Enterprise PMO, Project Manager

Rosemont, IL

You are a natural leader and mentor, who is encouraging, supportive and earnest. You effortlessly develop meaningful and harmonious connections with team members and stakeholders. You are adept at providing open communication, motivation and appreciation. You are future thinking, focused on patterns and possibilities, in an optimistic way. You see every experience and interaction as an opportunity to learn something new. You are self-assured and have keen perception when it comes to projects and people. You are an innovative, steadfast contributor who is always going the extra mile to fully contribute. 

If this sounds like you (or someone you know), please read on!  

The Project Manager serves a critical role within the Enterprise Project Management Office (PMO). You will act as an organizational change agent and will be responsible for delivering projects and strategic initiatives that span cross-functional business teams and directly contributes to fulfilling the organizational mission of providing the highest level of musculoskeletal care.   This includes managing project team resources, schedules and budgets, while ensuring adherence to the department’s standards and guidelines for project management and implementation.  You will manage issues, risks and project change requests to ensure successful and timely project delivery.  You will also be accountable for contributing to process improvement initiatives as it relates to project delivery.  

While working within the Enterprise PMO team, the Project Manager will work independently and be accountable for assigned project implementations on a day-to-day basis.  This includes all aspects of implementation, including discovery, definition, change management and the supporting technology initiatives required to meet the project objectives.  You will be accountable for 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.  

The Project Manager will possess a comprehensive understanding of cross-enterprise project 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. To be successful, you must be incredibly organized and detail oriented, collaborative and a strong and clear communicator. The incumbent must also be pro-active and have experience in a rapidly changing environment. You have the ability to adapt to change, while still maintaining a structured approach to program and project implementation.   

  • Manages 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 of 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.   
  • Monitors, tracks and controls outcomes to resolve issues, conflicts, dependencies and critical path deliverables. This requires communication and influencer skills.   
  • Develops and delivers 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 the PMO and cross-organizationally to drive best practices and increase organizational efficiency and effectiveness.  
  • Exemplifies the following essential values of the Academy: 
    • Teamwork: Effective collaboration and team-focus to solve complex problems and drive innovation. 
    • Empowerment: The authority, information, and skills to make decisions and drive results. 
    • Accountability: Ownership of process and results that drive decisions and ensure implementation. 
    • Mindset of Growth/Continuous Learning:  Focused on and invested in self and staff development to become more adaptable, making the Academy more agile, innovative, and sustainable. 

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 both business and technology related projects involving custom development or systems integration projects.  
  • 3-5 years of experience in a diverse business environment with demonstrated skills in supporting technology initiatives, project or program management, and systems design. 
  • 3-5 years’ experience managing cross-functional, large platform implementation programs or projects. 
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems and data collection and analytics platforms a plus.  
  • Experience working in a structured PMO a plus
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) required; Agile or SCRUM certifications a plus.  
  • Experience managing all aspects of project delivery, including business and technology. 
  • Familiarity with project management lifecycle (PMLC) methodology based upon Project Management Institute (PMI) standards. 
  • Familiarity with Quality Assurance processes and procedures
  • Experience with technology platform project delivery working across multiple System Development Methodologies including waterfall, hybrid, agile, SCRUM, etc.  
  • Demonstrated experience applying project management principles across various project implementation methodologies, particularly Hybrid agile. 
  • Experience managing vendor relationships and consultant resources. 
  • Familiarity with Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process & deliverables.  
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to present complex ideas and concepts and build collaborative relationships while maintaining accountability
  • Experience creating business process, business requirements and specification level detail documentation. 
  • Experience using web-based collaboration tools, including SharePoint

Desired:

  • Experience with enterprise systems that support strategic/critical organizational processes.  
  • Experience with organizational change management methodologies such as PROSCI or ACMP. 
  • Previous work experience with medical associations or not-for-profit organizations. 
  • Experience development management tools such as Azure DevOps or JIRA to track and manage project team status. 

If this describes YOU, please apply by sharing the following:   

-Clearly communicate why you are the ideal candidate for this role, providing specific examples and experiences as proof points.

-Attach your resume, cover letter and any additional materials that support your application.

JOB CODE: HR/PMO212