Internal Communication Specialist

Tampa, Florida
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posted by:
Megan Holstine

Job Description:

Our client, a top fortune 500 global company, is looking for an organized, confident and skilled Internal Communication specialist to join their team on-site in Dallas, Texas or Tampa Florida. The Merchant Services team is the global payment processing business for our client. They are the world’s leading merchant acquirer with over $1 trillion in annual transaction volume in 2016. They have a customized closed-loop proprietary payments platform, and it is the firms new digital wallet that makes mobile transactions simple, safe and rewarding. Merchant Services is a leading provider of payment, fraud and data security for companies large and small and capable of authorizing transactions in more than 130 currencies. 

The Merchant Services team is embarking on a major business modernization program for industry leading user experience. A major deliverable in that program is a new Data Lake that will reside in their Big Data infrastructure. The business modernization program is run from the ground up in an agile mode. 

The Internal Communications Specialist role is to define and monitor success measures of the Data Lake capabilities delivery, present the project and its progress, and drive an effective communications strategy. The Big Data services need to meet a very diverse set of requirements by stakeholders inside and outside the firm. Due to the broad set of stakeholders, performance management and targeted communications are necessary to maintain user buy-in and support.

There are significant milestones that need to be achieved in a short span of time for the Data Lake. Effective stakeholder engagement is an important part of ensuring rate of delivery and minimize impediments. 

• Drive effective communications for the Data Lake project, including creation of materials and maintain stakeholder engagement. 
• Ensure a common vision of the Data Lake across the stakeholder community. 
• Establish and run success measures for the delivery and adoption of the capabilities of the Data Lake. 
• Feed project performance back to the leadership to influence decision making in a timely manner. 
• Influence the overall prioritization of the Data Lake backlog 

• Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred 
• Minimum of 3 years of product or related experience 
• Experience interacting with a variety of user groups, with proven ability to positively influence people at a variety of levels 
• Proven success in presenting to delivery teams, focusing on key messages and clear delivery 
• Must have strong presentation skills incorporating intuitive use of graphics to extract key messages; a positive self-starter with a proactive approach 
• Excellent time management and prioritization skills 
• Proficient technical skills, including understanding of data management technologies 
• Passion for data and the convergence of technology and business value through Big Data. 

Client Description:

Last but not least let’s go over a little about us here at Aquent, so you know what you are getting into with this incredible partnership!  

What is it like working with Aquent? I’m glad you asked! Freelancing long-term with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things including:  

− Subsidized health and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk) 
− Access to Fidelity 401(k) 
− Access to FSA Program  
− Direct deposit for your paycheck  
− Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)  
− Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/  
− Access to free online courses via Lynda.com  
− Aquent support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up)