Microsoft Corporation Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois

Who We Are

Our group of

passionate people strongly believe that Business Productivity is necessary to

empower every business and person to be more successful. We are committed to an

inclusive and diverse culture and together we help our top customers to

transform their businesses by Digitally Transforming their business generating

true business value. To help us achieve this goal, we are looking for Project

Managers to join our team.

Who You are

You excel in

Project Management and Leadership - delivering projects on-time, within budget,

with high customer satisfaction, and using innovative technologies. You have a

passion to help empower every person and every organization on the planet to

achieve more through our BP solutions. As you are a keen learner, you are

thrilled to continuously extend your mind, using and developing others’ ideas

and you are always asking yourself what’s next. You have a desire to be on the

edge of innovation and you are willing to help explore and invent the future.

If this is you…then the time has never been better to contact us!

Responsibilities

You will be a key enabler of an engagement, leading Microsoft consultants, offshore resources, and partner staff through successful delivery. With your passion you will motivate others and yourself to drive the vision of changing the world to a better one through the power of productivity. With your spirit and your ideas, you will strive to be a role model and help others to understand the advantage of the latest AI-technologies. You will act as an entrepreneur and as an evangelist internally and externally and will drive the value proposition of Business Productivity with every action you take.

Responsibilities

  • Overall Responsibility for Project Delivery

  • Scope Management & Change Control

  • Schedule/Deliverable Management

  • Staffing/Resource Management

  • Issue and Risk Management

  • Financial Management

  • Contract Management (amendments/administration/subcontractor/invoices)

  • Status Documentation/Escalation Management

  • Executive Relationship Management

  • Project and Customer Communications Management (up/down/peers)

  • Pre-sales Activities (develop and review SOWs and cost estimates)

Process Improvement Initiatives and Mentoring​

Qualifications

Candidates must have excellent project management, communication, organization, negotiation and problem-solving skills. The role requires both deep project management experience in a consulting organization and broad business and technology acumen. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to engage in senior level business and technology decision maker discussions related to agility, business value, and end to end technology projects. Experience using Agile methodology and an understanding of Collaboration Messaging and Intelligent Communications.

Required

  • 8+ years of professional experience in an enterprise consulting services environment

  • 5+ years of Project Management experience in a technical environment

  • Ability to travel 50%-70%

  • Fluent English verbal and written communications skills

  • The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen and be able to obtain a DoD/US National security clearance at the level sought by our customers when required for the role. Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. Failure to maintain or obtain the appropriate clearance and/or customer screening requirements may result in employment action up to and including termination.

  • Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.

  • Clearance Verification: This position requires successful verification of the stated security clearance to meet federal government customer requirements. You will be asked to provide clearance verification information prior to an offer of employment. Preferred:

  • Minimum of a four-year degree (MIS or Technical degree preferred)

  • PMI PMP Certified Project Manager

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) Certified or Agile/Scrum Master Certification from industry recognized organization

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity. All applications for vacant positions will be welcomed and will be considered on the relative merits of the applicant against the role profile for the position regardless of color, race, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, parental responsibilities, age, religion, or belief.

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