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Sr. Project Manager

Location : Gurnee, IL
Job Type : Temp/Contract to Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 7-10+
Required Education : Bachelors Degree Required
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :




We are seeking a Sr. Project Manager who leads and manages IT project resources, including staff and third party resources, so as to realize project goals. Responsible for delivering IT projects within established scope, budget and timeframe. Communicates project progress and challenges to all participants. The Project Manager establishes a project framework in terms of timeline, participants, roles, milestones and interim and final deliverables. The Sr. Project Manager reports to the Vice President of Technology Operations and may work with all levels of the organization. 




Responsibilities:




  • Collaborates with Vice President Technology Operations in establishing project prioritization and timeframes.




  • Collaborates with Vice President Technology Operations to establish business case for the project and feasibility based on resources, scope and timeframe.




  • Collaborates with Vice President Technology Operations in the development of contingency plans, Managing project changes.




  • Leads the development, tracking and reporting of project schedules.




  • Responsible for the maintenance of project scope, cost and schedule.




  • Leads project status meetings and create meeting minutes (Attendees, Summary, Action Items/Owners,


    Next Meeting, etc.) and follows up to make sure everything gets done as committed.




  • Lead, coach, and mentor project managers and consultants.




  • Establishes and implements the processes and procedures to manage the project lifecycle: establishing


    and tracking project milestones, identifying and resolving project issues, assessing and managing project


    risk.




  • Prepares and presents reports containing metrics designed to assess individual and overall departmental


    project performance and efficiency.




  • Prepares and presents weekly status reports to Vice President Technology Operations detailing the


    progress and issues associated with active projects.




  • Clarifies project roles and responsibilities and assigns project deliverables according to project plan.




  • Manages participation of third party project resources.




  • Manages internal Non-IT resources and any deliverables they will provide. Notifies internal resources


    of deliverable due dates and when late deliverables will affect project scope and/or timeline.




  • Participates in assessment of third party project resources.




  • Participates in communication flow; oversees project staffing; oversees project deliverables.












  • Prepares and distributes change requests, in conjunction with the customer, when approved changes are made to the project scope. Establishes new project deliverables and timeline based on approved changes to scope.




  • Maintains project schedules in Microsoft Project or Excel.




  • Documents business customer requirements as needed.








 


Competencies:


 






    • Project Management: Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.




    • Technical Skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.




    • Customer Service: Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service. Responds to requests for service and assistance. Meets commitments.




    • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time. Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.




    • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.




    • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.












Required Qualifications :




Qualifications:






    • Bachelor’s Degree and eight years of experience of project management required.PMP Certification required.




    • Excellent communication, collaboration, team building and relationship management skills required.




    • Must be able to collaborate with other IT disciplines and business stakeholders for the creation and


      evaluation of business cases, requirements, schedules, quality assurance, training and communication


      plans.




    • Must demonstrates excellent skills with Microsoft Office, especially Project, Word and Excel.




    • Must demonstrates a deep understanding of metrics associated with project performance.




    • Must have strong ability to communicate technology matters to business partners, senior executives, and


      strategic partners. Must be able to present thoughts and opinions clearly and promptly at all levels.




    • Must be able to manage schedules and manage change.




    • Must have fantastic follow up skills.




    • Must have experience working with custom software and managing software release deployments.




    • Must be familiar with the Waterfall and Agile development menthodology.




    • ScrumMaster Certification is a plus.




    • Working knowledge of MS Great Plains is a plus.




    • Working knowledge of JIRA is a plus








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