Project Manager

July 18, 2022

POSITION SUMMARY

You take pride in being the most organized person in the room, and love bringing the pieces of the puzzle together, no matter how challenging. As the incoming Project Manager you’ll join our team of savvy, fun and determined PMs to work across our full service integrated campaigns. You’ll manage a portfolio of projects and client relationships and be responsible for ensuring that Point Blank consistently delivers an exceptional experience and work that exceeds client expectations. This position reports to the Chief Project Officer and can be based anywhere in Canada.

Point Blank is committed to equitable hiring, development, and promotion with recognition that equity-seeking candidates continue to face systemic barriers to employment. We see immense value in hiring, training and promoting professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds. Because of this, we particularly encourage candidates from equity-seeking and under-represented backgrounds to apply.

WHAT YOU DO

Key Accountabilities

  • Design & maintain complex project timelines 
  • Plan and project manage medium to major scale campaigns, as well as some stand alone creative projects
  • Build and manage production budgets
  • Build manage & maintain project schedules and tasks; ensure deadlines are met
  • Book client meetings & build agendas
  • Work with the Resource Manager for team assignments
  • Manage internal project teams
  • Manage external suppliers + production

Responsibilities

  • Produce a full suite of campaign deliverables; including but not limited to: digital ads, videos, print media, email campaigns and landing pages
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with project teams & suppliers and identify opportunities to increase flow & fun in-project
  • Ensure all deliverables are up to Point Blank’s standards and fully reflect the client’s goals, constraints, and feedback. 

Requirements

WHO YOU ARE

  • Attentive, organized and dependable. You pride yourself on crossing every t and dotting every i. Your written and verbal communication skills are exceptional. 
  • Outgoing and affable, you’ve got great people skills. You know how to develop and maintain strong client relationships.  
  • Low-ego and positive: you know how to work in a fast-paced environment and focus on the big picture.
  • Persuasive and a confident negotiator, you know how to deliver bad news, work with difficult personalities, and bring people around to a different point of view.  
  • Collaborative and quick, you can think on your feet and find creative solutions in stressful situations.
  • Resilient, you can work under pressure and extremely tight deadlines while maintaining a good sense of humour, tact, and professionalism.
  • You are highly motivated, take initiative, and have an honest desire to provide excellent client service.
  • A generalist, you are comfortable talking about and producing the broad range of products and services Point Blank offers.

MUST HAVES

  • 3 – 5+ years of project management in an agency setting. You will be responsible for making sure that projects are delivered on time and on budget.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to balance complex projects with many moving parts.
  • Leadership skills – you are able to step in immediately lead a project from start to finish, you’re proactive and find the answers you need to get things done.
  • A big plus would be experience working on progressive digital campaigns in the political, non-profit, and/or union sector. 
  • This position requires some travel and non-standard work hours as needed to complete the required responsibilities. 

WHO WE ARE

Founded in 2009, Point Blank Creative is a national full-service agency working to unleash the power of progressive movements by bringing together best practices in traditional advertising, digital, and community organizing. We work with movements and causes we care about, with a particular focus on the labour movement, electoral politics, health care, and issues of economic, social, and environmental justice.

Our team is an incredible group of progressives who have all chosen to work at Point Blank for the same reason it was founded: to help progressive organizations build effective tools, winning campaigns, and game-changing movements. We’re proud to say that our 50 staff hail from 8+ countries, speak 6+ languages, 64% are women, non-binary or gender non-confirming —and we have BIPOC & 2SLGBTQIA+ at every level of the agency.  

We work and live on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe and Coast Salish peoples, as well as the Coast Salish territory of the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen)/Songhees, Esquimalt, WSÁNEĆ Nations, including the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Stó:lō, səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nations; in Treaty 6 territory, the traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous peoples, including Plains and Woodland Cree, Assiniboine, Saulteaux, Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Métis, and Nakota Sioux peoples; in Treaty 13, the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat peoples, this land is also home to many diverse Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples.

Why work with us?

  • Our entire team is campaigners who are committed to social change. We work with causes and movements we believe in – and we have a great time doing it.
  • We offer paid health leave and an extended benefits package – including a health and dental plan.
  • We offer flexible working arrangements using a hybrid model where employees can opt to work from home and in the office.
  • Our Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa offices are centrally located – close to transit and great places to live and eat. 

Compensation

Salary is commensurate with experience and expected to be in the range of $65,000 – $80,000

To Apply

Step 1: Apply here

Step 2: Submissions will be reviewed, and top applicants invited for an interview. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date: Don’t delay your application!! We are looking to hire immediately and will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis.

Please note, for in-person work at our offices or with clients, employees are  expected to be fully vaccinated

Point Blank is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation at any point during this process, please notify careers@pointblankcreative.ca and we will work with you to jointly address your needs.