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Release Manager

Company: Spectraforce Technologies
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: March 9, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Release ManagerDuration:12 monthsLocation: Waukegan, IL-3 days onsite/2 days remote (can be flexible on days M-F)Pay Range:75 - 80 $/ hr on w2Job Description:

  • Develop, execute and manage desktop software and tool deployment projects within the defined scope.
  • Expedite, manage and coordinate a multitude of interrelated project activities within constraints and changing priorities to ensure the successful completion of projects.
  • The release Manager will be responsible for planning and execution of Small to Medium projects to support line of business and enterprise-level desktop software and tools deployment in the spaces of Infrastructure, Architecture, Identify Management, and Endpoint Engineering.

    • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
    • Quality Management: Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
    • Initiate and Plan IT Projects: Works with business and IT management to establish and gain consensus on project goals, objectives and deliverables.
    • Project Control: Assess the degree to which changes to scope, issues and risks will affect projects working with division and cross-divisional management and sponsor to gain agreement for resolution. Measure performance to assure the project is progressing as compared to the original plan and budget
    • Executing and Closing Projects: Develops and executes a work plan obtaining authorized resources to ensure all activities are performed. Gather lessons learned and obtain final project approval from the sponsor and stakeholders.
    • Project Communication: Communicate project progress by producing project reports to provide timely and accurate project status and decision support information to Project Team, Division, Cross Division and Executive management. Makes recommendations based on current project status to resolve issues.
    • Resource and Team Management: Coordinate resources to ensure project needs are addressed and effectively assign tasks and deliverables to team members based on their abilities. Supervises, motivates and mentors cross-functional /cross-divisional project teams of project managers, business analysts, developers, and validation analysts.
    • Perform work using existing standards, methodologies, desktop tools and processes, understand other software/business processes relationship to each other. Strong focus on advanced excel and data analysis and quantitative report analysis.
    • If required develop Project Charter, project plans, project work plan (WBS), current and future process maps and all other project deliverables determined by management.
    • Will lead Infrastructure Projects in various domains as required.
    • Will be expected to present status to multiple levels of management.
    • Will manage work with strong focus on Risk Identification and management.
    • Strong collaboration and communication skills given the high degrees of strategic impact, change, project complexity, and potential senior executive interactions.
    • Solid experience and understanding of tracking and managing project budgets and financials.
    • Will work with a matrixed team, and possibly multiple vendors.
    • Ability to think strategically and creatively
    • Will lead and direct the work of others.
      Required Qualifications:

      • Bachelor's degree in business, Computer Science, project management or related discipline Or Associates Degree with 10+ years direct experience in IT Project Management.
      • Minimum of 5 Years' experience in IT project management, business systems analysis, or deployment, with a minimum of 3 years' experience managing Infrastructure projects.
      • Total Combined Experience: 5 - 10+ years
        Preferred Qualifications:

        • Experience with Software Life Cycle (SLC) process phases including risk and impact assessment for software testing, pilot and production deployments.
        • Skilled in problem solving, research, quantitative reporting analysis and analytical working techniques
        • Compilation and analysis of desktop inventory data and metrics
        • Expertise in analytical tools such as MS Excel
        • Experience with Clarity PPM tool and MS Project
        • Familiarity with Organization Change Management or change management certification.
        • Experience in Pharmaceutical or highly regulated quality environment preferred
        • PMP Certification.
        • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt
        • ITIL Certification
        • MS Excel for data/quantitative report analysis
          What are the top 3-5 skills requirements should this person have?

          • Ensure compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
          • Initiate and Plan IT Projects: Works with business and IT management to establish and gain consensus on project goals, objectives, and deliverables.
          • Manage risk and assess the degree to which changes impact project deliverables and end-users and ensure team consensus.
          • Communicate project progress via weekly status reports and provide decision support and issue resolution.
          • Obtain and coordinate resources to ensure tasks in the work plan are effectively assigned and tracked to completion including cross-functional teams.
            What is a nice to have (but not required) regarding skills, requirements, experience, education, or certification?

            • Organizational Change Management
            • Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
            • Agile or PMP certification
            • Previous experience at AbbVie
              Work Schedule (Define days,# of hours)/ Is Overtime offered or required? If yes, how many hours, what impact to scheduled working hours?

              • Overtime would be a rare occasion. Standard 40 hrs., M-F 8A-5P (CDT)
              • Any OT needs to be approved prior to working
                Interview Process

                • 30 minute video interview with Nicole and Rick

                  Below is the brief introduction of SPECTRAFORCE, the benefits we offer and the disclaimers:
                  Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams.
                  We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 130 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation.
                  SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of "human connection," defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people (and clients) can reach their highest potential. Our entire workflow and teams are trained to cultivate the joy of NEWJOBPHORIA with candidates and employees throughout their engagement with SPECTRAFORCE. Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, and hospital indemnity insurances. Additional benefits SPECTRAFORCE offers to the eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE offers unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation.

Keywords: Spectraforce Technologies, Waukegan , Release Manager, Executive , Waukegan, Illinois

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