Project Managers (Mid-Level and Senior)

Chicago, IL

Post Date: 06/23/2017 Job ID: 9147 Category: Project Manager

Summary:

The Senior Project Manager will own and manage IT projects across IT sub-departments, ensuring delivery of high quality projects within time and budget according to a pre-defined, consistent process. This role will also help develop project management best practices and evolve the project management and change management processes as a key member of the Project Management Center of Excellence. The position requires strong project management, program management, communication, organizational and leadership skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work with other Project Managers and other IT team members to ensure successful project delivery from project inception through closure.
  • Create various project documents, including project charters, project plans, status reports, project risk assessments, and project gating presentations. Work with project team to ensure relevant project documentation is created.
  • Provide project gating presentations to the IT Directors at various stage gates of their assigned projects.
  • Report on the project pipeline, budget run, risks, issues and mitigation plans for their assigned projects.
  • Resolve resource, timing or other conflicts between projects.
  • Contribute to the project management best practices and standards within IT.
  • Other duties as required.

Education and/or Experience:

Required:
  • Bachelor’ s degree
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience managing increasingly complex, global, enterprise projects including package implementation, client-server, stand-alone applications and web development.
  • Demonstrated experience contributing to process and methodology improvements
  • Demonstrated knowledge and execution of project management practices, tools and methodologies, including an appropriate project management tool (Microsoft Project, Workfront, etc.)

 

Preferred:
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Master’ s Degree in Computer Science, Business, or Management Information Systems
  • Legal experience
  • Experience with transactional systems, particularly in the accounting, finance or human resources functional areas or experience in knowledge management area.

 

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:
  • Executive presentation skills
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to prioritize and balance resources/needs across multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • User of good judgment with strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Well developed analytical and problem solving skills
  • Work harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team.
  • Preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Work under well pressure and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
  • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job
8 years of experience. Project manager, Third Party App Projects, Agile and Waterfall experience

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