Operations Consultant - Project Lead

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POST DATE 8/31/2016
END DATE 11/12/2016

SymphonyIRI Group Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


What will I do as an Operations Consultant - Project/Delivery Lead*
As innovators in Big Data starting with POS, IRI is looking for someone who is responsible for all top client account deliverables, providing internal and external communication, leading meetings and issue resolutions, providing database and industry expertise, and consulting on delivery process. The Delivery Lead manages top client accounts, and supports Service Excellence initiatives for the client vertical that they support. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.

What are the responsibilities of a Operations Consultant - Project/Delivery Lead* The Client Delivery Consultant is responsible for managing ongoing processes and resources for the accurate and timely delivery of client data base requests.

Responsibilities Include:
- Develop effective client relationships to ensure client confidence in IRI data quality, processes, and ability to drive solutions cross-functionally and proactively
- Resolve issues according to established timelines and procedures, and escalate to Vice President/Principal as necessary
- Manage priorities and allocation of resources across industry or client teams
- Client penetration- QOM/QDR/QBR/new bus. feasibility/client meetings - Manage CIP process across cross-functional partners ({(} CS/DI/CDM Production Team)
- Regularly review contracted client deliverables to ensure alignment with client requirements and expectations
- Provide support and expertise throughout the restatement process to internal and external teams, including procurement of resources and prioritization of work
- Ensure the accurate and timely delivery of client databases
- Identify continuous improvements to processes and delivery of data
- Work with commercial and internal groups to determine feasibility of new products or processes
- Provide labor estimates for new client set ups or added deliveries to existing clients
- Attract, develop, and retain talent, manage performance and development of talent
- Manage budget with ongoing reduction efforts
- Willingness to travel to client location({(} s) and India if required ({(} for a minimum 2 week stay)
- Contributor{(} team member for CD Strategic or enabler projects and{(} or initiatives
- Contributor for Client Satisfaction scorecards and metrics
- Provide escalation support for internal and external client teams - Coordinate global action items and client communication
- Identify process audit needs, assure execution, and analysis results - Provide support, expertise, and consultation for all deliverables
- Manage New Item ({(} NIMS) process and work with GOC team to implement course corrections as necessary
- Facilitate NIMS Gatekeeper process

Reporting Relationship:
The Director will report into the Client Delivery Leader ({(} Principal) with accountability to the vertical and/or process that they support.

- 5 years relevant work experience
- Project Management experience
- Proficient skills in communication, analytical problem solving and interpersonal skills
- Demonstrated expertise managing processes and process improvements - High skill in interfacing with internal and external clients
- Strong leadership skills managing people, local and remote groups - Demonstrated experience using informal authority and managing people through cultural change
- Leadership in process engineering and redesign efforts
- Demonstrated experience enforcing compliance to procedures and use of work order systems
- Bachelor s degree required

About Us
As one of the original innovators in Big Data, IRI integrates the world s largest set of otherwise disconnected purchase, media, social, causal and loyalty data to help CPG, retail, over-the-counter health care and media companies grow their businesses. We combine this data with predictive analytics to uncover new consumer insights and integrate them on the most technologically-advanced, cloud-based visualization platform. Learn more about us here and on YouTube.

Our Benefits
We offer a comprehensive benefit package ({(} health, paid time off, 401({(} k), etc.) with additional unconventional offerings such as volunteer time off, flexible work arrangements, back-up child care, etc., along with the unrivaled benefit of working with our people - the best in the business.

Our Culture
We re thrilled we get to work on the most interesting business challenges facing the CPG and retail industries. We regularly uncover new aha moments! by closely collaborating with our colleagues and developing competencies centered around the following values: Collaboration, Personal development, Executional excellence, Client growth, Innovation and creativity.

IRI is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: DOL Poster. IRI is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to Talent.Acquisition@iriworldwide.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.