Job title: Point of Sale (POS) Application Development Project Manager
Location: Deerfield, IL
Contract: 6 months
Must be legally authorized to work in the US without additional sponsorship
The successful program manager is a senior project professional who can draw upon prior hands-on infrastructure and application development experience from years of complex, highly integrated programs and large projects. Complex point of sale (POS) solution experience is not required but considered a strong plus.
Manages large size, complex projects to achieve key business objective goals.
Creates, monitors, and updates project plan. Helps establish work plan and assists with the staffing for projects.
Provides management and strategic direction to cross-functional project teams.
Accountable for managing project budget and schedule.
Reviews and may provide input into the project/technical scope definition. Coordinates development and approval of the business and technical requirements documents.
Proactively works with project teams to identify project risks and issues. Assists with the resolution of issues/risks and escalates when appropriate.
Represents the company with contractors, suppliers, business partners and other parties as required.
Coordinates activities of project teams to ensure project progress is on schedule and within budget. Recommends and makes adjustments to the project plan and staffing.
Thoughtful stakeholder management
Effectively monitors, measures, and communicate project status to project stakeholders and executives.
Participates in team members performance assessments and mentors junior PMs
Bachelor’s Degree and at least 12 years of project management experience
5+ years of complex App Dev program management experience blended with infrastructure experience.
Extensive experience developing a project plan including the charter, scope, project management approach, management plans, financial forecast and schedule.
Consulting mindset and brings an approach of sales pursuit (lay out strategy) and able to move into program execution (tactical)
Extensive experience in working with cross-functional teams and staff of all levels
Experience managing program / project budgets of at least $2M plus
Strong communication skills
Strong leadership skills
Solid problem solving and analysis skills
Advanced skills in Microsoft Project, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio
PMP certification highly preferred
Experience with multiple project management methodologies, including Agile, Waterfall, etc.
Experience in working for IT PMO, matrix environment