Senior Project Manager

At Adlib, we are redefining the future of content management. We’ve displaced gorillas in the market with a focus on customer service and success. We are adding to our suite of offerings, building a new product with a unique approach to data insights.

Like most tech companies, Adlib started small, in response to a problem our co-founders experienced as business leaders. We recognized a need for rapidly generated solutions to leverage the value in unstructured data. Those original co-founders continue to be directly involved in the day-to-day operations of the company as CEO, R&D Lead and VP Customer Success. We have built Adlib on three pillars of strength that measure our success:

  • Product innovation. We build up from our roots, improvising – adlibbing – solutions to client document and data management problems.
  • Customer relationships. We have a dedicated focus on creating a positive customer experience that stands out from everyone else.
  • Truly engaged and passionate team. That’s where you come in.

The role

Adlib is growing and we are looking for a new Project Manager within our Professional Services group to oversee the end-to-end project management process. We need a team leader and a relationship builder; someone who can advocate an Agile methodology. Someone who is comfortable spending up to 50% of their time onsite, in a client-facing role. We need a Project Manager with a proven track record of successfully delivering projects on time, on budget and with high client satisfaction. This is a role for someone who wants to manage the details and the big picture; someone who is an expert at mitigating risks and defining proactive resolutions. A project manager who is interested in contributing to the governance side of our practice, proactively working towards potential build of a PMO.

Who you are – and how you will grow with us

You are an experienced Project Manager working at a larger consulting firm in a client-facing software implementation role. You are looking for greater recognition and the opportunity to pioneer best practices in a smaller, growing company. You are interested in working for a greater range of clients on projects ranging in size from 2 to 18 months.

Joining us now is an opportunity to become an influencer. You will act as the conduit between engineering and product development, relaying customer requests and supporting feature builds. You will be given the chance to grow from the leader of small projects to larger ones up to program management. From there, you can choose to accelerate your career into a people oversight or executive role.

Our new Project Manager will:

  • Manage one or more multiphase document classification projects.
  • Oversee the project. You will own and drive the complete execution of the project. From gathering requirements around document rendering to determining the types of data that need extracting. You will establish project schedules, manage scope and change requests and oversee the project efforts.
  • Be responsible for the end-to-end process including detailed planning, budgeting, reporting, implementation, change management and training.
  • Drive the implementation and manage communications and risks for big and small business projects.
  • Consider the big-picture effects and proactively manage issues.
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of our Professional Services team.
  • Report into the internal and external project stakeholders on the project status, budget and change requests.

Our new Project Manager will have:

  • The ideal combination of education, certification and experience:
  • A university degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, or a related field
  • Bonus points for PMP Certification
  • 5+ years experience in project management, overseeing and delivering complex Technology projects
  • Full SDLC, preferably following an Agile methodology
  • Client-facing experience is essential
  • Exposure to Document/Content Management solutions
  • Project Management skills. You are highly detail oriented and meticulous. Your focus is accomplishing every milestone while ensuring processes are followed and issues are proactively dealt with.
  • Relationship building expertise. You have expertise working closely with internal and external stakeholders to identify business challenges and to develop effective strategies to fulfill expectations.
  • Transparent communication style. You are an outstanding communicator in formal, informal, large, small, verbal and written communications. You can effectively influence and work with people at all levels.
  • A creative and process-oriented approach. You have strengths in strategic visioning and concept development.
  • A drive to continuously improve. You are a forward thinker and believe in implementing and following best practices.
  • Enthusiasm for working in a transforming environment. You thrive in a changing environment and welcome the opportunity to lead and implement growth and opportunity.
  • Appreciation for cross-team collaboration. You can influence work in a multi-functional team environment with rapidly changing priorities under tight deadlines.

Why join Adlib?

Our employees, new and not-so-new, tell us we excel at transparency and work-life balance. And while those may be buzzwords used to attract attention, we actually live them. How do we know this? A significant portion of our team has been here for longer than 10 years. In the tech industry, that’s rare. We have people who leave and come back because they miss the culture and our team spirit.

But, having said that, we aren’t perfect at everything. We’re continuously working on change management – we’ve lost count of how many whiteboards we have. We don’t have all of the processes we’d like to, but that means that this is the place to get your hands dirty, come up with your own processes and work without a net.

While this might be common in silicon valley, in the suburbs of Toronto, it’s rare and greatly appreciated to have an open-vacation policy and to promote employee wellness. We have massage therapist days, badminton, baseball, fresh fruit in the lunchroom and fitness membership reimbursement. Our Burlington, Ontario location translates to minimal commute time and maximum family time and productivity time. If you aren’t stuck in traffic, worried about being late for a professional or personal commitment, life is just less stressful and work is more enjoyable.

Adlib Software is revolutionizing the way organizations think about their content, join us to be part of that change. Apply now or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

Adlib seeks to inspire and nurture the human spirit – we understand that each person brings a distinct life experience to the table. Embracing diversity not only enhances our work culture but drives business success. Adlib encourages applications from everybody, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

About Author

Cassandra Lehocki
As the global leader in Advanced Rendering, Adlib helps organizations in the Energy, Life Sciences, Insurance and Banking sectors, among others, enhance content-centric processes by unlocking the value in unstructured content. Integrating with key business tools, Adlib’s platform improves data extraction, classification, compliance, customer experience, collaboration and the long-term digital preservation of critical business information.