Market Research Project Manager

by J.D.Power/Autodata Division

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Nov 07, 2022
J.D.Power/Autodata Division

Job Description

Market Research Project Manager

Location: Remote (US or Canada)

Reports to: Director & PMO Lead, Project Management Office

The Role

A Market Research Project Manager coordinates the research team and leads the project management activities across market research and internal initiative projects including schedule creation, project monitoring, risk management, issue management and costing. Project Managers serve as the single point of accountability for the delivery of projects on time and within budget.

The Impact

The Project Manager will ensure that assigned studies are delivered to meet the objectives of the business and key stakeholders, while maximizing efficiency and driving continuous improvement using project management best practices.

  • Plan and manage a portfolio of market research projects or internal initiative projects with minimal oversight.
  • Develop detailed project plans that align schedules and resources.
  • Gather information for labor and costs estimates from internal departments and external vendors during planning.
  • Monitor and control assigned projects during implementation including updating/adjusting project plan.
  • Facilitate status meetings and distribute meeting notes.
  • Assess and report project health and risks to project team, key stakeholders and direct manager.
  • Conduct root cause and develop action plans to resolve project issues.
  • Update and maintain all project information in project management software
  • Minimum of 5 years experience managing market research projects
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Broad knowledge of market research methodologies
  • Working knowledge of project management principles
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Collaborative with a team-focused mindset
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
  • Project management certification (CAPM or PMP) and experience with any project management software desired but not required
  • Occasional business travel to the United States and/or Canadian office locations, as needed
The Career Opportunity

Growth opportunities are significant, both within the Project Management Office as well as the organization as a whole. We have a strong desire to promote from within the company.

The Team / The Business

The Project Management Office is an efficient, collaborative and highly skilled team of project managers with a passion for project management and problem-solving.

Our Hiring Manager Says

I'm looking for a results-driven, critical thinker who has a passion for the project management side of market research. Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills are a must. The right person for this job will be detail-oriented and able to lead a cross-functional team of resources to successfully deliver projects.

J.D. Power is a global leader in consumer insights, data, analytics, and advisory services that helps clients drive growth and profitability. The company’s industry benchmarks and reputation for independence and integrity have established it as one of the world’s most well-known and trusted brands.

Truth that Transforms: At J.D. Power, we amplify the voice of the consumer, and help brands improve the value of their products and services. Our capabilities empower everyone in the global commerce ecosystem, enabling better purchase decisions – and better business results. We understand that the customer experience is vital and that simply measuring it is not enough. Our analysts focus on driving results that improve customer loyalty and advocacy. Our success is driven by how much we help companies improve the customer experience. But data is only as powerful as the analysis and insights tied to it—and we put that power in the hands of our clients through our interactive reporting platforms. The data, analytics, insights, best practices, and action plans clients need are available whenever and wherever they need them, to help them make data-driven decisions that will improve their customer experience and drive positive financial results.

J.D. Power’s recruitment efforts are aligned with the company's commitment to provide opportunities rooted in diversity, inclusion, and equality.

Our Vision: To be the leader in providing advanced data solutions that empower industry transformation.

Our Mission: We unite industry leading data and insights with world-class technology to solve our clients’ toughest challenges.

Our Values: We are Truth Finders, Change Makers and Team Driven.

We are dedicated to leveraging comprehensive and equitable practices which contribute to the overall success of the company and its employees. We invite you to learn more about our DE&I efforts.

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