IT Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois at AccruePartners

Date Posted: 10/25/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

AccruePartners values our contract and consulting employees. We offer a competitive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of all of our contractor and consulting employees and their family members. Here is a listing of what our company offers: 401(k) Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Medical and Prescription Drug, Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance.

THE TEAM YOU WILL BE JOINING:

  • Fortune 100 Financial Services Company
  • 100-year history of dedication to customer satisfaction, success and growth
  • Tremendous growth and new business strategy leading to the need for new talent
  • Significant investments in cutting-edge technology

WHAT THEY OFFER YOU:

  • Culture: Excellent work environment that fosters collaboration
  • Growth: Ability to make an impact on the direction of the organization
  • Opportunity: Gain hands-on experience working with cutting-edge technology
  • Stability: Recent financial performance of the company has reported record profits

WHERE THE POSITION IS LOCATED:

  • Chicago, IL

WHY THIS ROLE IS IMPORTANT:

  • Must be able to understand tactical and strategic program direction in order to lead, prioritize and drive issues keeping the program on track without sacrificing quality delivery.
  • Strong data analyst skills to manage large and complex spreadsheets.
  • Ability to analyze business unit technology needs, dissecting complex problems and suggesting solutions.
  • Ability to build relationships with cross functional teams and collaborate with application development teams.
  • Directs technology teams in the areas of scheduling, technical decision making, future planning and deployment timelines.
  • Ability to define and negotiate deliverables from initial requirements to final implementation across internal customers, vendors and technology areas.
  • Actively identifies any issues or risks associated with a project, escalating them and possibly implementing mitigation strategies for risk prevention and timely resolution.
  • Responds to direct questions from IT Management or the business on the effects of missed activities, issues or escalations.
  • Strong communication, analytical, negotiation, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Meets scheduled milestones to ensure project objectives are met in a timely manner and has in-depth knowledge of the principals, theories, practices and techniques for managing the activities related to planning, managing and implementing infrastructure projects.
  • Creates project plans and teamwork assignments, identifies resource needs, directs daily work efforts, and tracks key project milestones.
  • Strong ability to track and monitor project execution, regularly updating project plans and status reports.

THE BACKGROUND THAT FITS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or another related field. Advanced degree would be a plus.
  • 8+ years leading/managing complex technology projects, especially in infrastructure areas.
  • 10+ years as an Information Technology professional
  • Hands on engineering experience is a huge plus (e.g., Network, Server, or middleware engineering)
  • Cyber Security experience or equivalent certification
  • Proven ability to effectively collaborate with others in cross functional role with multiple teams; initiate action, promote change, drive results, make tough decisions and accept challenging assignments.
  • Data analyst experience and ability to manage complex spreadsheets
  • Very strong communication and interpersonal skills. Can easily navigate and build relationships at all levels of the organization and adept at working with technical teams.
  • Ability to oversee multiple projects and project teams.
  • Strong organizational skills with focus on customer service.
  • PMI, ITIL certification preferred