Senior Project Manager

As a Project Manager at Vestmark, you will interact with the most recognizable firms in the wealth management industry. This is a highly visible, client-facing role, within our implementation services team. The Project Manager is designated as the implementation owner, and as such, is responsible for all aspects of successfully delivering new client implementations and complex upgrades. Although good planning, organization, and reporting/tracking are required, this is not an administrative role. This is a leadership role that requires resourcefulness, creativity, and negotiation skills to ensure that the client and internal stakeholders maintain focus, priority and momentum.?Responsibilities:The Project Manager will lead the development of the implementation plan, risk management approach, and communication plan for initial on-boarding, conversions, and upgrades?Define and enforce project scope, schedule and drive project timelines, highlight and manage risks, and identify impediments and deviationsCollaborate with peers to devise creative solutionsManage implementation and development deliverables using established project management tools, templates and techniquesEnsure effective utilization of project resources, according to agreed plansFocus project resources to deliver high quality work, while driving to committed dates, and managing riskEstablish and cultivate trust and confidence with Project Team, Product Engineering, Relationship Management, Production Support, and client personnel, at all levelsDevelop sufficient Vestmark product understanding to be able to ask implementation related questionsManage issues lists and communicate progress to all levels of senior management, on a regular basisAdhere to Vestmark project management practices by using established templates and standards, including weekly status reports, meeting agendas, project plans, and control documents and processesSteer projects around obstacles to successful completion with a view on committed datesRun effective, agenda-based meetingsDocument all client conversationsContribute to our efforts at continuously improving the client experienceRequirements:4 ? 6 years of project management experience, specifically delivering mission critical systems. Vendor experience is preferred.Understanding of the Investment Trade/Order Lifecycle. Knowledge of wealth management and SMA?s, preferred.Highly professional in documentation and client presentationAbility to negotiate effectively, both internally and with clientsExperienced working in collaborative, matrix environmentsAble to build strong, internal and external relationships, based upon trust and credibilitySolid grasp of latest software technologiesMust have delivery experience managing complex systems implementations in mission critical settings (ideally for a vendor firm)As this is a client-facing role, the Project Manager must be a polished communicator, and have enough comfort in our market segment and technology to ask questionsNecessary Attributes:Energy, process focus, grounding in project management tools and fundamentalsCommitment to succeed through constraint maximizationExcellent team player with emphasis on collaborationStrong interpersonal skillsStrong and effective customer service skillsBright, energetic, self-motivatingDo what it takes attitudeEducation:Bachelor?s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Administration, or equivalentAdditional Requirements:Willingness to travel (20%) and work extended hours on an as-needed basis - provided by Dice
project management, Investment Trade/Order Lifecycle, Knowledge of wealth management

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