Project Manager (General) in Chicago, IL

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Real Estate & Construction   •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 7 weeks ago

This job is assigned Americas IT projects and accountable for delivering business results and managing the plan for successfully implementing process and technology changes across multiple stakeholder groups. The work requires regular and effective communication with business unit and sponsors and other key stakeholders to report progress, resolve issues and mitigate risks where necessary. If a project is struggling to achieve milestones and moves into a Red or Yellow/Amber status, the Project Manager conducts root cause analysis and creates a plan to put the project or program on a path to Green.

Job Description

Job Description

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage and oversee projects that span across multiple regions, business units, and/or service lines.
  • Define and implement the project structure, approach, and plan including inter-dependencies and critical success factors
  • Manage a multi-disciplinary team
  • Maintain effective working relationship with:
  • internal customers
  • project teams and stakeholders
  • contractors and suppliers
  • Manage key inter-dependencies with internal and external groups
  • Manage changes in project direction, scope, costs and timing
  • Provide direction for all risks and issues
  • Implement and manage the governance to ensure effective reporting and communication
  • Comply with and maintain standardized project management processes
  • Manage financial budgets for projects (invoice tracking)
  • Monitor and report project status and financials
  • Coordinates IT support resources across multiple brands, divisions, and departments, local and remote locations

Knowledge and Skills

  • In-depth knowledge and experience of all stages of project and program lifecycle, including development of business cases and mobilization
  • Knowledge of different program and project management methodologies (waterfall, agile)
  • Experience with delivering complex projects
  • Strong team development
  • General leadership
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong IT and business stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to execute along with consult and advise
  • Good business acumen
  • Strategic thinking, not just focused on executing the plan
  • Visualizing a problem, understanding its context, and then developing solution options
  • Experience in managing project financials
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Effective upward management skills
  • Ability to work cross-functionally
  • Ability to lead and manage other through influence when there is no direct reporting relationships


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience in technology management positions
  • Demonstrated success in delivering projects on time, on budget and exceeding expectations


This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. May be required to travel outside between properties in varying weather conditions.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate with others and exchange accurate information; operate a computer and other office productivity machinery; move about the workplace; remain in a stationary position for 50-75% of the time; and extend hands and arms in any direction.


C&W provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, C&W takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees during employment are treated without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Note: This job description includes the core responsibilities for C&W. These duties may have slight modifications based on the regional location.