Senior Project Manager

US home based

About us

At Aptitude Software we provide software solutions that create a world of financial confidence.

We uniquely combine deep finance expertise and IP rich technology to enable finance professionals to run their global businesses, forecast decision outcomes and comply with complex regulations.
We are proud to have served the offices of finance for over 20 years, delivering financial control and insights to empower our clients achieve their strategies and ambitions. Aptitude Software supports businesses with combined revenues approaching $1 trillion and over 500 million end customers.

We have experienced strong growth over the last few years and we are excited to further grow our team with smart, motivated, passionate people who share our three core values – being one think ahead, being the guru and being the difference. We are proud of the team we’re building, and believe diverse experiences and perspectives build stronger teams and better products.

What you'll do

The Senior Project Manager is the key expert in the domain and provides steering and support to numerous projects in North America. You will be expected to fully understand and ensure the agreed outcomes of the implementation are delivered and will be ultimately accountable for the success of the overall project delivery, including, but not limited to, commercial success, robustness of the solution, client satisfaction, and a stable and fulfilled implementation team.

You will be responsible for performing a project management role, typically within large-scale strategic client delivery programmes of Aptitude Software products and services, whilst supporting the VP, Professional Services in North America with respect to portfolio delivery management and strategic initiatives.

Critical to the success of this will be your excellent client communication and management skills. You are expected to drive and inspire others around you.

Project Management

  • Plan all aspects of delivery including budget, quality, risk (commercial & delivery), customer satisfaction and solution assurance.
  • Manage and provide guidance to other members of the project team to ensure delivery against plan.
  • Drive and own the implementation of best practice project processes (including agile where appropriate), delivery standards and commercial engagement terms.
  • Escalation management of project out of line situations including stakeholder communication and management.
  • Establish and maintain a “trusted advisor” relationship with the client and partner stakeholders.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels: C level, finance, IT and project.
  • Work closely with the sales teams and Professional Services to represent the latter on sales opportunities.

Portfolio Delivery Management

  • Provide management oversight for the delivery of an assigned portfolio of client delivery projects, ensuring delivery to plan and minimising risk.
  • Assist where appropriate in defining strategic business requirements and to understand complex client needs.
  • Risk and issue management assistance for delivery teams as a point of escalation.
  • Maintain a ‘helicopter’ aerial view on detail and project delivery and provide summary level management updates of status.
  • Assist with commercial aspects of project delivery including SoW negotiation, preparation and renewal, and any related contract challenges and payment delinquency.
  • Serve on client program delivery governance forums (Steer Co’s etc.) if required.
  • In the context of managed services, you will be able to design, develop, implement and operate controls including policies and procedures for Aptitude’s Cloud Services system.

Strategic Initiatives

  • Lead and/or undertake assigned projects with the purpose of improving the operations of the Professional Services organisation or the firm in general.
  • Participate in designated cross functional leadership teams to ensure alignment of the Sales, Product, and Professional Services functions of the firm.
  • Own or assist with the preparation of materials for management forums, and papers in support of senior management requests.

What we're looking for

The ideal candidate will have the following skills & experience:

  • Experience managing and maintaining related resource planning/forecasting and deliverables.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and be able to influence C-level and director level senior management.
  • Proven track record of playing key customer facing roles on Finance Transformation projects within Financial Services considered advantageous.
  • Strong ownership skills, with a results-driven attitude.
  • Commanding, detailed and confident.
  • Experienced in managing large scale implementations and preferably experience working with a recognized consulting firm.
  • Comfortable managing projects within complex client business environments (e.g. multiple business units and legal entities).
  • Preferably have a technical or financial accounting background coupled with business consulting skills.
  • Experience with managing third parties, i.e. contractors, partners.
  • Extensive experience in issue management and resolution, governance and controls.
  • Background in finance-based applications, i.e. General Ledgers, ERPs, Data Warehouses and BI platforms.
  • Knowledge of Banking or Insurance sectors would be an advantage.
  • Experience in projects requiring a high level of systems integration.
  • Experience with implementing complex product and services.
  • Use of multiple project management/development methodologies e.g. Waterfall, RUP, Agile, Scrum.
  • Experienced with project delivery via distributed teams including near and offshore resources.
  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, Business related or similar and preferably a project management qualification, e.g. Prince2, PMP.
  • The flexibility to travel extensively across US time zones working with clients.

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Senior Project Manager

US home based

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