Project Manager (Back-office) at The Judge Group Inc. in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Job Description:

Location: REMOTE

Salary: Competitive

Description: Our client is currently seeking a back office project manager.

Remote, but LOCAL TO PHILADELPHIA for meetings periodically (not an office critical role).


Project Management

  • Define and document project scopes for new projects proposed by supported department heads / business owners for use in prioritization and scheduling.

  • Build and manage all projects to established project plans. Ensure risks and issues are identified and communicated in a timely fashion.

  • Maintain weekly/monthly status reports to key stakeholders tracking the status of projects and/or assigned workstreams.

Project Portfolio Management

  • Work with the VP, PMO to refine the overall project portfolio management process for the defined set of supported departments.

  • Support the implementation of systems and tools across the organization to provide consistent visibility into active project status as well as future priorities.

  • Demonstrate application of best practices for project and task management, as well as project meeting facilitation.

  • Foster a partnership approach to working with the other teams across the organization and the key business stakeholders.

Process Workflow Analysis and Business Requirements Documentation

  • Evaluate existing business and operational flows related to contributions, investments, grants, and reconciliations processes.

  • Understand as-is processes and develop / prepare recommendations for process improvements and system enhancements / optimizations.

  • Conduct interviews and/or facilitated workshops with users to analyze processes and identify system optimizations.

  • Prepare functional requirements documentation for system optimizations / enhancements in support of process improvements.

  • Perform user testing and quality assurance checks of systems processes and solutions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferred concentration in Business, Operations, Finance, Accounting, or related field, or equivalent experience

  • Minimum 5-7 years of relevant experience in project management role required, including demonstrated success in managing financial, operational and/or transactional projects.

  • Financial services, custodial operations, investment operations, accounting, auditing, or consulting industry experience required.

  • Process workflow analysis and business requirements documentation experience preferred.

  • Database / reporting experience a plus.

  • Microsoft Excel macro proficiency a plus.

  • System testing experience a plus.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent strongly preferred, including demonstrable experience applying the core elements of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) to business situations.

  • Experience with Smartsheet project management system a plus.

  • Advanced Microsoft Office capabilities (Power Point, Excel, Project, Word, Outlook) required.

  • Proven record of working with all levels of an organization's business and technology departments.

  • Adept at multi-tasking and work prioritization; thrives in an environment of rapid change.


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