Unleaded is a Houston-based marketing firm known for bringing together smart, talented marketing and creative professionals to deliver award-winning work. For 20 years, we’ve supported our clients through market research, strategy development and marketing program management. We pride ourselves on our ability to solve complex challenges and consistently deliver high-caliber work for our clients.

The Creative Project Manager Role

Unleaded is looking for an organized, level-headed creative project manager who can ensure work is delivered on time, on budget, on spec and within scope. These are mission-critical people who work closely with multidisciplinary teams and functional groups. In this role you’ll be an integral part of firm-wide resource allocation, project planning, timeline development, milestone management, risk management, status communication, contingency planning, performance validation and process development. Massive room for growth and professional development. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, vision and dental care, matching 401K, paid vacation and paid maternity leave. This is an onsite position at our Houston office. 


  • Meeting daily—and often more than once a day—with team members to ensure that projects are completed on time, on budget, in scope and on spec 

  • Driving multiple complex projects at once

  • Identifying and avoiding project risks as needed 

  • Staying aligned with project delivery expectations and current project status/next steps, including status updates

  • Pushing for progress with internal team and outside resources, while working with creative leadership to ensure quality standards are met ​

  • Understanding critical milestones for each project type and working with team to manage to those milestones and schedules

  • Attending meetings in which deadline-related promises are made; holding people to those promises

  • Helping ensure that the firm’s project workload is appropriately resourced, as well as managing project scope and budgets

  • Holding each project to the correct process and set of milestones

  • Creating projects and managing schedules and resources in company project management application

  • Reviewing project performance metrics upon project close-out

  • Capturing lessons learned for application on future projects 


  • 5+ years experience in leading integrated teams

  • Must have a thorough understanding of business and marketing-related project workflows, processes and desired results

  • Must work well under pressure and exhibit strong problem-solving skills 

  • Ability to understand complex clients, markets, audiences and projects 

  • Adeptness at communicating well with, and motivating, multidisciplinary team members with a variety of backgrounds, skill sets and worldviews

  • Willingness to manage vendors and contractors when needed

  • Exceptional organizational skills

  • Aptitude with project management software

Position offers a benefits package that includes health, vision and dental care, matching 401K, paid vacation, interesting conversation, dog-friendly office and solid coffee options.

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