Posted 2 months ago

Location: Canada – Hybrid (Must be physically located in Canada)

The Sr. Project Manager orchestrates the show on their projects to ensure a positive client experience and that their projects are completed on-time, on budget and to specification.

The individual filling this role will be process-driven, proactively manage the project lifecycle, and show an unwavering commitment to exceeding client expectations. The senior project Manager will also troubleshoot and problem-solve throughout the lifecycle of the projects/studies to ensure the client is happy with their outcome.

This position requires a strong technical aptitude, energetic drive, and the ability to multitask and prioritize.

Typical work activities will include

  • Co-ordinate and lead kick-off calls with the client
  • Brief staff as/if required: e.g., brief mall or on-site face-to-face studies with interviewers and supervisors in Toronto or/and other locations
  • Manage survey programming/testing using internal and external resources
  • Ensure survey quotas and sample plan meet expectations
  • Report on all key survey metrics after pre-testing, including net expected incidence and interview length
  • Provide regular study performance field updates to client and/or client service person while monitoring projects in—field to ensure that deadlines are met
  • Escalate quickly internally if a project falls off course
  • Manage and co-ordinate translation tabulation/coding as/if required
  • Ensure that project files are organized, up-to-date and archived regularly Manage sample
  • Act as a troubleshooter and problem solver throughout the life cycle of the project/study, immediately reporting any issues to a client service person.
  • Mentor and train junior staff and project coordinators to ensure they assist with the project management team
  • Be able to make project decisions on your own and escalate to the team lead or Director when outside of their scope or expertise
  • Be the escalation point for junior staff

*As a mid-sized company, we must all wear multiple hats and sometimes take on responsibilities outside of our standard job description.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Excellent customer service or project management experience, ideally in the market research industry
  • Passion to meet or exceed customer expectations
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent project management skills in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • General understanding of market research principles
  • Better understanding of sampling methodology, incidence rate, quotas, and response rates
  • Knowledge of popular research methods, e.g., questionnaires, focus groups, interviews, mall intercepts, shelf- tests
  • Familiar with and keen to learn more about newer research methods, e.g., eye-tracking, heatmaps, facial coding, online qualitative
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and presentation skills
  • Active listener with demonstrated negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated, self-starter, driven, quick to follow through, able to work independently
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Positive, upbeat attitude
  • Ability to think outside the box to solve problems and create solutions
  • Strong computer skills (e.g., Windows, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Willingness to work outside of typical work hours as needed by clients

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 3 years of relevant market research experience
  • 2 years of project management experience in market research
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

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