Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL at Prestige Staffing

Date Posted: 11/9/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/9/2019

Job Description

JobID: 23835



Summary

The Senior Project Manager will own and manage 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 and change management processes. The position requires strong project management, program management, communication, organizational and leadership skills.



Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with other Project Managers and other IT team members 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 at various stage gates of their assigned projects.
  • Report on the project pipeline, budget run, risks, issues and mitigation plans for their assigned projects.
  • Resolve resource, timing or other conflicts between projects.
  • Contribute to the project management best practices and standards within IT.
  • Other duties as required.


Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Education and/or Experience:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience, with 5 years of experience managing increasingly complex, enterprise projects, which may include package implementation, client-server, stand-alone applications, mobile or web development.
  • 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:

  • 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 or experience in knowledge management area.

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

  • 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