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Senior Program Manager

Studio Mega is a dynamic creative team based in Portland, Oregon specializing in brand identity, content creation and experience design. Founded by a team of directors with decades of industry experience who share the ambition to solve real challenges and forge meaningful connections through creativity and a close partnership with creative leaders who value the power of design.

We work with companies big and small, startups and industry leaders, with the goal to make things that get your attention. We sweat the details and push beyond trend to make work that has strategic and emotional impact for our partners and their customers.

The role

To work at Mega is to be interested in helping craft the many ways in which creativity can shape the world. To be a program manager on our team means that you’re a multi-faceted expert in helping us create the work and foster the relationships that will help us do that.

Simply put, you’re not only a facilitator, you’re an active contributor to the work, culture & success of a creative agency with aspirations to create world-class design that sparks change for the better.

We recognize that there is no one way to lead a practice. While each of us comes with our own unique experiences and expertise, we wanted to outline a few of the things we expect from any of our most experienced team members that can apply regardless of an individual’s specific skill set.

We’ll ask for you to…

  • Be the primary client point of contact regarding project-related topics.
  • Be responsible for the development and ongoing communication of timeline, scope,
  • Able to assist leadership and business development in pursuit of new opportunities with existing or new client relationships.
  • Lead development of proposals/statements of work (SOW) demonstrating a thorough understanding of the proposed plan and getting all appropriate leadership approvals before delivery to client.
  • Able to draft an estimate based on the SOW. This includes identifying the team, and hours needed to complete the deliverables.
  • Be the internal leader of the project team, responsible for establishing clear lines of communication for all aspects of the project.
  • Play a critical role in executing project work that meets our quality expectations, partnering closely with creative and studio leadership.
  • Work on highly complex projects or across multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Anticipate and deftly navigate people, schedule, scope, and budget challenges.
  • Be responsible for the success of the project.
  • Understand the financial implication of each project’s budget; track the progress against those budgets and to advise on invoicing and project status.
  • Identify, suggest, and implement meaningful process improvements both for yourself and the broader team.
  • Be an expert with Asana, or other project management tools that make all of our jobs easier and more productive.
  • Work with the program manager team to maintain client satisfaction and management of expectations while ensuring that the work is aligned to the brief, as well as on time, and on budget.
  • Inspire and mentor the team, provide a point of contact for any project and client matters that need support.
  • Participate in weekly team and resource management meetings

We’ll look to you to be…

  • You have at least 7+ years in project/program management experience in an agency setting.
  • You have project experience that ranges from brand to digital programs.
  • You are highly experienced in effectively designing and running client meetings, and facilitating working sessions.
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic and exceptional drive for results
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment that requires multitasking and managing shifting priorities
  • Proven ability to work with cross functional teams
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • You’re constantly honing your skill set. We’re in a rapidly changing business, you are focused on staying ahead.
  • Studio Mega is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate on the basis of employee's race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law.
  • This role will work onsite at the Studio Mega office in Portland, Oregon. Due to the pandemic, the Studio Mega team is currently working remote. We will plan to be back in the office in a hybrid model when we deem it is safe to do so.

Please send your resume and portfolio to jobs@studiomega.com with "Senior Program Manager" in the subject line.