Research Project Manager

Peoria, IL | Contract

Research Project Manager

Peoria, IL / (Hybrid, 1 day onsite, open to Chicago candidates)

24 month contract 


  • The main function of a non-IT project manager is to plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as engineering, research and development, financial systems and product roll-out, etc or any other non-IT-based project.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities.
  • Present and explain proposals, reports and findings to clients.
  • • Recruit employees, assign, direct, and evaluate their work, and oversee the development and maintenance of staff competence.
  • Analyze technology, resource needs and market demand, to plan and assess the feasibility of projects.
  • Confer with management, production and marketing staff to discuss project specifications and procedures.
  • Review and recommend or approve contracts and cost estimates.
  • Direct, review and approve product designs and changes.
  • Consult or negotiate with clients to prepare project specifications.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field.
  • PMI or PMP certification preferred.


  • (Required)
  • *2+ Account Management (aka Client relationship management) exp *1+ years in Project Management, fluent with PM methodologies (waterfall and AGILE) *1+ years exp in analyzing data and identifying trends * 2+ years of MS PPT skills are important. *medium level excel skills *Soft skills listed below very important
  • (Desired)
  •  – Previous experience in the support industry is preferred but not required *Salesforce exp *2+ years exp with contact center
  • 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 are necessary to provide support and constructive performance feedback.
  • Strong knowledge of computer software, such as MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Project, Visio etc.


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