensure that McCann standards (processes, tools, milestones and approvals) are enforced. Oversee the development and refinement of all agency templates and tools necessary to deliver against agency goals.
  • Work directly with Operation Lead on any operational issues/improvements for the agency.



Candidates are expected to have a minimum of:      


  • Minimum 10+ years of project management experience in a creative organization
  • Deep knowledge across Digital, Broadcast and Print
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Ability to successfully communicate and negotiate with clients
  • Superb interpersonal skills
  • Remarkable EQ
  • Cool as a cucumber
  • Desire to build the best Project Management team in the free world


The SVP Director of Project Management will uphold the Agency's core beliefs to be relentless, collaborative, respectful, creative and support diversity and inclusion efforts.


McCann is an EEO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer

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