We are seeking a Project Manager - Consumer Research for our Greenfield, IN site. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Project Planning, this position is primarily responsible for creating and designing the execution plan for research events; including an estimation of cost, timing, and resource allocation, and creating deliverable deadlines to deliver project profitability. Across projects, this role will also accumulate knowledge and insights to improve processes and proactively identify effective and creative solutions to improve efficiency of projects through the execution pipeline.
The specific accountabilities assigned to this position are numerous and varied but three areas are of particular focus:
- Creating designs that maximize project execution success and profitability by making good assumptions and identifying key constraints to best deliver projects that meet client objectives, timing, and budget constraints, recognizing potential risks to successful project completion, recommending mitigating measures both in advance of potential issues as well as in the moment when unforeseen issues arise
- Project execution planning, advising, and monitoring including timeline creation and tracking of deadline achievement by all parties internally for all types of projects (front-end through in-market performance, qualitative and/or quantitative), answering project execution questions in a timely manner, and making execution recommendations which help maintain client budgetary constraints
- Identification and selection of appropriate vendors for project execution services (such as remote fielding agencies and national recruiting houses, among others) based on key project requirements, and budgets, managing said vendors as needed
- Identifying and implementing improvement initiatives within the project cycle to improve profitability; working with all execution departments to gain input into test execution approaches.