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Woodward Communications, Inc. Project Manager in Des Moines, Iowa

Project Manager

Job Details



Job Location

Two Rivers Marketing - Des Moines, IA

Position Type

Full Time

Education Level

4 Year Degree


The Project Manager will manage all client projects through their lifecycle, including scoping proposals and timelines, creating estimates, as well as managing budgets and work-back schedules. This position works closely with the Project Coordinator to facilitate consistent communication between the agency’s creative, digital, media, strategy, public relations and client services teams, ensuring the on-time delivery of all client projects. The Project Manager is responsible for being the agency advocate and effectively managing their projects on budget, on time and on quality (tactical).



  • Drives completion of onboarding checklist, including gathering client inventory/assets

  • Manages project timelines

  • Manages all projects on quality (tactical), on time and on budget

  • Manages the consistent successful facilitation of projects from estimation through launch and ongoing execution

  • Manages project-related freelancers daily

  • Ensures vendor quotes align with project budgets

  • Ensures all POs are within budgeted scope of project

  • Maintains and monitors project budgets and schedules daily

  • Ensures team stays within agreed upon budget and informs all parties of any changes to scope/assumptions/issues that arise

  • Proactively manages and updates project work-back schedules

  • Manages tactical quality of all client deliverables

  • Maintains campaigns/projects in Workamajig

  • Ensures all content is accurately entered into templated digital platforms (emails, website updates, blogs and articles)

  • Owns internal agency advocate communication

  • Manages project transactions (reviews and adjusts) on a weekly basis

  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of program/campaign workflow

  • Maintains a deep understanding of project workflow

  • Maintains professional internal and external relationships that meet company core values

  • Manage the day-to-day administration of a channel marketing program

  • Other duties, as assigned


  • 2+ years of project management experience

  • Marketing agency experience a plus

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • Experience developing work breakdown structures, creating timelines and driving successful execution of milestones, on-quality, on-budget and on-schedule

  • Experience collaborating with team members to create detailed project estimates aligned with proposed scopes of work

  • Experience in project financial management and analysis

  • Experience with Workamajig, Workbook, Advantage, NetSuite OpenAir, ClientsandProfits or other integrated operations tools a plus

  • Experience with digital and web projects a plus.