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Project Leader in Chicago, IL at CRS Group

Date Posted: 6/24/2018

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Job Description

Project Leader
Duration: 6 month contract
Location: Chicago, IL
Overview: The CRS Group is currently looking for a Project Leader one of our clients in the Chicago area. The CRS Group is a nationwide Staffing Firm who works primarily with Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 corporations.
Job Description:
  • This position will work with the key leaders across the organization, on the Global Program Management Office (GPMO) key project in support of digital transformation priorities
  • The Project Manager is responsible for all aspects of the project over the entire life (initiate, plan, execute, control, close)
  • Must be familiar with system scope and project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member, to effectively coordinate the activities of the team

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • 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 facilitate customer acceptance
  • Ensure a common understanding by setting expectations in accordance with the Project Plan, in order to align the stakeholders and team members
  • 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
  • Manage execution of the tasks as defined in the project plan in order to achieve the project goals
  • Identify key project team members by defining roles and responsibilities to create a project organization structure in order to develop the communication plan
  • Implement the approved actions and workarounds required to mitigate project risk events in order to minimize the impact of the risks on the project
  • 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
  •  Improve team performance by building team cohesiveness, leading, mentoring, training, and motivating in order to facilitate cooperation, ensure project efficiency, and boost morale
  • Communicates information and ideas in writing so others will understand
  • Listens intently to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions when appropriate, and allowing others to speak without interrupting them
  • Communicates information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
  • Builds mutual trust and encourages respect and cooperation among team members
  • Inspires loyalty and trust, handles oneself ethically following core values and beliefs

  • Bachelors degree and/or equivalent work experience required
  • 7+ years of project management experience
  • 3-5 years IT experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to build high performing teams
  • Experience with Digital technologies a plus

Desired Skills:
  • Advanced degree desired but not required
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of Project Management process and tools
  • Experience communicating effectively with mid-level to senior management
  • Experience with software methodology development processes
  • Ability to create presentations and write business cases under direct involvement by a more senior project or program manager
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines managing a few priorities
  • Project budgeting/costing knowledge
  • Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of work situations
  • Proficiency with MS Office
  • Knowledge of MS Project or PPM tools

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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.