Project Manager SW Implementation

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Job Title: Project Manager, Trade Optimization

Location: Norwalk, CT

Kantar Consulting’s XTEL Trade Optimization software is a powerful, end-to-end solution supporting the trade promotion lifecycle, from planning through retail execution, sales intelligence, and distributor management for the global consumer goods industry.

Our Global Services team is in search of a Project Manager to lead client-facing solution implementation and adoption engagements within our CPG/FMCG clients. This is a strategic role responsible for all aspects of the project life cycle, including customer experience, cross-functional team management, and profitability.

Ideally, this role will be based out of our North American Trade Optimization headquarters in Norwalk, CT, however other metro areas such as New York City and Chicago will be considered.

Kantar Consulting is a specialist growth consultancy. With over 1,000 analysts, thought leaders, software developers and expert consultants we help clients develop and execute brand, marketing, retail, sales and shopper strategies to deliver growth. Kantar Consulting owns market leading assets including PoweRanking, GrowthFinder, Global Monitor, RetaiI IQ, RichMix, XTEL and Marketing, Insights and Purpose 2020. We track 1200 retailers globally, have purchase data on over 200 million shoppers and forecast social, cultural and consumer trends across the world. Join us and you’ll be part of 30,000 colleagues and 12 world leading research, data and insight brands at Kantar. At the heart of WPP, our unique consumer insight inspires clients to flourish in an extraordinary world.

KEY OUTCOMES

  • Serve as primary point of contact, managing the day-to-day customer experience
  • Drive all project activity from scope, implementation, through post-launch review
  • Effectively manage resources, governance, timelines, and profitability
  • Proactively identify, articulate, and manage risks through collaboration with internal and client project teams
  • Contribute to evolution of project management methodology

CAPABILITIES

  • 5+ years of experience in SaaS project management; PMP certification preferred or SCRUM Certification preferred
  • Proven ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience in managing decentralized resources across multiple time zones and functions
  • Superior organization, communication, and stakeholder management skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree or related field experience
  • Background in Retail or CPG commercial processes (trade promotions, sales agreement, sales force automation, incentives management, retail execution) is considered a significant asset
  • Availability to travel up to 50% of working time based on project phase; occasional international travel

Kantar Rewards Statement

At Kantar we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles. Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitive and also to support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver.

 

Kantar is the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company. We understand more about how people think, feel, shop, share, vote and view than anyone else. Combining our expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies, Kantar’s 30,000 people help the world’s leading organisations succeed and grow.

 

We go beyond the obvious, using intelligence, passion and creativity to inspire new thinking and shape the world we live in. Apply for a career that’s out of the ordinary and join us.

 

At Kantar, the diversity of our employees provides a richer environment for our employees and broader depth and breadth of thinking for our clients. Kantar is committed to inclusion and diversity; therefore, we welcome applications from all sections of society and do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status or any other legally protected characteristics.

 

PRIVACY DISCLOSURE: Please note that by applying to this opportunity you consent to the personal data you provide to us to be processed and retained by The Kantar Group Limited (“Kantar”). Your details will be kept on our Internal ATS (Applicant Tracking System) for as long as is necessary for the purposes of recruitment, which may include your details being shared with the hiring manager(s) and for consideration for potential future opportunities by Kantar and its affiliate Kantar group companies. For full details of our privacy policy please visit www.kantar.com. 

Location

Connecticut, Work from HomeUnited States of America

Kantar Rewards Statement

At Kantar we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles. Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitive and also to support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver. 

 

We go beyond the obvious, using intelligence, passion and creativity to inspire new thinking and shape the world we live in. Apply for a career that’s out of the ordinary and join us. 

 

We want to create an equality of opportunity in a fair and supportive working environment where people feel included, accepted and are allowed to flourish in a space where their mental health and well being is taken into consideration. 

 

We want to create a more diverse community to expand our talent pool, be locally representative, drive diversity of thinking and better commercial outcomes. 

Kantar is the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company. We understand more about how people think, feel, shop, share, vote and view than anyone else. Combining our expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies, Kantar’s 30,000 people help the world’s leading organisations succeed and grow.

Company
Kantar
Posted
01/15/2022
Salary Range
$81,000.00 - 128,000.00
per Year
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Location
Wallingford, CT 06492, US
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