Project Manager

Less than 5 years experience  •  IT Consulting/Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/09/17
Springfield, MO
Less than 5 years experience
IT Consulting/Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/09/17

About Gravitate Solutions (formerly Old Town IT)

Launched in 2007, Gravitate Solutions creates innovative software, business intelligence and analytical solutions for the business challenges unique to member-based organizations and nonprofits. With deep expertise in the sector and a reputation for commitment to quality, Gravitate Solutions has become the most trusted technology partner in the industry. Gravitate Solutions provides customized technology integration, mobile communication and point-of-sale solutions and a game-changing data intelligence platform to its growing client base of trade associations and member-based organizations. The firm was ranked by Inc. magazine on its annual list of fastest growing companies five years running from 2012-2016, including the prestigious Inc. 500 list in 2012 and 2013.

Position Overview

Gravitate Solutions is seeking a Project Manager to join a fun and hardworking team of project managers in delivering creative technology solutions to our clients to help them attain their business goals and objectives. Our Project Managers provide business counsel and guidance to the heads of IT and other departments to get the most out of their Association Management System (AMS), advise clients on improving their internal and customer facing business processes, develop requirements and solutions for customizations to the AMS, and manage client relationships. Projects can range from small (measured in tens of hours) business or technology consulting or implementation efforts to large, multi-month initiatives. The PM stewards the project from inception through completion often in partnership with a technical lead and/or development team, and is responsible for managing cost, schedule, risk, and client relationships. The PM is our primary client-facing position and as such must represent all that Gravitate Solutions has to offer in a professional and competent manner. The environment is fast paced, team oriented, and invigorating.

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Key Responsibilities

Create solutions and develop business requirements

  • Provide association-centric business analysis and consulting advice, including the utilization of best practices for working with netFORUM and other association software packages.
  • Create and review the scope and solution material developed during the business development process; collaborate as necessary with other colleagues in support of winning new business.
  • Work with internal technical staff as necessary to frame technology solutions.
  • Collaborate with technical leads for requirements review and solution design.
  • Conduct and lead all discovery meetings, whether in person or remotely. Meticulously track requirements, recommend options, and create new specifications document(s).
  • Facilitate meetings with clients as needed to help elicit and prioritize business requirements.
  • As appropriate, propose to client new business processes based on best practices or based on experience working with other clients.


Develop project implementation plan and manage resources

  • Identify tasks required to achieve on-time delivery of projects, including work with Project Management Office (PMO) to assign software engineers, QA analysts, and other resources for specific tasks and projects.
  • Collaborate with and provide direction to solution architects, software engineers, and QA team members throughout the project to ensure a successful outcome.
  • Coordinate and help prioritize internal resources to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery of projects.
  • Perform regular check-ins with Gravitate delivery team to ensure project progress.
  • Request periodic demos from software engineers or review code as possible to ensure regular project progress.
  • Collaborate with other project managers to sync on applications under development and to share any optimizations or improvements that could benefit all clients.


Develop and manage project budget and schedule

  • Manage multiple clients and projects from beginning to end, including managing client expectations around both budgeting and scheduling
  • Develop project budgets at the culmination of the requirements phase, as appropriate with an existing client.
  • Collaborate with otherinternal resources as necessary to establish budget.
  • Provide budget to Specifications Team for review and approval, flagging any project risk areas.
  • Closely track budget and hours delivered.


Steward the project from inception through delivery

  • Monitor and manage internal (and external) client issue tracking systems and provide follow-up and resource direction as appropriate.
  • Adhere to all Gravitate project management best practices and protocols (documentation will be made available).
  • Manage client communications, coordinate client meetings, provide weekly status reporting and project progress demonstrations, as appropriate.
  • Troubleshoot and perform quality assurance as necessary.
  • Manage project transition to UAT and to final delivery.
  • Provide ongoing support for the project and serve as ongoing point of contact for the client.


Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience with IT project management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Comfortable working directly with clients, including senior leadership
  • Ability to communicate basic technical concepts to non-technical individuals
  • Association or non-profit industry experience a plus
  • Abila netFORUM Enterprise, or other AMSexperience a plus


Key Qualities

  • Detail-oriented
  • Passion for problem-solving and business process engineering
  • Able to handle multiple projects and clients smoothly and efficiently
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Willing to go above and beyond the call of duty, when needed
  • Team-oriented mindset
  • Client-service orientation
  • Commitment to the client’s best interest
  • Able to work independently

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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