Idealliance is a global non-profit association that provides an open and cross-industry interchange for the graphic and visual communications industry. Our organization capitalizes on its integrated capabilities and total supply chain focus to deliver best-in-class research, consulting, education, specifications, and certification that innovates technologies and transforms business. Over many decades, we have defined the workflows that are foundational to the creation, production, and distribution of media today – color (GRACoL®, SWOP®, XCMYK, and G7®), content and digital management (OpenEFT™ and PRISM®), mail preparation and distribution (Mail.dat® and Mail.XML™), forest and paper (papiNet®), and others. Our platform is international with more than ¼ of our membership outside North America and obtaining Liaison A designation with ISO to fast-track international standards. Idealliance Project Managers are a core function to concept, organize, and manage consulting, education, specification, and certification initiatives. We look to our Project Managers to both own and lead key member and industry programs.
The Project Manager of Consulting & Programming will serve as the key staff member to administer and oversee two core programs of Idealliance and the development of its projects and services: 1) consulting clients and services and 2) business education programs and services.
The Project Manager will report directly to the Senior Director of Global Print Technologies & Workflows and will work closely with the project management team, members, prospective members, consultants, and association staff, to understand the industry’s current and prospective needs across business processes, operations, technology, and professionals. The Project Manager works closely with staff and members to ensure the association's strategies, missions, and budgetary goals are achieved through the consulting and education programs. This position requires tact, sensitivity, professionalism, strong collaboration skills, and a high aptitude for learning because it is cross functional throughout our organization.
This position requires the capacity to understand a multitude of internal and external systems and how they interact including databases, accounting requirements, and websites. This position requires the ability to collaborate on process improvement efficiency with other members of the staff of these systems in order to reduce long-term costs and enhance user experience related to deep consulting engagements and education events that help further the industry we serve.
The Project Manager’s time will be primarily divided into these key areas:
- 40% Consulting Support & Management – Assist, facilitate, process, support, and manage the Idealliance consulting group and its contracts and services
- 30% Program Design, Development & Management – Assigned programs and services such as Management Plus, Leading Indicators, and others
- 30% Event Design, Development and Management – Assigned current programs such as CEO and NexGen Roundtables and new initiatives such as Best Practices Road Show and Peer Groups including customer support