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PROJECT MANAGER – INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, DATA AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Jenner & Block LLP
Chicago, Illinois 60654
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

ABOUT JENNER & BLOCK
Jenner & Block (www.jenner.com) is a law firm with global reach, with more than 500 lawyers and offices in Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC.  The firm is known for its prominent and successful litigation practice and experience handling sophisticated and high-profile corporate transactions.  Firm clients include Fortune 100 companies, large privately held corporations, financial services institutions, emerging companies and venture capital and private equity investors.  The American Lawyer magazine has ranked Jenner & Block as the #1 pro bono firm in the United States 10 times, most recently in 2019.  The firm has been ranked in the top 10 in this category every year since 1990. 

OVERVIEW

The Project Manager works within the Data and Development Services group supporting deliverables across all aspects of project planning and execution for a variety of strategic initiatives. The Project Manager coordinates stakeholder involvement; establishes and documents business workflows; defines system and process requirements; and helps implement appropriate testing plans and tools to facilitate successful project delivery. Projects will be diverse – addressing vendor system enhancements, organization structure and work process design changes, proprietary application development, and implementation of firm tools and processes.

The Project Manager reports directly to the Associate Director of Data and Development Services within the Information Technology department and will have significant interaction with C-levels, directors, and attorneys.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Define project scope, goals, and deliverables in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders
  • Build partnerships and serves as the liaison with internal departments, effectively identifying, understanding, and delivering desired solutions and value to the organization
  • Analyzes problems/opportunities and identifies creative solutions for business challenges
  • Provide support throughout the project lifecycle from inception to completion:
    • Create and update required project documents (e.g. charter, project plan, requirements, change control, testing plan, deployment plan, etc.)
    • Provide technical guidance to project teams on requirements and solutions
    • Work with project vendors to track project progress
    • Actively escalate and manage issues, identify risks, maintain project issue lists,  and identify potential solutions
    • Recognize and document change management requirements
    • Assist with management of all aspects of end-to-end testing, including but not limited to developing testing plans, test cases, and test scripts; performing user acceptance testing; and coordinating end-to-end testing
  • Support project steering committee initiatives; provide project management guidelines to project leads; educate stakeholders on project management methodology and best practices
  • Prepare and communicate project status and reports for project teams, sponsors, project governance committee and other stakeholders  

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience in an information technology or PMO role, with professional services or law firm experience preferred
  • At least 3 years of project management experience; EPMO a plus
  • 1-2 years with design, development, and implementation of solutions, systems, or products experience preferred
  • Must have a good understanding of application design principles, programming concepts, and database management
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and requests, assess priorities, and work within tight deadlines
  • Highly professional with a strong customer service orientation
  • Demonstrated communications skills, across all levels of the organization, both written and verbal, while working in a diverse organization
  • Ability to work independently but comply with direction as needed
  • Exhibits a high degree of initiative and is a self-starter
  • Detailed oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Previous experience with document management and/or expense system implementations a plus
  • PMP certification or PMI experience preferred

Tools

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Visio
 
Jenner & Block LLP is an equal opportunity employer. Recruitment and employment decisions are not made on the basis of an individual’s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity and/or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions, arrest record, matriculation, personal appearance, political affiliation, marital, parental, veteran, military, or order of protection status, or any other protected status or that of their relatives, friends, or associates. 

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Posted: 2021-04-15 Expires: 2021-05-30

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PROJECT MANAGER – INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, DATA AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Jenner & Block LLP
Chicago, Illinois 60654

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