Global Marketing Programs Project Manager

Full Time Posted a month ago
Main Location
Hanover, MD, United States
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Since 1992, Ciena has been driven by a relentless pursuit of network innovation.  We believe in a network that grows smarter, more agile, and more responsive every day. This means that when you digitally interact in your world - picking up the phone, streaming video, texting a friend or loved one – your interactions are being enabled by Ciena technologies.  Ciena makes your social / entertainment / business existence REAL.

What will you do at Ciena?

We are looking for a rock-star marketing project manager who excels at managing lots of logistics and collaborating with multiple stakeholders to keep our campaigns and programs running smoothly, on time and on budget. Working closely with program managers, digital marketing, creative agencies, freelancers, and every area of the Ciena marketing organization, you will play a critical role in bringing our programs to market. You’ll also help institute best practices in processes in order to improve efficiencies in campaign management and ensure the smooth production and quality of deliverables.


  • Manage campaign timelines
    • Develop critical paths by identifying tasks, deadlines and stakeholders 
    • Ensure stakeholders adhere to the timeline – following up with appropriate parties to make sure all tasks are completed on time and delays are identified and resolutions defined
    • Provide executive timeline summaries
    • Help run logistics meetings internally and externally
  • Manage Kapost as it pertains to global programs
    • Create entries for each deliverable or work with Content team to ensure deliverables are entered
    • Ensure reviews and approvals are completed to ensure deadlines are met
  • Manage delivery of creative files
    • Update spec spreadsheet to deliver to the correct agencies
    • Ensure all banners and image files are delivered on spec from agencies
    • Ensure correct banners and image files are received by all internal and external stakeholders on time
    • Ensure final source files are uploaded to Box with the correct file naming and folder structure
  • Project management best practices
    • Help develop and institute better workflows and systems
    • Help with the creation and adoption of new processes and playbooks, as well as leveraging project management software
  • Work with Programs and Events teams on webinar execution, from planning to post-event followup
  • Help update/maintain internal campaign portals on Sharepoint for use by the marketing and sales organization
  • Manage creation and delivery of media assets (eg, native ads, email, etc)
    • Create campaign codes and tracking urls


  • BS/BA in marketing, advertising, communications or journalism
  • At least 6 years' experience in marketing or ad agency role requiring significant project management
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Extremely strong attention to detail
  • Self-starter with strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong project management and organizational skills required
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong track record of meeting tight deadlines and staying flexible in the face of change
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience with webinar, content management, Intranet and project management platforms (Kapost, Sharepoint and Wrike preferred)
  • Ability to understand data and metrics


About Ciena 
Ciena is a network strategy and technology company with a passion to provide an experience, to you and our customers that is as rewarding as the outcome.   We attract the best and brightest– those with outstanding talent, motivation, and the right attitude to contribute to our success. Our culture balances our openness and informality with professionalism and trust and is built on the foundation of our core values: Customer First, Integrity, Velocity, Innovation, and Outstanding People.   Ciena enables everyone to have a voice and a network that supports them while on the journey to discovering their passion and purpose.  We trust each individual to do what they can to reach their full potential and make an impact on the business, whenever, wherever they are in the world.  With Ciena’s highly innovative, forward-thinking business practices, we reward people for pushing the boundaries.  Unlock your potential at Ciena!  
Being You @ Ciena 
As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we want to foster an environment that values and respects all individual’s strengths, perspectives, ideas, and ability to meet the needs of our customers globally. Ciena values the diversity of its workforce and respects its employees as individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status or any other category protected by applicable law. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination. Ciena is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.  If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise Ciena in a timely fashion of the specific accommodation measures required for you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.  
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Global Marketing Programs Project Manager