Project Manager / BA

Location: Boston, MA

Department: Services Delivery

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Manager/Supervisor

Who we are looking for:

As we continue to grow, Archetype is currently looking for an experienced Senior Project Manager to join our Services Delivery team.  We are seeking results-driven, entrepreneurial thinkers who prioritize character, integrity and excellence.  If you are a team player, a collaborative problem solver, enjoy sharing what you have learned, and are you passionate about technology; If you have a solid business and technical acumen and love delivering business intelligence, and/or enterprise performance management solutions; If you love helping clients, and are motivated by their success then you may be a good fit for our team!

Specific Responsibilities:

We are seeking a seasoned consulting professional, with a strong background and experience leading and managing Business Intelligence/Data Warehousing projects.  As a Project Manager you will be involved in all phases of a project, including requirements gathering and documentation, technology evaluation, solution design and implementation, testing and validation, and user training and acceptance; implementing end-to-end business intelligence and data warehousing solutions.  As a Project Manager you will be responsible to ensure our clients’ projects are delivered on-time, on budget and within scope. He/she will work with our clients to define the project’s goals and objectives, help drive the project charter creation process, build a detailed project plan sufficient to accomplish desired outcomes.  The Project Manager will lead the effort to define, document and clarify client expectations, requirements and risks; will manage ongoing delivery, evaluate and monitor overall scope, and help to identify and mitigate project risks.  The Project Manager will be expected to facilitate workshops, lead requirements sessions, conduct status meetings, and consistently and proactively communicate overall project health, progress, and next steps. He/she will perform requirements analysis and definition, focus team effort by prioritizing and clarifying requirements, and will work with our clients and the project team members track and resolve any issues and take corrective action when needed.  He/she will be expected to think strategically, provide guidance on cost and time saving strategies and drive toward delivering the best solution for our clients. In the final stages of a project, the Project Manager will assist with end user training and provide post-project learning’s.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 5-10 years Project Management experience
  • Experience leading Business Intelligence/ EPM/Data Warehousing projects
  • Knowledge of Project Management tools and approach
  • Ability to easily identify, articulate and control project risks
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Balances priorities well.  Shifts focus when gaps exist
  • Leads team thinking.  Builds team morale.  Actively draws in others beyond immediate team to contribute expertise
  • Structures and manages larger teams well.  Involves all members, redirects team members as focus shifts. 
  • Actively coaches and develops team members
  • Ensures work on track.  Continually searching for opportunities to provide additional value.
  • Creates environment of trust where open communication and feedback is freely given and received. 
  • Mentors with tact and discernment and is a trusted advisor
  • Maintains team/client energy & motivation during difficult periods.  Makes personal sacrifices to satisfy team needs
  • Independently structures issues & plans.  Comfortable in refocusing efforts as problems and issues change
  • Designs project work process to ensure adequate client buy-in and commitment
  • Ability to interact with diverse groups, including senior management
  • Strong organizational, recording and time management skills
  • Proven track record of successfully managing projects
  • Minimum BA or BS in Accounting, Finance or MIS
  • Must be eligible to legally work in the United States

Ideal Candidate Sketch:

  • Excellent Interpersonal skills and business etiquette
  • Ability to quickly learn complex concepts & methodologies
  • Excellent communication via email, phone, or conversation
  • Person of integrity
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and have excellent relationship management skills
  • Accepts responsibility, proactively problem-solves and goes the extra mile to ensure deadlines are met
  • Open-minded, self-motivated and feels comfortable in a strong team-oriented environment

About the Company

We are a professional services firm focused on helping organizations make better decisions.  We specialize in delivering breakthrough results through Business Intelligence and Enterprise Performance Management solutions.  We offer highly individualized services, sized and managed to each organizations individual context. Working with our clients we help to develop strategic vision, improve and align processes, implement solutions, develop internal expertise, and provide on-going support services.

As a professional services firm it is our people that make the all the difference; our shared dedication and collaborative approach, enables us to deliver innovative results for our clients and makes Archetype a great place to work.

Archetype Values

Archetype was founded by two principal consultants who believed at their core that they, if committed to the right priorities, could build a highly valued, extremely competitive firm and have fun doing it. The following list of core values reflects what was important to our founders and they continue to shape our culture and define the character of our organization today. These are not values that change from time to time, situation-to-situation or person-to-person, these values are the soul of our Company.

Integrity – Be ethically unyielding. Let both your words and behavior be consistent, honorable and of the highest moral standards. Do the right thing, no matter what.

Personal Responsibility – Take the initiative whenever appropriate. Never put things off that should be done now. Delegate but never abdicate responsibility. Say what you mean, mean what you say. Let your word be your bond.

Work the problem, not the hours – We create value through solving key problems on behalf of our customers. Our customers ask us back only if we effectively and efficiently solve problems, both those we plan for and those we don’t plan for.

Customer Centricity – Our goal is to drive shareholder value for our clients through innovative solutions that increase efficiency and effectiveness. This is only possible though an intimate understanding of their business, their leadership and their goals.

One Team, Winning Team – Being right without being understood is fruitless. Being wrong, without listening and adapting is inexcusable. The greatest success is driven through identifying the right thing, doing it and demonstrating it to others. Our clients deserve leadership and the maturity necessary to drive consensus and get things done. Often times this requires bridge building, hatchet burying and an appetite for crow.

Be Humble – "Fullness of knowledge always and necessarily means some understanding of the depths of our ignorance, and that is always conducive to both humility and reverence.” – Robert A. Millikan

We are an Equal Opportunity employer committed to delivering the compensation and employment benefits commensurate with the caliber of people we seek

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