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IT Project Manager

Advanced Group

This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted April 11, 2021.

Advanced Group leverages over 30 years of expertise in talent acquisition, staffing, and outsourcing solutions to operate the award-winning Advanced Group family of brands, including Advanced Clinical, Advanced Resources, Advanced RPO, and WunderLand Group. Together, with mastery across professional disciplines and global markets, we’re dedicated to make a difference, every day, for our clients, our candidates, each other, and our communities. Advanced Group’s Shared Services team provides corporate services such as Marketing, Human Resources, Finance & Accounting, IT, and Operations to each of our brands. Our employees are the foundation of our energetic and collaborative environment, where constant learning and service to others take top priority. We seek dynamic, hard-working team members who are inspired to work amongst diverse backgrounds and perspectives. From our altruistic mission to outstanding career development opportunities, there’s no better place to grow your career than Advanced Group.


Job Summary

Reporting directly to the Director of PMO, the IT Project Manager will lead projects IT infrastructure and application implementation projects of varying complexity. This role entails working with the PMO managing projects from inception through completion. The incumbent will drive work collaboratively to execute objectives. In collaboration with the IT leadership and the PMO, the IT Project Manager will advise and recommend on continuous improvements to the project management methodologies. 

  • Promote pragmatic infrastructure maturity by championing value-based, risk-managed investments and guided, disciplined execution
  • Ensure overall successful project delivery (on-time, on-budget, high quality, meeting business outcomes).
  • Interfaces with stakeholders from different parts of the organizations to develop scope, technical requirements and execution plans for new projects.
  • Lead projects with overall responsibility for successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling, status reporting and closure.
  • Drives activities to achieve measurable outcomes by managing schedule, resource, scope, deliverables, budget, risk, issue, dependency, vendor relationship and communications.
  • Collaborates with project and program leads to create any required business cases, project charters, communication plans, delivery timelines, detailed schedules and resources required.
  • Provides timely updates to program manager, functional leads, IT PMO, and key stakeholders by producing regular status reports and steering governance updates.
  • Facilitates the teams daily work including scheduled meetings.
  • Creates a collaborative environment which allows the team and stakeholders to interact closely.
  • Assists with the enhancement of documentation related to process, SOPs, schedule templates, reports, communication plans, etc.
  • No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position, however the incumbent will manage third party project delivery resources/team and cross-functional teams.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • 7+ years in IT project management.
  • PMP, PPM, PRINCE2, or equivalent certification required. Agile and Scrum certifications are preferred.
  • Adept at usage of various tools such as SmartSheet, Microsoft Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, and Project.
  • Experience using project portfolio management tools.
  • Smartsheet for project management, executive dashboards, and project communication is preferred.
  • Project management experience with the technologies below is preferred.
    • IT Security, SSO, IAM, Okta, Dashlane, Lastpass
    • Microsoft O365, Teams, SharePoint, Azure AD, Avepoint Governance
    • Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite, Microsoft MDM, Enterprise Security tools – Intune, Azure Identity and Rights Management, Enterprise Mobility Suite
    • Document Management applications: Docusign, Box
    • Project accounting, resource management, and time tracking,
  • Experience in the professional services, staffing, clinical research outsourcing (CRO), and life sciences industries is preferred.
  • Knowledge of CFR 21 Part 11 Compliance is preferred.


  • Project management skills: create and execute project plans, proactively manage risks/issues, maintain compliance with project management processes, an eye for detail, independently maintain project documentation, drive follow-up on open actions etc.
  • Ability to synthesize and simplify complex problems and systems
  • Able to manage challenges, think creatively, and pivot quickly
  • Self-starter with the ability to multi-task and juggle competing demands.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills: Identifies opportunities or problems and acts quickly and decisively to respond to the situation. Ability to drive productive conversations and team meetings. Active listening skills.
  • Excellent People skills: a combination of skills including an ability to ask penetrating questions, detect unstated assumptions and resolve conflict, be able to work with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong team player, able to foster teamwork, collaboration and a positive working environment to the project team.
  • Analytical skills: ability to perceive and analyze problems, develop alternatives and recommend sound decisions.
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new and changing business and technical environments.
  • Adept at articulating technical implications to business users/stakeholders.
  • High degree of professionalism and integrity.
  • Natural leader who has a clear understanding of service culture and a conviction in technology’s role in the business
  • Value-based decision-maker who understands the balance between productivity and security
  • Ability to properly and efficiently articulate sophisticated technology principles to various groups of stakeholders with varying levels of technical comprehension
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that generate respect and trust from stakeholders
  • Ability to be hands on, as needed.
  • Flexible leader with ability to be comfortable with ambiguity and disciplined failure
  • Results-driven with an affinity for cloud computing, business process enhancement, and automation



It is Advanced Group’s practice not to discriminate against any employee or applicant because of sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or sexual preference, pregnancy or maternity, genetic information, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

This practice applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, layoff, Company-sponsored education, social and recreational programs, and treatment on the job.  If you have a disability or handicap and would like us to accommodate you in any reasonable way, please inform your recruiter so that we can discuss the appropriate alternatives available.



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