JOB DESCRIPTION

The Special Projects Manager is responsible for facilitating the CEO’s vision through strategic execution, relationship building, professional interactions, project management, and problem solving. This person serves as the right hand to the CEO for his most important projects related to the various business units, specific clients, and special projects inside and outside the companies.

This person balances big picture thinking with intense execution, always prioritizing and moving initiatives forward with grace and urgency. He or she can work up, down, and across organizations to ensure projects are completed seamlessly and successfully. This is a fast paced position in the middle of the business operations.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

This position requires a blend of the following responsibilities:

  • Stay connected with CEO through regularly scheduled and ad hoc communications
  • Ensure the CEO is is aware of and focused on the most important items for the company
  • Develop and manage of a master schedule of priorities and tasks, updated continually
  • Keep the CEO accountable for commitments
  • Collaborate with the CEO’s administrative resources/assistants who manage his schedule, time and travel
  • Collaborate with additional project management resources to ensure projects are initiated and progressing according to schedule
  • Help complete priority items for the CEO to an appropriate level of quality
  • Consult on complex challenges, looking at all angles and making informed decisions
  • Share the CEO point-of-view when necessary
  • Help keep the CEO accessible and open to new ideas and proposals
  • Work closely with company COO on mutual projects and initiatives

 

SKILLS

The core skills, abilities and knowledge key to success in this position include:

  • Trusted listener and advisor
  • Discreet and confidential
  • Technology forward
  • Multi-tasker & project director/manager
  • Excellent judgment
  • Calm under pressure
  • Efficient with limited resources
  • Strong communicator – verbal, written and oral
  • Confident in managing up
  • Ability to comfortably dive into most/any area of the business or product
  • Good sounding board for others in the company — provide open, honest feedback
  • No ego — help employees understand where you can be useful for them vs. a roadblock to the top

 

EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Management, Marketing with relevant career experience
  • 5 years experience managing high-level projects and communications
  • Events, communications, PR, advertising /marketing experience preferred
  • Experience working closely with senior leaders

THREE PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES REQUIRED

If you’re passionate about doing great work (while having fun) every day, we want to meet you. Qualified candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to (jeno@cpgagency.com).

 

No phone inquiries accepted. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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