SMS Assist, a Lessen company
Chicago, IL

Senior Implementation Project Manager at SMS Assist, a Lessen company (Chicago, IL)

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At SMS Assist, we're not just in the business of fixing properties-we're fixing an entire industry. Typically, facilities maintenance is tough work-both in the nature of the job (plumbing, HVAC, snow removal) and the lack of clarity throughout the experience. We decided a better way wasn't only possible, but essential. Through our award-winning technology platform, built and powered by SMSers, we connect local contractors to our customers and help manage an experience that surpasses expectations.
The implementation team focuses on building standardized, repeatable implementation programs to successfully onboard a client to SMS assist. This individual manages and leads a successful deployment of the new client implementation plan. They seek ways to continually evolve and improve the implementation project. They build and implement transformations using customizable solutions for each company's unique business strategy. This individual works under general supervision.
• Act as the main client liaison during implementation, able to respond authoritatively to both implementation and general SMS Assist inquiries.
• Consistently deliver exemplary internal and external customer interactions and exhibit the world class customer service that SMS Assist strives towards.
• Coordinate project work for all functions related to new client onboarding to deliver excellent outcomes • Build strong relationships with all key internal teams (e.g. Operations, Product, Affiliate, Legal & Sales) to deliver on client implementations. Leverage those relationships to influence and drive improvements between those teams and Implementation
• Track project against agreed upon delivery dates and provide weekly written status updates through established reporting mechanisms to client and internal stakeholders/senior-level personnel
• Understand the escalation process for project risks and issues; develop and execute mitigation plans, involving internal teams as necessary
• Have a strong understanding of the SMS Assist implementation project plan and customize it to suit the delivery of basic complexity client implementations • Use experience from previous implementations, continually seek opportunities to increase efficiency, consistency and effectiveness of the implementation plan
• Modify and create (as necessary) SMS Assist standard implementation documents, tools and processes to manage change successfully throughout the course of the project, with basic understanding of the impact of change on the overall project/program
• Document and create content for new and existing processes and publish to the Implementation team's knowledge base. Is a reviewer/approver of content created by other team members
• Provide guidance and oversight to Implementation Specialists
• Foster a positive team environment
• Ensure confidentiality of internal and external data
• Perform ad-hoc projects and other duties as assigned
Professional Skills
• Customer Service - Advanced
• Verbal Communication - Advanced
• Written Communication - Advanced New Role.
• Relationships - Advanced. Build and manage relationships from project team members all the way to C-suite
• Learning Agility - Proficient
• Analysis - Advanced • Problem Solving - Advanced
• Process Orientation - Advanced
• Prioritization - Advanced Task Specific Skills
• Moderate knowledge of traditional/waterfall project management methodologies, including planning, scope definition, execution, and delivery
• Excellent Meeting Management
• Moderate knowledge of traditional/waterfall project scheduling platforms e.g. Microsoft Project, Smartsheet etc.
• Computer Skills: Excellent Microsoft Office Suite skills.
• Proficient use of meeting software e.g. Zoom, telephone conferencing etc.
• Proficient use of content/knowledge management tools e.g. Microsoft SharePoint, Bloomfire etc.
• Travel requirements: Travel Expected: up to 10% of the time
Minimum Qualifications
• 2-4 years of related business experience
• Project Management Professional (PMP), or equivalent experience
• Experience managing multiple concurrent projects of basic complexity
Other Relevant Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree
• 1-2 years of client consulting strongly preferred
Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities, and schedule may change at any time with or without notice.
SMS Assist is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and/or expression, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reasons prohibited by law
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What are SMS Assist, a Lessen company Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
SMS Assist's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, in-office fitness classes, and sponsored race teams.
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Company-sponsored happy hours
Recreational clubs
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education available during work hours
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive Salary. Flexible Spending Plans. Prescription Drug Program. Free Fitness Center membership.

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