Senior Project Manager (PA-GVA)



Although located in our Ipsos Poland office, the Senior Project Manager would be part of the Ipsos Switzerland team dedicated to Public Affairs Service Line, working for international organizations and universities. Main responsibilities will be to support the end-to-end delivery of single-country and multi-country research programs in the area of social and opinion research. This is a great opportunity to take part in projects that cover various methodologies and various geographical locations. Under the guidance of the Research Director, key responsibilities will include:

  • Manage multiple research projects across a wide range of Public Affairs methodologies (offline & online)
  • Act as operational SPOC for the project execution from questionnaire set-up to end client deliverables (including, if needed, support in checking final client report deliveries)
  • Day-to-day contacts with Ipsos client service team for project briefings, project updates, report of quality issues and support for recovery, project timekeeper
  • Day-to-day communication with end-clients and client service team for all project management related matters (e.g. material accuracy and material delivery dates, fieldwork updates, data quality)
  • Coordination of all operational tasks & suppliers involved in the project (material/questionnaire revision, Translation, Online/Offline field suppliers, coding, data- processing, GMU/analytics, charting and freelancers);
  • Data management :
    • Responsible to ensure full compliancy of the data (SPSS, codebook, codeframes, data map, etc) as per agreed specs and in line with client deliverables.
    • Develop and run relevant syntax and/r other processes to ensure data validation prior fw launch, during fw (interim/final), on final deliveries (spss)
    • Be the SPOC for technical discussion with client and operation teams when it comes to data related matters/queries
  • Fully accountable for project set-up and completion activities such as: 
    • Accuracy of briefings/instructions to the various project stakeholders
    • Finalization and checking of field material (questionnaire, stimuli, lists, quota sheets, fieldwork instructions etc) and distribution to relevant stakeholders (Ipsos and/or local agencies)
    • Questionnaire link checking and validation
    • Supervision/monitoring of online/offline fieldwork, proactively liaising with fieldwork suppliers (IIS, local teams, etc) and provision of regular updates
    • For offline studies, leading the deployment of projects on Ifield portals and liaise with relevant teams (support, local teams, scriptwriters etc)
    • Coordination, supervision and quality checks of other project-related activities which include (but not limited to) translation, coding, DP, charting, analytics teams… along with validation of the various inputs & outputs.
    • Support CS team in preparation of DP material (DP specs, codebook, etc) and responsible of validation of DP outputs (dummy/interim/final data, tabs, toplines, SPSS)
    • Open and regular communication with operations teams, local colleagues, client service teams and/or end clients
    • Compliance with overall project timings and internal deadline
    • Compliance with internal Quality Standards 
  • Contribution to project review meeting (escalating to senior management); 
  • Compliance with Ipsos internal/administrative procedures
  • Mentoring, coaching, supervising other PM colleagues;



The successful candidate will possess the following personal and professional background:

  • Graduate in marketing or business school ideally (but not compulsory)
  • Fluent reading/writing/speaking English
  • Project Management oriented,
  • Multi-tasking, with high attention to details,
  • International minded, team spirit and multicultural oriented,
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills; Solid in written communication,
  • Self-starter with outstanding organization skills,
  • Open minded, curious
  • At least 3 years of experience in quantitative research whether in a Market Research agency or on the client side 
  • Knowledge of SPSS and ability to develop syntaxes



  • An exciting, dynamic and challenging work environment,
  • A job full of diversity,
  • An opportunity to grow and develop within a strong professional environment,
  • A fun, lively team spirit,
  • An opportunity to work within a truly international environment (we currently employ 18 different nationalities within IPSOS Switzerland), yet with the benefit of one line manager.

    If you are interested please send your application to [email protected] with mention "Senior Project Manager (PA-GVA)"

    Please include the following statement in your application:

    "Niniejszym wyrażam zgodę na przetwarzanie danych osobowych, zawartych w mojej ofercie, przez Ipsos Sp. z o.o. oraz podmioty działające w ramach Ipsos S.A , mające swoją siedzibę na terytorium UE, w celach związanych z realizacją procesu rekrutacji na stanowiska w Ipsos Sp. z o.o. lub w spółkach Ipsos S.A. Przyjmuję do wiadomości, iż administratorem moich danych osobowych jest Ipsos Sp. o.o., z siedzibą w Warszawie, ul. Domaniewska 34A oraz że przysługuje mi prawo dostępu do tych danych, ich poprawiania oraz wycofania zgody na ich przetwarzanie." (zgodnie z Ustawą z dn. 29.08.97 roku o Ochronie Danych Osobowych Dz. Ust. Nr 133 poz.883).