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Project Manager
North Chicago, Illinois
Contract Position
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Applied on October 24, 2020
Job Id #43732 Posted October 14, 2020

Project Manager
Assignment: Enterprise Cybersecurity Organization
Assigned Department: Cybersecurity PMO
Potential Areas of Project Focus:
• Technology Assessment and/or Implementation
• Process/Operational Improvement
• Policy Development and Implementation

Proven project management experience on progressively challenging projects.
Minimum of 6 years of project management specific work.
Thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of own profession and discipline.
Thorough understanding of project management phases based on PMBOK:
• Initiate • Prepare: definition/scope/requirements
• Execute & Control: scope, workplans, resources, deliverables, Q/A, transition planning, etc.
• Close: completion and assessment
• Monitoring and Control
Knowledge of project management tools and artifacts how they can be used to manage information, processes, and stakeholders (i.e., RAID log, status reporting, project schedule, etc.).
Understanding of IT organization and operations knows the context of how the project fits into that landscape
Experienced working in large, global, complex organizations
Strong and tested project management skills, including sponsor and risk management.
Understands who is the client and what are the client's needs; provides realistic expectations; establishes specific customer satisfaction standards and actively monitors client satisfaction.
Able to adapt to changing situations Strong MS Office skills especially Excel and PowerPoint
Above average communication skills – written and verbal

Prioritizes work and anticipates consequences of actions, potential problems, or opportunities for change. Sets and meets realistic deadlines.
Forecasts changes and communicates current and projected issues with quality, scope, or schedule
Creates within the team a shared focus on the importance of achieving results, as required.
Creates work standards for project in alignment with guidance from Cybersecurity PMO.
Lead and/or facilitates planning and/or implementation of work activities, as required to achieve organizational objectives.

• PMI certified (PMP, PgMP, etc.)
• Technical background (data networks, server/storage, etc.)
• Familiar with working in established PMO environments
• Regulated industry experience, especially Pharmaceuticals or Healthcare

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