Senior Project Manager at Cognizant (Peoria, IL)

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Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.). Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 1000, and the Fortune 500 and we are among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world.
Location: Remote; United States with 25% travel requirement.
Practice - AIA - Artificial Intelligence and Analytics About AI & Analytics: Artificial intelligence (AI) and the data it collects and analyzes will soon sit at the core of all intelligent, human-centric businesses. By decoding customer needs, preferences, and behaviors, our clients can understand exactly what services, products, and experiences their consumers need. Within AI & Analytics, we work to design the future-a future in which trial-and-error business decisions have been replaced by informed choices and data-supported strategies!
By applying AI and data science, we help leading companies to prototype, refine, validate, and scale their AI and analytics products and delivery models! Cognizant's AIA practice takes insights that are buried in data, and provides businesses a clear way to transform how they source, interpret and consume their information. Our clients need flexible data structures and a streamlined data architecture that quickly turns data resources into informative, meaningful intelligence.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Problem-solving with the ability to identify strategic solutions to business problems with enterprise-wide implications
  • Demonstrate the flexibility to work among diverse corporate environments, industries, and technical and non-technical audiences
  • Handle program and project teams for optimal return on investment and coordinate and delegate cross-project initiatives
  • Identify key requirements needed from multi-functional teams and external vendors
  • Develop and handle the budget for projects and be accountable for delivering against established business goals/objectives
  • Publish project updates at different levels; share upcoming plans
  • Lead project monitoring discussions, i.e. issues, risks, and impact on to the project
  • Ability to build strong multi-functional teams.
  • Ability to act as a mentor for team members to advance their skills and competencies
  • Collaborate with project team members to create a positive environment that is conducive to the resolution of issues and closure of project tasks
  • Support on Practice Development (e.g., conduct interviews, maintain knowledge management repository)
  • Work closely and lead on Business Development (e.g. proposals, white papers).
  • Focus on both the business and technical aspects of solution management and work in collaboration with the business analysts, product line teams, and Technology Lead colleagues.
Must-Have
  • 7+ years of IT experience
  • 5-10 years of relevant PM experience with accreditations or training (e.g., PMI / SAFe).
  • Strong technical proficiency in SAP, AWS, Salesforce, Mainframe, Datastage, Snowflake, DataPower & IIB
  • PMs are capable of delivering medium to high complexity and size IT projects.
  • Experienced in engaging with senior levels within the IT organization.
  • Proficiency in waterfall, hybrid, and agile methodologies.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office tools, MS Project - Project planning and time management, ServiceNow for Demand management.
  • Highly Experienced with Project Time and Spend Management reporting.
Preferred Technical Skills
  • Experience managing IT projects with integrations and data platform development
  • SAP, AWS, Salesforce, Mainframe, Datastage, Snowflake, DataPower & IIB
  • AWS/Data Pipeline concepts/SPARK/Graph/Supply Chain/Analytics concepts (needs Scrum Master with PM Waterfall skills)
  • Snowflake/Data Pipeline/Supply Chain concepts
  • Supply chain/data/analytics concepts
  • Snowflake/Data Pipelines
Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. Cognizant reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.
Cognizant is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Cognizant is committed to ensuring that all current and prospective associates are afforded equal opportunities and treatment and a work environment free of harassment.
Cognizant is recognized as a Military Friendly Employer and is a coalition member of the Veteran Jobs Mission. Our Cognizant Veterans Network assists Veterans in building and growing a career at Cognizant that allows them to leverage the leadership, loyalty, integrity, and commitment to excellence instilled in them through participation in military service.

About Cognizant
Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 185 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at www.cognizant.com or follow us @USJobsCognizant. Applicants may be required to attend interviews in person or by video conference. In addition, candidates may be required to present their current state or government issued ID during each interview.

Cognizant is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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More Information on Cognizant
Cognizant operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Teaneck, NJ, New Haven, CT, Edina, MN, Englewood, CO and Pheonix, AZ. Cognizant was founded in 2022. It has 301000 total employees. To see all 457 open jobs at Cognizant, click here.
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