NJ Employer Director of Program Management (PMO), Marketing Research in newark, New Jersey

Global Strategic Research is a strategic advisor to Prudential businesses, delivering actionable insights to inform and shape business decisions that help them achieve their key performance goals.Our mission is to add value to Prudential by providing its businesses and corporate functions with strategic, relevant and actionable insights that are well grounded in business acumen.Shifting demands and realignment of projects has created a new opportunity on the Global Research team to support the VP of Marketing Research Operations to set and enforce standard operating procedures, automate repeat processes and establish templates to increase efficiencies.This role will be active in identifying opportunities and implementing process improvements.Responsibilities:Establish a standard process for project planning, management and communication; introduce relevant agile methodologies and concepts to the research team.Support the Research Consultants by effectively allocating resources to ensure on time and within budget execution of the research teams portfolio of projects and timely delivery of research data.Lead a team of 3 research managers and partner with team to ensure a clear understanding of client goals, project plans and schedules are created by collaborating closely with functional leaders, project milestones are defined and tracked.Accountable for research project communications, identification of issues/risks and escalation of critical issues to senior leaders and the Research Consultant leading the project.Manage research suppliers to ensure project objectives are met timely and within budget. This includes all stages of supplier interaction from negotiating, contracting, onboarding, to post-project debriefing.Partner with Vendor Governance, Compliance and BISO to ensure adherence to Prudential policies and guidelines, particularly as it relates to customer privacy and data protection.VEVRAA Federal ContractorRequest Priority Protected Veteran ReferralsEOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO