Data Center Consolidation Sr. Project Manager in Rolling Meadows, IL at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 9/16/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job #:  877588

The primary purpose of this position is to plan and manage the delivery of business systems solutions in support of business objectives and ongoing operations.  This includes project planning, estimating, execution, tracking, implementation and transition to support.  Individual will work closely with Senior Business Owners, PPM, and vendors in defining systems/project benefits, scope, approach, resource requirements, timing deliverables and funding.  Position will provide leadership and direction to project teams throughout the full lifecycle of the project. 

QUANTITATIVE DIMENSIONS:  (Annualized data that provides a measure of the size and scope of the position’s responsibility, such as sales volume, operating expense, budgets, payroll amount, inventory value, purchases, number of products, production volume, tax disbursements, value of plant and equipment, annual hires, number of employees supervised, etc.)

This position will be responsible for managing projects ranging from $250,000 to $4,000,000 with duration of 3 months to 1 year.  Will be expected to manage 1 large project, 1-3 medium projects or 3-6 smaller projects.

Key Job Responsibilities:  List the principal duties in descending order of significance to fulfilling the job purpose.


The position responsibilities outlined below are in no way to be construed as all encompassing. Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.


Creates and executes project work plans, and revises as appropriate to meet changing business requirements




Uses knowledge and expertise of IT & business process to identify opportunities for solving business problems and improving business results



Effectively communicates relevant project information to PPM, Project Sponsor, IT Management and other Stakeholders



Leads a team of internal developers and/or 3rd party consultants to cost effectively implement and deliver technology & business solutions.



Manages day-to-day operational aspects of project (scope, schedule, budget, & resources).  Evaluates and minimizes risks to project.



Effectively applies Komatsu’s methodologies and enforces project standards



Communicates comfortably with executives, and is able to influence and persuade others



Maintains current knowledge of industry trends, developments, and best practices - recommends more efficient methods of operations and project delivery.





Job Requirements

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Undergraduate degree is required, project management certification preferred.


5-8 years of project management & business analyst experience.  Ability to manage 2-4 small projects, 1 – 2 medium projects, or 1 large project.


Experience leading teams and project budgets ranging from $250K to $4 million across multiple functions within the enterprise. Managed at least two full lifecycle projects.  Manufacturing industry knowledge preferred.


Must be detail oriented, results focused, possess effective written and verbal communication skills, and be able to support change management initiatives.


Extensive knowledge of PM and SDLC disciplines and standards.  Strong business process skills required.  Must be proficient in MS Project.


Must have excellent and persuasive oral and written communication skills.  Must be capable of creating clear and effective presentations, and/or meetings with clients, peers, and management. 


Scrum Master Certification and Agile experience highly desirable


Physical Requirements:  While performing the duties of this job, the associate is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; and the ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (life, carry, move) light to medium weights of 1-10 pounds.

Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information. The associate frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.


Working Relationships

List the title, area of responsibility and organizational context of individuals with which this position will have the most frequent contact.  Include contacts made inside and outside the Company.  Briefly describe the nature and purpose of these contacts

Most Frequent Contacts

Nature or Purpose of Contact

PPM Manager

Direct Report

Senior Business Process Owners

SMEs – Project Sponsors

System Analysts; Programmer/Analysts; ICT Operations Staff

Project team

External Vendors, Customers, Distributors

Project team

EEO Employer

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