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Senior Project Manager
Ref No.: 17-10374
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Position Type:Right to Hire
Start Date: 07/13/2017
Title: Senior Project Manager
Location: Chicago, IL
Type: Contract-to-Hire

Start Date: ASAP

Position Description
The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for facilitating successful project delivery including the planning, scheduling, execution, and closing of projects. This person will acquire a deep understanding of our client's internal systems and capabilities to drive operational efficiencies, provide solutions to a variety of business and technical challenges, understand dependencies and ask the right questions to draw them out. This position requires developing and maintaining relationships with project stakeholders to obtain project objectives while working in a matrix project environment. These activities will be performed independently with minimal supervision of the PMO Director.

Responsibilities
  • Responsible for facilitating successful project delivery
  • Lead projects involving IT and other departments to deliver software applications and hardware that improve business productivity for internal and external groups.
  • Track and report on project risks, progress, issues, and milestones; provide status reports to management, project teams, and other project stakeholders
  • Initiate and promote process improvements to better manage workflow and exhibit a proactive approach to problem-solving within a deadline-sensitive environment
  • Provide leadership to project teams
  • Collaborate with customers and develop strategies and solutions of high business value
  • Manage technology and consulting vendor/partner relationships, service delivery and overall performance, and implementing IT policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to and promote EPM standard project management tools, procedures and best practices
  • Provide project management coaching and mentoring to others in the organization

Skills/Experience
  • A proven track record of successfully implementing software or web development projects using Agile methodologies including 8+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing large, complex projects in a technical development environment with multi-function teams
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels including the executive level
  • Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence
  • Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects
  • Experienced using Project Management software, Visio, Powerpoint and all MS Office Tools
  • Supply Chain Management experience/knowledge is a plus
  • PMP Certified preferred
  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or related discipline or equivalent experience is required
  • Legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship