Implementation Project Manager 1

Customer Success Seattle, Washington

Job Duties 

  • Manage a portfolio of ~100+ customers as they implement Avalara’s tax compliance automation products. 
  • Assist customers in planning their implementation of Avalara’s tax automation suite to support their business processes and industry best practices.
  • Track key aspects of customer implementations, including key tasks, target dates, forecast dates, risk factors and customer interactions.
  • Engage internal and external business partners as part of the project management process.
  • Support customers’ success by answering application questions, tracking issues, monitoring changes and resolving or escalating problems according to company guidelines
  • Provide training and end-user support during customer onboarding 
  • Update internal implementation tracking systems in a timely and accurate manner for cross-departmental visibility and reporting
  • Follow established implementation standards and operating procedures
  • Provide training, coaching and mentorship to team members.
  • Provide feedback to internal business partners to improve product, resources, products, tools and training to improve customer experience and onboarding efficiency.
  • Resolve escalations as assigned.


  • Passionate about customer success, both individual customers and Avalara’s customers as a whole.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting customers during software implementation projects. 
  • Thrive in a fast-paced customer service environment, managing a large portfolio of active customers through their implementation process.  Organization and the ability to balance multiple clients and varying needs is critical to this role’s success 
  • Goal-driven and self-motivated towards continual improvement in knowledge, efficiency, productivity and customer service. Implementation Specialists are measured on a combination of the number of projects successfully completed per month and the quality of the implementation.
  • Strong communication skills.  As a more senior role in the Implementation Support department you may be called upon to make presentations either internally or externally, to train coworkers or customers on products and best practices.  Ability to quickly evaluate a customer’s abilities and adapt instructions and training accordingly. 
  • Strong team collaborator, believing that the success of the group is as important as individual success.
  • Flexibility, welcoming growth and change.
  • Personify the Avalara Success Traits:  Empathy, Simplicity, Curiosity, Adaptability, Urgency, Optimism, Humility

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience implementing and maintaining ERP, accounting, Point of Sale or eCom systems and the tax compliance aspects of these systems.
  • Experience as a Tax Manager, Tax Accountant or bookkeeper for a buisness
  • Software development experience, preferably REST


About Avalara 

Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transactional taxes, including VAT, sales and use, excise, communications, and other tax types. We deliver comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate, and easy to use. 

Avalara offers hundreds of pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications. Each year, the company processes billions of tax transactions for customers and users, files hundreds of thousands of tax compliance documents and tax returns, and manages millions of exemption certificates and other compliance related documents. 

A privately held company, Avalara’ s venture capital investors include Sageview Capital, Battery Ventures, Warburg Pincus, Technology Crossover Ventures, Arthur Ventures, and other institutional and individual investors. Avalara’s headquarters are in Seattle, WA and it has offices across the U.S. and in Brighton and London, England; Brussels, Belgium; and Pune, India.