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IT Project Manager
Ref No.: 18-03548
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 04/04/2018
IT Project Manager
Chicago, IL
Direct Hire

Overview:
The Project Manager will manage various 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 processes as a key member of the Project Management Center of Excellence. The position requires good project management, program management, communication, organizational, and leadership skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work with other Project Managers, IT team members, stakeholders and other departments 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 during the various stage gates of their assigned projects.
  • Report on the project pipeline, budget run, risks, issues and mitigation plans for 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.

Qualifications:
Required:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience managing complex, global, enterprise projects including package implementation, client-server and web development at a Project Manager or Team Lead level
  • 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
Other Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Able to work under pressure and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
  • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job