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Project Manager, Information Technology

Company: Heidrick & Struggles
Location: New York
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Heidrick & Struggles is a premier provider of executive search, leadership assessment and development, organization and team effectiveness, and culture shaping services globally. In our more than 60 year history, we have conducted some of the most high-profile C-suite and board-level searches in the world.
Today, we are working with our clients across 29 countries to help them accelerate their performance and respond with agility to new opportunities and challenges in every industry. We continue to raise the bar in serving our clients as trusted leadership advisors, and we are also providing an expanded range of data-driven, tech-enabled tools and platforms across our executive search and consulting businesses.
Managing top talent isn't just our business. It's our passion, and we are committed to investing in and developing the careers of our own people.
We look for people with experience from a variety of industries and diverse educational backgrounds who are passionate about partnering with innovative and influential organizations and share our commitment to our purpose - to help our clients change the world, one leadership team at a time.
If you're ready to start or grow your career with us, learn more about our available opportunities at our website.
Job Description:
Position Title: Project Manager, Information Technology
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Reports to: Director, Information Technology PMO
This position will be responsible for providing project management in the Applications, Cloud, Infrastructure & Security areas. This role will work closely with all IT teams and will have the ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects in alignment with business requirements and IT delivery capability & priorities.
Specific responsibilities include:

  • End-to-end project management of initiatives including detailed project planning, resource allocation, project estimation and project governance.
  • Creates, oversees macro planning and dependencies, risk & mitigations and validates approaches and content with team leaders
  • Ensures that projects are completed to specification, within an established time frame and budget.
  • Ensures up-to-date project status and snapshots upon a pre-agreed frequency
  • In dialog with CIO and IT team leaders coordinate IT budgets with Finance Department.
  • Identifies resources needed and assigns individual responsibilities.
  • Manages day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope.
  • Ensures project resource allocation and timelines are assessed and managed across all initiatives and teams (Application Development, Infrastructure & Security)
  • Reviews deliverables prepared by team before passing to client.
  • Effectively applies our methodology and enforces project standards.
  • Proactively seeks to keep projects on time, on budget, and escalate issues if needed.
  • Minimizes our exposure and risk on projects.
  • Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Plays a key role with local team ensuring engagement and coordination with IT Leaders.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    The Person
    Qualifications & Experience

    • Bachelor's degree required and PMP, Project Management Certification is preferred.
    • Minimum five years' experience in IT project management focused on Applications, Cloud and Security related projects.
    • Experience with agile methodologies such as Scrum and./or Kanban
    • Ability to manage third party vendors and outsourced infrastructure & development components
    • Ability to synthesize complex, detailed information into key stakeholder level presentations for discussion and decision-making
    • Expert level hands-on usage of Smartsheet, Jira, and MS PowerPoint (as well the remaining MS Office Suite)
    • Experience in effectively leading teams remotely

      Strongly Preferred

      • Previous experience working in a global organization
      • Experience managing complex, integrated projects across multiple departments and with multiple stakeholders.
      • Strong preference for experience in managing cloud technology, application development, IT infrastructure and/or IT Security projects in a corporate environment.
      • Experience in developing project standards & governance
      • Experience in process development & documentation

        Personal Attributes & Competencies

        • Excellent communication skills; listening, speaking, writing.
        • Demonstrates strong business acumen combined with creativity. Ability to deftly navigate competing priorities.
        • Knowledge and experience of the business and its intricacies and an ability to communicate in business terms.
        • Team player, values input and contribution of team members.
        • Ability to identify and analyze complex issues and problems and quickly recommend and implement appropriate solutions.
        • Demonstrates initiative, resourcefulness, innovation, and dependability.
        • Demonstrates ability to take independent action and proceed beyond directive.
        • Excellent attention to detail.
        • Flexible. Responds well to last minute changes and requests

          Heidrick & Struggles is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, or citizenship status.

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