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Project Manager
Chicago, IL

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Job Description

We are looking for smart, curious people who are eager to learn and broaden their project management craft. We want people who are innovative and flexible with an adaptable mindset who are continuously thinking about improvements. This role requires individuals who are able to empower and motivate their teams in order to bring about successful change.

You will pride yourself in being a natural facilitator adept at working with diverse, technically strong and distributed teams. With excellent communication skills and an ability to manage and resolve conflict, you'll shield the team from outside distractions and keep your team focused on quality, ensuring value is continually delivered.

Working at the heart of cross functional teams, you will play your part in delivering large-scale digital transformation programs. There may be projects in which Scrum is not yet fully adopted and understood and you will be able to coach teams to work towards this, in addition to working with other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of Scrum within the organization. In doing this, you will love driving change!

Do you have the following?

* Proven experience as a Project Manager who has run agile delivery on digital transformation engagements
* Core project management skills and a love for delivering business value at pace, cost effectively, and to the highest quality standards
* Experience running Scrum for multi-disciplinary teams
* A mindset for owning the set-up of the end to end delivery process and tools
* A passion for facilitating stand ups, Agile/Scrum ceremonies, decision making and conflict resolution
* A background working with Product Managers within large delivery organizations with shared dependencies across multiple work streams
* Ability to manage dependencies across work streams, align teams to common priorities, and remove impediments to progress to ensure successful project delivery
* Experience in identifying, managing and helping to mitigate project issues and risks
* Experience in leading diverse, multi-skilled teams across geographies
* Ability to influence and manage clients internally and externally
* Experience running Kanban for multi-disciplinary teams (preferred)

Publicis Sapient is a digital transformation partner helping established organizations get to their future, digitally-enabled state, both in the way they work and the way they serve their customers. We help unlock value through a start-up mindset and modern methods, fusing strategy, consulting and customer experience with agile engineering and problem-solving creativity. As digital pioneers with 20,000 people and 53 offices around the globe, our experience spanning technology, data sciences, consulting and customer obsession - combined with our culture of curiosity and relentlessness - enables us to accelerate our clients' businesses through designing the products and services their customers truly value. Publicis Sapient is the digital business transformation hub of Publicis Groupe. For more information, visit

As part of our dedication to an inclusive and diverse workforce, Publicis Sapient is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at or you may call us at +1-617-621-0200.

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