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Project Manager, Strategy Development and Implementation

Company: Westat
Location: Rockville
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.Westat is seeking a Project Manager, Strategy Development and Implementation to play a pivotal role in driving growth at both the corporate- and practice-levels through the performance of an array of project management, business development, and market research responsibilities. Job ResponsibilitiesWorking within the Business Development & Marketing team, the successful candidate will work closely with leadership and team members in performing the following key areas of responsibility:* Project management* Develop standardized processes for implementing, reporting, and monitoring on progress toward achieving established strategic goals* Participate in corporate and practice level strategy meetings, including organizing and facilitating meetings, preparing materials to support these meetings, and documenting follow up actions* Work collaboratively to monitor and communicate progress on strategy development, including schedule and deliverables* Manage the archive of strategy documents * Business development * Assist in identifying and launching new cross-company initiatives that leverage diverse capabilities and expertise * Monitor the development and updating of business development tools (e.g., pipeline of opportunities) and provide inputs in their execution * Support marketing materials development, ensuring that messaging conveys strategic goals and directions * Market research* Conduct analyses of the policy environment and landscape to inform strategic planning initiatives* Contribute to the development of client and competitor analyses* Synthesize substantial amounts of information and identify trends and issues* Based on research and analysis, proactively make recommendations for senior leaders' consideration In this role you must have a proven ability to:* Clearly translate findings into brief and easily digested formats and narratives* Prepare and present persuade recommendations to senior audiences * Work collaboratively across a range of stakeholders * Apply problem-solving and analytical expertise* Facilitate in person and virtual brainstorming sessions and other discussions* Project manage multiple priorities and remain adaptable to changeBasic Qualifications:* Bachelor's degree in business or a subject area aligned with Westat's markets or capabilities (e.g., health, education, and statistics)* 10 years of experience, including 8+ years of experience with a professional services or research firm that manages federal contracts and grants* Facile in using MS Office, with an emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint--Preferred Qualifications:* MBA or other advanced degree* PMP certification* Experience with industry research tools, such as GovWin, Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS), and Bloomberg Government (Bgov)Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:* Employee Stock Ownership Plan* 401(k) Retirement Plan* Paid Parental Leave* Vacation Leave* Sick Leave* Holiday Leave* Professional Development* Health Advocate* Employee Assistance Program* Travel Accident Insurance* Medical Insurance* Dental Insurance* Vision Insurance* Short Term Disability Insurance* Long Term Disability Insurance* Life and AD&D Insurance* Critical Illness Insurance* Supplemental Life Insurance* Flexible Spending Account* Health Savings AccountWestat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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