Project Manager

Mainspring Consulting Group
New York, NY
Sep 07, 2017
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Software & Technology
Institution Type
Outside Academe

Job Description

**This position may be filled by any qualified applicant residing in the United States. Applicant must be willing to travel 50% annually.**

Mainspring is one of the world's leading technology and professional services firms specializing in Contracts Management. We help enterprise organizations implement leading Contracts Lifecycle Management (CLM) software solutions that improve profitability, efficiency and overall operational performance. We are dedicated to delivering quality service to every client's 100% satisfaction. We support dozens of Fortune 1000 clients across North America and Europe.

We focus on implementing a multi-generational plan that enables clients to more effectively establish, negotiate and monitor their agreements as well as their suppliers. We help companies to continuously improve ways to find, retain, measure and assess the value of customers, vendors, suppliers and partners to maximize our clients' Return on Contracts.

Position Summary

The position contributes to company success by ensuring that projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget. You will be responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and successful completion of specific projects. Our ideal candidate will have extensive experience in consulting and implementing ECM, CRM or ERP systems at large Fortune 1000 companies.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

• Collaborate with internal and external resources for the highly successful implementation of CLM projects

• Develop and deliver project progress reports to Senior Management and Client Management

• Create and execute project plans

• Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools

• Manage day-to-day operational and tactical activities of a project

• Facilitate and organize meetings

• Track project deliverables using appropriate tools

• Understand and deliver project scope, and proactively manage roadblocks, client expectations and changes in scope throughout the project

• Assist Delivery Manager in confirming project milestones and deadlines are met with expected excellence

• Diagnose task/procedural change issues and help to resolve the problem

• Measure and interpret project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques

• Adopt appropriate project quality assurance, quality control and quality improvement activities throughout the project life cycle

• Ensure the project's best practices and lessons learned are documented and shared across the organization

• Manage assigned resources to ensure on-time completion of planned tasks

• Manage the relationship with client and all stakeholders

• Help to conduct project post mortems and create lessons learned reports to identify project elements that were both successful and unsuccessful

• Perform other duties as assigned

Desired Skills and Experience

• 5+ years of project management and/or consulting experience

• Customer first mentality

• Proven success managing software implementations involving integrations and customizations at large Fortune 1000 companies, preferably with ECM, CRM or ERP systems

• Capable of succinct communication with all levels of employees and management, speaks and writes clearly

• Delivers quality work on time, following applicable established procedures and methodologies

• Exceptional communications skills including relationship-building, conflict resolution, facilitation and client presentation skills

• Facilitative leadership skills, particularly the ability to influence stakeholders in a work shop format and convey critical needs and milestones

• Experience driving user adoption and acceptance within complex people, process and technology initiatives

• Proven track record of taking quick action when client's expectations are misaligned with scope

• Strong knowledge of project management techniques and methodologies

• Passionate about increasing your own skill levels

• Advanced-user level of project management solutions (MS Project, Smartsheet, etc.)

• Ability to coordinate across workstreams for on-time delivery

• Analytical skills, especially the ability to generate alternative solutions and manage risk by driving criteria for trade-off decisions

• Hands on experience with contract management solutions (e.g. Apttus, Emptoris, Icertis, SpringCM, etc.) is a plus

• Proven experience in change management

• Bachelor's degree in related area required, MBA preferred

• Direct work experience in resource management

• Exceptional at organizing and planning activities

• Proven ability to work independently and as a team member / leader

• Advanced knowledge of budget and risk management

• Strong conflict management skills

• PMP or similar certification is a plus

• Exposure to contracting or contract management as a legal professional, or knowledge of Contract Management processes and solutions is a plus

We are a growing company and always looking for professionals with a strong blend of experience, knowledge and inner drive. If you are looking for a career where your contribution will make an impact and you are committed to making a difference, we'd like to hear from you.


• Salary Requirements

• Background Check

• Minimum 2 Referrals

Equal Employment Opportunity

Your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Mainspring offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k), and performance bonus. Mainspring is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category.

New York, NY


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