IT Project / Program Manager

Deerfield, IL
Job Terms:
Competitive w/ full benefits
Start date:
Posted By:
PJ Farnham

Job Description:

With the news of COVID19 spreading, Aquent is committed to ensuring the safety and well being of our employees. This includes providing technology to support video interviews, resources and support for employees to work from home successfully, and fully covered healthcare for eligible employees.

This role will initially be remote due to COVID19 but wil llikely be onsite in Deerfield, IL


The main function of an IT project/program manager is to plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming. Job Responsibilities: * Review project plans to plan and coordinate project activity. * Manage backup, security and user help system. * Consult with users, management, vendors, and technicians to assess computing needs and system requirements. * Meet with department heads, managers, supervisors, vendors, and others, to solicit cooperation and resolve problems. * Provide users with technical support for computer problems. * Recruit, hire, train and supervise staff, or participate in staffing decisions. * Evaluate data processing proposals to assess project feasibility and requirements. * Develop and interpret organizational goals, policies, and procedures. * Develop computer information resources, providing for data security and control, strategic computing, and disaster recovery. Skills: * Verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, attention to detail and interpersonal skills. * Strong ability to work independently and manage one’s time. * Strong leadership and mentoring skills necessary to provide support and constructive performance feedback. * Strong knowledge of circuit boards, processors, electronic equipment and computer hardware and software. * Strong knowledge of production processes, quality control, costs and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. * Strong knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and production methods. * Strong knowledge of computer software, such as Visual Basic, Java, SQL, etc.


Education/Experience: * Bachelor's degree in a technical field such as computer science, computer engineering or related field required. MBA or other related advanced degree preferred. * PMI or PMP certification preferred. * 8-10 years experience required.