Implementation Consultant (Procurement Expert)
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2023
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OpenGov is a mission driven fast-growth, Series D, venture backed startup (includes Andreessen Horowitz, Formation 8, and Emerson Collective). Our Board of Directors includes iconic Silicon Valley executives John Chambers (former Cisco Chairman and CEO) and Marc Andreessen (Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world).
OpenGov is the leader in modern cloud software for local governments and state agencies. We have surpassed 1,800+ governments (and growing fast!) using our products in our mission to power more effective and accountable government.
OpenGov is a 2023 Top Workplaces USA award winner and a Forbes 2022 America's Best Startup Employer!
About the Implementation Consultant role:
The Implementation Consultant will look to drive value to the OpenGov customer and deliver a complete, quick and smooth implementation by utilizing their product knowledge, subject matter expertise and making solution recommendations. This role will be responsible for driving a successful customer implementation from start to finish, setting the underlying foundation of their OpenGov solution, while promoting maximum value for their investment in OpenGov. The Implementation Consultant is also responsible for upleveling our delivery through advising sales and scoping efforts, providing insight to R&D, and training/mentoring fellow team members.
Implementation Consultant Responsibilities:
• Drive and manage new customer implementations from start to finish by providing guidance, assistance, and support to customers from the initial data requirements gathering, technical platform configuration, administrator training and all other requirements defined through a customer’s implementation
• Be the primary technical point of contact for new customers deploying OpenGov, or those expanding to implement additional functionality
• Interact directly with government officials and staff daily, guide them through the process, and empower them to become our advocates and successful administrators of OpenGov software solution(s)Understand customer requirements and pain points and partner with cross-functional teams to simplify, enhance and automate existing processes that will improve customer workflow
• Be an expert in governmental processes across multiple statesWork closely with the engagement and adoption team to facilitate and drive a consistent customer experience and ensure successful training for new customers
• Leverage and continually develop best practices for each data environment and customer vertical to assist in future implementation efficiencies
• Compliment key product discussions by gathering and communicating customer feedback and feature requests to ensure OpenGov is a “must-have solution”
• Collaborate with other departments within OpenGov to drive efficiency in deliveryServe as a trusted advisor to both customers and OpenGov team members
Requirements and Preferred Experience:
• 10+ years of public sector experience in relevant area (Procurement, Budgeting, Community Development, Asset Management, Finance/Accounting, etc)
• 2+ years of experience of software implementation consulting or transferrable work with external clients preferredKnowledge and experience in analyzing and reporting large volumes of financial or other relevant data, in addition to experience with governmental concepts and practices
• Ability to train customers on software solutions to address key workflows and business processes
• Ability to provide clear and effective phone support, assistance, and recommendations to build positive relationships with customers
• Strong skills in conceptualization of patterns, modeling, and design
• Strong Excel skills, including using Functions/ Formulas to format data such as v-lookup, pivot tables, error- checking, and developing properly formatted reports
• ETL tools, ETL report creation, macros and visual basics are highly preferred
• Track record of working in a fast-paced environment while balancing internal procedures and process improvements, all while collaborating with team membersAbility to adapt to a rapidly changing product and respond strategically to customer needs
• Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication skill, teamwork, and customer service skills
What makes OpenGov unique
» Leadership: CEO Zac Bookman (MPA from Harvard and JD from Yale) is truly a mission-driven CEO. He was named one of the 100 most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs, a Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and SF and Silicon Valley Business Times' 40 under 40 class of 2018!
» Funding: Over $250 million, Series D company, from top tier investors including Andreessen Horowitz, 8VC, Cox Enterprises, and Emerson Collective.
» Board of Directors: Includes iconic executives John Chambers (former Cisco Chairman and CEO), Marc Andreessen (Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world), Katherine August-deWilde (Vice Chair of First Republic Bank), and Amy Pressman (co-founder, former president, and a current board member of Medallia).
» Growth: Record breaking growth with 1,800+ governments (and counting) using our products. Click here to read more.
» Culture: Winner of 2023 Top Workplaces USA award, Winner of Forbes 2022 Best Startup Employers, 50 Best Workplaces award. Check out our Careers Video!
» Perks: 90% paid Medical/Dental/Vision premium for employees, fully paid Life and Short/Long term disability insurance, Unlimited PTO, Parental Leave policy, monthly fitness stipend, anniversary awards, and more!
» Product: Named to the GovTech 100 (seven consecutive years), we are the leader in cloud software for our nation's cities, counties, and state agencies.
» Mission Driven: We are a technology company with a passion for the mission. We're powering more effective and accountable government.
Come join us and make a positive social impact!
OpenGov is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.