Sr. IT Project Manager

The hired candidate will be responsible for acting in the capacity of a senior IT project manager in support of the IT Department. The role will work with senior leadership, scrum teams, development leads and business leads. The position is located in downtown Chicago.
Specific tasks include the following: 

  • Collaborate with IT leadership and project leads (IT and/or Business) to create overarching roadmaps, project charters, business cases, communication and organizational change management plan.
  • Leads large complex projects with overall responsibility for successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling, status reporting and closure of a project or program.
  • Drives activities to achieve measurable outcomes by managing schedule, resource, scope, budget, risk, issue, dependency, and vendor relationship.
  • Provides the necessary support to the delivery team on risk, issue management, with timely support and escalation.
  • Provides timely updates to the IT PMO and Stakeholders by producing regular status reports and steering committee governance updates.
  • Support IT PMO process framework, governance standards and audit controls 
    Utilize project management (Waterfall and Agile) methodology and principles, and champion the culture change.

Qualifications:

  • PMP certification, scrum certification and/or other project management certification is a preferred.
  • Ability to see big picture and translate the vision into manageable projects and tasks with proper prioritization.
  • Experience in estimation, project plan creation, organizing business requirements, managing schedules, change management and associated project materials 
    Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, ability to clearly and concisely communicate information to all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to drive meetings independently with strong ability to build cross-functional relationships to coordinate dependencies and existing complex processes to deliver on commitments.
  • Excellent listening skills with dynamic ability to resolve complex issues in an environment of rapid change positively and professionally; ability to ask penetrating questions, detect unstated assumptions and resolve conflicts.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to balance and effectively prioritize multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Self-directed; able to identify and set priorities with minimal guidance.
  • Team player with ability to coach teams to resolve conflict, remove impediments and meet output targets.
  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge in Project Management (Waterfall and Agile) and SDLC processes.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or Vietnam era or other protected veteran.

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Location

Located in River North overlooking the River! Easily accessible and close to various train and bus stops, including a shuttle from Union Station.

An Insider's view of Echo Global Logistics

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Managers at Echo get to know you by having one on one meetings, so they understand your personal life. Echo is flexible with when you arrive and leave from work, so that it fits with your schedule. Echo understands that life happens, so leaving early isn’t a problem as long as you make it up later. I feel that Echo respects my personal time.

Erin

Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

I am most excited around a project designed to transform and re-build our API architecture. This project is not only very beneficial to our clients but also allows members of my team to work on and be exposed to a high visibility design that will have a positive impact on the client experience when integrating with Echo.

Rob

Integration Operations TL

How does the company support your career growth?

Echo has a start-up feel but has an infrastructure that supports training, learning, and development, which in-turn allows for growth potential. At Echo you will be challenged in honing your skills in a constantly evolving industry and company. This can allow for each person to set themselves up for overall career growth.

Trisha

Business Architect

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Echo structures itself into small teams that focus on key initiatives. We spend time planning, executing, and delivering technology to simplify the complex demands of transportation.

Miles

Chief Information Officer

What are Echo Global Logistics Perks + Benefits

Echo Global Logistics Benefits Overview

401k with company matching
Medical insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Flexible Spending Account
Parental leave
Paid time off
Commuter benefits
Divvy discount code
Employee training programs
Volunteer time off
Casual dress code
Pet insurance
Gym membership discounts
Mobile carrier discounts
Employee assistance program

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
River North Gym is in the building
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Echo has it's own Softball league in the spring/summer!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fast-paced. People-focused. Career-growth-centric. At Echo we work hard and carry the load together, but we also know how to have fun. Walking onto the sales floor of our 225,000-square-foot Chicago headquarters, you can feel the energy created by more than 700 sales representatives hustling to move over 14,000 shipments every day. When the last load is booked, you might find co-workers gearing up for summer softball, talking shop at our weekly “Beer Friday,” or competing in a game of foosball, ping-pong, or pop-a-shot.

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