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Application Project Manager

Location : Chicago, IL
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Overview:


We are seeking an experienced IT Project Manager to join our IT team to support excellent project delivery for our Legal & HR departments. This is an exciting opportunity for candidates with a reputation for excellence in project delivery and strong collaboration with business partners to focus on improving and maintaining the HR & Legal software services platform. 


 


Responsibilities:


The Project Manager will have the following responsibilities: 


• Develop relationships with our Legal team, helping plan and manage the roadmap for Legal applications, business needs and innovation. 


• Understand the business needs and recommend solutions that satisfy those needs, while keeping consistent with architectural guidelines and security standards. 


• Define projects including creating charters, planned budgets and expected success metrics. 


• Manage the execution of Legal technology projects including managing the teams, helping define user stories and requirements, work, schedule, escalation, status and management of key project work. 


• Manage operational excellence for the Legal program – monitoring and prioritizing support fixes, and submissions to the Legal resolver group and working with the service desk to analyze support tickets, make improvements, and expand upon existing knowledge articles. 


• Oversee and support QA and UAT testing, and change management for successful go-lives. 


• Lead improvements with Project Retrospectives. 


• Assist in the yearly SOX review as well as review of SOC reports and other legal and regulatory compliance tasks. 


• Provide support to the HR projects as needed. What you will receive by taking this position: 


• Training and project assignments that will help you obtain advanced knowledge of our business and applications. 


• Understanding of the commercial real estate Industry and business practices from one of the largest real estate companies in the world. 


• Valuable experience within a world-class IT organization. 


• Opportunities to grow and advance in your career.


Required Qualifications :

Minimum Experience: 


• Bachelor’s degree in business, technology-related discipline or liberal arts. 


• Must have experience managing multiple projects successfully and enjoy building a plan and delivering work successfully with a positive outlook and great team collaboration. 


• An orientation to ownership, and learning 


• Good interpersonal skills, including verbal, written, dealing with project challenges and leading the team to resolution, and listening. 


• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite 


• Prior experience in real estate or Legal organizations and/or applications 


 


Nice to Have: 


• Writing user stories and working on an Agile scrum team. 


• Proficiency with the use of the Jira Application.


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