Project Manager - Atria Senior Living

Company: Atria Senior Living ( Learn More )

General Information
4 Year Degree
At least 4 year(s)
Not Specified
Job Description Overview:

Atria Senior Living is a leading operator of independent living, assisted living, supportive living and memory care communities in more than 180 locations in 28 states and seven Canadian provinces. We are the residence of choice for more than 21,000 seniors, and the workplace of choice for more than 13,500 employees. We create vibrant communities where older adults can thrive and participate, know that their contributions are valued, and enjoy access to opportunities and support that help them keep making a positive difference in our world. To learn more about Atria, or to find an Atria community near you, please visit

Atria is an equal opportunity employer.  Atria provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.  Atria also does not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment based on these protected classifications.  We require the cooperation of all employees in maintaining a discrimination-free and harassment-free work environment.


The Business Optimization Project Manager (PM) provides the organization with program and project management, client coordination, and subject matter expertise. The PM is involved in the full project life cycle, assisting in development of comprehensive project plans to include both long- and short-range goals and milestones. This individual identifies and coordinates with development teams, vendor resources and clients to lead daily activities of the project team, and monitor and encourage completion of milestones within specific budgets and schedules, aligned with organizational goals and objectives.

  • Develop and maintain contact with project sponsors, executive decision makers and other stakeholders.
  • Serve as technical and/or functional focal point of contact with the client.
  • Work with business users to analyze business functions and systems and develop recommendations.
  • Define project scope, objectives and Work Breakdown Structures (WBS).
  • Develop an effective communication plan and solicit materials ensuring effective customer interaction and communications regarding project and task activities.
  • Responsible for the interviewing, hiring, training, developing, and evaluating of assigned staff in accordance with Company guidelines.
  • Monitor team performance, schedules, quality of all work and timely submission of deliverables.
  • Develop and maintain project artifacts that are compliant with Atria standards, including, but not limited to, schedules, estimates, resource plans, risk management and test plans, and status reports.
  • Develop financial models to analyze trends, and understand impact of various operational strategies. Draw conclusions, recommend strategies and effectively communicate those to functional leadership.
  • Identify and implement business process improvement opportunities.
  • Review and provide guidance surrounding the development of the Department's Information Technology Portfolio and coordinate activities with other project areas as required.
  • Interface with internal and external customers as well as top management throughout the project.
  • Build strong customer relationships that are mutually beneficial.
  • May perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • Job Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree or better from a four (4) year university or college is required. MBA is preferred.
    • Six Sigma Green Belt or higher is preferred
    • Real estate, healthcare, hospitality, and/or multi-family housing industry experience preferred.
    • Strong verbal and written communication.
    • Demonstrated leadership experience.
    • Project management experience in a matrixed environment.
    • Experience in detailed business analysis functions including development of business process models and functional documentation.
    • Strong planning, decision making, negotiation, analytical, and problem solving skills.
    • Proven track record managing expectations and managing cross-functional teams.
    • Strong PC skills with extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Project.
    • Understanding of the Software development and implementation lifecycles.
    • Knowledge of software applications, database and SQL.