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Global Prairie

Senior Associate, Project Management

Project Management – Kansas City, Missouri
Department Project Management
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Important Note: Global Prairie's Talent Management Department is based in our Kansas City, MO office, which is why you see Missouri listed as the location for this application; however, this position will work out of either our Kansas City, MO or Cleveland, OH office. 

Please be sure to indicate the office location, either Kansas City, MO or Cleveland, OH, you're applying for in the text field below.

THE OPPORTUNITY / OVERVIEW
You love to see projects from start to finish. You find Microsoft Excel as a treasure chest of useful tools, instead of scary like your creative team counter parts. Working a project that comes in on time and on budget brings you professional joy that nobody other than a project manager can truly appreciate. If this is you, we want you to join our Global Prairie Project Management team.

WHY THIS ROLE MATTERS
This person thinks big and can put the right people in the right place at the right time to deliver exceptional client work managing both timelines and budgets to realize operational excellence. The Senior Associate, Project Management position helps to manage the streamlined workflow of Global Prairie projects. This role protects and grows Global Prairie’s client and client partnership team relationships through exceptional coordination of resources to keeping projects on time and on budget.

WHAT WE’D LIKE TO SEE
Our model is different, by design. One part creative agency, one part data analytics firm and one part consulting company, we are a different breed of marketing consulting that embraces a depth of thinking, nimbleness and innovative approach our clients crave. Because we don’t operate as a traditional agency in terms of process, structure or output, we look for team members with an entrepreneurial spirit who embrace innovation and are comfortable working in the gray areas.

As a certified Benefit Corporation (B Corp) and an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan), we operate as a 100% employee-owned company while working to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.

Everyone at Global Prairie shares the following characteristics:

  • Highly collaborative
  • Philanthropic and engaged in the community
  • Optimistic attitude
  • Strong and resilient nature
  • Flexible
  • Curious

Strong candidates for this specific role will have the following characteristics:

  • Detail oriented and proficient time management skills
  • Vocal leader
  • Ability to see and understand multiple viewpoints
  • Knack for finding compromise and best team outcomes

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Working primarily with the Director, Project Management position across all our Global Prairie offices, this individual will be responsible for a variety of tasks, such as:

  • Assists in defining scope, creates staff plans, and enforces timelines which align with Global Prairie internal and client needs
  • Oversees the internal progression of projects from kick-off to completion
  • Manages the execution of work, which includes: tracking ongoing projects, routing deliverables for approval, monitoring scope, and analyzing financial performance
  • Ability to execute projects based on direction from multiple sources, while maintaining effective relationships
  • Communicates and reports on project status and budget to internal team members
  • Establishes positive relationships with functional teams, client partnership teams, vendors, etc. to effectively lead and drive performance and understanding of the business need
  • Collaborates with the Finance Team to track and report on revenue/forecasts
  • Assists in identifying best practices for developing new systems/processes/tools to enhance Global Prairie’s ability to deliver exceptional client work
  • Ability to be confident and lead amidst a variety of projects and competing priorities
  • Proven track record of success in providing high caliber project management services to clients and teams

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE MUST POSSESS OR MEET THESE QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5-7+ years of experience
  • Prior roles in marketing, communications, consulting, project management or similar with demonstrated increasing responsibility
  • Bachelors or graduate degree
  • Willingness and availability to travel
  • Ability to self-start and manage multi-disciplinary teams with shifting workloads across diverse projects
  • Positive outlook, collaborative spirit and passion for producing exceptional deliverables with effective resource management

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK CONDITIONS
The physical activity required of this position includes standing, walking, lifting, pulling, pushing, kneeling, reaching, stooping, talking, hearing and use of repetitive motion.  Light work is required of this position, occasionally lifting or moving objects between 10-20 pounds.  The visual acuity of this position requires the ability to operate a motor vehicle.  This position will not be substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Creativity, great ideas and lasting impact come from diverse teams. Global Prairie is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Location
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Department
    Project Management
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
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