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Made by Grizzly

Project Manager

Operations – San Diego, California
Department Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $68,000-$74,000

At Grizzly, we partner with Adventurous Brands to build a more purposeful, people-first world. As we grow, we’re looking for a talented Project Manager to bring structure to the project process. You’ll lead project scoping and resourcing, as well as creating and monitoring project timelines. Once scope and timelines have been determined, you’ll provide essential updates to the team through the daily upkeep of project status sheets, project schedules, work hours, budgets and expenditures.

In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to facilitate top-quality creative and be part of a close knit team.  You will support in shaping the project management processes and, ultimately, you’ll help to ensure that all project deliverables are delivered on-time, on-budget, and up to Grizzly’s standards of excellence. In order to be successful, you should have a strong background in project management, but most importantly, you should be ready to jump right in, wear a lot of different hats, and learn along the way. There will be limitless opportunities to grow and expand as you take on new challenges.

What You’ll Do

  • Create project timelines, balancing agency/client needs and consulting appropriate team members for input/approvals of proposed timing scenarios.

  • Maintain and monitor project plans, schedules, work hours, budgets and expenditures.

  • Update project timelines and status documents for agency and clients daily to keep teams informed.

  • Manage internal team resourcing, identify resourcing needs and manage vendor relationships.

  • Oversee freelance staff as needed and serve as point person for project questions.

  • Assess project risks, anticipate and escalate issues appropriately, and provide solutions.

  • Facilitate and lead internal status meetings and reviews.

  • Document and follow up on important actions and decisions from project meetings.

  • Develop strong and positive working relationships with discipline leads and project stakeholders.

  • Perform administrative oversight of projects via project management, financial and digital asset management systems.

  • Advocate and champion agency processes, maintaining adherence to objectives, processes and timelines.

Why You're Right for the Job

You’re super organized.

You remain hyper-attentive to detail in a fast paced environment, and you’re known to be diligent about follow through on even the smallest of tasks. You’re a wizard at time and project management, and you can stay on top of your project sheets like a champ.

You’re a people-person.

You love working alongside good humans who are passionate about what they do. You’re highly personable and emotionally intelligent, with a natural propensity for building relationships with many different types of people. You’re a natural at delivering messages strategically and with tact.

You’re driven to go the extra mile.

You pursue excellence in all that you do, and you’re committed to doing whatever it takes to make sure your team provides exceptional creative work every time. You have demonstrated success managing complex projects in fast-paced environments, so you understand that agency life can require a whole lot of hustle - but that’s fine because a heavy workload doesn’t intimidate you.  

You’re a team player.

You know how to get-er-done, but you also thrive working in a highly collaborative team environment. You’re passionate about supporting others, so you’re willing to jump in and do whatever it takes for the team to get the job done. The “that’s not my job” mentality doesn’t resonate with you, because you see yourself as an integrated part of the whole and always keep an eye on the big picture goals.

You can nerd out on numbers.

You enjoy working with numbers, even though you’re not one of those crazy-advanced math people. Big numerical spreadsheets with tons of rows and columns don’t intimidate you. In fact, you can nerd out on teaching yourself new skills in Excel and color-coding spreadsheets to make them easy to understand – and nice to look at.


Mostly, we want to know that you can get this job done. This means, you have/are:

  • 3-5 years experience in project management.

  • Superior project management, organizational, prioritization and follow-up skills.

  • Experience managing website development projects.

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office and/or Mac equivalent programs.

  • Highly proficient in Google Suite, Slack, and project management systems, such as Asana.

  • Exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Strong problem solving skills: anticipating roadblocks and risks and offering solutions.

  • Able to manage multiple assignments and projects under tight deadlines.

  • Able to work well on a team with a wide range of creative people and personalities.

Additionally, you must be located in (or willing to relocate to) San Diego. Some travel may be required.

Position Details:

This is a full-time, permanent position, starting immediately. Because we are rapidly growing, you would be getting in on the ground floor at Grizzly, with the opportunity to evolve with us and shape your future here. At this stage, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work in an environment where the team is small and intimate, but the clients are big and prominent.  

We offer industry competitive salary, paid holidays, vacation/sick time, a wellness stipend, and unlimited La Croix. We support alternative transportation with a dedicated stipend for public transit or another eco-friendly option. Although we trust that you can do amazing work remote or from your home office, this is an in-house only position.

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