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Senior Project Manager

Timisoara, Romania

At InSites Consulting we strongly believe in project excellence as an important driver for both client and colleague happiness and profitability. Making sure market research projects are conducted in an efficient & smooth way is thus high on our agenda. We always strive to optimize our internal processes and revolutionize operational excellence.
You are a member of Project Services, catering for the set-up and execution of research and activation projects. You are a member of a multi-disciplinary team that it’s able to manage projects from A to Z, from initial set-up document to preparing client-ready deliverables.
Within your team you act as an account manager and team leader. You make sure to deliver top services towards clients by steering the whole project team. You give method advise and offer support to consultant teams in creating content at the start or the end of a project, and with regards to sales. You help out in preparing proposals for new projects and in managing costs of running projects.
You are involved in all steps of the process, from briefing the implementation team to following-up on final deliverables. As a senior project manager you are the key contact person for all parties involved. You work in close collaboration with both the sales and implementation team, and you follow-up with external partners (e.g. fieldwork partner, moderators, etc.). Through communication you ensure a smooth project execution, resulting in the highest quality in the most efficient and effective way.


YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

This role involves daily project & team management and close follow-up of all project implementation tasks:

  • You are accountable and responsible for the timely implementation of research and activation projects and you are the first person in line to answer questions and follow-up requests from people involved in the project execution (internal project service team, external moderators & freelancers, etc.).
  • You are responsible for briefing the project service team and lead the project from start till finish (set-up, implementation, data collection and analyses / reporting).
  • You think along with the consultant team and give advice on how to improve the research experience of consumers
  • You have a good understanding of different research and activation methodologies and you are able to give advice to consultant teams.
  • You are able to draw conclusions based on field progress reports (both of ad hoc and structural projects) and understand whether the strategy is successful or not
  • You are responsible for the team's planning - you ensure a realistic planning, taking into account internal capacity, skills of the project service team and client's expectations
  • Follow-up on status reports & quality reports, define appropriate actions and check execution of those actions
  • You act as a team leader - you define the team strategy and objectives and translate them into concrete action plans for your team members
  • You are co-responsible and accountable to prepare content related to the performance of the team (e.g. team meetings, performance reports etc.)

YOUR PROFILE

General requirements & interests

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in one of the following domains: Marketing, Economics and Business Administration, Mathematics, Logistics, or other relevant fields
  • 5+ years of experience in a similar role 
  • Proficient in English
  • Excellent PC skills
  • Strong interest in market research, experience is a plus

Competency profile

  • Excellent project management skills
  • Able to work in a structured and independent way
  • Ability to multi-task & flexible towards changes in day to day planning
  • Able to manage ambiguities/uncertainties to minimize stress on team members
  • Team player with a positive can-do attitude
  • Solution oriented, assertive in a constructive manner, confident
  • High level of pro-activity, initiative, energy, enthusiasm and professionalism
  • Committed to quality, as well as an ability to detect improvement areas and act upon these
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