Senior Project Manager

Chicago, Illinois | Freelance | Job ID #44256 |
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Onward Search is partner with a major retail client based in Chicago who is currently looking for a Sr Project Manager to run our large project.

This is a large global initiative for our client's customer experience team. We are interested in talking to Sr Project Managers who can drive the overall program and work with the various scrum teams to drive the project to completion.

Summary of Position:

The Sr. Project Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling Strategic and High Priority IS&T projects. Projects will be executed utilizing Agile principles and the PMBOK Standards. The Sr. Project Manager is also responsible for coaching and mentoring project managers.

In this role you will be to create written plans to manage and track tasks across multiple initiatives. When planning the work, the Sr. Project Manager must use their technical knowledge, as well as, solicit input from the technical staff, business units and other IS&T support areas to assure the timeframes and expectations are realistic. It is expected that the Sr. Project Manager will develop resource plans necessary to complete projects and work with the Managers to provide those resources.

We are looking for a true leader. Establish the vision for the project team as it relates to achieving the goals and objectives of the Project Sponsor and the company. Be proactive in anticipating and securing the resources needed to achieve the established goals and objectives.


  • Develop project plans to minimize cost and implementation risks
  • Provide communication, documentation and everyday management of projects, while ensuring that all risks, timelines, budget and scope are managed
    • Initiate, plan, execute, monitor/control and close projects
    • Perform quality assurance and risk management
    • Project budget and scheduling estimation and management
  • Manage project team members
  • Manage direct reports
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to other Project Managers
  • Contribute to the overall Project Management Community of Practice
  • Engage with stakeholders and manage internal, external and third-party relationships
  • Conduct status review meetings with team members and clients
  • Provide reports and documentation on project stage and progress
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Please reach out to Onward Search today to learn more! 



  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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