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Associate Program Manager

San Francisco, CA (remote, but if local hybrid role)


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Salary (USD):

$40.00 to $45.00 an hour

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We are looking for an Associate Program Manager for one of our retail clients for a 7-month engagement starting in the middle of April. This will be full-time hours working PST hours. If local to the San Francisco area, this will be a hybrid role, otherwise a remote role.  This is a 360 degree project manager role, collaborating with Creative, Editorial, and Brand Management partners to ensure scope and schedule expectations are clearly defined and met by all team members during the in-season pipeline. You will be responsible for tracking the creative through all pipeline milestones from in-season kick-off to final leadership approval, guiding cross-functional partners toward timely development and approval. The Associate Program Manager works closely with the Program Manager to set and enforce best practices within the creative development pipeline.

• Creates project timelines and sets milestones and deliverables in a web-based project management tool.
• Facilitates cross-functional kick-offs, reviews, and approvals for vehicle-specific content.
• Recaps milestone meeting takeaways and defines next steps and subsequent milestones.
• Coordinates review and final sign-off of vehicle-specific content, escalating to the Senior Program Manager when additional leadership reviews and follow-ups are needed.
• Manages creative changes with cross-functional partners, as required from in-season business reactions.
• Partners with Marketing Production and Digital Production to ensure deliverables are seamlessly passed off for final delivery and build.
• Escalates issues and recommendations to the Senior Program Manager with an appropriate sense of urgency.
• Manages tight deadlines and changing priorities, sometimes intra-day.

• Highly process-oriented with superior skills in adhering to and further optimizing defined operational structures
• Working facility with online collaboration tools and content management systems (Workfront, Airtable, MS Exchange/Office)
• Exceptional detail orientation, and critical thinking analysis, with previous experience in traffic or project management
• Excellent written and verbal skills; enjoys interacting with all types of people
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
• 2-4 years of project management experience, preferably in the digital, e-commerce space and/or retail environment

The target hiring compensation range for this role is the equivalent of $40.00 to $45.00 an hour. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location. Additional benefits offered may include; medical health insurance and dental insurance, life insurance, and eligibility to participate in 401k plan with company match.

Client Description

Aquent Talent connects the best talent in marketing, creative, and design with the world’s biggest brands. 

Our talent get access to amazing benefits like subsidized health, vision, and dental plans, paid sick leave, and retirement plans with a match. We also offer free online training through Aquent GymnasiumMore information on our awesome benefits

Aquent is an equal-opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. We’re about creating an inclusive environment—one where different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are valued, and everyone can contribute, grow their careers, and thrive.