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Technical Project Manager

Location: Southfield, MI.
Company Description:

NOTE: This position is a joint venture between HelloWorld Inc. and our parent company, Merkle.  It will be located in Southfield, MI.

Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. For more than 30 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. The agency’s heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights that drive people-based marketing strategies. Its combined strengths in performance media, customer experience, customer relationship management, loyalty, and enterprise marketing technology drive improved marketing results and competitive advantage. With 4,400+ employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with additional offices in the US, Europe, and Asia. In 2016, the agency joined the Dentsu Aegis Network.

Job Description:


Merkle Technical Project Manager on our Loyalty Solutions team will manage scope, budget, timeline, risks, and expectations throughout the development of our monthly sprints. They provide day to day management, monitoring, and control of program activities and provide program leadership across the organization, from strategic decision making down to project planning.

Description & Responsibilities:

  • Identify and document program strategies, business requirements, technical requirements, and timelines support of our client deliverables, revenue targets and company strategy/goals.
  • Contribute to and maintain a comprehensive product roadmap.
  • Effectively communicate solution benefits and future roadmap plans to internal and external audiences including customers, analysts, and press/media.
  • Lead and participate in cross-functional teams in developing product, marketing, and operational strategies.  Establish a strong working relationship within the development team and other key stakeholders within the organization.
  • Work with customers, sales teams, and services teams to identify key business use cases and drive enhancements and requirements into the loyalty platform development process. Act as voice of the customer within the organization.
  • Meet product line and overall company goals and objectives, as driven by the business plan, and quarterly and annual sales plans.
  • Consistently deliver high quality work products and manage projects that maximize the effectiveness of the overall team.

  • 5-7 years of professional experience managing technical projects
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Understanding of Agile SDLC processes, Agency Agile is a plus
  • Thorough understanding of internet applications and technologies
  • Familiarity with Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Proficient in MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Visio and MS Project
  • Familiarity with Jira and Time Tracking tools
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent organization, communication and follow-up skills
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Firm knowledge of Internet technologies to best exploit the capabilities of our products and services

Additional Information:

FLSA Status: Exempt

Merkle is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons. HelloWorld recruits, employs, evaluates, and considers for promotion employees without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, age, marital status, height, weight, medical condition or physical handicap or disability, or any other legally protected class, all as required by local, state, and/or federal law.

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