Kforce Project Manager in Lake Forest, Illinois

Kforce has a client in search of a Project Manager in Lake Forest, Illinois (IL). This is not an IT-focused Project Manager role. This is an onsite only role, the client is seeking local candidates only. Essential Job Functions:

  • Develops, refines, validates and manages project plans to ensure on time and on budget delivery of major technology initiatives across the enterprise

  • Responsible for utilizing project management methods, standards, project integration as well as the coordination of all internal and external resources required to complete assigned projects

  • Provides timely and concise communications to functional leadership regarding project status and pending issues; analyzes processes and makes recommendations for optimizing resources and product delivery

  • Develops project plans based on specifications provided by the Portfolio Management staff and manages effective execution of the initiatives

  • Builds consensus among multiple process leads relative to project scope, task execution, staffing, and issue resolution

  • Brokers services within IBS and ABC vendors on behalf of the business area represented

  • Provides overall financial direction for the projects to manage the development of budgets, controls and measurements to monitor project progress

  • Identifies potential risks within the project; proactively manages issues

  • Participates in identifying project costs, resource allocation, project schedule changes and issue escalation

  • Frequently interacts with IBS staff including business area management, portfolio managers, vendors, consultants, and other contractors

  • Must be willing to travel up to 35 percent of the time

  • Performs related duties as assigned

  • Bachelor's degree minimum

  • PMP certification a plus

  • 5 years of experience in either project or program management

  • FDA or DEA experience a plus

  • Knowledge of computers to operative effectively with computer hardware such as general mainframe, midrange, network and desktop technologies; computer software includes application development lifecycle, MS Office suite, Outlook

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Excellent relationship building skills

  • Good group presentation skills

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Good mathematical skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Excellent leadership skills

  • Good staff development skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

  • Excellent communication skills highly desired

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours