Project Manager InContext Solutions
InContext Solutions is looking to hire a motivated and entrepreneurially-minded Project Manager for its Chicago office. The Project Manager will gain unparalleled experience acting as the main project coordinator on a variety of consulting and technology projects for a large portfolio of Fortune 500 clients (think McDonalds, Coca-Cola, Nestl-?). He or She will work cross-functionally with key members of the InContext team through the entire project lifecycle. This person will also have the opportunity to work with new and constantly-evolving virtual experience technology, and to play and active role in shaping this new and growing part of the market research landscape.
InContext is all about people. We are committed to finding, training and growing fun, interesting and ambitious people who demonstrate integrity, intelligence and the ability to make things happen. Candidates must possess a theoretical and practical knowledge of project management, ideally within the market research or software space, to be a fit for this role. At the same time, however, they must be a strong cultural fit, sharing our commitment to building a world class company.
Following are specific required qualifications:
2-3+ years of experience, managing complex projects in either a software or consulting setting
Experience working with end clients. CPG (Consumer Package Goods), Consumer Electronics, Retail and/or QSR (Quick Service Restaurant) industry experience preferred.
Ability to successfully coordinate multiple external vendor relationships at once
Enjoys leading and is looked up to by their peers
Has a track record of success working with cross functional teams in a fast paced setting
Has strong verbal and written communication skills
Has experience working directly with end clients and is comfortable in a client facing setting
Is ambitious ? InContext feels strongly about furthering our employees? education and would happily sponsor this individual?s PMP certification
Is intelligent and passionate about what they do
Is friendly and likeable. We wouldn?t hire someone we wouldn?t like to sit next to on a plane for 12 hours
What is InContext Solutions?
InContext Solutions is a cutting edge provider of 3D virtual simulations and experiences for the consumer and shopper insights industry. We use the latest in video game technology to recreate life-like shopping environments, and use them as a vehicle for testing and visualizing an almost limitless variety in-store concepts and variables ? from signage to new product packing, to interactive displays and completely reimagined retail experiences.
Who Would I Work With? Who Would I Work For?
The Project Manager will report to the Group Vice President of Operations. He or She will be part of the four-person Project Operations team. Day to day, this person will work with various members of their account team, including senior members of the Sales, Research, Creative, and Technology teams. As a key member of the account team, the Project Manager must have a strong understanding of our clients? needs and how InContext?s solutions can help solve them. This person will work with our clients as if he/ she is a part of their company, exceeding expectations while delivering against a consultative project plan.
When will I start? What will I make?
Ideal candidates will be local (based in Chicago) and have availability to start a new full time position in the next 3-6 weeks. The interview process should take no more than 2-4 weeks from initial phone interview to offer letter. We are happy to discuss compensation including base salary, bonus targets and equity in the first interview. Beyond financial compensation, InContext is committed to developing careers and was named one of the Top 50 Generation Y Employers in Chicago.
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