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Contract Project Manager (Contract)

Location: Chicago, Illinois Country: United States of America Rate: Open
 

A prestigious company is on the search for a Project Manager for a 4-6 month contract role.

This is working with IT projects at the Enterprise level. This is individual who has worked on IT projects in a business setting. They want a business manager in the IT department and want someone with a good consulting background.

  • Leads multiple simultaneous cross-functional programs from inception through to deployment.
  • Interacts with a variety of business and IT stakeholders as a peer and trusted advisor including multiple interactions with Senior Staff/C-Suite.
  • Leads project meetings, providing timely recap and manages the action items outside of meetings.
  • Develops and executes against work breakdown structures (WBS) for each project.
  • Creates and shares timelines/WBS at the right level and understand how to show high level or milestones to Senior Leaders on projects.
  • Executes assigned project efforts in accordance with the Firm's project management methodology.
  • Manages resources and escalates appropriately if not getting response needed.
  • Actively utilizes Firm's Eclipse PPM system to hold timeline/WBS, issues/risks, financials and status message on a daily/standard basis to reflect current state as Real Time as possible.
  • Assigns and tracks resources across project efforts in conjunction with functional managers.
  • Influences project team and stakeholders to ensure projects are on time and on budget.
  • Escalates known issues/risks to project success to manager as appropriate when at an impasse where time, cost or resources are affected.
  • Manages a vendor assessment which includes creating a request for proposal (RFP), coordinating multiple vendor demonstrations, assisting the Business Partner with scoring and selecting the vendor and finally working with Strategic Sourcing to finalize/negotiate contract.

Other Functions:

  • Leads business-process analysis and process-improvement activities when business analyst resources are not available.
  • Acts as project management coach to functional led (non-PM) projects to follow PMO methodology, guidelines and templates.
  • Prepares, analyzes, and presents requirements, design mockups and any other relevant project data.
  • Assists with vendor management throughout assessments and implementations of products.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Required experience: 10+ years with a background in consulting, business analysis and process design. Bachelor's Degree in related field required. Master's Degree is a plus.
  • Listen, draw out key concepts and articulate advanced technical and non-technical concepts with ease (both written and oral formats) to customers, peers and management at several levels and across the organization with minimal oversight.
  • Effective production support activities, including advanced business and technical writing including writing for high level Executives.
  • Document medium to large scale projects with minimal supervision; will be involved in developing/delivering presentations.
  • Excellent command of business knowledge.
  • Ability to solicit input from internal and external sources, including the ability to investigate and incorporate best practices from other corporations, experience and sound judgment.
  • Knows when to seek senior management input or escalate issues based on impact.
  • Influence stakeholders on requirement and design decisions that best meet Firm's goals.
  • Ability to create and articulate decision trees and alternate path diagrams. The goal is to minimize the trade-offs between cost containment and/or timeliness of service so that both are completely achievable.
  • Ability to think and act outside of job responsibilities when necessary.
  • Program/Project Management
  • Proceeds from concept, to design, to leading the implementation of complex, medium to large scale projects.
  • Expert in the use of project management software.
  • Uses project management software as a critical tool in charting or adjusting the course of a project.
  • Ensures that programs and projects are designed to support and implement company goals and strategic objectives.
  • Ability to influence and balance priorities amongst portfolio of projects.
  • Expert level knowledge of at least one technology (eg, architecture, design).
  • Understands multiple projects in order to integrate them into business solutions.
  • Articulate tech jargon and translate tech concepts to business sponsors.

Posted Date: 02 Oct 2019 Reference: JSCONTRACT PROJECT MANAGER Employment Business: Request Technology Contact: Dillon Grooss