You would also have a role across the wider Specialist Services PM team, working closely with the Head of PM and PM Directors to set the direction for the team and drive improvement in team engagement, client preference and project profitability.
The role requires proven experience in managing project teams and working closely with multiple internal and external stakeholders such as clients, insight researchers, operations teams and experts throughout Kantar -
so you must be a people person with a collaborative attitude!
o Work closely with the Head of PM and PM Directors in developing a high performing PM team; inspire, coach and develop our juniors / mid-levels
o Provide senior level input into Specialist Services proposal and pitch development
o Work closely with project teams at set-up of new projects to ensure PM best practice is embedded from the start
o Be involved in driving action and achievement of one of Kantar TNS’s strategic priorities within SS
o Build an engaged, positive, and collaborative culture across the wider team
o Work with PM ADs and Ds across the business to drive PM expertise development
o Work in a strong collaborative partnership with the Client Lead to deliver the best result for the client; understand their needs and manage them proactively to build client confidence
o Define project scope and oversee set-up, ensuring PM best practice is embedded at every stage
o Be accountable for the planning, execution, quality, and timing of all elements of the project, ensuring action is taken to resolve any issues
o Manage, motivate, and develop the project team and build a strong sense of team across all those involved in the project
o Be responsible for financial and budget management
o Step back from the day-to-day to see the bigger picture, identifying opportunities for continuous improvement; optimising team structures, processes and ways of working
o Has a credible track record of managing research programmes (experience of customer experience research would be particularly valuable)
o Takes ownership, drives change, and has personal impact
o Is able to plan and manage multiple and inter-connecting workstreams
o Is able to communicate with and influence all stakeholders (internal and external)
o Has strong client handling skills
o Effectively leads, manages and motivates teams; nurtures talent and gets the best out of people
o Is confident in decision making and in challenging others when necessary
o Applies a creative approach (to issue resolution, risk mitigation, communication etc.)
o Experience in managing, inspiring and developing more junior staff members.
o Adaptable, flexible, with a can-do attitude and a positive approach to their work
About Kantar TNS
Kantar TNS advises clients on specific growth strategies around new market entry, innovation, brand switching and stakeholder management, based on long-
established expertise and market-leading solutions. With a presence in over 80 countries, Kantar TNS has more conversations with the world's consumers than anyone else and understands individual human behaviours and attitudes across every cultural, economic and political region of the world.
Do you have a passion for project management? Do you pride yourself on your ability to proactively project managelarge and complex programmes?
Do you grasp any opportunity to optimise processes and ways of working? Kantar TNS is looking for an outstanding, ambitious, Project Management to join their Specialist Services division.
We work for clients across travel, leisure & tourism, energy and automotive sectors, primarily carrying out customer experience and brand / ad tracking research.
This role is likely to have a role on projects in the travel, leisure & tourism sectors.