Kforce Senior Program Manager in Chicago, Illinois

business case rationale

  • Work with business unit and functional leaders in the early initiative stages to identify issues during planning and develop a comprehensive integration or transformation blueprint

  • Identify and address critical activities

  • Assess and manage combined business risks and potential opportunities for additional value

  • Lead cross-functional teams to execute plans

  • Support the Strategy Management Office leader by providing relevant recommendations to business and functional owners and high level executives

  • Support business units and support functions on activities

  • Assist in the development of clear, coherent, and timely communications strategies

  • Report on plan development and implementation

  • Measure and communicate results against goals and plan

  • Support the Strategy Management Steering Committee process

  • Support the communication development efforts to ensure clear communications of the transformation and integration strategy to customers, employees and vendors

  • Change management: Support the leader of Change Management and the Strategy Management Office Leader's driving of change for the organization, all projects and teams

  • Supports the Strategy Management Office Leader as the key liaison between the business and/or function and the Strategy Management Office by ensuring plans are created and aligned

  • Drives a successful program implementation

  • Works with the business and/or function to establish, track, and report measures of success for the strategic initiative

  • Supports the business and/or function to ensure clear understanding of the Strategy Management Office and TRS strategies

  • MBA preferred and/or 8 years' experience in program leadership or project management

  • Proven track record of working with cross-functional business leaders to achieve difficult objectives

  • Technology experience strongly preferred

  • Strong leadership

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Good problem solving skills

  • Good judgment

  • Know when to solve and mitigate risk and know when to escalate

  • Multiple disciplines preferred (supply chain, finance, HR, etc)

  • Capable of navigating complex and dynamic environment on a politically sensitive tightrope

  • Able to discern order out of chaos

  • Skilled in integrating change management into program management methodology

  • Excellent computer skills: Word, Excel, Visio, Project, PowerPoint

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours