The Project Manager works with customers, partners, and the BlackLine Professional Services Team on driving projects to successful outcomes. The role is responsible for managing the relationship with the customer and partner teams throughout the engagement and is the main point-of-contact between customer/partner and BlackLine teams.
· Manage multiple customers, partners and internal stakeholders to ensure the best outcome for both customers and BlackLine.
· Create plans for implementation projects complete with budgetary information, scheduling, and resource needs.
· Coordinate consultants and engineers to ensure successful project delivery.
· Outline project success criteria and communicate them to all stakeholders. Drive project towards desired outcomes
· Provide status reporting across leadership regarding project milestones, objectives, dependencies, risks and issues.
· Track and report project financials against estimate; escalate and resolve financial issues as they arise.
· Ensure that projects and programs are proceeding according to scope, schedule, budget and quality standards.
· Identify, manage and mitigate project risk
· Act as the escalation point, when issues arise with the customer or partner on engagements and help manage issues to resolution
· Reinforce leading implementation practices, templates, policies, and tools to ensure successful project delivery.
· Track deliverables using appropriate tools.
· Maintain project data within professional services management tool and associated systems, ensure updated and accurate for cross-org visibility
· Identify ways to upsell or cross-sell to increase revenue and build brand awareness.
· Coordinate and lead customer meetings involving all stakeholders (kickoff, weekly status, escalation, steer committee
· Complete other projects duties as assigned.
Years of Experience in Related Field: 5+ years of experience of software/SAAS?? project management and 7+ years of experience working with business stakeholders within a cross-functional matrix environment.
Technical/Specialized Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
· Proficient in MS Office and CRM/project management software.
· Strong organizational skills.
· Customer-oriented approach.
· Excellent verbal and written communication abilities.
· Sharp business acumen.
· Problem-solving aptitude.
· Proven ability to demonstrate a drive for results and accountability of business needs.
· Proven ability to work in an ambiguous environment and collaborate across multiple areas in order to achieve a common business objective.
· Demonstrate decisiveness in resolving business problems, making decisions and identifying priorities.
· Background in Sales and Customer Service