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Company: SP +
Location: Chicago, IL
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Construction, Housing, Real Estate

Description

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The Project Manager - Business Analyst will be an integral part of the Project Management & Process Improvement function in the CFO organization. This role will be responsible for leading enterprise-wide business process projects, which are often enabled through technology implementation or upgrades.

This unique role combines project management, business analysis, and process improvement skills and positions the individual to effectively perform as an internal consultant to SP+.

Recent project areas include implementing a cloud based procure-to-pay solution, conducting strategic sourcing analysis, implementing a new Learning and Development system, procuring and implementing a new contract life-cycle management system, as well as development of various client specific applications and financial system changes. The Project Manager - Business Analyst will work closely with the Manager of PMO/PI to finalize the organizational model, develop efficient tools and templates and drive change. The Project Manager - Business Analyst will collect and analyze process data to initiate, develop and recommend business practices and procedures that result in increased productivity, reduced cost and meaningful return on investment.



Responsibilities

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Independently lead multiple complex, high-visibility projects that span various functional areas from project initiation through delivery
  • Translate conceptual user requirements into functional requirements or user stories in a clear manner that is comprehensible to IT developers for technology enabled projects
  • Analyze current state processes, recommend future state processes based on best practices and own the execution of such change for business process improvement efforts
  • Manage the performance of a project by tracking deliverables, timeline performance, cost performance, change requests, project issues and project risks
  • Communicate the objectives and status of projects to the relevant stakeholders during the life of a project, including project plans, status updates, change orders, significant issues and timelines
  • Support organizational change management efforts related to the delivery of projects (e.g., training, cultural change, process change)
  • Assist with quality assurance / testing of products and solutions
  • Assist with development of functional training materials for new deliverables and conducting end-user training, as required
  • Challenge current working practices; identify process improvement opportunities and facilitate goal setting using customer feedback, analysis, benchmarking and other forms of process evaluation
  • Help define and identify key measures and performance metric targets and assist in development of cost-benefit and return on investment analyses for proposed changes
  • Work with PMO/PI leaders, assist in the prioritization of projects and the overall management of the project portfolio based on strategic fit, risk and return on investment
  • Advocate, demonstrate and teach the use of the project / portfolio management methodology, develop best practices and tools, through project deliveries for various stakeholders in the company


Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Information Systems or other related field or equivalent experience as Business Analyst and/or Project Manager
  • At least 4 years experience in driving complex end-to-end business process and/or technology projects
  • Project management competency
  • Demonstrated experience in gathering business requirements for technology implementations
  • Sound working knowledge and experience using and applying process improvement best practices /techniques, business analysis and project management skills
  • Demonstrated experience modeling business processes using a variety of tools and techniques
  • Excellent analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in environments resistant to change and unable to change quickly
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and deal with ambiguity
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to communicate and present appropriately at all levels of the organization through written and verbal methods
  • Excellent facilitation and negotiating skills
  • Ability to work across multiple, distributed, functional groups
  • Strong enterprise-wide vision (seeing the big picture) with strong attention to detail
  • Aptitude for understanding organization operations and culture and the related functional capabilities of implemented enterprise applications (custom and off-the-shelf)
  • Familiarity with standard software development methods (SDLC, Agile, etc.)
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (PPT, Excel, Visio) and an aptitude for technology
  • Strong financial modeling expertise


Other Desired Experience:

  • 2-4 years of consulting experience in business process improvement or finance transformation preferred
  • Familiarity with financial system architecture and experience in software such as INFOR or cloud-based applications preferred
  • Lean Six Sigma experience a plus

SP+ is an equal opportunity employer committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, train, and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability or other classes protected by federal or state law. SP+ does not tolerate harassment of or retaliation against any employee or applicant on the basis of these characteristics, or because the individual exercised his or her EEO rights.


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