Project Manager, PMO

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You are proactive, self-driven and goal-oriented. You embrace challenges, persist despite obstacles and see failures as opportunities. You find it gratifying to keep projects on track and on budget by using your stellar communication know-how with all project stakeholders. You are nimble with ability to adapt to change, while still maintaining a structured approach to program and project implementation.                                       

If this sounds like you, please read on!  

The Project Manager serves a critical role within the Project Management Office (PMO).   This role will be responsible for delivering on projects that span cross-functional business teams, including managing resources, schedules and budgets, while ensuring adherence to the department’s standards and guidelines for project management and systems development delivery.  This person will manage issues, risks and project change requests to ensure successful and timely project delivery.  The Project Manager will also be accountable for contributing to process improvement initiatives as it relates to project delivery.  

While working within the PMO team, this role will work independently and be accountable for assigned project implementations on a day to day basis.  This includes ensuring that assigned projects produce the required deliverables of quality within the specified constraints of time, cost and/or resources while still achieving the stated business outcomes.

Reporting to the Director of the Project Management Office, the incumbent will possess a comprehensive understanding of cross-enterprise system implementations including the ability to plan and lead initiating and planning activities including requirements and specification elicitation leveraging the best fit methodology for the project including, but not limited to, agile epics and stories, business requirements, use cases, wireframes, etc.  The incumbent must also have experience working across multiple System Development Methodologies including waterfall, hybrid, agile, and SCRUM and be comfortable applying project management processes and principles in a hybrid environment.  

Manage assigned projects that span one or more cross-functional teams; accountable for full project life cycle ownership; successful project delivery will include full system implementation from initiation to deployment.  

Contributes to establishing practices, templates, policies, tools related to project delivery standards.

Demonstrates a functional acumen to support how solutions will address stakeholder needs while aligning to best practices; demonstrates expertise in scope planning and management and requirements elicitation and management. This requires critical thinking.

Prepares estimates and detailed project plans for all phases a project; manages the day to day project activities and resources. This requires strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Participates in and/or manages the execution of feasibility studies, vendor selections and proposals for evaluation by appropriate key stakeholders.

Monitor, track and control outcomes to resolve issues, conflicts, dependencies and critical path deliverables. This requires communication and influencer skills.

Develop and deliver scope overviews, status reports, project proposals, requirements documentation and presentations to various audiences including project teams, sponsors, senior leadership and key stakeholders. This requires strong presentation skills.

Provides detailed analysis of business needs to identify and document key requirements for technology systems and their success. The position holder will be data driven. 

Identifies and informs continuous improvement opportunities within TDS, the PMO and cross-organizationally to drive best practices and increase organizational efficiency and effectiveness.  

TRAVEL: 

Approximately 10-15 days per year.  

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, information technology management, business, project management, or similar.
  • 3-5 years of experience managing technology related projects involving custom development or systems integration projects.
  • 2-3 years’ experience managing cross-functional, large platform implementation programs or projects
  • Experience working in a structured PMO
  • Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) required.
  • Experience in a rapidly changing environment and ability to adapt to change while still maintaining a structured approach to program and project implementation.
  • Strong familiarity with project management lifecycle methodology based upon Project Management Institute (PMI) standards.
  • Familiarity with Quality Assurance processes and procedures.
  • Experience working across multiple System Development Methodologies including waterfall, hybrid, agile, SCRUM, etc.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and understanding of web technologies, object oriented programming methodologies, and technology architecture paradigms. 
  • Understanding of relational databases, technology architecture, content architecture, and enterprise platforms.
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to present complex ideas and concepts.
  • Excellent documentation and writing skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Visio and MS Project.
  • Experience creating business process, business requirements and specification level detail documentation.
  • Experience using web-based collaboration tools.

Desired:

  • Experience with customer relationship management systems or association management systems.
  • Previous work experience with medical associations or not-for-profit organizations.
  • Experience with development management tools such as VSTS or JIRA.

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Location: Rosemont, IL
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