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Project Manager - Contract Role

Consulting | Chicago, IL | Full Time and Contract

Job Description

Project Manager - Contract

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 objectives.
  • Utilize technically sound methods of investigation, analysis, design, planning, and scheduling, adhering to the IT methodologies and conventions.
  • Coordinate project activities with teams within the IT organization and those in the business or other requesting organizations as well as any 3rd-Party Suppliers and Vendors. 
  • 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.
  • Integrate work-plan maintenance and monitoring.
  • Perform issues and risk management, tracking, prioritization, resolution facilitation, reporting and trending analysis.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with project management process, methodologies and techniques.
  • Proven experience deploying and executing industry-standard Project Management methodologies including Agile and Waterfall.
  • At least 3+ years of consulting experience.
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands.
  • At least 3 years’ experience using MS-Office, MS Project, SharePoint and scheduling & time tracking tools.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Excellent written and oral communications and facilitation skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of experience with digital employee engagement (DEE) initiatives in retail environment
  • User experience/exposure to Workplace by Facebook application

Local- Chicago based Candidates Only