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Sr Project Manager

  • Location: chicago, Illinois, 60611
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 13 days ago

We have an excellent Direct Hire opportuntiy for our client near River North; excellent culture and benefits!
Please apply today if you have 7 years managing complex software delivery projects and great sense of humor! :)
  1. BS or BA degree in computer science or related field or equivalent experience is required. Graduate degree in computer science (MS) or Business (MBA) is a plus.
  2. PMP Certification preferred.
  3. Minimum 7 years of IT project management, strategic planning, work scheduling, resource allocation, risk management, financial management and status reporting.  Strong knowledge and experience using both Waterfall and Agile methodologies, and an understanding as to when each is appropriate.  Ability to guide technical staff and project managers on project tasks.  Proven track record of successful complex implementations that were delivered on time and on budget with minimal post-implementation issues.
  4. 5+ years experience in vendor management, negotiating and managing contracts, evaluating technologies, and authoring Requests for Proposals.  Experience with departmental forecasting and budgeting required.
  5. Ability to express complex technical concepts effectively, both verbally and in writing.  Exceptional presentation skills, with experience communicating to stakeholders in both technical and non-technical fields. Ability to express complex technical concepts effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  6. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.  Self-managed and motivated.  Detail oriented.
  7. Keen emotional intelligence - Ability to work well with people from many different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience.
  8. Diplomatic and professional presence and demeanor.  Must demonstrate exceptional teamwork in relation to managing projects.  Encourages both positive and “can-do” attitude in project work and daily operations.
  9. Ability to work long hours when necessary, to travel, attend educational events, and to meet with vendors and high-level business leaders
  10. Passionate about producing high-quality technology solutions.
  11. Must possess a good sense of humor and a positive, “can-do” attitude.