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Resource Manager

BRUNNER is an integrated marketing agency with a fast-paced, creative environment. We love big ideas and are looking to add new talent to our team. To bring big ideas to life for our clients on time and up to our standards requires a team effort with lots of moving parts. That’s where you come in.

You will work closely with creative leadership to deploy creative resources according to their strengths, skills, goals and workload. You will guide their efficient and effective workflow from the initiation of a project through production. And we’re talking about multiple projects here.

How many plates can you keep spinning in the air at one time? In addition to dexterity, this requires confidence, patience, and an obsessive attention to detail. There are important nuances between nagging, cajoling, encouraging, motivating. To know them takes someone who is truly understanding. (And creative people aren’t always easy to understand.) We’re looking for the ultimate team player.

You have to like people. People have to like you.

Join us and you’ll be at the wheel of a creative, collaborative, fun, fast-paced team. It’s a roll-up-your-sleeves, make cool stuff, let’s blow people’s minds atmosphere. Interested?

KEY ATTRIBUTES:

  • Confident, outgoing, diligent, and hardworking; able to remain calm under pressure
  • Proficient at managing multiple projects simultaneously, often to tight deadlines
  • Exceptional team management skills; gets the best out of staff, resolves problems appropriately
  • Knowledge of design and print/web production and project management tools
  • Financial awareness, and ability to estimate accurately and manage budgets.
  • Strong command in both written and oral communication skills

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage resources for all potential and assigned projects; project resource forecasting and trending
  • Work directly Creative Leadership on recruitment
  • Distribute tasks, briefs and assignments based on utilization, workload, and staff capabilities
  • Assist in the identification and management of vendors and freelance community management
  • Receive, analyze and report on weekly utilization reports to department leads
  • Monitor day-to-day project activities and resourcing, identifying potential instances of underutilization and actively work with department leads to address and solve those issues
  • Manage team PTO and out-of-office scheduling to prevent conflicts
  • Intern hiring and oversight responsibilities
  • Identify and align freelance resources based on craft, skill set, availability and financial feasibility. Cost negotiation, freelance authorization.
  • Complete client creative staffing plans as part of a former quarterly service planning process and update plans on a regular basis as client needs and agency staffing changes may require.
  • Work with Creative Leadership to develop, execute and monitor a training regimen for  creative staff

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Degree in Business or Marketing; or related field. 1-3 years of experience directly associated to the responsibilities. 

  • Solid studio management experience
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong knowledge of digital media
  • Strong financial skills in budgeting and forecasting
  • Proficiency in Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word

ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:
Normal office environment. Ability to sit for extended periods of time including extensive use of PC equipment. 

We offer a full range of benefits including health, dental, vision, commuter benefits, life insurance, 401k, and more. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not consider an individual's race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or veteran status when making an employment decision.

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