Project Manager Chicago, US

Job Summary: As a project manager and member of the Scientific Games Interactive B2B PMO, you will be responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of global projects with our current and future customer base. This is a key role in our organization that will drive our company's growth and make a significant impact on the success of our projects. The ideal candidate will have prior experience as a hands on software developer and strong technical knowledge. A candidate must have strong communication skills, and fluidly work with clients, management and technical staff.

Essential Job Functions: 
• Managing project activities for multiple projects across all project phases, including initiation, planning, user experience, design, development, QA, launch, and ongoing maintenance
• Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
• Developing project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
• Develop a detailed project plan to track progress
• Ensure resource availability and allocation
• Maintain an attitude of commitment and exhibit responsibility for the needs of team members and external customers
• Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects 
• Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs
• Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques
• Report and escalate to management as needed
• Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
• Perform risk management to minimize project risks
• Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors
• Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation

Required Experience:
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
• Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills 

• Extensive knowledge of the SDLC and agile and waterfall project management techniques and tools

• Ability to think strategically and drive the business strategy

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills

• Strong problem management skills
• Ability to manage multiple priorities
• Ability to interact well with people at all levels within and outside the organization
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office / OmniPlan
• PMP / PRINCE II / PMI-ACP certification is a plus 
 Office environment
 Some travel will be required
Resume must be in PDF or Word format.