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Robert Half Project Manager: IV (Lead) in DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois

Description Our local client is looking for Senior Project Managers to work onsite with their existing team. This long-term contract / temporary employment opportunity is based in the Downers Grove, Illinois area. We are seeking candidates to manage key projects as part of our client's strategic business plan as their Senior Project Manager. It is important for this position to ensure that changes are delivered to the expectations of stakeholders, serving as a key member of the team. You should also be responsible for managing projects to successful completion, ensuring that projects deliver on time, on budget, and in accordance with standards and guidelines over the entire project. Qualified candidates should apply as soon as possible!

What you get to do every single day

  • States the RACI matrix for projects in a product line

  • Works with the Product Owner/Product Manager to turn the product roadmap into executable projects

  • In collaboration with the Product Owner/Product Manager, you will facilitate creation and maintenance of the Project Roadmap

  • Provides detailed reporting to management on project status, risk assessments, and milestone completion

  • Executes deployment scheduling in coordination with Dev Ops, tech lead, and Product Owner

  • Provides project outlines with fitting ticket workflows and boards

  • Supervises project planning

  • Engages and communicates with designers, technical team members, developers, and stakeholders

  • Help the team focus on the on-time delivery of agreed products

  • Gathers information from technical leads, QA leads and business analysts into recommendations

  • Watches and schedules projects - as per the Project Roadmap defined by the Business Owner

  • Supports to manage, classify, and identify risk for functional improvement requests

  • Supplies the daily stand-ups, safeguarding they are brief, focused, and timely

  • Works closely with the Product Owner/Product Manager, Business Analyst, QA Manager and Product Specialist

  • Places schedules and milestones with inputs from all other teams assigned to that product, manages project scope and timelines

  • Engages with Product Owner/Product Manager to double check that the product vision and high-level business objectives are transparent and obtainable

  • Secure that the functional requirements are achievable, tracked, and met

  • Endeavors as Scrum Master for the developers on the team - clearing obstacles, leading scrum ceremonies, and ensuring the team is working effectively

  • Gives a hand to manage dependencies among cross-product teams

  • Programs and administers the sprint planning and grooming meetings and routes ticket assignments Requirements

  • We need the person we hire to be familiar and comfortable with IT project management methodologies

  • Strong communication skills

  • Vow to meet business deadlines

  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory ability, strong operation and project management skills

  • Flexibility to adapt to changes in procedures and job assignments

    • If you're looking for job openings and have a Project Management (PMP) certification, you might be a good fit for this position

    • Applicants should have experience working with e-learning and blended learning programs

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant Project Management experience

  • Strong problem-solving skills

    • You'll be a good fit for this position if you have proficiency using commonly accepted scheduling and project management tools

    • Ability to understand and communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical colleagues

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