Randstad Project Manager III in Chicago, Illinois

Project Manager III


Chicago, IL Salary:

US$ 107 per hour Date Posted:

Friday, October 14, 2016

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Excellent opportunity at a local pharma company in the northern suburbs! One of our local clients is looking to add a Project Manager III to their team.

Location: Chicago Suburbs (North)

Pay Rate: $85-105/hr; depending on experience and pay history

Length: 6 Months-Project


Experienced Program/Project manager responsible for the planning and coordination of a multi-year project roadmap supporting a business-change program for the Marketing & Sales organization. The role will have dual responsibilities:

  1. Program: Overall program coordination responsibilities across concurrent projects. Multiple projects will be in process that this role will provide oversight, coordination and representation of status/progress to senior management.

  2. Project: For select projects, this role will facilitate the lead project manager role with hands-on responsibilities across: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring/controlling and closing processes.


  • Manages the day-to-day tasks/activities, ensuring that tasks are completed on time

  • Identify ways to accelerate the project execution while maintaining high quality standards

  • Lead project meetings, documenting meeting minutes and logging action items

  • Drive decisions to ensure the success of projects taking into account schedule, risks, requirements, and business benefits

  • Manage resources and coordinate across shared teams, vendors and external service providers

  • Perform risk management to minimize project impacts

  • Manage project changes to the scope, schedule, and costs

  • Manage and report project financials

  • Ensure project adherence to the standard methodology(s), practices, and tools.

  • Manage the relationships across all stakeholders, teams and vendors

  • Prepare and lead project steering/governance team meetings

  • Provides necessary information to management to make project relevant decisions

  • Report and escalate to management as needed


  • Maintain a multi-year roadmap of projects and initiatives across both business and technology

  • Develop project business case, project charter and project plan documents

  • Maintain the overall project milestone/activity schedule

  • Prepare project status and budget reports for management

  • Prepare periodic project overview decks (MS Powerpoint)

  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation


  • 8+ years experienced managing Business-oriented projects

  • Experience with organizational(process & people) change projects

  • Experience coordinating across multiple projects, teams & vendors

  • Proven working experience in project management

  • Self-motivating and ability to work independently

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Ability to interface and influence at senior management levels

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent relationship-building and networking skills

  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills

  • Working knowledge of MS Office suite and MS Project (also Clarizen tool a plus)


  • Pharma industry experience

  • Pharma Marketing & Sales experience

  • Experience with marketing/sales-based data-warehousing initiatives

  • Working knowledge SFA tools ( Veeva CRM toolset a plus)


  • Education - A four (4) year undergraduate degree

  • (Preferred) - PMI s Project Management Professional(PMP) and/or PMI s Program Management Professional (PgMP) credential

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