Pleasant Solutions

Pleasant Solutions Careers

Marketing Project Manager / PM



Not your everyday marketing project manager position. Challenging and fast moving, yet friendly and supportive: a career you will look forward to every day. Work with intelligent people in an exciting environment where every month is different.

Positions Available:

  • Marketing Project Manager
  • Additional positions for specialists. Tell us your strengths in your cover letter and we’ll go from there.
  • Other Positions: We are also hiring for other positions (UX designer, front-end developer, media and marketing communications, technical-project manager, business analyst, account manager, infrastructure analyst, software developer, and more). You may apply for multiple positions separately. If you know someone in any of these areas, please do them a quick and friendly favour by letting them know about this posting.

Position Overview:

  • Full time and permanent
  • Fast moving in terms of variety of work and expectations.
  • Flexible hours (for example: choose to start your day between 6am and 10am, work late some days and shorter on others).
  • 90% internal marketing projects (for multiple product lines), 10% client billable marketing projects
  • Gain valuable career experience in a variety of project types (for example: launching advertising campaigns, PR, website rebuilds, event planning).
  • Gain experience with both small and large projects.
  • Responsible for coordinating the internal team (consisting of graphic designer, marketing data analyst, PR, writers, and management), enforcing project budget and timelines, lead meetings, quality auditing of deliverables from all team members, and purchasing.
  • Help each department brainstorm to get rolling or tweak results.
  • If you have a specialized skill in a particular department, participate in those parts of the project directly.
  • Encouraged to contribute ideas for new projects, with final project selections made by the marketing board.
  • Will get to know our brand over the long-term to produce deep insight "wow" results that continue our brand's fast growth.
  • Example Project: The marketing board determines they want to launch a monthly newsletter and what the main goal and focus will be. You will decide reasonable timelines and the order that team members will get involved. You coordinate with PR to write first articles and brainstorm with them, you find other newsletters we can use to compare quality against, coordinate with graphic designer to do a layout, coordinate with IT and the data analyst for tracking analytics tools, help data analysts decide on success metrics, quality control to ensure everything is of highest quality and the goals are being met, present deliverables to management for signoff, coordinate gathering of stats and feedback from readers, and report on the results and ways to improve for the next edition.
  • Does not involve constant time-constrainted projects for clients where the budget does not allow for amazing "wow" results.
  • Does not involve wasteful bureaucracy or wasteful processes.

Requirements:

  • Highly intelligent.
  • Good instinct and critical eye for assessing what is great quality or mediocre quality of all aspects of a project.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Gets deeply involved with challenges and will persevere at length to achieve victory.
  • Takes pride in work.
  • Hard working.
  • No specific requirements for formal education or industry experience. We evaluate each applicant based on merit and potential rather than formalities.

Nice To Have:

  • Ability to see opportunities for improvement everywhere.
  • Pragmatic approach to balancing perfectionism with getting the job done.
  • Strong technical skills.
  • A side-skill in a particular area of marketing where you can contribute as a specific department's team member on occasion.
  • Experience working as a project manager at a creative agency of some kind.

About The Work Environment:

  • Friendly, non-threatening, and non-political environment.
  • Mid-sized company but retaining the speed and flexibility of a smaller company.
  • We are a great environment for both outgoing people and those who are very shy and introverted (applicable to non-client facing positions).
  • We strive to have every employee sitting near a window for natural light and to have plenty of plants throughout the office; we care about employee health.
  • Free onsite massage therapy.
  • Private nap rooms for isolated thinking time or for taking a nap if you didn’t sleep well last night.
  • Atrium to enjoy the sun during lunch.
  • Social events worth remembering (fencing competitions, curling, video game or board game parties, coding competitions, commando combat training, robotics club coming soon, etc).
  • An example of our culture: Lunch together is in a very comfy sofa room, and even the quiet types are comfortable there.
  • Unlimited access to pillage our kitchens for caffeine, sugar, healthy snacks, soups, and more :)
  • Additional perks that are cost-shared like motorized sit-stand desks.
  • Task focused: everyone in the company heavily uses centralized to-do lists to stay organized, prioritize, and coordinate.
  • Fast paced
  • Consistent work/life balance: mandatory overtime is very rare.

About The Company:

  • Pleasant Solutions is a dynamic company headquartered in Edmonton, a large satellite office in Toronto/Vancouver, and small satellite offices across Canada and the USA (including in Calgary, Ottawa, Saskatoon, New York, Denver, Boston, etc)
  • Silicon Valley kind of excitement and growth potential.
  • Fast growth: One of the 200 fastest growing technology companies in North America with 955% growth over 5 years (based on growth rates in published rankings of the 2014 Profit 500 and 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500). Canadian Profit Guide ranked us #88 out of 500 for fast growth in Canada, announced in Sept 2015.
  • Stable and well diversified.
  • Full of smart and passionate people whom you can learn from.
  • Very low employee turn-over rate, attesting to the value of working here.
  • We do a mix of in-house product development, software development services, and IT services. For consulting, we build both large and small custom software for clients who need an internal system or are commercializing an idea. Our in-house products include the high-security Pleasant Password Server, an innovative tool that lets non-technical people build their own web applications using spreadsheets, an event ticketing system, and other business software.
  • An innovative software producer with an aim of achieving results in creative ways.
  • We develop high quality software you will take pride in. Our company name says it all.
  • Socially conscious (for example, we pay for employees to sponsor hundreds of WorldVision children).

Applying:

  • What do you have to lose by exploring the possibility? Applying does not take long and we keep your application confidential (never disclosed to existing employer).
  • Apply online today at https://careers.pleasantsolutions.com
  • Even if you don't have your resume updated or ready to go, apply anyways, we want to hear from you!
  • Please do not apply via email, use only the https://careers.pleasantsolutions.com link to apply.

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