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Job Category:
Project Management
IT Program Manager (Senior Consultant)
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Responsive Search, Inc. | Chicago, IL
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Job Description

Our client is seeking experienced Program Managers with a strong consulting background to join our dynamic Delivery Leadership team. Our Program Managers work across multiple disciplines and industries and must be able to understand our clients' businesses and build credibility quickly. They are adaptable, self-starters who are skilled at creating structure in ambiguous environments. Our typical project areas include: leading process or system improvements; custom and packaged system development and implementation; vendor selection; product definition, development, and launch; custom development; and web enablement.

Successful candidates will demonstrate vision, 360 communication, leadership and flexibility, as well as the ability to build rapport with clients, team members, project managers, and senior executives. The individual in this role must be able to deftly apply skills and methodology to manage others, proactively mitigate risks, and resolve issues when appropriate.


  • Manage a portfolio of projects, ensuring coordination of shared resources, common activities, and other dependencies across projects
  • Developing and managing program financials including forecasting, profitability, invoicing and expense management
  • Maintaining the client relationship and keeping the client and stakeholders engaged in the project (ie: status reporting, issues management and risk management)
  • Partnering with the PMO to understand the organization, to determine potential project impacts across the organization, and to tailor the project approach, plan and deliverables accordingly
  • Developing communication plan for Program and facilitating regular meetings including Steering Committee meetings
  • Participating in sales and marketing initiatives including the expansion of existing projects, responding to RFP responses, client presentations and executing Statements of Work (SOW)
  • Supporting the development of internal processes, documentation and knowledge sharing
  • Establish the rules and procedures for making portfolio decisions
  • Create and implements PMO best practices, processes and procedures ensuring alignment with SLDC and business processes

What You'll Bring

Creating unmatched experiences, for both clients and employees, is what we do. You should revel in doing the unexpected and extraordinary for others.

In addition, we are interested in getting to know you better if you have the following background and skills:

  • 8-10 years of consulting experience with at least (3 years in the Program Mgmt. role) 5 years in a senior project management or program management role
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with audiences of all levels
  • Identify potential people-side risks and anticipated points of resistance, and develop specific plans to mitigate or address concerns
  • Balance and program workload and staffing according to project and organizational priorities and goals
  • Highly competent with Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Project and Microsoft PowerPoint-PPM tools such as Clarity
  • Demonstrated experience in all phases of a Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Demonstrated experience in all phases of non-technology project life cycle including the identification of the business problem, business case and project plan development through project management and closeout
  • Previous experience working in the Agile life cycle is preferred, but not required
  • Self-starter with strong initiative
  • Ability to lead in ambiguous and high-pressure situations


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location