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Mergers and Acquisitions Project Manager


PowerSchool | Business Application

Integration Specialist is responsible for leading post-merger integration and transformation projects. This role has the overall responsibility for end-to-end delivery of acquisition integration projects, leading efforts across multiple departments to achieve strategic and tactical objectives. The ideal candidate will have strong project management, systems, and business analysis experience. The individual should have the ability to lead strategic initiatives through a combination of oversight and hands-on contribution, based upon the capabilities of the assigned project team from various departments, including Sales, Sales Operations, Accounting and Finance. The position reports to the Director of Business Applications, in the office of the Chief of Staff. Prior integration and PMO experience preferred.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct planning and execution of assigned projects through all phases of the project lifecycle, from initial discovery through successful delivery
  • Serve as the point person on the business applications team for execution of internal department’s M&A plans
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the M&A execution platform/ integration playbook including identifying and presenting opportunities to improve processes and tools
  • Leverage technology to automate manual work and simplify processes where feasible to create a highly scalable, flexible, and efficient infrastructure
  • Communicate and work effectively with department leaders and contributors to ensure that key objectives and requirements are defined, thorough analysis is performed, implementation is completed and validated, and rollout is successful
  • May lead or plan and conduct the design and/or testing phases
  • Lead stakeholder interviews and working sessions
  • Develop and maintain project plans and internal project artifacts and tools to monitor integration tasks and communicate progress to stakeholders
  • Produce reporting against project deliverables including schedule status, roadblocks, actions, and health matrix
  • Work cross-functionally to solve problems and implement changes
  • Communicate clearly with senior level stakeholders and effectively present solutions



  • College diploma or university degree in the field of business administration, computer science, finance, accounting, or information systems
  • 7-10 years’ leadership experience in acquisition integration, project management, consulting or software implementation
  • Experience overseeing the design, development, and implementation of software solutions, systems, or products; knowledge of the tools, processes and methodologies for all phases of the SDLC
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software company or related industry core business process and operations
  • Effective communication, presentation and writing skills
  • Driven by process and efficiency
  • Ability to work comfortably with incomplete information and deal with ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work within a team, take the initiative and show strong attention to detail
  • Ability to create concise and decision-supporting analysis
  • Generalist skillset with ability to turn a complex M&A process into something easy to understand at all levels of expertise
  • Proactive problem solver, expected to present problems and recommendations simultaneously
  • Positive attitude, commitment to excellence and integrity
  • Self-Driven individual with high level of motivation
  • PMP Certification or equivalent experience preferred
  • Sales or Finance operations experience preferred

Keywords: PMI, Post Merger Integration, Project Manager, M&A, Mergers and Acquisition