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Project Manager Product Certification in Riverwoods, IL at CRS Group

Date Posted: 10/11/2018

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Project Manager Product Certification
Duration: 9-month contract
Location: Riverwoods, IL
Overview: The CRS Group is currently looking for a Project Manager Product Certification for one of our clients in the Riverwoods area. The CRS Group is a nationwide Staffing Firm who works primarily with Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 corporations.
Job Description:
  • The Product Management team within Global Products and Partnerships is responsible for developing, managing and implementing critical advanced payment products impacting all businesses
  • These products are based on complex technologies including EMV and Contactless (i.e. NFC). EMV is a specification for conducting secure transactions between cards with integrated chips (chip cards), POS terminals capable of reading chip cards, issuers and acquirers
  • The EMV specifications broadly impact the payment ecosystem from card issuing to merchant acquiring, and serve as the baseline technology for other products such as mobile payments
  • Will be responsible for leading activities (both technical and non-technical) for the optimization of existing Certification programs and the implementation of new certification programs for new payment methods and/or use cases (e.g. QR Code, Transit solutions etc)
  • The successful candidate will ensure the programs that that are put in place are effective across our client
  • This includes contributing to the development of certification strategies and providing thought leadership for the development and rollout of all related outsourcing programs
  • This individual will be the primary contact for the program developments assigned to them and will be expected to ensure all stakeholders (internal and external) are consulted during program builds as well as represent the Product Certification and Optimization team during project and go-to-market meetings

Leadership Responsibilities:
  • May lead functional teams or projects
  • Task Complexity:
  • Works on highly complex in area of specialty
  • Highly skilled with extensive proficiency in area of specialty
  • Assignments are quite varied and highly complex with few standard procedures
  • Decision Making:
  • Latitude for independent judgment and decision making within defined guidelines
  • Gathers information, consults those who need to be involved, and puts decisions into action
  • Considers the implications of options when making a difficult decision
  • Amount of Supervision:
  • Works independently with guidance
  • Participates in determining objectives of assignment
  • Plans, schedules, and arranges own activities in accomplishing objectives
  • Communication Skills:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

  • At least 3 years’ experience in Payment networks, EMV, Level 3 certification Extensive payments experience, ideally gained within other payment networks or with issuers/acquirers
  • Track record in leading business critical projects
  • Able to co-ordinate activities by others and provide leadership to cross-functional project teams
  • Self-motivated and able to work effectively within the team and across the organization with minimal supervision, working mainly independently to achieve goals agreed with leadership
  • Ability to support multiple time zones
  • Flexibility in schedule to support interaction with clients and partners
  • Excellent client and vendor management skills, including ability to leverage external partners to achieve results in tight timeframes
  • Excellent presentation skills, including the ability to effectively deliver information to internal and external constituents at all levels
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to understand complex technical concepts
  • MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Ideal Candidate As above with experience in Contactless, Mobile, Transit, QR Code

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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.