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IT Project Manager IV

Chicago, Illinois 60606

Post Date: 05/21/2018 Job ID: 6095 Industry: Project Management

IT Project Manager IV

Do you have advanced capabilities in collecting and analyzing financial data? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, no-holds bar work environment? Well, this role is for you!

ektello is seeking IT Project Manager IV for one of our top finance clients in Chicago, IL. Out client has made a name for itself as a powerhouse in finance industry for the past 65 years. As of 2015, our client has an annual revenue of $3.6 billion as well as 19, 000 employees worldwide in operations spanning over 40 countries across Europe, North America, and more.

Responsibilities
  • Help organize the complete body of Emmi product work, including the efforts required from multiple groups to execute on the 2018 PE roadmap
  • Understand technical dependencies in detail, and project manage complex technical projects through to launch
  • Meet with partners from multiple business functions to discuss projects on the engineering roadmap and business needs
  • Understand technical dependencies in detail, and project manage complex technical projects through to launch
  • Provide technical implementation guidance, while troubleshooting and escalating issues
  • Understand operational workflows, identify and implement processes to drive operational scaling, and create new processes when appropriate
  • Identify, route and solve major product escalations with product and engineering teams
  • Communicate timely and accurate status to appropriate stakeholders
  • Remove impediments to progress, assist with addressing team to team dependencies, and shield team from external interference
  • Track progress and ensure visibility by preparing agile metrics relevant to appropriate teams
  • Facilitate discussion and alternatives when conflict arises
  • Create project plans for tracking key milestones, features, dependencies and target dates
  • Communicate project activities, issues, and risks through status reporting
  • Identify gaps of missing roles/resources and escalate/assist with resolution
  • Manage usage of proper change management processes and documentation
  • Hold project teams accountable to their commitments
  • Support teams with managing roadblocks to their work

Qualifications
  • Bachelor' s Degree
  • 3-5+ years working in a Technology environment preferably in project management
  • 2-3+ years of Scrum Master experience (preferably in software development)
  • 3+ years managing projects to successful completion
  • Self-starter with excellent communication and project management skills
  • Strong team management skills; ability to instill commitment among team members at all levels
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, with expertise in balancing multiple, rapidly-moving projects.
  • Superb judgment with the ability to make decisions and drive projects to completion with minimal oversight
  • Previous experience in leading high visibility, cross-functional global projects with ability to effectively influence distributed teams across multiple business functions.
  • Successful completion of building out large-scale project plans with resources, effort, dependencies, and full SDLC
  • Experience communicating effectively and seamlessly with devel­ op­ ers, non-technical business partners and top management, includ­ ing progress and issues reporting to all levels within the organization
  • Strong experience with Scrum and Agile methodologies
  • Familiarity with JIRA, Confluence, and Office 365, as well as adaptability to additional project planning tools as needed
  • Strong adaptability, problem-solving, negotiating, influencing, facilitation, organization, prioritization, decision-making, and conflict resolution skills

Preferred Certifications
  • PMP
  • Agile
  • Scrum

Cathy Rodger
Technical Recruiter

I like to explore not just what a candidate can do, but also what they want to do. Looking to make a career change? Let’s talk about what we can do to help steer you in that direction, whether that be continuing education or finding the right opportunity where you are able to grow into a new role. I want to help…so let’s connect today!
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