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IT Project Manager

Location : Chicago, IL
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 5-10+
Required Education : Bachelors Degree Required
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Summary:


 


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 assigned.


Required Qualifications :

Required:



  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience

  • A minimum of 3 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:



  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 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

  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities


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