Project Manager M365


  • Project Manager
  • PMP
  • Microsoft 365
  • Office 365
  • Azure
  • 365

Job Description

Position: Project Manager with Office 365
Location: Chicago, IL

Hiring: Fulltime

Mandatory: Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, IT project management


Note: Hybrid (minimum 3 days in office per week)

Job Description: Project Manager (M365 Projects)
This role is a project manager who will manage projects that are part of a broader M365 Program. They will be accountable to the Cloud Program Manager for all aspects of assigned projects and workstreams including the workplan, budget, issues and risks, project reporting, and escalations. This role will work with external vendor partners and internal staff on Microsoft enablement projects.
Required skills specific to this role and project assignment include Prior experience managing Microsoft 365 related projects.

Essential Functions:

  • Leads project meetings, providing timely recap and manages the action items outside of meetings.
  • Creates and shares project timelines/work breakdown structures (WBS) at the level appropriate for given audience, including technical and Senior Leaders on projects.
  • Executes against work breakdown structures (WBS) for each project; identifies areas of concern; modifies the plan when required.
  • Executes assigned project efforts in accordance with the Firm's project management methodology, adhering to Firm standards, processes, and templates.
  • Coordinates project resources and escalates appropriately if not getting response needed.
  • Actively utilizes Firm's project portfolio management system (Eclipse) to hold timeline/WBS, issues/risks, financials, and status message on a daily/standard basis to reflect current state as real time as possible.
  • Influences project team and stakeholders to ensure projects are on time and on budget.
  • Actively manages tasks and issues, working with team members to identify and resolve issues and blockers.
  • Escalates known issues/risks as appropriate when at an impasse where time, cost or resources are affected.


Essential Skills:

  • 7+ years with a background in IT project management.
  • Experience managing/implementing Microsoft Azure related projects.
  • Experience in agile development methodologies.
  • Listen; draw out key concepts and articulate advanced technical and non-technical concepts with ease (both written and oral formats) to customers, peers, and management at several levels and across the organization with minimal oversight.
  • Exceptional written communication skills.
  • Excellent command of business knowledge.
  • Ability to solicit input from internal and external sources, including the ability to investigate and incorporate best practices from other corporations, experience, and sound judgment.
  • Knows when to seek senior management input or escalate issues based on impact.
  • Ability to create and articulate decision trees and alternate path diagrams. The goal is to minimize the trade-offs between cost containment and timeliness of service so that both are completely achievable.
  • Ability to think and act outside of job responsibilities when necessary.
  • Does "whatever it takes" to support the tactical and strategic goals of the team and in the Firm.
  • Recognized as a positive and motivational leader on the team. 
  • Has the courage to accept difficult relationship scenarios and regularly negotiates win-win solutions for all involved.
  • Inspires and motivates with positivity.
  • Utilize sound judgment in highly active times on project.
  • Expert in the use of project management software.
  • Uses project management software as a critical tool in charting or adjusting the course of a project.
  • Advanced level knowledge/experience with M365 projects. 
  • Articulate tech jargon and translate tech concepts to business sponsors. 
  • Experience in Eclipse PM Software a plus, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft SharePoint, Document Management System (DMS) a plus

Essential Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.