Sr. Project Manager

Location: Oak Brook, IL
Date Posted: 01-10-2018
Title: Sr. Project Manager 
Location : Oak Brook, IL
Duration : Long term Contract

PROJECT SPECIFICS: 
Three projects to be managed: 
1. Hybrid Cloud 
2. Cloud Management 
3. Global Wan 
SUMMARY: Convert remaining US sites to SD-WAN & complete the compute & storage footprint in the east and west coast Equinix colocation facilities. 
GENERAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTABILITES: 
Responsible for the management of one or more medium to large-sized, highly complex projects. Manages the entire project lifecycle from project definition through implementation. Accountable for meeting agreed upon scope, cost, schedule and quality measures. Develops project plan and drives project milestones. Establishes effective communication plan with project team and key stakeholders. Provides day-to-day direction to project resources. Ensures effective change management occurs throughout the course of the project. Responsible for preparation of documentation, status reports and budgets. 
Role requires excellent oral and written communications, interpersonal, negotiation, project planning, judgment, leadership, decision-making, analysis and problem-solving skills. Strong knowledge of MS Project, Visio, Excel, Word. 

EXPERIENCE: 
-Years Exp: 10+ as a project manager, plus additional applicable experience working on large, complex projects in technology and/or business. 
-Relies on extensive experience to plan and accomplish tasks . 
-Leadership/Contributions: May lead multiple layers of resources. 
-Experience leading $multi-million projects or programs 
-Certifications: PMP preferred. 

TEAM DYNAMICS AND LEADERSHIP: 
-Customers are internal to company, and may cross various departments & functions, multiple workstreams. 
-Escalations must be accompanied by a recommendation of corrective action or change for approval and acceptance by senior leadership. 
-Project leader must drive toward getting things done 
-Must be able to see the big picture while connecting the dots among project dependencies and interactions 
-Interprets what the business wants so that the end result meets the desired goals and objectives. 
KEY SKILLS RELEVANT FOR THIS POSITION 
**Must Have Skills and Background** 
- Experience with infrastructure projects, preferably cloud or SD-WAN implementations. 
- Strong project management background, preferably in various industries and project types (see Experience, above) 
-Financial management on projects (tracking and adjusting budgets based on actuals, change requests, burn rate, variance, goods received, purchase order requests) 
**Nice-to-have subject matter understanding** 
- SD-WAN 
- Cloud migrations, Hybrid cloud 


At least a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field or an equivalent in education is required for this position.
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