IT Project Manager - Schaumburg, IL - Flexible Hybrid Schedule

Posted: 10/23/2022

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Position Summary:
The IT Project Manager Associate will serve as a key member of the Information Technology team. Reporting to the Senior PMO Manager, this individual will:

  • The IT Project Manager Associate plays a central role in much of the activity within the Information Technology department. From managing small – medium IT projects through coordination of many operational activities that comprise ASA’s agile methodology, such as releases, environment refreshes, backlog refinement, sprint planning and project/spring retrospectives.
  • This position leads or assists the project team, product owners and the business stakeholders within the framework of approved PMO projects to create Information Technology solutions in support of ASA strategies.
Primary Position Responsibilities:
  • Manages small/medium technology projects within project budget, scope, and timelines while adhering to the business and technical requirements. Also responsible for the ultimate quality of the solution along with the rest of the project team.
  • Assists other IT Project Managers to deliver against a prioritized project portfolio.  Effective and timely communication to project team members, peers, stakeholders and management on project status, accomplishments, tasks, issues and risks to the project.
  • Assists in coordination of operational activities within the IT department associated with ASA’s agile development methodology, including sprint planning, backlog grooming, sprint retrospectives and coordination of releases and environment refreshes.
  • Assists other IT Project Managers serving as liaison with external service providers within the context of a project, including contract negotiations, invoice review and approval and coordination of all meetings, status updates, discussions of project risks, etc.
  • Provides feedback and insight on the ASA PMO methodology to form a continuous improvement feedback loop to ensure that ASA is adapting its processes, procedures and structure to be as effective as possible.
  • Provides project management services to ASA business stakeholders who have project needs that do not involve Information Technology.
  • Assists with QA and testing efforts as needed.
Position Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in managing projects through Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Must be able to manage small – medium projects from start to finish.
  • Some experience using Waterfall or Agile project management methodologies is preferred.
  • Some experience using MS SharePoint, Jira, MS Visio or standard project management tools
  • Experience as a Quality Assurance Analyst or software tester is a plus.
  • Ability to organize work, prioritize tasks, manage risk and meet project deadlines is required.
  • Ability to explain policies and procedures and establish effective working relationships is required amongst project team members, internal IT staff and different business functional areas.
  • Effective problem solving, conflict management and meeting facilitation abilities are required.
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