Deployment Lead Project Leadership Associates
PLA is seeking a Deployment Lead at our Chicago (HQ) office to help us to grow our Managed Solutions Practice Group. This position will be responsible for managing client engagements involving teams from Project Leadership, third-party vendors, and clients.
Projects are focused on deploying/migrating/upgrading technology (Windows 7, Email Migrations, Lync rollouts, etc.) following a defined process in Customer environments. There is a heavy focus on Customer/End User facing activities. Other projects will include IT infrastructure implementations and upgrades, infrastructure assessments, Managed Services, and Business Operations.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
Deployment Coordination responsible for the following:
Creating, managing and coordinating a team comprised of Customer employees, PLA employees, third party employees in a positive and ?fun? style
Creating and managing a deployment schedule that is database driven including:
Communications Plan, Marketing Plan, Training Plan
Deployment and Go-Live technicians
Other Customer projects that intersect or have dependencies with the deployment project
Managing issues throughout the project
Technical project management. Must have at least general working knowledge in the following technologies:
Microsoft PC and Server Technologies
Exchange & Lync, Telecom
PC and Application Deployment/Management
Deployment/User scheduling/Deployment Process Coordination
Virtualization, Disaster Recovery, etc.
Lead organizations through project initiation and planning processes; Developing Project Charter, Scope, Budget, Resource Planning, Schedule, Governance
Manage Large Implementation/Upgrade Programs with budgets of $1M or larger
Develop Presales proposal/scope of work
Handle Hardware & software quoting, procurement, tracking and inventorying as needed
Lead and Manage project teams (both internal and client)
Facilitate required status and other meetings with executive level committees, client management, project teams and staff
Change/Issue/Risk Management, Project budget tracking/reporting
Manage projects to closure with high level of client satisfaction with both the process of service delivery and the project results
Develop and ensure consistent documentation deliverables to client
Identify other business opportunities primarily through the creation and delivery of ?High Level Technology Plans? (sales influenced), Network Assessments and updating our CRM and Pipeline.
Manage existing account reviews and new account launches
BA or BS is preferred
10+ Yrs experience in the IT field ? Consulting experience a plus
Strong background in ProjectProgram Management with both Fortune 100 companies and small/mid-sized companies
Experience with upgrading/rolling out of technology (PC OS, Email Migration, Novell to Active Directory, SharePoint)
Proficient in Microsoft Office and Project
Proficient in Microsoft Access and SQL is a plus
Proficient in BPOS, OS365, Access is a plus
Good Interpersonal, self-management and communication skills
Strong team building skills
PMP certification a plus
Knowledge of MSF and MOF methodologies
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|Headquarters:||120 S LaSalle Ave|
Chicago, IL 60603
|Industry:||Business Products and Services|
|Company Profile:||Project Leadership Associates (PLA) is a business and technology consulting firm that empowers small, mid-market and enterprise organizations with services across four core solution groups: 1) Strategy & Execution, 2) Business Operations, 3) Applications and 4) Infrastructure. We focus on delivering all of our services with industry leading thought-leadership, seasoned senior consultants and strong business understanding. As our name suggests, we hire experienced consultants with strong business and technical backgrounds, capable of leading projects to successful completion.
PLA has been consistently ranked among Crain's Chicago Businesses' Fast 50 and Inc. Magazine's Inc. 5000 List as an annual recognition of our growth, performance, and for maintaining profitability since its founding in 1998. With headquarters in Chicago and branch offices in Houston, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco and Washington DC, PLA is uniquely poised to offer a broad array of business and IT consultancy services that work collaboratively with clients to help them realize substantial results. Project Leadership Associates, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes individuals of diverse talents and backgrounds.
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