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Project Manager

Date: Mar 14, 2019

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 600455202

Company: Grainger

BASIC FUNCTION: 

Project Managers are responsible for the delivery of a defined project from inception through close.  They coordinate with resources on a project and/or their management, in order to define project plans, work breakdown structures, and financial forecasts.  They create the charter for a project and ensure the end goal meets the initial success criteria.  They actively manage scope, cost, time and quality and provide ongoing updates to sponsors, portfolio/product/platform managers and key stakeholders on project health, risks and issues.

This role can be located in our Lake Forest office, or our downtown Maerchandise Mart location. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Functions with autonomy; requires occasional guidance.
  • Scope of work: Manages multiple small to medium sized projects.
  • Framework: Applies Agile and other project management concepts, practices and procedures to assignments.
  • Project Planning: Creates and maintains the project plan, capturing conflicts.
  • Budgeting: Develops and maintains a detailed cost baseline and actuals.
  • Estimation: Facilitate the gathering of information.
  • Project Resource Management: Works with IT leaders to effectively align resources across projects.
  • Project Delivery Launch: Ensures all resources are accounted for and aligned to work prior to execution.
  • Stakeholders Satisfaction: Aggregates, prepares and delivers regularly scheduled status reports.
  • Risk Management: Identifies, analyzes and manages project risks and assesses potential impact.
  • Coaching/Mentoring: Provides project management coaching to less experienced team members.

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCES AND COMPETENCIES:  

  • A Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, management or related field.
  • 5+ yrs project management experience.
  • Familiarity with Agile and Waterfall methodologies.
  • Strong communication skills.


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