Project Specialist / Business Analyst

Please send resume if you are interested in our Project
Specialist / Business Analyst opening located in Chicago, IL.
Salary for this role is going to be in the $90K-$105K range with
AMAZING benefits. If you are not interested in this position,
please pass onto colleagues/associates as we do offer referral
fees should they be hired.

Title: Project Specialist / Business Analyst

Location: Chicago IL, Hybrid – 3 days in office, 2 days remote

Compensation: $90K-$105K + Bonus + yearly merit increases +
EXCELLENT benefits

Term: Full Time/Direct Hire

Job Description:

The Project Specialist / Business Analyst must have experience in
working effectively with executive, mid-level leadership, and IT
staff to assess their technology needs, translate business needs
into solutions, and plan and execute on projects related to those
solutions. Responsibilities include eliciting, documenting, and
translating requirements into functional and technical
specifications, driving projects through the entire project life
cycle.

As the Project Specialist / Business Analyst your duties will
include but not be limited to:

* Act as a liaison between the business units, Technology, and
Operations teams to drive end-user focused design and delivery of
products and services across the firm.
* Provide customer-driven business analysis: functional
requirements gathering, product assessments and evaluation, use
case development, user stories, and related tasks.
* Lead project teams in implementing new systems and enhancing or
upgrading existing systems.
* Work with business partners and/or Technology staff to create
project plans and charters, as well as other project management
artifacts as required.
* Create and maintain issues logs and act as a liaison to vendors
to resolve issues.
* Review and report on project status.
* Prepare and analyze project related data.
* Communicate solution tradeoffs to business partners to define
and influence project decisions.
* Engage delivery teams to communicate solution vision and
priorities and ensure project tasks are delivered timely.
* Support firm digital strategy and organizational change through
engagement in the portfolio management process and collaboration
with the training department.
* Coordinate test cases to validate that solutions meet
functional and non-functional requirements.
* Prepare materials for briefings and presentations to large
groups of key decision makers at the executive level.
* Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Competencies:

* The person in this role must be experienced in working
effectively with technology developers, architects and external
vendors in advocating on behalf of end users and communicating
business needs.
* Strong verbal and written communication skills, including
presentation skills and ability to tailor communications for the
intended audience.
* Self-starter who can work in ambiguous situations without
extensive guidance.
* Ability to influence without authority, along with demonstrated
skill in engaging both IT staff and business partners to achieve
target outcomes.
* Acute attention to detail.
* Strong time-management skills with proven ability to multitask
and maintain professional demeanor under pressure.
* Ability to adapt in a quickly changing environment.
* Ability to understand high level requirements and translate
them into technical solutions preferred.

Qualifications and Required Experience:

* Bachelor’s Degree or appropriate combination of education and
experience required.
* 5-7 years experience working on delivery of technology projects
required.
* Previous legal industry experience preferred.
* Ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines
required.

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