Senior Consultant, Program Leadership

West Monroe isn’t a start-up consulting firm, but we act like one.

 From day one, our people have the opportunity to make a definitive personal impact for their clients and their careers. What does this mean? It means we seek out the best of the best, and then we challenge them to make us better.

If you are looking to be a “behind the scenes” technologist, this isn’t the place for you. We celebrate driven professionals who thrive in a collaborative environment. Our consultants work on front lines – partnering with clients to deliver game changing solutions in the most dynamic industries. Sound interesting?  Then West Monroe Partners just might be the place for you.

Think you’re up to the challenge?

We are seeking an experienced Senior Consultant for our growing Operations Excellence Practice.  Our consultants work in a variety of capacities helping organizations plan for and execute one or more initiatives that will deliver a new business capability with impacts across 1-2 business functions.  As a growing practice, we also offer our consultants opportunities to participate in practice development and support sales and marketing efforts.  Effective Project Management is based on the principle that success is depended on proactive management and close collaboration across a cross-functional Project Team.

Primary Responsibilities:

Successful candidates will manage and/or participate in the following types of engagements for our clients:

  • Ontime, on budget, on scope delivery of an industry or technology specific project, or a single work stream within a business and/or technology initiative
  • Support for PMO planning, rollout and execution, and ongoing initiative monitoring with appropriate project metrics
  • Identification of opportunities for improvement in PMO processes, procedures, and alignment with best practices
  • Process Improvement and PMO Optimization

Required Skills:

  • Project management – from planning to execution to knowledge transfer
  • Develops and balances plan for successful execution
  • Works with project sponsor (and PMO or program team) to ensure alignment with business goals and objectives – including benefit realization, organization alignment (Target Operating Model), processes and skills
  • Acts as liaison to internal and external constituencies, vendors, sponsors, etc.
  • Manages project resources, budgets, and deliverables
  • Proactively identifies and manages issues and risks
  • Experience with Agile and Waterfall principles and methodologies
  • Effective oversight and control of project management and processes (e.g., resource/workload management)
  • A proven track record (consulting experience a plus) that demonstrates abilities to work closely with project team members (technical and operational) and business line personnel
  • Strong skills in project management and tools such as MS Project, Planview, Clarity
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to coach and mentor team members on project management processes and tools
  • Keep current on professional best practices through professional literature and training workshops
  • Strong Business Analysis skills a plus
  • PMP certification a plus
  • Ability to travel 50-70%

Required Experience:

  • 1-3 years of proven experience in project management and PMO operations (e.g., project planning and management, business analysis/process and application development) and in use/application of project best practices
  • Clear understanding and experience in project execution approaches (including but not limited to PMI, waterfall, iterative, Agile, Scrum, and OPM3)
  • Ability to leverage past experience to provide strategic guidance to project sponsors on risk management and change management for business and technology initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate, persuade, influence others and manage conflict to successful, productive conclusion
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Location

West Monroe is located in the heart of downtown Seattle, a few blocks away from Pike Place Market. We are accessible by all major forms of transit.

An Insider's view of West Monroe Partners

How does your team reward individual success?

Our value of meritocracy allows success to be defined as uniquely as our people, an experience that has allowed me to thrive within West Monroe based on my own skills, not by competition with others.

Kathryn

Senior Consultant

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

As a technology consultant, my greatest reward is in crafting solutions that free up our clients to focus on more meaningful work.

Karanbir

Experienced Consultant

How does the company support your career growth?

Career growth at West Monroe is about defining your unique career path. In addition to serving clients, each employee chooses how they want to contribute to our culture. This could be through mentoring other technologists on the latest technology, or through our chiefs program where you choose to Chief of anything you choose, like fitness or BBQ.

Robin

Manager

What are West Monroe Partners Perks + Benefits

West Monroe Partners Benefits Overview

Where you decide to build your career is one of the most important decisions you will make. Our hope is you see the value of building it here at West Monroe Partners. As a firm, we strive to provide a total rewards model that illustrates our commitment to our people and their growth, creating value today, tomorrow and well into the future.

We invest in you. At West Monroe Partners, we don't just give lip service to the philosophy that people matter. We invest in it, through an attractive package of rewards that promotes your health and well-being, your financial future, your development, and your satisfaction and enjoyment at work.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
To ensure that we all share in our combined success, every employee participates in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Our ESOP is designed to reward loyalty and company performance.
Performance Bonus
Our bonus program includes an annual performance bonus, travel bonuses to recognize nights away from home, spot bonuses, quarterly recognition awards, and more
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Our flexible work policy allows for different work arrangements such as regular telecommuting, alternative schedules, or part-time.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Our flexible (also known as unlimited) PTO policy empowers our employees to make decisions about their own vacation time.
Paid Volunteer Time
West Monroe sets aside one day a year for its employees to participate in a "National Day of Change" firmwide volunteer effort. We also offer incentives for those who volunteer on their own time.
Paid Holidays
West Monroe offers all employees paid time off for major holidays. We also close the office between Christmas and New Year's Day.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Our Chief Beer Officer ensures the office is always stocked with interesting brews.
Company Outings
We sponsor a number of outings, including our quarterly meetings, annual retreat, holiday party, National Day of Change volunteering day, and more.
Game Room
Our office is equipped with a ping pong table, and our Chief Games Officer hosts frequent game nights.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
We host monthly "4 O'clock Rocks" happy hours in the office after our monthly Town Hall meetings.
Recreational Clubs
Through our Chiefs program, employees can be a champion of anything they are passionate about -- we have employee-led wine tastings, soccer and basketball leagues, game nights, arts outings and more.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Employees are required to complete at least 40 hours of continuing education each year. These credits may be earned through external training or by taking advantage of our robust internal curriculum.
Diversity Program
Inclusion & diversity is key to our mission of growing the next generation of leaders. We lead with inclusion because we think you cannot have diversity of thought, experience, and approach without it
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