Consultant – Project Management Office, European Custom Solutions

ID 2021-4454
# of Openings
1
Job Location
NL-Benelux | DE-Frankfurt | IT-Milan | DK-Copenhagen

Overview

IDC Europe is actively seeking a Consultant to join the Project Management Office of its European Custom Solutions and Consulting Team.

 

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for the Project Management of bespoke engagements that IDC European Consulting delivers address Technology Suppliers’ internally focused Strategy Development, Planning and Measurement needs as well as their market facing activities in the form of Thought Leadership Content Marketing and Sales Enablement programs.

 

For clarity, this is not a technology implementation role. Candidates without prior Custom Research; Consulting; Marketing/Digital/Communications or Market Research experience will not be considered.

 

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of European Consulting’s Project Management Office, you will be responsible for the management of a range of projects across IDC’s European Consulting portfolio, play a significant role in client management, project team management, as well as ensuring project deliverables meet the outcomes agreed with our clients. In addition to ensuring that deliverables meet quality standards, happen on time and to budget.

 

The successful candidate will: 

  • Manage the delivery of a range of bespoke engagements with defined budgets and timeframes.
  • Be a key contact point for IDC’s clients during project delivery - managing client expectations at every step of the way, clearly communicating engagement progress while ensuring that client stakeholder perceptions remain positive throughout the engagement life cycle.
  • Effectively address and resolve issues arising during project delivery.
  • Work closely with Domain Consultants and Analyst Teams to ensure delivery timeliness and quality.
  • Manage 3rd party contractors and suppliers across areas like design and digital asset production.
  • Create, review, and amend content and design.
  • Leverage his/her experience and IDC’s knowledge base to steer deliverable and content creation during project delivery.

Qualifications

You must possess a positive attitude and ambition to make things happen and will need to be a very strong communicator with impeccable organization skills in order succeed in this role.  You must also be able to set goals and achieve them by influencing and building strong relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.

 

The successful candidate will possess:

  • 4 or more years of experience as a Consultant or Project Manager gained within a:
    • Analyst Firm
    • Strategy Consulting firm
    • Market Research firm
    • Digital Agency
  • Strong oral and written communication skills for interacting with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to identify and resolve issues, manage risk, develop detailed work plans, perform resource allocations, and run project team meetings.
  • Ability to motivate and focus resources with or without a direct reporting relationship.
  • Ability to adapt and operate effectively in ambiguous or rapidly changing environments, work effectively under tight deadlines, and juggle several assignments simultaneously.
  • The ability to bring productive energy and intellectual leadership to cross-disciplinary project teams consisting of analyst subject matter experts and other IDC resources to bring the best out of the analysis and custom insights generated on projects.
  • Exceptional written and verbal English skills and a feel for good design are required to review, edit, and orchestrate high quality custom assets and deliverables.

We offer:

In addition to a competitive compensation package, the position in a highly professional and respected firm, where initiative leading to results are rewarded. IDC is a global knowledge company with a broad range of career challenges and opportunities, and you will become part of a dynamic, international trained network with a driven and collaborative culture.

 IDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, ancestry, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or other categories protected by law.

 

 

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