Associate Director, Project Management, Transformation

Location: United States
Office: New York
Agency: Initiative - United States
Ref#: 1578

Position Summary

We are a looking for an Associate Director of Project Management, Transformation to join our group of transformation experts. A successful candidate should be a data translator and be able to synthesize data and technical requirements from business to technical and vice versa. A data minded, hands-on individual with a technical academic background, entrepreneurial spirit and interest in media and marketing.  You will be critical in hands-on data process management of our data ecosystem and to drive high client satisfaction. Curiosity and passion for data management and technologies is a must!

Primary day to day tasks will include facilitating the builds of data ETLs, working with teams to establish raw data templates, reinforcing templatized data collection, and managing communication with client data teams/3rd parties agencies leveraging the data. Regular data quality checks including comparison, reformatting and researching new potential sources will be an integral part of the job as well.

We are looking for someone that is passionate about delivering solutions & uncovering opportunities for efficiencies within our client processes and systems.  Experience with complex and compliance embedded clients is a must.


  • Manage a portfolio of projects, both internal and external
  • Develop and maintain project charters, SOWs and requirements
  • End to end analysis and assessment of project scope to align resources
  • Develop and maintain project milestones, preceding tasks and dependencies
  • Mitigate risk associated with project delivery & escalate tasks or projects that are at risk
  • Work with cross-functional internal teams to establish data reporting templates and routines. This will involve onboarding and assessment of requirements and reviewing steps on site.
  • Liaison with internal teams to execute automation efforts
  • Work with team leads to establish operational requirements and help ensure compliance.
  • Identify opportunities to automate tasks or processes
  • Lead inter-agency efforts as a primary point of contact for clients, internal teams and 3rd party agencies in regards to delivery, comparisons and QA checks.
  • Lead & conduct training and operational improvements with teams on outlined processes.
  • Collaborate and provide quality assurance, process optimizations and work with processes from multiple partners, clients and systems for analysis and reporting.
  • Project Management & Process Mapping lead 1x beer and 1x wine & spirits - integrating BAU and Testing
  • Develop and maintain project milestones, preceding tasks and dependencies
  • Mitigate risk associated with project delivery & escalate tasks or projects that are at risk
  • Work with team leads to establish operational requirements and maintain best practices
  • With a focus on process mapping, mining and optimizations
  • Identify opportunities to automate tasks or processes
  • Overall transformation tech and tools SME
  • Liaison with transformation
  • Liaison with internal teams to execute automation efforts

Required Skills & Experience

  • 5-8+ Years experience in business analysis, project delivery or consultancy
  • Deep knowledge of Agile, SCRUM, Waterfall and JAD methodologies
  • Proven track record of setting targets and delivering results a must, including experience authoring requirements.
  • Excellent organizational skills; capacity to manage multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously and communicate with all levels of management
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including presentation experience
  • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed.
  • Experience advocating and driving product adoption and usage.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Six Sigma Green through Black belt preferred 

We See You  

We embrace diversity, and our responsibility to maintain an inclusive environment is core to our culture and values. We see diversity of people and experiences as fuel for creativity and innovation needed to bring about the best experiences and services. A diverse workforce means we can grow together, be better problem solvers, and bring about long-term, meaningful change where we will achieve above and beyond our business goals. We are better together.. 

When you join Mediabrands, you join a global community and are valued for who you are – your lived experiences, the contributions you make, and the distinct perspectives you bring. Here, what you think and who you are is just as important as what you do. As we recruit, we are dedicated to looking beyond what a resume can show. If you think you’d be a great addition to the team but don’t have the exact experience or skills, we encourage you to apply and share your unique background with us. We see you at Mediabrands. 

Wage and Benefits

We offer a Total Rewards package that includes medical and dental coverage, 401(k) plans, flex spending, life insurance, disability, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and paid family benefits to support you and your family. To give you the ability to better meet your personal needs, and in support of your physical and emotional well-being, you will receive discretionary time off days and company-wide Appreciation Weeks and Wellness Days. 

We also offer a competitive Total Compensation package, including a competitive salary and eligibility for an annual discretionary incentive award or a relevant incentive award. 

The salary range for this position is posted below.  Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position, market considerations, budgetary considerations, tenure and standing with the Company (applicable to current employees), as well as the employee’s/applicant’s skill set, level of experience, and qualifications.   

Employment Transparency

It is the policy of Mediabrands, division of the Interpublic group, to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and other job functions are subject to modification. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

For applicants to jobs in the United States: In compliance with the current Americans with Disabilities Act and state and local laws, if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with Mediabrands, please email [email protected].

About Mediabrands

IPG Mediabrands is the media and marketing solutions division of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). Mediabrands manages approximately $40 billion in marketing investment globally on behalf of its clients and provides strategic services and solutions across its award-winning, full-service agency networks UM and Initiative and through its innovative marketing specialist companies Reprise, Magna, Orion, Rapport, Healix, Mediabrands Content Studio and the IPG Media Lab. Mediabrands clients include many of the world’s most recognizable and iconic brands from a broad portfolio of industry sectors. The company employs more than 13,000 marketing experts in more than 130 countries representing the full diversity of humanity. For more information, please visit our website: 


Salary Range
$110,000$140,000 USD