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Director of Sales–InVista

Overview

  • Develops and executes plans for strategic growth to include ownership for the annual strategic sales and marketing plan.
  • Partners with Marketing to develop and execute annual sales and marketing strategies.
  • Oversees InVista Sales team; directs efforts and sets priorities for executing on growth of the division.
  • Prospects, recruits, develops, secures, and builds relationships with distribution, brand, and marketing partners to grow business.
  • Designs the quote and bid process using Dynamics and other sales support systems
  • Develops and implements formal reporting on sales and account management activity to include key metrics.
  • Responsible for sales and marketing content development and maintenance in coordination with Marketing.
  • Attendance at conferences/events and active involvement in presentations in various environments.
  • Partnering with the IO psychologists on an ongoing basis to include strategy, content development, and other activities.
  • Potentially initiate, direct and grow strategic partnerships and close relationship deals for organization.
  • Willingness to travel up to 50% of the time.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Identifies, evaluates, and implements ways to improve InVista growth.
  • Leads InVista in efforts to achieve sales revenue targets and expand and grow. Trains the team on relevant information needed for the sales process and their acquisition of product knowledge. Develop and provide training to outside organizations as needed. Assist sales staff through consultation with clients; provide excellent customer service to meet and maintain all client needs.
  • Evaluates current sales methods and practices, and based on thorough detailed and analytical account analysis, makes recommendations for changes and enhancements to increase sales and contract cost to obtain sales. Recommends appropriate compensation and incentive model for InVista Sales staff.
  • Monitors departmental and staff results and adjusts as needed to achieve sales results.
  • As growth occurs, recruits, hires and trains additional sales team members. Responsible for Sales budget for InVista division.
  • Collaborates with Marketing to assess and create pricing, product positioning, competitive assessment, and profitability while ensuring customer satisfaction. Translates product features into customer benefits and work with Marketing to develop messaging and positioning for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Works closely with Director of Customer Support to ensure the team has the necessary training and information to support the platform and products. Communicates relevant updates and information to Customer Support as it arises. Partners with Customer Support to learn of any needs or issues that can inform Sales and Marketing efforts.

Contact Karen Falconer, PHR, SHRM-CP at kfalconer@parinc.com.

PAR offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Customer Service Specialist

Wondering what to do with your degree in arts and sciences/social sciences/business/technology? 

A leading assessment publisher in Lutz, FL is seeking a highly motivated, committed team player to join our Customer Support Department. Responsibilities include handling inbound calls, answering customer emails, processing orders, and providing technical support for products and multiple best-in-class online assessment platforms. Excellent communication, organization and troubleshooting skills, technical/computer knowledge, and the ability to adapt to change and grow while accepting increasing responsibilities is a must. 

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or higher in psychology/social sciences/human resources/business/communications/technology or a closely related field, plus relevant experience providing excellent customer support/technical support and familiarity with order entry routines and systems. Our ideal candidate must be comfortable multitasking in a supportive, fast-paced team-oriented work environment with enhanced growth potential. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential, as the position requires extensive telephone coverage and e-mail communication. Bilingual a plus (Spanish/English), but not required. 

*Pay range is adjustable for a top-notch candidate with significant education/experience. 

ABOUT PAR, INC. 

Founded in 1978, PAR, Inc. is a dynamic, world-renowned publisher and distributor of psychological assessment resources, software, and related materials developed to meet the needs of professionals in psychology, counseling, education, neuropsychology, forensics, pharmaceutical product development, career counseling, and human resources. A family-owned company, PAR, Inc. has earned a reputation for providing customers with superior quality assessment instruments and unrivaled customer service. We invite you to join the PAR, Inc. family, a thriving company that supports the health and well-being of its employees, the customers we serve, and our community at large, in so many ways. 

Please view our comprehensive benefits summary and more information about our commitment to our Community PARtners. Flexible WFH offered a couple of days a week for qualified candidates subject to business guidelines and requirements.

Contact Karen Falconer, PHR, SHRM-CP at kfalconer@parinc.com.

Research Assistant

PAR is seeking a research assistant (RA) to be a part of its research and product development team for immediate hire. The RA is primarily responsible for providing analytical and research support to project leads, the lead project and content director (LPCD), the vice president, chief product officer, and the quality assurance/testing team. Additionally, the RA coordinates data collection and analysis activities; coordinates expert/bias panels; monitors data activities for quality; prepares data files, spreadsheets, and reports; conducts statistical analyses; and provides technical writing and editing.

  • Performs database design, management, quality control, and statistical analysis of data collected, providing follow-up on missing or incomplete data.
  • Coordinates, tracks, and manages all aspects of the day-to-day project tasks as assigned. Regularly communicates project status to project lead and the LPCD, may recommend alternatives when problems are encountered.
  • With overall supervision of the project lead, performs appropriate test development procedures such as reliability studies, validation studies, and statistical analyses as required, as well as preparing documents for digital products.
  • Performs writing/editorial duties including editorial reviews, rewrites original written material/manuals, original technical writing, content and APA editing, scholarly marketing content, bibliographies, training materials, and the provision of content guidance to PAR editors/writers. These duties are supervised by the project lead, who maintains overall responsibility for content and psychometric aspects of the product. Works with production staff to design and edit test components.
  • Working with project leads, coordinates all aspects of submitting test materials to expert and bias review panels for tests under development.
  • Responsible for managing online data collection including validity checks, tracking sample matrix, and creating final dataset for analyses. Prepares research results for dissemination via products or for various internal and external audiences.
  • Tracks own hourly effort toward various development projects.

ROLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in psychology (or a related field) with experience/training in statistical methods.
  • Ability to use word-processing, spreadsheet, and database programs. Working knowledge of SPSS.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, demonstrative initiative, working knowledge of APA publication guidelines, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work with minimum guidance and supervision.

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to: Karen Falconer, PHR, SHRM-CP, Director of Human Resources

 

PAR offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Principal Software Engineer

The Principal Software Engineer is an experienced and skilled technologist responsible for architecting, building, and maintaining PAR products and applications. The Principal Software Engineer will identify opportunities for innovation and platform optimization and will have a track record of delivering excellent software products through advanced architecture and coding skill sets. The Principal Software Engineer is a senior-level contributor and may lead the design and development of new applications or features. This role should also serve as a mentor to less experienced engineers and should have very strong communication and teamwork skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Acts as a senior-level architect and engineer in the development of new applications and product features
  • Works with product owners, scrum masters, and other senior technology team members to review backlog items, develop technical solutions and designs, and estimate level of effort
  • Identifies opportunities for platform innovation and optimization
  • Helps develop and enforce design and implementation standards
  • Designs, builds, and maintains efficient, reusable, and reliable software solutions
  • Produces high-level error-free code
  • Reviews, tests, and verifies code for adherence to quality and security standards
  • Ensures the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of the applications
  • Works with the CTO and other senior developers to define platform architectural direction and standards
  • Evaluates and implements tools, libraries, or frameworks to assist in producing software
  • Assists in postimplementation continuous improvement efforts.
  • Stays abreast on software development best practices, effective tools, strategies, and processes
  • Mentors team members in design and coding techniques and practices
  • Provides guidance, direction and technical support to team members

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience as a software developer and software architect
  • Extensive experience working in an agile/scrum methodology
  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience analyzing, designing, and implementing solutions utilizing Microsoft technologies
  • Extensive experience with the following
    • Visual Studio environment and the Microsoft .NET framework
    • ASP.NET
    • C# Development
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • MVC & .NET Core
    • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and BootStrap
  • Experience with event-driven architectures
  • Experience using revision control systems such as Git, TFS, or Subversion
  • Experience conducting code reviews
  • Experience mentoring junior developers
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Understands how and when to use XML, JSON, and other data formats
  • Understands RESTful architecture
  • Detailed understand of web architectures and secure software development
  • Experience with MS Azure and Cloud design best practices and patterns to build highly scalable solutions

NICE-TO-HAVES

  • Understanding of microservice architectures
  • Experience with Kafka, RabbitMQ, or other messaging systems, cloud services, Docker, or Kubernetes
  • Experience with front-end development including Blazor and modern JavaScript frameworks, such as Angular or React
  • Experience with C++
  • Building solutions designed for CI/CD pipeline deployment
  • Experience with Microsoft Power Platform and Power BI
  • Experience with D365 development

 

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to: Karen Falconer, PHR, SHRM-CP, Director of Human Resources

PAR offers a competitive salary and benefits package.