Project Manager

<p>Material is a leading integrated marketing services company that leverages deep human understanding to help brands deliver material outcomes and experiences for their customers and the communities they serve. We build B2C and B2B brands from the insight out by providing a seamless journey that combines data and analytics, insights-led consulting, and experience activation into one integrated offering.</p>

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<strong>Material is a collaborative built from legendary practices across research, strategy, design, and brand building. Eleven pioneering companies united as one to solve wider, deeper, and more innovative challenges together.</strong><br /><br /><strong>We uncover what&rsquo;s important to people and create experiences that pull them in and open our worlds. We seek curious, experienced, and deeply empathetic humans to enrich our diverse teams of leaders and do-ers. Want in?</strong><br /> <h5>LRW | Kelton | T3 | Karma | Greenberg | Tonic | MotiveQuest | Salt Branding | Killer Visual Strategies | Strativity | Aruliden</h5>

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Overview: <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>ABOUT THE ROLE</strong></span> <br /><br />As a Project Manager, you will be an integral part of the Material Qualitative research team and play a key role in resourcing projects and organizing people and teams. Using your attention to detail, flexibility, resourcing and project management skills; you will assist in monitoring the workflow of projects. Your initiative to build operations skills will be met with growth opportunities.&nbsp;<br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>ABOUT US</strong></span> <br /><br />We are a fast-growing market research firm with an entrepreneurial culture. We&rsquo;ve spent the past 40 years using analytics and research to help businesses understand their customers, and we work across industries in more than 80 countries with some of the largest brands in the world. We value diverse perspectives and believe that different voices and viewpoints make us stronger. We&rsquo;re also proud to have a helpful and supportive culture, where we take time to celebrate accomplishments both large and small. And while we&rsquo;re grounded in our rich history, we never stop searching for new approaches and tools; we were named the #1 Most Innovative Insights Firm in North America by the GRIT Report in 2019. With offices around the world, our 500+ teammates work across a dozen business units, collaborating with clients in entertainment and media, pharmaceuticals, technology, consumer packaged goods and more. Our experienced leadership team offers stability and structure, while our commitment to innovation fosters groundbreaking initiatives that help us improve our research approaches&mdash;like our Pragmatic Brain Science teams, who explore new psychological frameworks to better understand customer motivations.&nbsp;
Responsibilities: In this role, you will: <ul> <li>Assist in resourcing of projects and proposals, monitoring staff workload from both a historical and forward looking points of view</li> <li>Communicate regularly with project stakeholders and team members to maintain alignment and manage expectations</li> <li>Develop and track reports necessary for monitoring and tracking hours, utilization and time billed</li> <li>Help internal teams get set up with external vendors and partners as needed</li> <li>Work with our Ops team to manage vendor partnerships and ensure invoices are processed properly</li> <li>Monitor workload for team members and proactively prevent project overload</li> <li>Schedule and manage key strategic team meetings</li> </ul>
Requirements: ABOUT YOU <ul> <li>The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational skills, exhibit solid analytical capabilities, works well within a diverse team, and is a great communicator.</li> <li>A Bachelor&rsquo;s degree or equivalent</li> <li>At least three years of experience coordinating multiple projects</li> <li>Proficiency with Excel and an aptitude for organizing data for analysis</li> <li>A highly detailed oriented mindset and be self-sufficient</li> <li>A precise and efficient communication style</li> <li>Can prioritize trade-offs between on-time, on-scope, or on-budget delivery</li> <li>Skilled at project scheduling, including via automated tools</li> <li>Can debate effectively for or against project changes, as appropriate</li> <li>Great communication and organization skills&nbsp;</li> <li>Skilled at working with changing priorities, deadlines and information</li> <li>Enjoy working with diverse personalities and being part of an ambitious, growing team</li> </ul>