Project Manager

Chicago, IL /
Consulting – Consulting /
Full-time
Our client is a fast growing and innovative technology consulting firm that is disrupting the employee health space.  In addition to providing unique solutions to web software application development, website design, and project management, our award winning, SaaS solution is changing the way organizations keep themselves healthy.

This firm is a young, exciting and fast-growing company in which talented and hardworking professionals can thrive and succeed in their personal and career goals, and become industry leaders. They offer a collaborative, open and flexible environment in which all team members can grow their career and be exposed to a wide variety of exciting new projects. They pride themselves on a hands-on approach, and unparalleled customer service.

They are seeking a Project Manager to assist with the expansion of the web software application development, website design, and project management practice development practice.

Responsibilities:

    • Design and deliver custom-developed client solutions and third-party provider solutions, which typically involve:
    • Leading functional requirements gathering sessions with clients
    • Providing business systems analysis, and process redesign expertise
    • Interfacing with internal teams to clearly define and document requirements
    • Presenting business needs as a story and visualize requirements
    • Identifying the desired “future state” solution/design
    • Building consensus through collaborative analysis/design, with both internal and external stakeholders
    • Collaborating with development team to drive a system configuration that satisfies business needs
    • Participating in system emergency or crisis situations to define/implement workaround processes, corrective action, communication, and system clean-up activities
    • Participating in and/or coordinating required testing/validation of system functionality, enhancements and fixes, including the development of test scripts
    • Coordinating with development team for resolution of defects or production issues
    • Facilitating user training
    • Consult with internal teams to ensure clear project tasks, priorities and deadlines, and to ensure project goals and tasks are being met on time and as expected
    • Work closely with internal teams to prepare all project planning and execution documentation, including project plans, status meeting agendas and minutes, business requirements, etc.
    • Coordinate and communicate weekly project status updates, progress and risks to internal and client stakeholders as appropriate
    • Manage changes in project scope, costs, resources and timing, including timely escalation of risks and issues
    • Assist with business development efforts as needed
    • Position may require onsite work at various client locations in the Chicagoland Area

This role is looking for individuals with:

    • Minimum of 5-7 years of consulting experience
    • Extensive working knowledge of the software application development lifecycle
    • Solid understanding of the needs/asks of business stakeholders and ability to critically evaluate a client request to clearly understand the underlying need
    • Effective leadership skills, able to lead projects and teams, with both internal and external stakeholders, and work with a wide range of people, including senior leadership
    • Passion about using technology to drive significant operational value/business benefits
    • Able to visualize big, “outside the box” solutions
    • Demonstrate strong problem-solving and planning/organization skills
    • Proven ability to develop solid business relationships with clients, including the ability to develop add on business
    • Appreciate the importance of research in order to deliver a successful user experience
    • Experience in facilitating trainings and knowledge transfers to client personnel
    • Possess strong written communication skills, including ability to produce detailed, comprehensive documentation that is grammatically correct, error-free, appropriately targeted, technically accurate and effective
    • Exhibit strong verbal communication and meeting facilitation skills; must be charismatic, articulate, convincing and able to gain the confidence of others; communication, collaboration, and professionalism are essential in this role
    • Thrive in highly collaborative project teams, consisting of both technical and business members (internal and client)
    • Able to balance varying priorities and handle multiple projects, with a high level of service orientation
    • Maintain a proactive, results oriented attitude, with a superb work ethic and the flexibility to work within an environment of constantly changing business processes, technologies, and environments
    • Enjoy pursuing learning opportunities beyond the scope of assignments
    • Possess a strong knowledge of current industry standards and technologies
    • Authorized to work in the US on a permanent basis without sponsorship

Bonus if:

    • You have experience building, testing and deploying applications
    • You have experience managing organizational change
    • You have experience working with Government agencies and the healthcare industry

Other

    • Office is located in the downtown loop area