Lead Producer - Cutting Edge Agency

New York, NY, United States
Date Posted January 3, 2021
Category Marketing & Media
Job Type Direct Hire


As a Lead Producer,  you will ensure the delivery of our client work is as productive, efficient, and seamless as possible. You are the lifeline between all functions and people on your brands. Your role, and the workflow and projects you oversee, is essential to the successful day-to-day operations of this agency. As such, they would like—and expect—you to bring your expertise and creativity to provide the best logistical and strategic guidance you can, day-in and day-out.
Job responsibilities:
  • Creation of thoughtful, comprehensive timelines and scopes of work, individual to specific brand and project needs
  • Manage workflow to meet client deadlines and milestones, accounting for overlapping priorities, conflicts, and out of the office schedules
  • Monitor and track hours routinely to ensure all projects are in-line with budget expectations—and if running high or low, alert team and client as early as possible
  • Generate end-of-month reconciliation documents and review with Director of Production, Finance Director, and Client Service Leads / Co-Founder to inform monthly billing / invoicing
  • Ensure all QC processes are adhered to, particularly at key project lifecycle stages: client review, MLR review, and release
  • Maintain and update the daily Projects & Priorities document, so all team members have access to up-to-date expectations for project deliverables
  • Be a strong partner to both Client Service and Creative, partnering with the former to assist in client-facing communication and the latter to ensure deadlines and ownership are clear • Be strategic in recommendations to the team, for the best approaches to client work or in situations where a path forward is unclear (be the clarity!)
  • Grow and maintain relationships with clients’ in-house partners as well as third-party partners to recommend collaboration based on clients’ needs • Problem solve, troubleshoot, and anticipate risk so you are thinking one step ahead of the team at all times
  • Manage and mentor junior Production team staff as you oversee larger portfolios of client business
  • Manage and maintain consistency within client business portfolio with the support of more junior Production team staff
  • Manage and provide client business portfolio forecasts to agency leads to inform staffing decisions
  • Assist Director of Production in leading agency initiatives to continue to strengthen our creative development and workflow best practices. The focus should always be on adopting new solutions and technologies that support our teams’ work and best serve our clients’ needs
  • Have fun! Bring your unique personality and skills to the forefront to build rapport with the team and to be an effective leader
Professional skills and requirements:
  • 7 years’ experience in advertising agency setting or related field. 5 years’ experience in interactive project management
  • Experience producing digital marketing projects, including but not limited to websites, banners, e-mails, videos, interactive panels, social media, tablet presentations, mobile apps
  • Proficient in project management tools and online project management workflow tools
  • Proven ability to successfully manage project- and brand-based budgets
  • Proven ability to adapt to changing marketplace dynamics
  • Strong project management skills, including conceptualization, analysis, driving alignment, planning resources, managing milestones and objectives, and Agile practices
  • Strong presentation skills. Able to clearly and succinctly present ideas to brand teams
  • Prior experience managing one or more direct reports
  • Pharmaceutical and/or pharmaceutical marketing experience (eg, direct-to-consumer, direct-to-professional, etc.) and knowledge of the regulatory process preferred but not required
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