IT Project Manager

Information Technology Chicago, Illinois


Do you excel at setting goals and milestones, charting the path forward, and guiding others to achieve successful outcomes? Want to use your advanced project management skills to impact a rapidly growing essential business? If so, then you should consider joining Genuine Cable Group (GCG) as an IT Project Manager.

Position Summary

In this role, you will manage the company’s overall IT project portfolio, working closely with GCG IT leadership and key stakeholders to deliver projects on time and on budget. You will flex your expertise in project leadership, coordination, visibility, and predictability for the completion of critical projects; assist with the development of technical estimates and work plans; and improve and refine project management methodology and governance. Because you will be creating project management best practices, your broad knowledge of industry best practices and ability to proactively identify and mitigate potential risks and roadblocks will be appreciated and leveraged here.

For this role, we are open to a hybrid or remote work arrangement. 

About Genuine Cable Group (GCG)

At Genuine Cable Group, We Make Connections Possible!  We are a leading distributor of wire, cable, industrial automation, and connectivity solutions serving a wide variety of industries through a Service-oriented, Responsive, and Values-Focused approach that consistently exceeds customer expectations.  Our mission is to provide our customers quickly and comprehensively with the right wire, cable, industrial automation, and connectivity solutions while adhering to our core values of integrity, ethics, and respect for our customer base, fellow associates, and supplier partners. 

With ten premier brands in our product suite and distribution facilities that span North America, we are rapidly expanding across new and existing markets and we are seeking talented professionals to join us in that rapid expansion!


What You’ll Do:

  • Build and manage detailed project plans that align with the overall IT strategy, consulting with IT department leads and senior leadership as necessary
  • Manage all phases of project including scope and requirements, key milestones and timelines, risks, planning, execution, monitoring, budget, and communication
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties, such as vendors, to ensure the flawless execution of multiple projects
  • Measure performance using project management tools and techniques to deliver clear project scorecards that measure success and illuminate risk
  • Prepare project status reports and regularly present project performance updates in technical team meetings with IT leadership, team members, and stakeholders; determine progress and address any questions or challenges
  • Take ownership of issues; propose and drive appropriate resolutions
  • Promote project vision and objectives through effective communication; enable regular, consistent project communication to both stakeholders and the IT team
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Project Management or related technical field (required)
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience managing projects
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification strongly preferred
  • Previous experience with corporate acquisitions STRONGLY preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; attention to detail and nuance
  • Solid organizational and time management skills; ability to balance multiple priorities effectively
  • Ability to absorb knowledge rapidly to gain management-level understanding of the technical work being performed
  • Demonstrated understanding of Project Management processes, strategies, and methods
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically PowerPoint, to deliver steering committee updates
  • Experience with project management software tools; previous MS Project experience a huge plus
  • Experience working in a high-level collaborative environment, promoting collaboration and fostering commitment
  • Excellent consultative and conflict resolution skills

Genuine Cable Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

These duties and responsibilities are judged to be "essential functions" in terms of the Americans With Disabilities Act, or ADA. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed by such a person.