About The Advantage Group International, Inc.:
Advantage International is a dynamic, growing market research company specializing in business to business performance measurement / benchmarking studies and consulting. Our clients are primarily multi-national companies in the packaged goods and pharmaceutical industries. Through jointly sponsored performance evaluations conducted yearly with their business customers, our clients are able to benchmark performance against competitors and gain insights into the relationship with their business customers. For more information refer to our website: http://www.advantagegroup.com

Program Manager, Czech republic

Job Description

Reporting to Program Director Czech & Slovakia, the Program Manager will assume a key role in our existing benchmarking programs in the Czech Republic with an overlap to Slovakia with regard to some clients and with a focus on some new projects. The successful candidate will support the execution of the program, analyze program results and prepare written summaries of the findings, assume client management responsibilities, present results to both clients and retailers (in small groups or very large conferences/meetings), follow-up on subsequent information requests and participate in business development/sales activities.

Experience in key account management, marketing or market research is required. Being well versed in the consumer packaged goods retail environment is a definite asset. The successful candidate will be highly analytical, have a proven track record of client management, and will possess effective business writing abilities and presentation skills. The ability to communicate effectively with senior/executive client personnel in both group and individual situations is also required. It is expected that the successful candidate will hold a relevant undergraduate or graduate degree. Proficiency in English and local language is a decided asset.

Key Responsibilities

§ Management of Programs: In conjunction with the program support teams, direct and/or contribute to executing key steps in the process of program delivery, which includes but is not limited to: finalizing questionnaire mailing lists, creating specification documents, weight factors, cut-offs, developing presentation chart templates, data quality checking and verbatim editing; report analysis and preparation. The Program Manager will be expected to demonstrate effective and efficient time management skills ensuring timely execution of program deliverables against established milestones; facilitate team communication by organizing regular status meetings; and conducting proactive analysis of program results and delivery of client reporting. The Program Manager will be expected to be proactive in evolving and developing the program through understanding client wants and needs and Advantage International capabilities.

§ Development and Management of Reporting: Develop templates for reporting to clients; Participate in and/or lead presentation of results to both clients and retailers/customers and follow-up on subsequent information requests.

§ External Relationship Management of Clients: The Program Manager will be responsible for overall relationship with program sponsors and retailers/customers, this will include; growing programs by maximizing sponsor participation and growth opportunities, providing input to design of marketing materials, participation in and eventually leadership of sales calls, and involvement in industry associations/conferences, and reporting of results etc.

§ Support in Negotiations: Prepares back-up schedules on client program participation, pricing and coverage; and helps support contract negotiations.

§ Internal Relationship Management Provide direction to and indirectly supervise Field Coordinators and other members of the program support team (if applicable).

§ Quality Assurance: Accountability for the overall quality of the programs in both management and client delivery; leads and/or participates in project teams for internal improvement initiatives.

§ Other: Takes every reasonable precaution in the health and safety of workers. Provides back-up support by completing duties as required to meet the needs of the organization.

Key Contacts

Internal: Czech & Slovakia, program management, qualitative research

External: Program Client/Sponsor; Program Retail Endorser; Industry Associations

Key Position Requirements

(C = Critical; I = Important, N = Nice to have)

Education & Experience:

§ Post-secondary degree or diploma in Business (I)

§ 3+ years experience within the consumer packaged goods industry, key account management or market research, benchmarking (C)

§ Familiarity with Advantage International programs/processes (N)

Knowledge & Skills (Competencies)

§ Excellent Project Management Skills (C)

§ Effective Communication (Verbal and Written) and Presentation Skills (C)

§ Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with all Advantage International staff, Clients, Sponsors, Retailers, etc. (C)

§ In depth knowledge of CPG industry (I)

§ Sound judgment in resolving conflicting priorities (I)

§ Attention to detail and organizational skills (C)

§ English and local language proficiency (C)

Attributes and Behaviours

Responsible & Accountable (C)
Attention to detail/highly analytical (C)
Continuous Improvement & Professional Development Philosophy (C)
Quality Orientation (C)
Team approach (C)
Initiative (C)
Results Orientation (C)

The Program Manager will be expected to travel nationally, and possibly internationally, during the reporting period which may include visits to client sites and active participation in presentations.

Informace o pozici

The Advantage Group International
Požadované vzdělání: Bakalářské
Požadované jazyky: Angličtina (Pokročilá), Čeština (Výborná)
Benefity: Bonusy/prémie, Občerstvení na pracovišti
Zařazeno: Marketing, Prodej a obchod, Vrcholový management, Obchodní ředitel/manažer, Marketingový výzkum, Category Manager, Key Account Manager, Business Development Manager, Country Director/Manager
Typ pracovního poměru
Typ pracovního poměru: Práce na plný úvazek
Délka pracovního poměru
Délka pracovního poměru: Na dobu neurčitou
Zadavatel: Zaměstnavatel