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General information

All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, Glenview, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 04 - IT

Department: 04 - 02 - Application Development & Support

Date Published: 05-Feb-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Responsibilities

  • In a Project Manager role- manage initiatives to deliver the R&D- Food Safety Quality (FSQ) and Innovation vision for the enterprise.
  • Lead members of cross functional teams including third party development partners to drive the delivery of new technical capabilities on time and on budget.
  • Resource will be inherently comfortable leading through and with teams including third party partners- business analysts- project managers and project business team.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage numerous concurrent projects of varying size and complexity.
  • Lead and perform business problem definition and solution modeling with business and systems stakeholders.
  • Works closely with business key users to translate business challenges into technical requirements.
  • Responsible for working with vendors to drive estimation of work effort- timelines- and resource requirements.
  • A hands on IT Project manager- able to write functional specs- test cases- perform testing- etc.
  • Ensures end user training and experience meets business requirements
  • Support change management activities by assisting with developing of training materials- training scenarios- documentation- communication and change impacts.
  • Dive deep into details of the applications to ensure quality- while understanding the big picture objectives of a given project.
  • Lead the implementation of upgrades- new releases- and new functionalities of R&D- FSQ and Innovation systems- as needed.
  • Candidate will be responsible for becoming an internal expert on the global R&D- FSQ and Innovation processes and tools. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any related discipline
  • 5-7 years of experience in Information Systems / Information Technology or related functional area
  • 3+ years in a technical project management role
  • Hands-on experience leading complex projects in the range of $500k to $1MM.  
  • Experience implementing cloud solutions is a plus.
  • Experience managing vendors and consultants 
  • Good problem solving/analysis skills
  • Strong communication skills- both verbal and written
  • Experience with the CPG industry a plus
  • Self-Starter- driven with high business process acumen
  • Possess critical thinking skills- quantitative and analytical problem-solving skills
  • Positive attitude with the ability to work across different business stakeholder and technical teams to accomplish complex tasks
  • Experience with .Net and custom applications a plus
  • Functional knowledge of or strong interest in product innovation to commercialization is a plus
  • Keen interest in technical solutions
  • Demonstrated experience in project management- business analysis and quality assurance
  • Ongoing travel requirements range from 0-10% depending on current business settings

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