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Program Management Senior Analyst
Ref No.: 18-04421
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 05/07/2018
Title: Program Management Senior Analyst
Type: Permanent
Salary: DOE
Sponsorship: Do NOT offer

The Senior Program Analyst performs analysis activities that support the decision making regarding matching technology solutions (package selection, configuration, development) with business, user, and functional needs from stakeholders. This involves conducting market research, functional comparisons, and staying abreast of what is being done at other law firms and professional services firms.
The Senior Program Analyst partners with the appropriate business stakeholders and the Program Manager to prioritize and create a project roadmap for their assigned area, in this case Knowledge Management, Information Management, and Research. With the business and IT teams, they maintain a set of institutional knowledge of what is working well within the program and what needs improvement.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Partner with business stakeholders to understand and prioritize their needs, creating a roadmap of projects for their assigned area.
  • Seek input of user experience and business analysts to determine potential improvements to their assigned products.
  • Stay abreast of best practices being done at other firms, and technology developments that may impact the area. Act as a trusted advisor to stakeholders and the Program Manager to influence the technology decisions for the area based on this knowledge.
  • Analyze and consolidate all perspectives on the project – business needs, user experience, security, training, risk, time, cost, technology architecture, procurement/vendor management, operational considerations, etc. – to help the Firm reach the best technology decisions.
  • Manage the lifecycle of their assigned products, from inception to implementation, throughout production until retirement / upgrade.
  • Gathers business requirements from stakeholders to further define the goals and objectives.
  • Drives projects and business teams toward achieving intended business results within a specified time and budget
  • Performs risk analysis, identifies and resolves critical path issues
  • Preparation and analysis of program/project related data
  • Review and reporting of program/project status
  • Preparation of materials for briefings and presentations to large size groups of key decision makers at the executive level
Education and/or Experience:
Required:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a Business Analyst, Program Analyst, Project Coordinator or related role
Preferred:
  • A Project Management certification