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Product Manager/Business Consultant (Tax)
Ref No.: 16-01565
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Client: Finance
Location: Chicago,IL
Duration: 12 Months
Interview Process:
phone + F2F

Job Description:
20% - 40% travel will be required for this role as needed
  • 8+ years of progressive IT program and project management experience
    • Preferably within a professional services firm or similar environment
  • Experience with Tax compliance and a good understanding of tax compliance systems
  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Computer Science, Finance, Information Science, Business Management, or similar field
  • 2+ years of experience working in an Agile environment
  • Advanced leadership and general management skills, including:
    • Conflict resolution capabilities
    • Outstanding negotiation skills
    • Effectively manage scope of projects and the expectation of the project
    • Ability to cast wide influence, including outside of immediate line of reporting
    • Experience in managing/supervising project teams of 5 or more people, and in working with offshore resources
  • Strong client-service background
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation / facilitation, and written communication skills
  • Advanced familiarity with Agile software development methodology
  • Deep understanding of the professional services delivery process and software development life cycle (SDLC)
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, with meticulous attention to detail and quality
  • Experience managing technology budgets, developing high-level financial documents on potential technology solutions, and presenting cost/benefit and strategic analysis to leadership
  • Experience developing/managing large to very large project schedules and setting project milestones
  • Advanced knowledge of the tax technology business and marketplace
  • Adaptability and demonstrated leadership within a continuously evolving environment
  • Expert analytical and technical abilities and task management skills
  • Ability to easily grasp and communicate complex ideas
  • Expert problem-solver. Find simple answers to complex questions or problems
  • Ability to synthesize clear business requirements from customer inputs, effectively prioritize requirements and make informed project tradeoffs, and map business requirements to appropriate functional/technical requirements
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and independently; performs work effectively with minimal to no supervision
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, assign and manage work activities, meet deadlines and develop project management reporting in a timely and effective manner
  • Extensive experience with core tools including Microsoft Office Professional (Outlook, Word, Excel, Visio, Access, etc.), and others
  • Tax professional background strongly preferred
  • Master's Degree or higher
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)