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PMO - Sr. IT Project Manager

Location: Chicago, IL
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $100,000.00 - $140,000.00
Degree: Bachelor;
Date: 8/29/2018
Job ID: 02622944
Job Description

PMO Sr. IT Project Manager

This position will not only be a challenging position, but a position in which the right candidate can put into practice their expertise and influence the organization for years to come. This position has the ability to streamline the current lack of defined processes and easily show *quick wins* and a strong return on investment for this position. The individual for this position must be willing to develop a corporate project methodology. This must be a methodology that is not solely IT focused, but one that can be used throughout the organization in non-IT projects. We are looking for a senior individual who has had a successful track record of leading and/or developing a Project Management Office (PMO). This position will begin working within the IT organization to develop this project methodology, with the sole purpose of moving into a leadership position in managing a PMO with one or two Project Managers to manage larger strategic global projects in the organization. This position will also be responsible for not only developing a project management methodology that can be adopted at our company, but also in embedding this methodology into the culture of the organization, so that smaller projects can be managed within a consistent framework by various trained individuals in the organization. In addition to developing a project management methodology, we are looking for an individual who has strong experience in Portfolio Management and associated tools to assist senior leadership in developing a governance structure across the organization, and ensuring that projects are measured and aligned across strategic objectives as well as ensuring resource capacity is managed across the organization.


* Strong proven track record of managing large global projects within timeframes and budgets. A strong understanding of the role of a project manager within a project, and a strong track record of driving difficult projects to success. Must have managed at least one project greater than $10 million/yr.
* Experience with managing large global projects across large geographically dispersed areas such as US, EU and Asia.
* Experience in not only managing IT projects, but also Business process projects.
* Certification with a structured project management methodology of either PMI or Prince2
* Experience in working with different project management methodologies, including the establishment of a project management methodology into at least one business organization. This should include the experience of either defining or working with necessary templates to guide the project management methodology.
* Experience in managing a PMO of 2-3 people. This should include not only managing their performance, but also directing their efforts into areas of the organization where strong value can be obtained.
* Experience with Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Server, including defining the process requirements for setting up project server
* Proven experience in managing a portfolio of projects with Portfolio Management Tools such as Planview. Experience on reporting to Senior Leadership the status of projects, as well as assisting in the discussion of project portfolios at the senior management layer.
* Strong communication skills. Ability to digest large amounts of information into discernable pieces of information necessary for the proper audience.
* Track Record of influencing change in both a team and an organization.
* Excellent presentation skills, including verbal and experience with advanced Microsoft Project concepts, including Microsoft Project Server
* Understanding of driving compliance and quality into projects, and their impact on SOX compliance.


* Bachelor's degree is required. MBA is preferred
* PMI (PMP) or Prince2 Foundation Certification Required

* Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification is preferred
* PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) certification is preferred
* Prince 2 Practitioner Certification is preferred
* ITIL certification is preferred
* Six Sigma Black Belt certification is preferred
* CobiT certification is preferred

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resumes in confidence.  Please note "PMO-Chicago" in subject line of correspondence. We will contact candidates of interest within five business days

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