Project Manager, Market Research
We are seeking a confident, independent, and action-oriented Project Manager to lead market research projects from proposal acceptance through project close. A well-suited candidate can react and adjust quickly to changing conditions and identify practical ideas for dealing with issue resolution.
Taking initiative, a sense of urgency, and the ability to make decisions and take responsibility for projects are key attributes. This manager must lead with purpose and with a style that is directed toward getting things done accurately and quickly. The position involves a great deal of challenge and pressure, and people and problems must be handled with confidence and determination. The position requires a self-disciplined person who can handle details. This job requires self-assurance and competitive drive. There is a strong demand for high quality, attention for detail, organization and repeatable results.
The responsibilities are broad in scope, encompassing a wide variety of activities requiring rapid shifts in priorities as clients' needs and direction change. This role requires a somewhat authoritative, directive leadership style that encourages results-driven, task-oriented collaboration. Current and anticipated company growth has created the need for this important role.
About the Company:
Shelton Corporation is a dynamic company known to be small enough to maintain flexibility and meet aggressive timelines while large enough to offer a full range of research services. In business for nearly a decade, we have a great reputation in healthcare marketing research and serves a client list of a majority of the U.S. pharmaceutical companies.
The Project Manager is responsible for the daily management of all market research projects from proposal acceptance through respondent recruiting and fielding to final report delivery and project close. This position owns the daily management meetings to update the team and senior executives on project status and oversees the implementation of all market research projects, including delegation of assigned tasks and follow-up action items. Development of this position requires a person with a strong attention to detail; the ability to exercise leadership in changing situations and to drive projects to closure on time and under budget. Support of both internal and external clients is required. The ability to not only present status reports but to anticipate, identify and escalate issues affecting project timeline and budget to senior management is critical. Projects are highly customized to meet the specific needs of individual clients; however, a consistent workflow process must be managed (or modified) for all projects to ensure efficient and effective delivery to clients.
Provide Project Management Leadership for Market Research Projects
Manage project phases including, but not limited to, proposal acceptance, respondent recruiting process and honoraria budget, project delivery and close-out.
Coordination of timelines and client needs with the project management and analytical teams to ensure project remains on time and under budget.
Proofing for accuracy of reports, requests for proposals, and all other in-office and out-of-office communications for both internal and client communications.
Manage responsibilities in a fast-paced dynamic environment while balancing multiple projects in various stages of completion simultaneously.
Create policies and procedures for this position including client and internal communication protocols, as well as software and database management tools necessary to complete project tasks efficiently and effectively.
Facilitate company improvements including aid in advancing the company capabilities presentations, website input, and marketing and advertising.
Interaction with subcontractors from sending RFPs, initiating projects through subcontractors and managing them to deliver to our level of quality, timelines and budget.
Advanced abilities with Microsoft Office 2007/2010 suite of office computer productivity software
Computer skills necessary to manage, manipulate and report from various and multiple database sources
Ability to drive self and team to meet scheduled deadlines
Utilization of effective time management skills to organize and manage multiple projects and prioritize
Experience in effectively and efficiently handling multiple priorities with interruptions or delays in delivery to internal and external clients
Discretion in handling confidential information
Excellent interpersonal and business communication skills complimented by strong leadership skills and professional maturity
Extreme attention to detail
Positive attitude and skilled aptitude
Vendor and/or client primary market research experience.
Healthcare industry experience in market research.
Experience in moderating in-person and telephone in-depth interviews and focus groups.
Characteristics of the Successful Candidate:
Establishing priorities for the activities of others
Taking responsibility for change or innovation
Solving new or unfamiliar problems
Exercising leadership in changing situations
Making decisions in ambiguous situations
Trouble-shooting problems independently
Taking responsibility for a group's activities
Delegating authority to subordinates
Speaking persuasively about your point of view
Cooperating with team or committee decisions
Encouraging the growth and development of subordinates
Influencing the attitudes and opinions of others
Overcoming objections or hostility diplomatically
Conducting training, motivating, or orientation meetings
Developing team spirit in associates and subordinates
Maintaining continuity of normal work flow despite interruptions
Working with a computer for long periods of time
Working comfortably with established routines and procedures
Up to $70,000 considered for long-term experience in Market Research Project Management specifically.
Full-time benefits available including medical insurance, dental, vision, term life, holiday pay, vacation/personal time, 401(k) participation including exceptional company match and profit sharing.
All qualified and interested candidates please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements. Please do not submit a resume if you do not meet all requirements.
Full background check will be performed. Company retains the right to administer drug screening.
No phone calls please. No third-party or solicitations.