Project Manager Jobs , Chicago, Illinois

Project Manager

Job Code: TJ_8654
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois
Zip Code: 60606
Job Category/Title: Project Manager
Employment Category: Full-time
Position Type:
Travel Required: No
Interview Type:
Education: Bachelors Degree
Experience: 10-15 year(s)
Required IT Skills: Ms. Office Suite, Microsoft Project
Job Description: IT Project Manager Advisor position responsible for managing numerous complex programs and projects that may span multiple lines of business and/or have significant dependencies on other large projects.

These projects are one-time, multitask jobs that have clearly defined start and end dates, a specific scope of work, a budget, required resources, and a specified performance objective to be achieved. Assignments are highly complex, have major associated risks with high visibility, and can be sensitive or widely varied requiring experience in applying and adapting project management techniques.

Job Description & Responsibilities:
• 10+ years of demonstrated IT project management experience including managing one or more large complex IT product/software development cycles/projects.
• Demonstrated experience in executing complex projects over previous 5 years.
• Responsible for leading one or more (medium to large) projects and/or programs.
• Overseeing the successful collection, definition and documentation of all project requirements.
• Clearly define and communicate roles, responsibilities and expectations for all members of the project team.
• Obtain and define staffing requirements and forming project teams.
• Independently planning all associated work to meet project goals.
• Assess project performance and implementing changes as necessary to ensure the projects remains within specified cost, schedule, scope, and quality objectives.
• Develop metrics, procedures, objectives and methods to assess project progress while utilizing established standards and quality objectives.
• Conduct project and program kick-off meetings.
• Ensure all project team members have the tools and training necessary to perform effectively
• Record, track and communicate issues, risks, changes, and status reports.
• Ensure all required project documentation is completed, approved and posted for audit.
• Accurately and consistently forecast project labor, material, and contract costs.
• Drive all project and program tasks to completion with quality.
• Develop and maintain up-to-date detailed project schedules and work plans.
• Communicate status of all projects to stakeholders and management.
• Develop and maintain a productive working relationship with project sponsors, key stakeholders, vendors and key clients.
• Provides creative and innovative approaches to meet work plan objectives.
• Seeks guidance only on critical and politically sensitive issues.
• Demonstrates proficient knowledge of project management procedures and techniques.
• Ability to use and define technical details of defined work.
• Demonstrates leadership ability in providing clear vision, goals and expectations.
• Looks for process improvement opportunities to reduce duplication of effort, improve work quality and boost morale.
• Workforce planning and resource management skills.
• Ability to function and manage in a matrixed environment.
• Understanding of IT roles and responsibilities.
• Demonstrates proficient skills in negotiation and risk management.
• Excellent communication (oral and written) and collaboration skills
• Highly developed presentation skills; demonstrated successful results with delivering quality presentations in executive level meetings.

Desired Skills:
• Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from Project Management Institute or equivalent advanced project management certification.
• Experience working in a PMO (Project Mgt Office) environment as Project Lead or Project Manager for highly complex projects.
• Expert knowledge with using Project
• Management Tools such as CA Clarity PPM, MS Project, MS SharePoint, and MS Office Suite.
• Capable of mentoring and training others to improve their knowledge and proficiency with using Project Management Tools.
• Extensive knowledge of the Healthcare Industry, IT systems, networks,

Training and Education:
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
No. of Posts: 6
Job Expiry Date: November 25, 2016
Telecommute: No
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