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Project Manager

Consulting | Chicago, IL | Full Time and Contract

Job Description

Project Manager - Contract Position (with potential for Contract to Hire)

Lake Shore Associates (LSA) is looking for a Project Manager to support our client’s projects. We look for project managers that have a strong understanding of client needs, that are collaborative, work well in a cross-function team environment and are results-oriented.

  • Lead and support project to accomplish business objectives.
  • Plan and manage the delivery of business solutions and works closely with all functional areas, such as Sales, Marketing, Legal. Operations, Distribution, etc.
  • Define project priorities, scope, approach and resource requirements in a matrixed organization.
  • Manage and monitor project budget, scope, schedule, progress, and risks.
  • Establish and facilitate ongoing reviews of scope, resources, schedule and budget.
  • Manage stakeholder engagement and expectations during the lifecycle of the project.
  • Work with client to align business strategy and services provided.
  • Facilitates an exchange of ideas and application of best practices.
  • Integrate work-plan maintenance and monitoring.
  • Perform issues and risk management, tracking, prioritization, resolution facilitation, reporting and trending analysis.
  • Creation of presentations and preparation of status and issues.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of Project Management experience is required.
  • At least 3 years’ experience using MS-Office, MS Project, Clarity PPM tool and SharePoint and scheduling & time tracking tools.
  • Proven experience deploying and managing industry-standard Project Management methodologies.
  • Excellent written and oral communications and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to build team cohesiveness to achieve results.
  • Ability to self-start and be versatile in a dynamic environment.
  • Possess an introductory understanding of application programming, database, system design & client/server architectures.
  • PMP Certification preferred

Local- Chicago based Candidates Only