|Project Manager, Principal Consultant|
Slalom is a purpose-driven consulting firm that helps companies solve business problems and build for the future, with solutions spanning business advisory, customer experience, technology, and analytics. We partner with companies to push the boundaries of what’s possible—together.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle, WA, Slalom has organically grown to nearly 7,500 employees. We were named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2017 and are regularly recognized by our employees as a best place to work. You can find us in 28 cities across the U.S., U.K., and Canada.
Slalom is seeking an experienced Project Manager with a strong consulting background to join its Toronto team. Successful candidates should demonstrate leadership and flexibility, as well as the ability to build rapport with clients, team members, managers, and senior executives in a consulting context. The individual in this role must be able to apply skills and methodology to manage others, proactively mitigate risks, resolve issues, and escalate when appropriate.
As the Project/Program Manager, you will work across multiple disciplines and industries and must be able to understand their clients’ businesses and build credibility quickly. Typical project areas include leading custom and packaged system development and implementation, process or system improvement, vendor selection, and product definition, development, and launch using a variety of methodologies.
Role: Project/Program Manager
Title: Principal Consultant
•Work with clients to define scope and requirements, create solutions, and develop an executable plan, including resource needs, timelines and costs
•Manage scope, requirements, resources, time, cost, quality, risks, and communications for projects
•Work on projects independently or as a team as a team member to ensure successful project delivery
•Work in multiple disciplines across industries and build client knowledge and credibility quickly (projects vary in length, lasting anywhere from a few weeks to several months)
•Design and conduct assessments, evaluate results, and present findings in a logical and easy-to-understand manner
•Proactively manage risk and influence others
•Identify potential people-side risks and anticipated points of resistance, and develop specific plans to mitigate or address concerns
•10+ years of experience leading projects in a consulting environment; must have experience leading large-scale projects and/or programs spanning multiple delivery teams (client and consultant) and complex business or technology challenges.
•Experience in full life-cycle delivery using agile or traditional waterfall methodology, or both
•Strong leadership skills, including a history of increasing leadership responsibility and purposeful skill development
•Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with audiences of all levels. Including strong presentation development and delivery as well as business and technical writing
•Highly competent with Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Project, and for Agile practitioners competent in tools such as JIRA and/or Rally
•Ability to build and manage high performing teams
•A history of mentoring and or coaching others with a focus on balanced feedback while effectively communicating development needs
•Experience delivery technology projects in banking or insurance
•Experience managing project budgets, forecasts, and resource management.
•Experienced in proposal and RFP development