Project / Program Manager, Global Security


Chicago, IL

Industry: Information Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 285 days ago

  by    Susan DeTolve

This job is no longer available.

As a member of Alight Global Security?s (AGS) Business Planning and Operations team, this position will manage programs and projects, providing end-to-end management of AGS' project management, procurement, and budgeting management processes. The nature of the projects could be of varying complexity, often requiring considerable resources and high levels of functional integration. The role also requires the ability to identify and drive process improvement. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, able to identify organizational problems and opportunities, and find ways to solve them utilizing the Alight Operating System

Our story starts with a simple universal truth: Every business is a people business. Our people are our greatest assets at Alight Solutions because People Matter! We strive for Excellence Every Day by collaborating with our clients and colleagues. At Alight, we Think Forward and we Act Now to shape the future of work and life for organizations, people and their families! Alight has 25years of industry experience. Our success is fueled by the expertise of our people, and the strength of our proprietary and partner technology. Come join the leading technology-enabled HR and benefits service provider. Be Real with Alight and help us reimagine how people and organizations thrive.

As a Project/Program Manager, a typical day to include the following:

Provide oversight of assigned Projects and Programs for AGS, leveraging industry best practice for project and program management;

?Develop project plans with team partners and manage execution of project tasks as defined in the plan in order to achieve the project goals;

?Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques in order to monitor the progress of the project, identify and quantify any variances, perform any required corrective actions, and communicate to all stakeholders;

?Project planning, stakeholder management, risk management, and communications management as part of the day-to-day management of projects and programs for AGS Responsible for managing/ recording detailed customer requirements, constraints, and assumptions with stakeholders in order to establish the project deliverables, using requirement-gathering techniques (e.g., planning sessions, brainstorming, focus groups) and the project charter;

?Implement the approved actions and workarounds required to mitigate project riskevents in order to minimize the impact of the risks on the project;

?Create and maintain project and program budgets in collaboration with GSM and subject matter experts on the AGS team;

?Improve team performance by building team cohesiveness, leading, mentoring, training, and motivating in order to facilitate cooperation, ensure project efficiency, and boost morale;

?Develops and maintains constructive and cooperative working relationships with others;

?Communicates information and ideas in a manner that drives understanding;

?Recognize contributions - praises people for a job well done;

?Open to diverse points of view, treats people with respect;

?Inspires loyalty and trust, handles oneself ethically following core values and beliefs;

?Recommend and Implement the approved actions and workarounds required to mitigate project riskevents in order to minimize the impact of the risks on the project;

?Document high-level risks, assumptions, and constraints using historical data and expert judgment in order to understand project limitations;

?Listens intently to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions when appropriate, and allowing others to speak without interrupting them;

?Builds mutual trust and encourages respect and cooperation among team members

?Open to diverse points of view, treats people with respect;

?Champion best practices and adherence to project management methodology;

?Able to manage and partner with3rd party vendor project resources;

?Assist in processing of supplier forms, invoices, and other documentation such as master service agreements, statements of work, and invoices.

?Analyze processes and drive process improvement by using and advocating the Alight Operating System


?Bachelor?s degree and/or equivalent work experiencerequired;

?6-10 years project management experience

?12+ years of professional work experience

?PMP Certification a plus;

?Proficient Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Project Management best practices, process and tools;

?Experience communicating effectively with both internal colleagues, leadership, contractors and third-parties

?Ability to create presentations and write business cases for senior leadership;

?Ability to work under tight deadlines managing multiple key business priorities;

?Project budgeting/costing expertise;

?Ability to solve very complex problems and deal with a variety of work situations;

?Interpersonal skills to support team building: Builds mutual trust and encourages respect and cooperation among team members;

?Ability to establish alliances with other departments and organizations through recognition of dependencies, driving partnership and commitment to the tower;

?Analytical with excellent attention to detail;

?Understanding of Procurement and AP processes a plus;

?Strong skill with Microsoft Office tools (i.e. Word, Excel, Project);

?Strong SharePoint development and utilization;

?Experience with Coupa a plus:

? Understanding of Finance/Accounting concepts a plus.

By applying for a position with Alight, you understand that, should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with Alight?s employment policies. Background checks may include some or all of the following based on the nature of the position: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, and criminal check, search against global sanctions and government watch lists, fingerprint verification, credit check, and/or drug test. You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position.

At Alight, we believe that diversity should be visible, valued, and sustained throughout the organization. Alight provides equal treatment and employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to any protected status or other protected characteristic.

Alight does not discriminate against anyone based on sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics or conduct covered by federal, state or local law. In addition, we take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, disabled persons, disabled veterans and other covered veterans.

Alight provides reasonable accommodations to the known limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants for employment with disabilities, sincerely held religious beliefs, practices and observances, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Applicants for employment may request a reasonable accommodation/modification by contacting his/her recruiter.