Job Description :
Sr Project Manager
6+ Months Contract
Lincolnshire, IL

Strong Program Manager with Email Separation experience.

Your impact as an IT Project Manager - Acquisitions and Divestitures

Responsibilities
Project Management
Manage execution of the tasks as defined in the project plan in order to achieve the project goals
Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques in order to keep the project plan accurate, updated, reflective of authorized project changes as defined in the change management plan, and may facilitate customer acceptance.
Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques in order to monitor the progress of the project, identify and quantify any variances, perform any required corrective actions, and communicate to all stakeholders.
Ensure a common understanding by setting expectations in accordance with the Project Plan, in order to align the stakeholders and team members.
May be responsible for managing/ recording detailed customer requirements, constraints, and assumptions with stakeholders in order to establish the project deliverables, using requirement-gathering techniques (e.g., planning sessions, brainstorming, focus groups) and the project charter.
Conduct a kick-off meeting with all key stakeholders in order to announce the start of the project and review the overall project plan and gain consensus.
Implement the approved actions and workarounds required to mitigate project risk events in order to minimize the impact of the risks on the
project.
Improve team performance by building team cohesiveness, leading, mentoring, training, and motivating in order to facilitate cooperation, ensure project efficiency, and boost morale.
Develops and maintains constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
Communicates information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Communicates information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Recognize contributions - praises people for a job well done.
Open to diverse points of view, treats people with respect.
Inspires loyalty and trust, handles oneself ethically following core values and beliefs.

Knowledge

Delivery model (existing model and future changes)
Define project roles, responsibilities, methodology, tools and best practice
Leverage shared services
Standardization of processes
Provide input on delivery model and best practices
Support, lead, or ensure the standardization of processes for implementing
projects across all clients, in accordance with best practices
Identify, and/or elevate ideas for improving the delivery model offer and
methodologies

Role Complexity
Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situations or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors.
Able to develop conclusions from analyses and apply results
Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
Discretion
Decisions are typically guided by functional practices, management precedents and professional standards.
Interaction
Networks with senior internal and external personnel
Uses knowledge to provide consultative advice and recommendations
Supervision/Leadership
Operates independently and with initiative according to established standards and principles.
May manage, supervise or provide support, guidance and training to others.

You Bring Knowledge and Expertise
Qualifications:

Demonstrate and Educate as a Proficient Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Project Management process and tools.
Experience communicating effectively with different levels of management and direct client contact.
Experience with software methodology development processes.
Ability to create presentations and write business cases under some direction.
Ability to work under tight deadlines managing multiple priorities.
Project budgeting/costing knowledge.
Ability to solve more complex problems and deal with a variety of work situations.
Proficiency with MS Office.
Intermediate user of MS Project.
Education & Certification
Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent work experience required. Advanced degree desired but not require
Work Experience
7+ years of project management experience
Relevant M&A and divestiture experience