Assistant Director - Project Manager

The Project Manager (PM) will drive new client institutions through the early stages of acquisition and effectively transition the client from a prospect in the late stages of the sales cycle to an active client. The PM will manage the customer implementation through every step of the process including project management, relationship management, contractual commitments, product requirements for implementation, testing, project evaluation, and project transition. This person will be the primary contact, coordinator, and facilitator for all client needs during the implementation cycle. The PM will own and facilitate communications and coordinate tasks between the client and the various groups within the company to meet deliverable deadlines, provide services, and generally keep the project on track. The PM will create and maintain project Gantt charts, project plans, status reports, as well as maintain a central repository for historical customer information during the implementation. The PM must monitor client satisfaction levels throughout the project to maintain a high level of service and client satisfaction.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Act as primary client contact during implementation phase commencing with the transition of an account via a Sales debriefing to the Implementations group and ensure compliance with and delivery on all contractual commitments. This will include new customers as well as contracts with existing customers for additional modules, enhancements, etc.
  • Conduct Implementation Planning Meeting. Gain understanding of customer organization, goals and objectives and work with customer to identify and assign tasks and responsibilities to customer project team and our organization to meet implementation goals. Create project plan and project timeline (Gantt).
  • Coordinate company resources necessary to fulfill implementation requirements including: Systems Implementations deliverables, Client Services support and tracking of customer activity and core application training. Provide written documentation covering customer requirements.
  • Monitor project activity at customer site and within company via regular status meetings to keep project on track. Escalate potential problems to both company and client Executive Sponsor to avoid delays and attain goals.
  • Oversee the implementation of the project on a daily basis (may include multiple projects) with regard to time, budget and quality.
  • Schedule client training sessions with appropriate company training sessions with evaluation surveys to customers to determine satisfaction level of the service.
  • Attain customer signatures/approvals for all specifications and implementation ' account to Client Services.
  • Schedule and execute the 3 Month Audit utilizing appropriate company resources based on product sales stage either behind the scenes or face to face with customers.
  • Educate the Client Services group on each new account referencing the materials in the customer file.
  • Field product enhancement requests during implementation phase and track as Out of Scope. Ensure client awareness of potential add-on costs. Coordinate definition, scoping, and costs of Out of Scope enhancements with appropriate company resources. Communicate such to client as well as to appropriate company resources.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Structured Analytics and Valuation

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics or Finance or related field required Experience with project planning tools and metric-driven approach to managing projects, enterprise software delivery preferred
  • Experience managing senior technologists and analysts Excellent client management skills
  • Experience in an operational role in a Professional Services environment preferred
  • Possesses a strong understanding of System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment, remaining flexible, and being proactive, resourceful, and efficient with a high level of professionalism
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments, priorities, and multitask
  • Team focus
  • A problem-solving approach to research Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Excellent organizational and written/oral communication skills
  • Should be willing to travel as needed (expected to be approximately 25%)

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