Intranet Site Migration Project Lead

Altair Troy, MI
Altair ProductDesign is a global, multi-disciplinary product development consultancy of more than 700 designers, engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Altair Engineering, Inc. (www.altair.com), this cross-functional organization is best known for its leadership in combining human and machine creativity to fuel innovation, automate processes, and develop new methods. Altair ProductDesign firmly advocates a user-centered, team-based design approach, and utilizes proprietary simulation and optimization technologies to help clients bring innovative, profitable products to market faster.

* The Communications Project Lead will lead and manage the migration of Global Operations intranet sites, pages and content to a new platform, including revising and rewriting content, redesigning visual elements and improving each site's organizational structure. In addition to managing the migration, the Project Lead will also help create new intranet sites including design, content creation and organization that ensures an amazing user experience. The ideal candidate will have professional and creative writing skills, the ability to manage multiple projects, and stellar organizational skills. This individual will also possess I high aptitude for critical thinking and attention to detail and apply an extremely high level of quality to all work output.

* This is not a web designer role. But some creativity and basic understanding of web site processes and building is necessary. So is project management, good writing, sense of design and understanding the user experience. Its easily picked up by anyone with some basic digital experience and communications knowledge.

Responsibilities

* Meet with project stakeholder's independent of Operations Communications manager oversight

* Gather information from intranet site stakeholders then organize and consolidate all information into well-written meeting notes and project plan

* Evaluate each site's needs and develop the creative approach, layout, content organization, strategy for implementation and schedule to meet project objectives

* Effectively manage schedules, meetings, and project parameters with little oversight

* Work with internal and external resources to meet project objectives

* Successfully migrate all Global Operations intranet sites to new platform, while improving the user experience.

* Successfully create any new Global Operations intranet sites, as needed

Qualifications and experience

* 4-year degree in Communications, Web Design, UX or related field

* 2-3 years of web site project organization, management and creation experience (corporate intranet experience a plus)

* Experience developing communication plans (defining purpose, audience, creative approach, user experience, etc.)

* Experience managing communications projects including schedules, budgets and vendors

* Experience managing multiple projects and customers, simultaneously

* Experience providing consultative support to customers

* Experience in Adobe Creative Suite specifically Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

* Excellent verbal communication skills

* Excellent writing, grammar, spelling, and punctuation skills

* Excellent organization skills with the ability to initiate, prioritize, follow through, and work independently

* Ability to strike a balance between the management side and the creative side of project execution

* A personal demeanor of flexibility and graciousness are essential

* A 'rock star'—someone who uses creativity in all tasks and seeks to exceed expectations in all assignments