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Sr. Project Manager
Ref No.: 18-32194
Location: Oak Brook, Illinois
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 05/09/2018
 Project: Global Data Product Tower - creating future data ecosystem to drive insights that will help define strategy for the client's data programs including Transformation CRM, CDP, and Loyalty.
Key Responsibilities:
·         Partners with other project leaders to drive teams of 15+ people. Builds and structures the project team to ensure maximum performance.
·         Structures and manages integrated, multi-track projects and/or programs of multiple projects. Including
o   Provides purpose, direction and motivation to team. Clarifies and communicates project objectives and success criteria.
o   Project and/or program communications
o   Estimations and staffing
o   Creation of project deliverables
o   Scope management
o   Definition of roles and responsibilities
o   Development and tracking of integrated project plans
o   Project and/or program issues tracking and management
o   Sets quality and performance standards
o   Maintains project tracking, dashboards and information systems.
o   Assesses and manages project risk
o   Mentors and coaches project team members
·         Responsible for ongoing client satisfaction.
o   Manages peer-level client relationships (expectations, communications, negotiations, escalation, feedback, etc.).
o   Develops relationships with and ensures the appropriate participation of key client stakeholders and client executives.
o   Provides day-to-day project contact for the client.
·         Adapts and applies the Client's approach to meet project / program objectives and client business drivers. 
·         Leverages best practices and applies lessons learned from previous projects
·         Ensures a positive, collaborative work environment for the team. Directly supervises the work of Associate Project Manager(s), Track / Discipline Leads
·         Manages third-party partner and/or vendor relationships, as necessary.
·         Maintains awareness of the current industry environment that shapes opportunities for client solutions (i.e. news events, trends, mergers, etc.).
·         Works with business unit leadership to pursue, shape and sell client solutions
·         Participates in recruitment and hiring activities, including interviewing and conducting hiring exercises within the Program Management Discipline.
·         Acts as career manager / supervisor for multiple individuals.
·         Participates in and assists with Company events such as training and internal initiatives.
·         Contributes to the ongoing development of the Program Management Discipline and community.
·         Participates in progress and quality reviews of other projects. Actively shares knowledge and learning from project experiences.
Job Requirements:
·         7+ years project management experience in successfully delivering marketing and technology solutions; consulting experience preferred
·         Mandatory experience leading diverse project types and future interest should include supporting the following project types: technology, creative and strategy
·         Experience using waterfall, agile and hybrid methodologies
·         Led multi-discipline, globally-distributed teams of 15 + people in dynamic and fast-paced environments. 
·         Accountability for project budgets of $1M and higher
·         2+ years of client management experience with primary accountability for peer-level, executive client relationships across marketing & technology departments; experience should include external client management and negotiations
·         Experienced multiple full project life-cycles from business development to final delivery
·         Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously (preferably in an integrated program)
·         Experience and interest in supporting new business initiatives
·         Demonstrated ability to craft and define a strategic business solution based on broad client goals