Client Solutions Manager

About Normative

Normative is a software innovation firm. We help companies rapidly explore and assess the potential of new software experiences with a seamless blend of research, design and engineering.

Our goal: to help leaders get their best software opportunities to market faster.

For 10 years we’ve helped our clients re-shape their business by transforming their napkin-sketched ideas into products for market release. We focus on early stage software to validate product market fit, and increasingly are called upon to leverage emerging technologies such as machine learning, conversational interfaces, and Blockchain to create industry leading software products.

The Role

The Client Services Manager ensures that clients have a great experience working with Normative. As part of a broader team which includes business development, account management, and product delivery, the CSM acts as the client’s main point of contact to support the delivery of Normative’s design and digital product solutions.


  • Project Delivery:
    • Manages a select group of projects ensuring they are delivered on time, within scope and on budget. Identifies areas of potential risk and identifies and implements risk mitigation strategies on assigned projects.
    • Management of projects through agile, sprint based delivery process. Manages project resources and collaborates with team to proactively solve issues. Serves as primary client contact and communication lead for project comms.
    • Works to identify new opportunities within the account, and deepens relationships with client and their broader network.
  • Account Management:
    • Identifies key contacts on target opportunities. Works with VP to qualify and transform leads into proposals. Converts proposals into projects.
    • Coordinates planning efforts for project opportunities including estimating and the definition of activities, artifacts and deliverables; as well working with delivery resources to roadmap how we will get our software into the hands of our clients.
    • Promote and showcase Normative’s value and educate potential/existing clients on our offer—through presentations, emailing, and strategic calling.

Skills you're looking to grow...

  • How to get to working software in as little time as possible.
  • How to approach (and close) project opportunities by:
    • evaluating and mitigating risk on new projects
    • prioritizing clients needs and defining proposal win themes
    • developing and negotiating contracts
    • Translating contract requirements into iterative software outputs

Things we’re looking for...

  • You like people. You’re interested in finding out what motivates them and how to help them.
  • You know how to get a meeting and get people talking.
  • You’ve successfully delivered software projects.
  • You’ve got a knack for spotting and creating opportunities. You’re not afraid to ask and dig. You believe it’s better to regret a risk you took than one you didn’t take.
  • You love learning. You’re self-reflective and strive to continuously improve yourself.
  • You got proven experience identifying opportunities for cross-selling and account growth.

How To Apply...

Please send your resume and cover letter to We appreciate the effort required in putting these materials together. As part of your job will be to reach out to new prospects, please take this as an opportunity to show us how you would reach out to Normative to request an interview. In that context, we’d also be interested in hearing:

  1. What companies you admire.
  2. Why you’re interested in working with us.

Why work for us...

Normative means "as things ought to be" and that’s how we think, work and practice everyday. We seek the overlaps between our core disciplines: research, design and development because it’s those tensions that allow us to push the boundaries of what we can, and ought, to do. We work on some of today's most interesting challenges, using the latest approaches and technologies. There are many other great things about working at Normative including excellent benefits (with fun stuff like massages!), flexible work hours, work-from-home options, extended vacation and more. Most importantly, we respect each other immensely and are here to work on complex problems together. If this sounds like you, you should apply.

Our values...

At Normative, we have a growth mindset: we strive to be constantly learning and pushing ourselves to be better. One of the ways we do this is by embracing creative tension and respectful conflict. We believe that diversity and inclusion are intrinsic to this, because different voices bring new ideas to the table and push us all to grow. Interested in joining our world-class team? We'd love to hear from you and encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

We design your future.

Being an innovation leader means having to make difficult decisions every day with imperfect information. You imagine new possibilities, but they are obscured by the complexity of a world that never stops moving.