Project Manager at Daniel J. Edelman Holdings

Posted in General Business 12 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

This position is open to be based from: Chicago, IL; New York, NY.

The Mustache Project Management team is passionate about finding smart ways to deliver great work. We sit at the center of our business, collaborating with best-in-class teams to ensure our ideas make an impact in our clients' real worlds. We are fanatics about integrated project management that enables our creative, strategy, analytics, and account teams to deliver smart and brilliant programming for our clients.

This is an exciting opportunity for a detail and process-oriented go-getter who wants to become a key part of a forward-thinking, integrated team. We want project management passion and excitement. We want someone who is proactive, unafraid to ask questions, is willing to challenge the norm, and is eager to learn from the best in the business.

Our Project Managers have tireless enthusiasm, the drive to ensure flawless execution, and the motivation to up-level their knowledge and skills within the Project Management craft.

Mustache Project Managers will apply day-to-day project management, financial management and team facilitation skills to the delivery of projects, while demonstrating an understanding of client business goals. They support Senior Project Managers to track project deliverables that connect with creative intent, while meeting time and budget specifications to achieve quality standards.


    • Develop business acumen by assisting in defining scopes and building estimates in partnership with Senior Project Managers or Project Directors, account leads and specialty teams.

    • Track the development and approvals of Statements of Work with Finance, Contracts, and Account teams.

    • Use project management tools to author and maintain project schedules, project briefs, cost estimates, budgets and other relevant project documentation with input from team members and oversight from a Senior Project Manager or Project Director.

    • Support the delivery of larger projects and/or own smaller projects with oversight.

    • Proactively anticipate the needs of your projects, resolving project issues and removing barriers to success for the team.

    • With oversight from the Senior Project Manager or Project Director, pull and report on project burn, identify and flag scope creep, and participate in the monthly forecasting process.

    • Proactively communicate and manage hours, tasks and timelines with integrated team members to keep work moving forward within established time and budget constraints.

    • Schedule and attend internal meetings, communicate next steps, and assign ownership of tasks; attend client meetings to understand client feedback, next steps and project implications.

    • Partner with Resource Management to manage staff plans, relay resource needs and project future staffing requirements in established resource management tool.

    • Oversee, manage and communicate the status of deliverables across multiple integrated workstreams.

    • Ensure the quality and consistency across all projects is consistent with brand guidelines.

    • Collaborate with account and specialty teams to ensure successful delivery against client assignment and scoped deliverables.

    • Balance a sense of urgency with calm and confidence at all times.

Basic Qualifications

    • A 4-year degree or equivalent work experience.

    • 2-4 years of project management, integrated marketing/PR agency, or related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

    • Strong passion for and demonstrated knowledge in project management and integrated programming.

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Smartsheet (or other similar project management tool) is required.

    • A solutions and detail-oriented mindset, with a knack for creative and head-on problem solving.

    • A proven multi-tasker, with the ability to work calmly and efficiently in a fast-paced and changing environment.

    • A motivation to demonstrate grit, proactivity, initiative and the ability to confidently support projects and teams.

    • A "get things done" mentality with a positive attitude.

    • A passion for the art and the science of problem-solving A strong and fearless communicator, both verbally and in writing.

    • An eagerness to learn and grow, to develop skills as a specialist in the craft of project management.

$59,000 - $92,000 a year

An employee's pay position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, geographic location, performance, travel requirements, revenue-based metrics, any contractual agreements, and business or organizational needs. The range listed is just one component of DJEH's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, a Paid Time Off policy, and region-specific benefits.

Mustache is an integrated creative agency that works with clients big and small across food, health, tech, entertainment and more. We bring the best creative and strategic talent together with deep sector expertise to develop brilliant solutions that disrupt the status quo.

With roots in production and post-production, Mustache brings a maker spirit to every assignment we take on - from content to social to earned to experiential. We believe great creative builds trust and earns attention. Whatever the opportunity or challenge, we're here for it.

Mustache joined the Daniel J. Edelman network in 2022 to pair our talented teams with the unparalleled resources of the leading independent communications company in the world.


Mustache is content - Scripted, Unscripted, Live Action, Animation, Short Form, Long Form, TV, Social Media, Commercial, Branded Content and beyond. Staffed with a passionate and diverse set of multi-hyphenate creators and doers, Mustache is poised to craft soup-to-nuts, visually-stunning, imaginative, thoughtful, and sometimes hilarious content and campaigns for any platform. Born of an instinct to buck tradition and institutional bloat, our energized team is designed to contend with the biggest dinosaurs in the advertising, digital and entertainment industries. Mustache is the future of creativity.

Mustache delivers full creative, strategy, production, post-production and distribution/campaign management services under one roof. With a full-time staff of 50 employees and growing, we maintain a flat, family-like culture with room for upward growth and mobility. We support a wide range of clients comprised of tech, beauty, fashion, communication and OTT distribution brands including but not limited to Netflix, HBOMax, Universal Pictures, Google, Grammarly, Estee Lauder, Under Armour, and Intuit.

Mustache is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage racially and ethnically diverse people, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, parents, individuals with disabilities and members of any and all protected classes to apply.

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