Summer Intern - Project and Process

Location: Chicago, IL Posted Date: March 18, 2017
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Employer Job Id: 10675 CareerMine Job Id: 1345124

Description

  • The Intern, Project and Process will serve in the Process Excellence organization and the Capital and Strategic Expense Management within the Enterprise Project Management Organization. The Process Excellence organization is responsible for supporting [Company] corporate strategy by enhancing process practices, including governance across the enterprise. Incumbent will collaborate closely with process excellence and capital management team members across [Company] to analyze, quantify and maintain data used to make decisions as part of the organization’s prioritized project list.
  • The work will span project administration, project coordination and some project management, (i.e., tracking tool for Capital and Strategic Expense Management process and issue and resource tracking tool for other projects).
  • A successful candidate will have experience in problem-solving, as well as exposure to process and project management. This person will have knowledge of project administration, project management, and continuous improvement. This candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills and will have demonstrated collaboration and ability to work well with others.

Key Accountabilities And Responsibilities

  • Execute Process Excellence Initiatives
  • Participate in updating and maintaining project plans
  • Assist in documenting meeting objectives, decisions and action items
  • Follow up on outstanding issues and action items
  • Provide assistance in tracking capital files both through approval and execution
  • Continuously Improve
  • Suggests areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions

Competencies/Skills

  • Drive for Results
  • Works within teams to ensure project deadlines are met and output quality consistently meets predetermined team and department goals
  • Analyzes data and metrics and suggests opportunities for improvement
  • Helps manage issue follow up and resolution
  • Problem Solving and Decision Quality
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving mindset
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize a number of time-sensitive tasks
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with natural ability to influence and ability to thrive in a dynamic work environment
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Communicates with Impact
  • Strong organizational, management, and communication skills (verbal, written, visual)
  • Recognize and communicate outstanding issues or risks

Qualifications

Education / Certification

  • Working towards Bachelor’s degree in engineering (i.e., Industrial), business, or related field

Required Skills

Job Knowledge

  • Possesses a general understanding of business processes
  • Ability to organize work and understand task dependencies and priorities
  • Ability to understand and clearly communicates project objectives, issues, status and metrics
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel

Work Capabilities

  • Ability to work independently and request assistance or guidance when required
  • High attention to detail

Preferred Skills

  • Project Management and budget tracking experience

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