Project Manager

  • Auckland

Job Description

Title: Project Manager, VICE New Zealand
Reporting to: Head of Client Services, AU/NZ


The Project Manager’s job role is primarily to oversee client-facing programs from concept to execution and beyond. The emphasis of this role is to work closely with the VICE Sales teams to efficiently and accurately execute the delivery of branded campaigns, and requires excellent coordination skills to ensure that the necessary expertise and contributions are sourced from the Editorial, Event, Communications and Production teams. The Project Manager will report directly to the Head of Client Services.


3+ years of project management experience in a creative agency environment
Be able to demonstrate key project management skills including budgeting, documenting and planning
Have a sound experience and track record of success delivering marketing and/or content projects
Be proactive, industrious and driven
Demonstrate a clear understanding of the Client’s business and objectives
Master of timelines
Have a good eye for detail even when working on multiple projects and deadlines at any one time
Confident and comfortable in communicating good/bad news and chasing clients for approval
Deep curiosity and knowledge of culture, media and technology

Successfully lead and manage content and marketing campaigns for Clients
Understand and socialise client needs and develop strategies to meet key objectives
Cultivate and grow client relationships to ensure a high level of satisfaction and positive experience focussed on growing return/retained business
Oversee (and create a positive work environment for) ad hoc execution teams
Work cross-functionally with in-house department heads (i.e., production, sales, ad ops, communications, design, creative, experiential)
Produce and oversee management of high level program documents, including detailed program trackers and production schedules
Lead all client communications, including on-time delivery of assets and reporting
Work closely with finance department to manage project budgets
Promptly respond to requests from the Head of Client Services and executive team

Demonstrate a clear understanding of the Client’s business
Be the guardian and promoter of information and insight about the client’s brand when called for. He or she must ensure that they are well informed about the brand, its market and its competitors.

To keep an accurate and detailed project budgets
To be responsible for accurate invoicing of all activity on the account
Meet regularly with finance teams to ensure campaigns are being delivered on budget

Actively work with and contribute to the success of the Project Management team
Provide the highest possible quality levels to all agency output
Work with the VICE team to proactively develop your clients and the VICE agency business
Champion your team’s work
Capture learnings and communicate to wider team

To undertake such other tasks including general administrative duties as may be required from time to time
To be an ambassador for the business at all times
The ability to handle a heavy workload and perform under stress
Adept at synthesizing client feedback for creative teams and creating efficiencies
A strong team-player ethic with willingness to support and help others
Experience with Mac computer programs, Keynote and Excel

VICE offers a comprehensive benefits and compensation package that is commensurate with experience and abilities. 


Please send a detailed cover letter, resume, via email to, and reference "PROJECT MANAGER NZ" in the Subject line. 

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