Organizes digital, analytics and research workstreams efficiently through the effective use of agile project management methodologies. Evolves processes, documentation, and prioritization frameworks to align with and fully leverage the full scope of our data infrastructure.Â
In collaboration with Sr. Director of Digital and Director of Institutional Research and Strategic Insights, develops and maintains strategic project roadmaps in accordance with the mission and goals of the marketing and communications department.
Works with appropriate internal teams to develop, document, and track against project scope and project plans. Analyzes and prioritizes project activities while establishing realistic deadlines.
Leads agile projects from initial project backlog creation and planning activities, through execution and deployment.
Facilitates team stand-ups, sprint planning, backlog refinement, and sprint demos.Â
Ensures the team is delivering work on time and on scope and communicating risks early.Â
Works closely with marketing, research, technology and IT leads to continually fine-tune project approach, activities, and deliverables to ensure alignment to project success criteria and business objectives.
Supports the operations teams with resource assignment and allocation, ongoing milestone/delivery tracking boards, and preparing status reports.
Leads Chicago Boothâ™s ranking participation, ensuring accurate and efficient data collection and submission that meets each publicationâ™s specific methodology and compliance requirements. Includes management of all aspects of the rankings process, including cross departmental communications, dissemination and analysis of rankings results, being the main point of contact for each publication.Â Â
Monitors, analyzes, and reports on sales and circulation activity. Analyses possible solutions using standard procedures. Conducts market research, analyzes results and develops marketing strategies based on findings. May participate in developing new products and services, and determining new markets.
May train the work of lower level marketing staff.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree in business, finance, engineering, statistics, or similar analytical discipline.
At least one year of project management experience, preferably in an agile environment.Â
Knowledge of Agile approaches â“ Kanban and Scrum.
Accomplished project management, analytical problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
Sound proficiency with data organization, manipulation, reporting, analysis, and visualization in Microsoft Excel.
Outstanding communication skills and ability to interpret data.
Possesses outstanding oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.Â
Manage project requests with stringent deadlines.Â
Exceptional organization, prioritization, and time management skills.
Work independently and as part of a matrix team environment.
Learn, understand and apply new technologies.
Exhibit strong listening skills and the ability to understand / document various positions on issues to recommend/support translating ideas into prioritized and actionable steps.
Impeccable attention to detail.
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