Project Manager / Program Manager, Enterprise Applications Implementation

Consulting Chicago, Illinois


Description

Hybrid - Remote/Inoffice
Relocation Assistance Available 

For more than three decades, premier organizations have trusted IPM to lead the successful execution of their strategic portfolios and critically important initiatives.  Headquartered in Chicago with offices in Boston, Parsippany, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, IPM has led more than 5,000 projects for over 500 clients.  Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups.

We are a certified “Great Place to Work” company and have been named to the Great Place to Work list of “Best Workplaces in Consulting and Professional Services”.

Our Consultants are our full-time employees and the competitive advantage that sets us apart from the rest.



IPM partners with clients across multiple industries including the life sciences, consumer products, industrial products and healthcare.
 

  • Within each industry we lead, at the core team level, complex, enterprise business technology initiatives or transformations
  • Within each industry we lead business process assessments and/or continuous improvement efforts related to enterprise systems



JOB DESCRIPTION 

The Business Technology Consultant leads the planning, scheduling and management of projects and programs, applying technical and managerial skills to satisfy business, technology and systems project objectives.  You will partner with client leadership and delivery teams to lead project and program planning and execution across various functions, driving projects and programs to achieve mission-critical outcomes for our clients.  At each new engagement you will leverage the continual exposure and experiences from working within a variety of clients and project types.

Your primary goals and focus will be to:

  • Lead complex enterprise business technology initiatives or transformation
  • Lead business process assessments and/or continuous improvement efforts related to enterprise systems
  • Develop and drive integrated project plans, aligning project tactics with project strategy
  • Manage projects within established scope, schedule and budget while exceeding IPM project management standards
  • Develop and document high-level strategies for accomplishing specific project objectives
  • Establish, maintain and lead high performance project teams, serving as the project advocate within the client organization.

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE 

The ideal candidate for the Business Technology Consultant position will possess the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, science, engineering or a relatable discipline.  Advanced degrees are a plus
  • 5-20+ years of experience as a key project team member or project leader implementing complex, enterprise business technology initiatives or transformations
    • For the Life Sciences industry:  5+ years of project management experience in business process assessments and/or continuous improvement efforts related to enterprise systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) , Quality Management Systems (QMS), Regulatory Information Management Systems (RIM), Clinical Trial Management Systems (CTMS), Safety Systems, Document Management Systems, Project and Portfolio Management Systems (PPM) and/or Human Resource Information Management (HRIS)
    • For Other Industries:  5+ years of project management experience in business process assessments and/or continuous improvement efforts related to enterprise systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) , Quality Management Systems (QMS), Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), Supply Chain Systems (SCM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Project and Portfolio Management Systems (PPM) and/or Human Resource Information Management (HRIS).
  • Knowledge and application of a disciplined project management process (Six Sigma and Project Management Professional certifications are a plus)
  • Exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills to effectively communicate and build relationships with a broad spectrum of audiences at all organizational levels
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new situations and learn quickly.

WHY IPM

  • Engaging culture:  IPM has a caring, nurturing culture with a transparent communication approach and culture-building and team-building events, both regional and company-wide.
  • Inclusion:  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion have always been a part of our culture; we are a company that treats everyone with respect and dignity.  Everyone has a voice and is heard.
  • Professional development:  We ensure you reach your professional aspirations by providing you with training and development opportunities.  We’ll create the bandwidth you need to further your career at IPM.  You are IPM’s future – we only promote from within.
  • Diverse projects:  We lead a wide variety of projects and provide significant exposure to many clients and project types.
  • Collaborative work environment:  We have a well-structured system to provide support from managers, internal teams, and our Centers of Excellence (CoE).  Our CoEs serve as a resource for specific service and industry knowledge, tools and best practices.
  • Comprehensive compensation and benefits program:  including 100% employer-paid health for employees and 85% paid health for dependents; 401(k)matching, performance bonus, relocation assistance, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, holiday, personal and sick time, among many others.
  • Philanthropy:  We are devoted to the communities we serve and actively promote employee involvement in community improvement projects.  We’ve created “Project Mercy” to channel our philanthropic efforts every quarter.

IPM is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.