Technology Solutions - Project Manager

New York, Boston, San Francisco | Techonology Solutions | Full-time | Fully remote

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COMPANY SUMMARY

Acquis Consulting Group is a consulting firm specializing in strategy and implementation. We partner with clients to enable growth that is both measurable and meaningful. We help our partners create new ways to think about their business, but we don’t stop there. We see projects through and help implement business ideas, turning them into lasting business value.

Acquis's technology arm - Acquis Technology Solutions - is dedicated to ensuring the success and growth of our technology partnerships. Our goal is to leverage technology and streamline project implementation to generate efficient business operations.

Acquis serves both domestic and international organizations from our headquarters in New York City and satellite offices in California, London, Prague and New Jersey. Acquis supports industry-leading enterprises through high profile projects that span strategy and execution.

 

COMPANY CULTURE

We sustain our culture through careful analysis of new and experienced hires and go to great lengths to hire individuals that will add to the experience of working at Acquis.  Our core values at Acquis are People First, Advance Together and Think +Do.

People First: One of our greatest priorities is to attract, develop, and retain top talent. Accordingly, we have created a “second family” environment where each individual has an opportunity and obligation to contribute to our shared success.   We measure this success not only through our delivery excellence but through the satisfaction of the people that work here.  We believe that we have created a unique environment that balances autonomy with responsibility, offering the ability to learn by doing while providing a careful balance of oversight.  Acquis is a learning organization that is built on the premise that our employees can add value from day one. 

Advance Together: Acquis brings insight, passion, and intelligence to the lasting relationships we establish with leading enterprises. We measure ourselves through our clients’ success utilizing the agility, creativity, and focus of a smaller firm.

Think+Do: Acquis provides our clients with strategic insights and also helps deliver them.  Acquis consultants can advise our clients on their critical business issues, develop creative ways to address their challenges, and help implement these solutions.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

Acquis Consulting Group is seeking intelligent and skilled consultants to join the Acquis Technology Solutions practice as a Project Manager. Candidates must have 5+ years’ experience as management consultants, including experience in a project manager capacity. Direct experience managing complex system implementations and teams of peoples is necessary. 

Preferred focus areas include procurement, supplier enablement, travel & expense, or other areas that drive operational effectiveness and efficiency.  Experience with the full software development lifecycle including requirements gathering, future-state design, testing management, cutover/deployment and change management is required.  Other required experience includes project management, client interaction, project planning, meeting facilitation, stakeholder management and the desire to mentor junior team resources. 

As a growth organization Acquis requires its Project Managers to be self-starters who will contribute to and lead internal company development initiatives.  Project Managers will also at times be asked to contribute to business development and sales activities. 

Candidates must be self-starters with proven positions of leadership. Mental agility and the ability to learn quickly are paramount. The ability to take on new challenges and succeed beyond one’s comfort zone is required. 

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES FOR PROJECT MANAGER

  • Manage client expectations and experience in a way that results in high client satisfaction
  • Lead all aspects of implementation from mobilization to deployment and support
  • Facilitate process discussions for leading and/or best practices
  • Partners with client and vendor resources to effectively create, manage, and monitor project plan, budget, timeline, milestones, and deliverables
  • Engage clients in business requirement discussions while challenging the status quo versus only covering feature/functional basics
  • Provide technical and functional expertise to clients throughout the project lifecycle
  • Create and/or improve implementation plans, templates, training guides, presentations and other deliverables or accelerators
  • Follow a standard project implementation methodology for all clients and tailor to meet each client's unique business requirements
  • Understanding of the client’s big picture with an ability to identify new opportunities and collaborate with colleagues to try to expand the client relationship
  • Provide mentorship to project team members and colleagues where needed
  • Work well in both individual and team settings both onsite and remote
  • Contribute beyond client delivery with practice development, knowledge transfer, operational improvement, recruiting and sales


QUALIFICATIONS FOR PROJECT MANAGER

  • 5+ years' experience in systems applications consulting, preferably with a consulting firm or software provider
  • Candidates should have strong client management skills and be able to work with customers to execute an implementation plan that works towards a rapid, successful go live
  • Experience leading varied work streams (e.g. testing, change management, etc.) within complex system implementation projects
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced and passionate environment
  • Manage clients where up to 30% of your time may include travel
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to think from a big picture perspective
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to foster an environment of collaboration and excellence
  • Ability to manage and effectively balance multiple clients simultaneously
  • Ability to manage resources and deliver work products on time and with exceptional quality in a remote work environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills (MS Visio, MS PowerPoint)
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment
  • Bachelor's degree (or higher)