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Project Manager (Pursuit)

| Chicago

We are currently looking for an experienced Pursuit Project Manager focused on managing and increasing the efficiency of the pursuit process. This role will serve as a leader of highly motivated, multidisciplinary teams that collaborate to define and present solutions to business problems for our clients and prospective clients. This individual should have a clear understanding of the software development lifecycle and have experience working on client proposals. The best candidate will have a bias for action and bring a positive energy to the team!

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the business development team to scope, size, and solution new opportunities 
  • Understand client requirements, objectives and other activities associated with the pursuit process
  • Manage the overall pursuit process and team to ensure timely deliverables
  • Manage internal and external communications and collaboration with team members
  • Evaluate requirements and gather materials from multidisciplinary teams to help define a shared vision
  • Work with pursuit team members to prepare collateral such as storyboards, placemats, and presentations
  • Write executive summaries and proposals to support pursuit goals
  • Facilitate pursuit retrospectives to apply learnings to process improvement
  • Facilitate efficient meetings including producing detailed agenda, facilitating discussions, and ensuring action items are identified and followed up on
  • Build strong relationships with team members 
  • Continue expansion and development of new skills, techniques, and tools through continuous learning

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS/BA in relevant program, or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of project management experience of progressively increased responsibility with at least 1-2 years of Agile experience
  • 3+ years of experience working as a consultant or in an agency as a project manager
  • Experience creating client proposals for digital marketing services
  • Experience in public speaking and delivering oral presentations
  • Exposure to a wide variety of management techniques including Scrum, XP, Lean, Agile, Waterfall, and/or PMI/PMBOK
  • Worked with multiple teams simultaneously, consisting of 4 to 8 people
  • Experience in Confluence / JIRA, Google sheets, and Powerpoint
  • A strong digital DNA with knowledge of concepts such as SEO, SEM, A/B and Multivariate testing, Conversion Optimization, Visual Design, User Experience Design, Information Architecture, Mobile (Native and Web)
  • A basic understanding of web technologies including networking, hardware, software, and security
  • Agile and PMI certifications are a plus

 

 

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Location

We're headquartered in Ravenswood, Chicago, a family-friendly neighborhood that has a plethora of unique shops, restaurants, and breweries!