Global Project Manager

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  • Job Title Global Project Manager


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Job Title: Global Project ManagerFocus: Operations on MW businessLocation: London, UKReports to: SVP Global Operations Lead About McCann Worldgroup / Who We Are:McCann Worldgroup is a leading global marketing solutions network with over 15,000 employees united across 100+ countries by a single vision: To help brands play a meaningful role in people's lives. McCann Worldgroup was recognized by the Cannes Lions as the 2019 Network of the Year and by the Effies as the world's most creatively-effective marketing services company both in 2018 and 2019. The network is comprised of McCann (advertising), MRM (data science/technology/relationship marketing), Momentum (sponsorship and total brand experience), McCann Health (professional/dtc health care communications), and CRAFT (production).We have seen strong new business performances across McCann Worldgroup with 82 account wins totaling $90 million in annual fees over the course of 2019.

In some of the units such as McCann New York, the pitch success rate was the highest we have seen in years. The U.S. agency also grew significantly through organic growth assignments, including from a range of clients and reflecting growth across all McCann Worldgroup agencies—McCann, Momentum, McCann Health, MRM and Craft.IPG (the Interpublic Group), our parent company, operates a highly supportive, accountable, approach to the leadership and the direction they provide to their networks, which means in turn that our leaders enjoy a degree of autonomy when it comes to doing the right things for our clients and our people, so as to drive growth and success.

Our culture is built on collaboration everywhere, and our incentive system is structured deliberately to support this. www.mccannworldgroup.comMcCann Worldgroup's Values:Our shared MW Values of Bravery, Integrity, and Generosity guide our behaviors in how we work together to deliver exceptional client work. The Role:The Global Project Manager will support the MW central team in delivering against account vision and workstreams. The workstreams are focused on transforming the global operations of the account to become the backbone; driving digital programs; and constantly improving our strategic and creative product.This role reaches throughout the full MW network, managing timelines, deliverables and workstreams across the team, collecting and distributing impactful information for our 50+ market leads, and support in delivering growth initiatives for our MW network agencies across production (CRAFT), digital (MRM) and Media (IPG Mediabrands).The role is mainly focused internally with some client facing aspects and so requires development of relationships with our Global clients in Switzerland, as well as working on c-suite consultancy projects. What You Will Do: Central Workstreams & OperationsSupporting central operations and central project management for our most important projects, events and meetingsManaging timelines for key Workstreams/Projects across the teamSupporting individual workstreams Global infostructureGathering and sharing best practice, case studies and intelligenceCategory inductionsOn-boarding new team members (local and within the markets)Contributing to and rolling out key initiatives Market managementMaintain ongoing relationships with local agency teamsRoll out of information across the networkTrainer level understanding of the Brand Building processManage regular refreshers, team onboarding as relevant CommunicationsCompiling business-critical intelligence on the clientSummarise and distribute quarterly business resultsMerchandising great work across the networkBehaviours and competencies:We want to see impeccable attention to detail; proactivity; organisation but also flexibility; and most of all you need to be approachable.You need to be able to take direction, give direction, be part of a team, and be a team player who works towards the common goal and purpose of our agency and client business. We like to think we do a good job of covering everything the role will entail with this job description, but we all know things may change now and again.

What we’ve included here isn’t intended to be written in stone, and there may need to be some flex in the detail of the day to day of the role once you start to meet the expectations of the role and needs of the agency. We’ll always talk to you about what that looks like, ahead of any changes.  Required SkillsRequired Experience



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