Boston, MA
Date Posted: October 27, 2017
Employment Type: Contract
Job Id: 4074

Job Description


Our Boston client is seeking a Senior Project Manager on a contract basis. This resource will define project team members’ roles and responsibilities; develop and maintain a project plan and schedule; make policy recommendations on and manage licensing and related benefits; coordinate and monitor activities to ensure project is completed on time and within budget; oversee invoicing and payment to Microsoft; ensure compliance by all parties with the any current or future contractual agreements; and communicate project status. Importantly, the Senior Project Manager will develop and implement a transition plan to operationalize the on-going management of the O365 contractual agreement at the end of the project term.


Other discrete responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Establish and implement new business processes in support of the contract implementation
  • Advise internal parties on best value purchase options
  • Apprise other secretariats on their entitlement usage
  • Manage/Coordinate MS support contract usage
  • Lead efforts in negotiations on any changes to the agreement or net new agreements, working with Microsoft to negotiate complex terms and conditions necessary to sign future agreements
  • Work with legal and business groups to identify and resolve agreement issues
  • Ensure implementation strategies adhere to established guidelines, policies and legal standards
  • Act as a liaison to Microsoft and reseller with product and program insights
  • Respond to requests for contract support
  • Make key decisions on agreements using business judgment and licensing principles
  • Share best practices and strategies with internal teams
  • Keep abreast of vendor-specific program and product changes;
  • Develop & present licensing/contract-focused training sessions designed to support CoM staff
  • Maintain monthly/quarterly logs
  • Establish a Microsoft license management strategy for the Enterprise
  • Determine need for license management software and implement if necessary


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience operationalizing first-time enterprise agreements
  • Expertise across finance, procurement, and operations
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft software volume licensing management
  • Contract and vendor management experience (3 years min)
  • Project Management experience (3 years min)
  • Software asset management experience
  • Software Deployment experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365 product suite
  • Demonstrated negotiation experience
  • Demonstrated decision-making, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Software/Cloud Services industry experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or equivalent industry experience

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