Project Manager
Interactive Intelligence Inc. - Irvine, CA

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The Project Manager position is integral for the delivery segment of the Professional Services Organization . Project Managers manage customer engagements from post sales through support transition. Some pre-sales work is provided by the position as well.

The Interactive Intelligence Professional Services Project Manager is responsible for proposing new business and directing billable customer engagements to the conclusion specified in the services proposal and to a point of profitability for the company. In addition to traditional project management responsibilities, the Project Manager is also expected to provide business analysis value in the project. Within the defined scope of the project, the Project Manager will consult with the customer to discover how the technology can best be utilized to maximize the customer’s value.

The Interactive Intelligence Professional Services Project Manager works as part of a dynamic team in a very technologically demanding environment. While the role is truly one of individual contributor, a high degree of interaction and leadership is required with both customers and team members.

The success of an implementation begins and ends in the hands of the Project Manager. Success is defined as having satisfied the end customer and delivered the project within scope and budget.

Major Responsibilities/Activities
Project Managers are responsible for successful planning and follow-through that ensures profitable, timely, and high-quality completion of projects. This includes managing a project during the implementation lifecycle through transition to Support. Project Managers define, create, and maintain project plans; lead, motivate and focus the team, and manage day-to-day client communication.

1. Project Management (60%)
a. Provides project management for application solution implementations.
b. Coordinates with Professional Services Organization management team to manage implementation team, costs and time schedules.
c. Manages customer relationship with technical contacts.
d. Coordinates with internal staff to perform application development/system integration.
e. Coordinates and provides training for system implementations.
f. Submits weekly project status reports to Operations Manager/Project Management by designated due date.
g. Provides regular status updates to Operations Manager/Project Management when on-site during implementations.
h. Prepares, distributes and maintains all project documentation according to established processes and methodology.
i. Provides consulting on project implementations as required.
j. Escalates customer support issues as required.
k. Communicates with Sales Representatives and Engagement Managers on the status of projects and escalates issues as needed.

2. Cost Management/Resource Utilization (20%)
a. Responsible for containment of project expense.
b. Tracks project plans and budgets to insure project costs are contained.
c. Tracks utilization to insure projects are profitable.
d. Responsible for managing project team utilization during customer engagements, including the accuracy of information for that project in the internal work tracking system.

3. Sales (5%)
a. Assists with proposal development and pricing as needed
b. Participates in Sales presentations as needed
c. Contributes to the response for RFP’s and RFI’s as needed

4. Administration (5%)
a. Timely submission of timesheets, expense reports, project status reports, and system acceptance forms.
b. Timely submission of all project documentation in the document repository of record

5. Training (10%)
a. Continues to stay abreast of technology through internal training, self-study, and industry standard certifications
b. Continued product training

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in a Computer Science, Computer Technology, related technical discipline, or equivalent professional technical experience.

Master in Business Administration given additional consideration.

PMP Certification given additional consideration.

Proven excellence with customer facing activities. Must have a passion for customer satisfaction, and have the ability to manage customer’s needs and expectations.

Two years’ experience implementing complex software applications in enterprise customer environments.

Software: (MS Project, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), Email (MS Outlook))

Telephony experience given additional consideration.

Consulting experience given additional consideration.

Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment to determine appropriate solutions to customer technical issues.

Possesses demonstrated leadership qualities and self-sufficiency.

Proven ability to work as a member of a team to meet critical customer deadlines

Work Context

Communicates regularly with peers and management

Uses computer frequently

Communicates with customers, discerns key issues and recommends solutions

Compiles project information from multiple sources and writes documentation

Travels to customer and business meeting sites, including international locations as needed

Legally eligible to work in the US.

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Interactive Intelligence (Nasdaq: ININ) is a global provider of customer engagement, unified communications and collaboration software and...