aPriori Technologies is hiring a

Project Manager

About aPriori:
aPriori delivers strategic insights for Manufacturers to continuously decide how to design a product and where to manufacture it to optimize cash flow, accelerate revenue growth, and improve margin. This unique collaborative platform combines Product Cost Management, Design for Manufacturability and Sustainability, and Supplier Collaboration capabilities. The platform includes more than 450 manufacturing process simulation and more than 80 regional economic models to yield insights that accelerate time to market by 20% while achieving hundreds of millions of dollars in cost savings and decreased CO2 footprint.

aPriori Offers:
A team environment where your experience is valued, your voice is heard, and the work that you do makes an impact for our customers and employees.  

aPriori offers competitive compensation and unique benefits including aPriori days in a dynamic, growing, innovative environment!  

The Project Manager is a remote opportunity in Germany.

Job Summary:
The aPriori Project Manager is responsible for day-to-day project management of services and solution implementations, providing project management during the implementation and deployment of aPriori’s software. A key role of the Project Manager is  ensuring that aPriori delivers the project implementation on time and within budget.

The Project Manager determines the plan and project tasks necessary to deliver the scope of engagement services to meet the customer’s needs; schedules and aligns resources with tasks and priorities, coordinates interaction and activities with the customer and other stakeholders and keeps the project team focused on-time, on-budget to deliver a high-quality solution. The Project Manager then manages the activities, delivery risks and communications across the project team required for the customer to achieve success within a specified budget and timeframe. . 

The Project Manager builds relationships with the customer’s project team to support the delivery of the project, and then works with aPriori Professional Services team members to develop and implement solutions to meet the client’s needs. This role also includes a high level of communicating to the customer the plans, activities, and results of the engagement. 

•    Management of multiple customer implementation projects simultaneously (which might necessitate the management of multiple project teams)
•    Responsible for implementations from kick-off meeting to end of project
•    Capture and communication of executive vision and goals to the project team for the initial deployment and beyond
•    Development of detailed project plans, work breakdown structures, and budget tracking documents and ensuring that they are maintained and adhered to throughout the lifecycle of each project
•    Coordinate and facilitate all integration and configuration of software based on customer business needs
•    Coordinate and facilitate all training efforts needed for the implementation
•    Coordinate and facilitate consulting activities needed for the implementation
•    Coordinate, facilitate, summarize and report on all value implementation / value generation activities.
•    Communication of status throughout the project lifecycle to all stakeholders
•    Own and administer internal systems critical to Customer Success organization and project execution
•    Create automated reports and analyze data to enable Customer Success organization to operate as a data driven organization
•    Report on margin, schedule, budget, time-to-value, project duration, as well as organization level metrics (utilizations, profitability, etc.)

Required Skills/Abilities:
•    Comfort interacting with customer executives, project team members, and individuals
•    Demonstrated ability to assess customer needs, develop project scope to meet those needs, plan all necessary project tasks to satisfy customer needs, and ensure they are properly and realistically, budgeted, monitored and reported
•    Experience creating, facilitating, and presenting reports to senior-level client stakeholders
•    Ability to lead and facilitate project meetings and senior level customer meetings
•    Demonstrated success leading project teams with a record of high customer satisfaction
•    Demonstrated ability to identify risks that may impact the success of the project and determine appropriate mitigating actions
•    Extremely strong written and oral communication skills
•    Preferably engineering background or engineering/manufacturing domain knowledge

Education and Experience:
•    3+ yrs. experience and demonstrated success in project managing multiple, complex business application / software implementations with external clients
•    Formal project management training in Prince2, PMP or other company specific project implementation methodology
•    BS degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Business Management or MBA
•    Experience managing project team relationships and delivering technical projects
•    Fluent in English and German

GDPR Notice:

aPriori considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, domestic partner status, civil partnership, pregnancy, age, military veteran status, or disability.

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