International Data Group Project Coordinator in Needham, Massachusetts
Come join IDC, the most respected global technology market research firm, recognized by the Industry Relations (IIAR) as the 2020 Analyst Firm of the Year for delivering critical, timely insights in coordinated efforts around the world, during a time when our customers faced unprecedented challenges. We are changing the way the world thinks about the impact of technology on business and society. Our people, data, and analytics create global technology insights that accelerate customer success.
IDC’s Worldwide Custom Solutions group designs, develops and delivers content marketing services and market intelligence programs for Information Technology (IT) industry participants (vendors, providers, partners).
We are currently seeking a Project Coordinator in our Domain Team to manage projects that research the business value of modern IT solutions and services. Projects involve custom primary research with IT solution end-customers, analysis of results, development of quantitative business value metrics including Return on Investment (ROI), and development of marketing assets, such as white papers, infographics, analyst featured videos, and webcasts reporting the results of IDC business value research.
To be successful as a Project Coordinator, you will need to thrive in a fast-paced environment, be very organized and able to handle multiple projects, manage tight deadlines, and have excellent verbal, written and presentation skills. You will be responsible for creating project workplans, working with project teams to adhere to schedules, and managing customer expectations and scope. Reporting to the Vice President of Custom Solutions, the role includes project management, administration, documentation, and accounting.
Ultimately, the Project Coordinator’s duties are to ensure that projects are completed on time, meet IDC’s quality standards and client expectations. IDC clients rely upon our content to influence customer perceptions, generate leads, engage prospects, and enable sales.
This is a contract position based in Needham, MA (currently remote due to COVID-19).
The successful candidate will be hired as a W2 employee through WorkForce LogIQ, IDC's contingent staff vendor.
Our collaborative, innovative, and entrepreneurial culture is the perfect place for you to discover your future!
Develop in-depth understanding of project scope, timeframes, budgets, and delivery requirements for Business Value project offerings
Liaise with IDC custom solutions colleagues to scope business value research engagements, assess feasibility, and draft business value proposals
Ensure projects adhere to standard frameworks and documentation is maintained appropriately for each project.
Coordinate project management activities for up to 20 to 30 projects at any given time, each with 12-16+ weeks development cycles
Define and assign tasks to project members and assist with schedule management
Monitor project progress and handle any issues that arise
Make sure that client’s needs are met as projects evolve
Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time and within scope
Use standard project management tools to manage multiple project plans, project documents, reports, and expenditures
At least 2-4 years of work experience as a Project Coordinator or related field
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field of study. PMP training or certification is helpful.
Exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills.
Demonstrated capabilities in business math skills.
Solid organizational skills, including multitasking and time-management
Strong client-facing and teamwork skills
Ability to work effectively both independently with minimal managerial supervision and as part of a team.
Demonstrated understanding of project management concepts and tools (Gantt charts) where dependencies and milestones are important for project success
Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
About IDC: International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,100 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For 50 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company.
IDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, handicap, race, color, 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.
External Company Name: International Data Group, Inc.
External Company URL: http://www.idg.com
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