Project Manager

The Project Manager shows great attention to detail and has a desire to drive the overall workflow process. A successful candidate will be able to manage multiple priorities for clients, have an understanding of producing a variety of work types, and be ready to work in a fast-paced environment.

The Project Manager at Signal Theory is responsible for ensuring teams are producing great work quickly and efficiently for their clients. Collaboration is important – they are part of the team and act as a coach for team members to complete the work. The Project Manager reports to the Senior Project Manager for the client team and works alongside members of the client team including Account Managers, Strategists, Art Directors, Copywriters, Developers, and other shared resources.

The Project Manager will:
Own and drive the overall project and campaign workflow process
Build project schedules and cost estimates
Adjust project schedules to reflect changes in time, scope and resource availability
Understand the process needed to produce work across various channels, examples include: print, digital, photography, content and social
Have an agile mindset and understanding of servant leadership
Collaborate with his or her team to manage projects from start to finish including scheduling, cost estimation, process and quality control, communication, as well as risk, stakeholder and scope management
Facilitate, organize and coach team on continuous improvement
Coach, mentor and protect the team, allowing them to produce work efficiently
Intervene if someone requests something of their team that is out of order
Remove day-to-day impediments for the team
Report on team productivity metrics and coach members for improved efficiency
Show empathy when communicating with team members
Run team retrospective meetings and manage action items resulting from the meetings
Coordinate with other Signal Theory Project Managers to ensure the success of all client teams and resourcing
Anticipate what’s next and develop recommendations for upcoming projects and needed resources
The requirements and experience the Project Manager will need to have include:
Three to five years of experience managing projects in a business environment
Bachelor-level degree required, business, marketing, advertising or a related field preferred
Previous agency or marketing experience preferred
At least six months of experience in an agile environment preferred

Exceptional benefits include:

Access to online learning platforms to continue honing your craft.
Up to $500 a year to put toward qualified wellness expenses, like your gym membership.
After one year, reimbursement of up to 50% of tuition costs for approved continuing education.
After eight whole years, a four-week paid sabbatical, plus a $750 reimbursement for international travel.

Of course, we also:

Provide health, dental and vision insurance.
Offer salaries commensurate with experience.
Offer both traditional and Roth 401k plans with employer matching.
Are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Signal Theory. We firmly believe in the importance of a diverse workforce to create work that resonates and represents both our clients and the markets they serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

With Signal Theory offices in Kansas City, Mo., and Wichita, Kan., employees are comfortable working virtually with colleagues in another city. While nothing can completely replace in-person communication, for this position, we are open to employees working in Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Wisconsin or Georgia.