Contact Center Manager

Rockville, MD
Jun 24, 2019
Jul 25, 2019
Administrative, Other
Full Time
Job Summary/Company:

As the Contact Center Manager, you will provide leadership expertise to projects in the Research Dissemination group. This role is for someone who can understand the broad perspective of a government contract as well as understand and develop a strategic approach to problems. In this role, you will provide support to project(s) in the information resource centers.

  • Providing day-to-day leadership of assigned projects.
  • Determining and articulating the strategy for the project and then working closely with team to develop a client work plan for each project or task that fulfills contractual requirements. Formulating milestone schedules or other documented plans. Reviewing work performed and discussing anticipated activities.
  • Understanding, developing and implementing strategies that help further our client's missions. Staying abreast of the latest communication technologies, following industry publications and advancements.
  • Pitching project efficiency ideas to streamline any process improvements while maintaining a high level of work quality.
  • Assuming financial responsibility for assigned projects, including adequate staff assignments. Helping to ensure that the project remains profitable, within budget guidelines and that the contracts are completed within technical specifications and on time.
  • Maintaining frequent contact with client representatives to identify and respond to client requests and to ensure that potential sources of difficulty are surfaced and addressed.
  • Preparing and presenting required status reports including coordination of information gathering, setting the agenda and finalizing presentations for meeting internal and/or external status review requirements.
  • Recognizing new-business opportunities with existing clients and works with senior management to develop them.
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Background Profile:
  • Bachelor's Degree and a Master's degree in health education, communication or a public health-related, plus a minimum 8 - 10 years of applicable experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in the issues and programs related to specific government contract details if necessary is required.
  • Familiarity with medical research organizations is desirable. Experience working in an agency environment or Federal Government or nonprofit is preferred.
  • A creative mind paired with a strong research background with experience in developing and disseminating information in a manner easily understood by the lay public.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including excellent presentation skills.
  • Strong client relations skills leading to high client satisfaction.
  • A collaborative nature - this role requires you to work well with others and handle ever changing day-to-day situations with an acceptable, reasonable approach using good business judgement.
  • Flexibility and the ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, demonstrate initiative and follow-through and handle a variety of responsibilities efficiently and effectively without any direct supervision.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Visual acuity - being able to discern detail and color variations on a computer screen

Qualified candidates should send their resume AND call Sparks Group for additional details. Please note, resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!

Sparks Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, citizenship, family status, genetic information, disability, or protect veteran status.

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