Project Manager

Lake Forest, IL

Post Date: 08/01/2017 Job ID: 22996 Category: Professional

Job Description:
  • Responsible for regularly managing projects with team level integration points.
  • Manages the activity of multiple vendors.
  • Responsible for meeting Enterprise PMO strategic goals.

  • Supports continuous improvement.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for tracking key project milestones and adjusting project plans and/or resources to meet the project needs.
  • Monitors plan and highlights anticipated issues or slippage.
  • Formulates recovery plans or assessing impact if not recoverable and escalates as appropriate.
  • Records and monitors project actual costs vs. Project budget.
  • Responsible for proactively identifying variances to plan and developing appropriate mitigation plans.
  • Formulates corrective actions when project deliverables deviate from the work plan with the assistance of team members.
  • Understands how project decisions impact key business metrics and the enterprise strategy.
  • Builds consensus among team relative to project scope, task execution, staffing and issue resolution.
  • Provides clear and reliable communications to internal teams, project stakeholders, external vendors, and customers.
  • Uses multiple media formats.
  • Effectively conveys information and ideas.
  • Provides input to decisions through effective communication methods.
  • Holds self-accountable for meeting expectations and requirements of customers.
  • Shows ability to learn new tools and processes.
  • Evaluates new or changed tools and processes to fit within the projects managed.
  • Shows flexibility in changing approach when needed.
  • Creates integrated project plans.
  • Reviews project proposals.
  • Integrates timeframes and processes for completing projects.
  • Escalates when appropriate.
  • Ensures the quality and integrity of project work products.
  • Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  • Leads change management.
  • Motivates team by explaining priorities and objectives.
  • Engages in effective brainstorming and brings creative ideas to the workplace.
  • Has good judgment regarding which creative ideas and suggestions can improve our business and implements identified solutions.
  • Adheres to and analyzes project/program policies processes, standards, governance, and metrics.
  • Determines the best approach for the projects being managed.
  • Makes recommendations for improving efficiency, product delivery and expense reduction in projects.
  • Defines and understands the objectives and the scope of the project.

Experience & Education:
  • 7 to 10 years of IT work experience, including 7 or more years managing projects.
  • Bachelor s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field. Or equivalent work experience.

  • Project Management certification or successful completion of a recognized project management curriculum is desired.

Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities:
  • Utilizes the information in Clarity/Open Workbench as part of a tool kit that communicates status based on the needs of the project.
  • Able to use the Clarity/Open Workbench tool to determine how the intersection of multiple projects impact the critical path, baseline, resource constraints, costs and budget of the team.
  • Able to model different mitigation plans in the Clarity/Open Workbench tool and make and recommendations.
  • Able to extract the information from the Clarity/Open Workbench tool to analyze intersecting projects and team level allocations.
  • Understands when to use MS Project data to supplement the Clarity data.
  • Prepares a complex schedule within MS Project and manages timelines within tool.
  • Able to use communication features such as Timeline, Gantt charts, etc for stakeholder updates when needed.
  • Can use Outlook to schedule meetings with internal and external resources in multiple locations.
  • When needed, utilizes the information in MS Excel as part of a tool kit that communicates project level information based on the needs of the project.
  • Within MS Excel works with multiple worksheets, filters data, functions, pivot tables.
  • Able to create presentations in MS PowerPoint to present complex ideas in a way that is easily understood by the team.
  • Able to create documents in MS Word to present complex ideas in a way that is easily understood by the team.

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