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Senior Project Manager - Legal Software Implementation

Thomson Reuters Project Management 11/13/2017 2:54:13 PM Culver City, CA United States of America
Job Description

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The role will build strong customer relationships with key individuals and teams across Elite and our clients in the US and Canada. The Senior Project Manager is accountable for definition and delivery of 3E projects; 3E is a financial ERP targeted to professional services organizations, particularly law firms. This role will provide leadership throughout the project life-cycle to the project team and ensure that team members are motivated, develop their skills and experience and are effective as a team. The Sr. Project Manager is the primary client contact during implementations and is responsible for client satisfaction of same.

ESSENTIAL DAY-TO-DAY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Delivers projects within budget and agreed timeline, with quality; prepares regular status and financial reporting to the client; executes regular status meetings with the client and project team; manages day-to-day client relationship.
  • Actively participates in all phases of the project. Identifies, assesses and manages risks to the success of the project.
  • Champions the Elite Project Quality Methodology, based on PMI principles, and ensures project governance is put in place throughout all project phases
  • Provides thought leadership on appropriateness of tools and processes as relates to project goals.
  • Modifies personal approach and style to reflect changing circumstance.
  • Plans and manages project activity to maximize commercial return for the company, ensuring a focus on minimizing lost and non-billable time.
  • Ensures any change orders arising are discussed well in advance to ensure the customer’s expectations are managed effectively, and that the Sales account manager is engaged.
  • Ensures timely and accurate completion of all internal project management reports including milestone, backlog/financial forecast, resource forecast, status and other reports, as requested.
  • Ensures accuracy in relation to recording of all time related to the project, and the accurate and timely billing of this to the customer.
  • Manages their own time effectively to maximize utilization and to balance demands from multiple projects.
  • Meets individual contributor targets for billable hours, utilization, etc. as set from time to time.


Qualifications

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • Eight - twelve years managing all phases of software implementations with teams of five to fifteen producing revenue of $500k to $3mm or more; two – three years of financial software implementation experience
  • Experience across the full software development lifecycle (SDLC), preferably gained by having undertaken a multitude of project roles over their career.
  • Solid knowledge, understanding and experience of financial operations (GL, AP, AR, Billing/Invoicing, Operational and Management Reptg)
  • Strong Leadership skills, with a demonstrable background of resource management, motivating and coaching.
  • Client-facing consultancy experience with a blue-chip or big-five professional services organization
  • Ability to work in an environment of change and uncertainty with sound judgment under pressure
  • Ability to manage a high volume of work and diverse range of projects and activities
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills
  • REMOTE, work from home with travel 25 - 75%, depending on the stage of the projects under their management
  • PMP or willingness to obtain PMP within one year of start date
  • Law firm financial operations experience
  • Project management of financial ERP implementations (GL, AP, AR, Billing/Invoicing)
  • Previous experience as a project manager for a financial ERP software company


At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With over 60,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

We are the leading source of intelligent information for the world's businesses and professionals, providing customers with competitive advantage. Intelligent information is a unique synthesis of human intelligence, industry expertise and innovative technology that provides decision-makers with the knowledge to act, enabling them to make better decisions faster. We deliver this must-have insight to the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization.

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At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.


Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us.

To learn more about what we offer, please visit thomsonreuters.com/careers.

More information about Thomson Reuters can be found on thomsonreuters.com.



Locations
Eagan-Minnesota-United States of America;Chicago-Illinois-United States of America;Detroit-Michigan-United States of America;St. Louis-Missouri-United States of America
Req #: JREQ094218
Locations: Eagan-Minnesota-United States of America|Chicago-Illinois-United States of America|Detroit-Michigan-United States of America|St. Louis-Missouri-United States of America
Job Function: Project Management
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