Type: Contract | Location: Chicago, Illinois


Works with business partners to identify and implement small to
medium projects that support achievement of simple to complex unit or corporate
goals. Projects may be business and/or technical (software implementation or application
updates) in nature. Works with moderate guidance and is responsible for
applying project management knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project
deliverables, processes, and systems. Operates within defined parameters using
project management methodology. Primary duties may include; but are not limited
to: manages the development of a prescribed planning document; develops project
charter; partners with sponsors to secure project approval; develops
communication management plan; defines project team roles and responsibilities,
develops work plan structure and project schedule; develops deployment plan;
leads project meetings; identifies, documents and prioritizes scope changes and
facilitates approval process; maintains and updates all project documents;
secures the appropriate skill sets for project; sets and manages expectations
with resource managers and team members; provides performance feedback to team
members and resource managers; maintains issue log; facilitates resolution of
issues; executes communication plans; regularly reports status of reports;
manages and monitors ROI throughout the project lifecycle; tracks and manages
time and budget against plan; develops testing strategy; conduct project
close-out activities; prepares and participates in quality review checkpoints;
obtain/secure and archive necessary approvals; manage and update project plan.
Ability to create an effective team environment, build strong relationships,
solving problems and issues in a matrix environment and communicating
effectively at all levels of an organization. Requires a BA/BS in a related
field; 3 years professional project management experience required during which
at least 2 years are spent leading and directing project tasks, or any
combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent
background. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.
Experience working in a lead role on one or more projects required.