Senior Project Manager at Morningstar (Chicago, IL)
An ideal candidate has a strong background in both product work and process improvement and is experienced in using the appropriate project management framework according to the project needs. Experience planning and leading complex projects across multiple teams, including the oversight of multiple project plans and key metrics, as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced technical environment is critical. The ability to communicate clearly at all levels, form strong relationships with stakeholders and proactively identify and manage risks is essential in this role.
+ Plan and schedule project goals, milestones, and deliverables across internal stakeholders to ensure that project tasks are completed on schedule with high quality.
+ Tailor communication plans to support different stakeholder needs
+ Make data driven decisions in unclear or ambiguous situations by assessing business value, risk, and pros & cons
+ Conduct ongoing project retrospectives and identify future improvements for current and future projects
+ Mentor/educate team members and peers in project management methods and best practices.
+ Contribute ideas and manage projects that contribute to the continuous improvement of processes
+ Leverage existing reporting and tailor productivity indicators; stitch together metrics for a holistic and meaningful view of team workflow and offer solutions for deficiencies
+ Identify all dependencies within a project proactively and challenge team members to consider impacts early on
+ 3+ years of experience in project and/or program management experience
+ Experience with traditional and agile project-management frameworks
+ Self-starter, results oriented with a record of success in meeting deadlines
+ Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical, and management skills.
+ Ability to manage differing opinions while contributing consistently and positively in a dynamic, high-paced, and often unpredictable work environment
+ Experience with adapting methods and processes to work efficiently with global teams
+ Experience with successful team development strategies
Nice to have
+ Basic knowledge of SQL, databases, and Amazon Web Services (or other similar cloud-based architectures). (Preferred)
+ PMP or other project management certification
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