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Project Manager – Think Shift

May 2, 2023

At Think Shift, we believe in building jobs around people. Our talented team of multi-disciplined creators and strategists have one thing in common: the desire to realize their own potential. We help our clients do the same.

As one of the largest ag-focused agencies in the world, we help agriculture and agri-food organizations imagine their future — then re-invent themselves to achieve it. Our people have a head for logic and a heart for magic, and our clients engage us to help them think strategically, craft the stories that will propel them forward, and most importantly to out-perform.

We’re looking for creative and strategic minds who share our desire to out-perform — for ourselves and for our clients.


You have exceptional project management skills and can successfully manage competing priorities in a fast-paced, changing environment. While you are amazing at “getting things done” you also know how to flex your leadership skills with both clients and internal teams, keeping all parties aligned, and moving towards successful completion of projects on time, on budget and on quality. You get excited about the creation and execution of projects both large and small, and understand how they connect to the client’s overall business and marketing objectives. You know how to foster, build, and strengthen transparent relationships, helping and growing your clients and colleagues every chance you get.


70% Project Management: Drive the bus

  • Manage projects from concept to completion; open project tickets, ensure work is properly scoped and estimated accurately, organize project kickoffs, work with required client and internal teams to develop project plans/workback schedules and work requests.
  • Oversee and own project progress driving towards agreed-upon timelines, maintaining agreed upon budgets, achieving desired quality levels and ensuring client satisfaction
  • Undertake and lead project retrospectives to ensure that final performance (i.e., timelines, profitability, quality, and results) and key learnings from projects are shared and understood by clients and internal colleagues alike.

20% Client Support: Build the relationship

  • Lead the project discovery, collaborate with team members and embrace clients as partners, using their input to inform and inspire creative ideas
  • Ensure clear articulation of client and agency deliverables with timelines
  • Ensure EVPs, Director of Client Services, Account Managers and key creative resources are involved in significant client meetings
  • Partake in and share ideas in brainstorming and contribute in discussion (does not just take notes)

10% Administrative: Focus on getting the job done, not who’s going to get it done.

  • Review and proofread all production materials to confirm they meet standards, strategic goals and are error-free prior to client presentation
  • Review projects to ensure they are within project scope and assessing profitability for project stage (hours and gross margin)


Functional (technical skills):

  • 5+ years of experience in project management roles with advertising agency experience being an asset
  • Education and/or professional training in project management (PMP, CPMP, CMP, Six Sigma)
  • Experience in managing projects (both large and small) from start to finish
  • Lead meetings confidently
  • Become a trusted support/advisor for your client(s) and colleagues
  • Strong financial and business acumen
  • Exceptional time and team management skills
  • Understanding of marketing, sales, advertising, digital marketing and development an asset

Behavioural (Soft Skills): Core Values of the Account Team

  • CLIENT INTIMATE - Customer centric attitude with a strong passion to do what it takes to grow client relationships, invest the time and effort to build equity and deliver value so as to become a trusted advisor.
  • HUSTLE - Ability to think strategically and creatively, providing the client with a plan of action supported by new ideas or solutions that will help exceed client expectations and surpass internal goals. Create the great idea when they didn’t ask for it.
  • TEAM PLAYER - Strong team leadership skills, supported by a team-first attitude, volunteering to take on new clients or help a team member in need. Adding to the well-being of the agency’s culture is also a priority.
  • COMMUNICATION – Superb listening and communication skills. Listen to learn, assess what’s required, determine the necessary team to accomplish the task. Share the information they are required to know and build a solution the client approves.


Think Shift provides an attractive, market-researched comprehensive compensation plan, which includes base salary and company bonus. Employees enjoy a range of benefits, some of which include:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits coverage
  • Semi-annual bonuses (based on Company performance)
  • Flexible work arrangements (remote position)
  • Year-round opportunities for internal and external training and development programs

Please note accepted applicants must provide satisfactory proof of vaccination at time of offer. Lack of documentation will result in withdrawal of application.

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