Lessen LLC
Chicago, IL

Project Manager - Data Management

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  • Provide thought leadership in evolving our data management practice to support enterprise and functional level strategies.
  • Drive data change management initiatives including early engagement on data projects.
  • Work closely with data stewards, data/application architects, subject matter experts, and other internal stakeholders to design and implement data governance initiatives.
  • Establish tools and processes for communication and collaboration across the data governance program.
  • Implement data quality initiatives including identification of critical data elements, process continuous improvement, data certification, and systems for quality measurement and monitoring.

Role Specific Skills

  • Strategic acumen in develop compelling frameworks to support business objectives
  • Proficient with project management applications (e.g. Smartsheet, Asana, MS Project, etc) and Agile methodology/tools (e.g JIRA, etc)
  • Ability to communicate to a wide range of audiences at varying levels of leadership, in areas with both technical and business focus
  • Experience with data management and data integration in a big data environment
  • Experienced with cloud-based data infrastructure (AWS S3, Redshift, etc.) and ETL processes/tools
  • Experience with data scripting languages such as SQL, Python and R
  • Experience with technology deployment and/or software development

 Professional Skills

These are the professional skills we would expect from an individual fully established in this role.

  • Customer Service - Advanced
  • Verbal Communication - Advanced
  • Written Communication - Advanced
  • Teamwork - Advanced
  • Relationships – Advanced
  • Organizational Awareness - Advanced
  • Learning Agility - Advanced
  • Analysis - Advanced
  • Problem Solving - Advanced
  • Process Orientation - Advanced
  • Prioritization - Advanced



    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information System, Computer Science or related disciplines; MBA or advanced degree preferred
  • 2-5 years of project management or relevant experience; management/technology consulting a plus

    Other Relevant Qualifications

  • Degrees or work experience in the following fields: Technology or Management Consulting, Project Management, Product Management, Industrial or Systems Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Operations
  • 1-3 years of data governance experience with a focus on the establishment of new programs
  • Experience with and knowledge of privacy and security standards, policies, and implementation
  • Experience working alongside software developers, IT professionals, and technical analysts
  • PMP certified or Six Sigma/Green Belt


Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities, and schedule may change at any time with or without notice.


SMS Assist is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and/or expression, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reasons prohibited by law.

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What are Lessen LLC Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Quarterly engagement surveys
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Recruit from various military channels.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
SMS Assist's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, in-office fitness classes, and sponsored race teams.
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Equity is provided to all Director level and above.
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Flex Time off is offered to all exempt levels and generous PTO to non-exempt.
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
This is offered at our Scottsdale and Phoenix offices.
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Meditation space
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive Salary. Flexible Spending Plans. Prescription Drug Program. Free Fitness Center membership.

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