VP Project Manager

Chicago, IL 60654

Category: Project Manager Job Number: 21406

Job Description

The Lead, Project Manager drives end-to-end project management and will be accountable for the overall planning, execution and success of complex, fast-paced, deadline driven projects and programs in an agile-centric environment. This technology leader will own our project portfolios across multiple business lines, including budget forecasting and resource forecasting. 

The successful candidate will be self-motivated and energized by working amongst a diverse group of thoughtful, smart, fast-paced and successful colleagues. The candidate will enjoy being a part of an organization focused on excellence, be a strong team player with a proactive approach, and have the ability to take initiative with discretion and judgment.



  • Proven ability to lead, manage, and execute projects on time and under budget constraints.

  • Manage our project lifecycle, including a culture of a Project Management Office (PMO).

  • Responsible for maintaining and managing multiple projects using modern frameworks and tools.

  • Responsible for enforcing project governance, documentation, and artifacts.

Business Partnership

  • Proven ability to meet with business leaders and project stake holders to build business requirements for strategic project initiatives.

  • Partner with business stakeholders to understand and outline projects and business challenges.

  • Establish strong working relationships with business members and associated vendor partners.

Technical Requirements

  • Create, manage, and maintain portfolios, programs and projects, in partnership with our business objectives and driven by well documented project charters.

  • Management and maintenance of budget forecasting, project plans, and resource allocation projections across all projects.

  • Complete understanding of the project management frameworks and artifacts (e.g., charter, blueprint phase, execution, go-live support, operational handoff, etc).

  • Develop high level detailed design documents and project plans to meet business requirements.

  • Maintain clear project tracking, status, and risk assessments in an organized format.

  • Manage cross-functional initiatives and resources in an agile-centric manner.

  • Host meetings and standups, driving outcomes, and share recaps and next steps.

  • Ability to communicate and update execution leadership, peers, and project resources.

  • Align senior leadership on progress updates and tracking high-level goals.

  • Work closely with external vendors and partners and understand key dependencies.

  • This role requires strong communication and relationship building skills to effectively manage projects and programs with diverse teams, key stakeholders, and senior executives.

  • Contribute and help evolve project management standards and capabilities.

Requirements: The ideal experience and critical competencies for the assignment include the following:

  • Graduate Degree with 10+ years of experience in managing medium-sized cross-functional teams (Preferred: Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science or other relevant field of study).

  • Minimum Requirements: 7+ years IT experience involving project management, product management, and business analysis.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working through design, development, release cycle and delivering software products to external or internal customers.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Project, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to effectively communicate and interact with users on all levels.

  • Strong relationship-building skills, flexible, patient; able to collaborate and influence at all levels (internal/external).

  • Adaptable, flexible, and able to change gears quickly and nimbly when changes happen to processes and projects.

  • Capable of working independently and handling a variety of initiatives/opportunities simultaneously.





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