Brookfield Properties Project Coordinator in Chicago, Illinois

Company Overview

Brookfield Properties Retail Group has an immediate need for a Project Coordinator in Chicago .

Brookfield Properties Retail Group is a retail real estate company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and owned by affiliates of Brookfield Asset Management. Our regional shopping centers are destinations for retail, lifestyle, dining, entertainment and so much more. Our extensive portfolio of properties spans the nation, encompassing 163 locations across 42 states and representing over 146 million square feet of retail space. All of our properties are strategically located in regional and coastal areas that constitute the "heart" of America.

Our passionate team is comprised of experts across a range of specialties who share a goal of ensuring our properties are continuously evolving and innovating to meet the needs of our communities. Our company culture celebrates collaboration, encourages an entrepreneurial spirit and values diversity. We are very proud to have a team of premier talent who are in it to win it. We invite you to be part of our success story.

Position Overview

We are seeking an IT Project Coordinator to join our IT team. You will be part of the Office of the PMO (Program Management Office) team that supports our CIO (Chief Information Officer), our VP of the PMO, and our overall IT department. This is a developmental position in our IT organization. It is an exciting opportunity for candidates who are recent graduates or would like to grow into an IT project management or business analyst role. You will thrive here with an orientation toward collaboration and growth.

We have built world-class IT project management in an organization investing in rapidly-evolving technologies and capabilities for our employees and our properties.

With an organization that is so innovative about our business, IT is a critical part of our innovation engine. Our PMO is key to developing long term technical strategy to support our business, and finding the simplest, targeted, measurable ways to help our project teams deliver.

This role will be critical; you will help our leaders and the team function, and will be the face of IT to many who need our help. Following are key responsibilities:

  • Coordinates, prepares and edits IT department reports and presentations for various projects and initiatives. Strong skills in PowerPoint, and visual presentations and Excel are very helpful to this role.

  • Ad hoc analysis of data – surveys, finances, scoring models, organizational analysis, etc. to shed insight on our progress.

  • Ensure that invoices, contracts, change orders, purchase orders, SOWs and insurance coverage for IT are consistently routed, stored and tracked within our policies and procedures so we can track and renew on time, raising concerns to manager and other team members of any unexpected costs.

  • Build rapport and strong relationships with all IT department leaders and team members,

  • Be comfortable escalating to various people help resolve things that block progress.

  • Complete special projects as requested that enable technology projects and initiatives including training, communications, testing and analysis and support as needed.

  • Help organize, and coordinate key team meetings and messages that reinforce the collaboration and success of our team.

  • Maintaining the email boxes for technology contracts and IT communications.

  • Own small projects in IT, with a high level of quality and track results.

  • Problem solve to support our CIO and leaders as needed.

  • The ability to quickly learn functional aspects of the retail real estate vertical is necessary. We are seeking someone who wants to be a part of a world-class organization that delivers results, grows and retains top talent and is focused on building solutions based on sound architectural principles and operating according to industry-leading frameworks.

Qualifications

  • Inherently organized – feeling better when there is a list, a plan, a path for the team to follow. Comfortable working on multiple things at one time. Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills.

  • Optimistic; when a problem presents itself, moving quickly to seek ideas for resolution.

  • Humor, goodwill and the ability to build relationships with others.

  • Creative approach to problem-solving

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals.

  • Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using appropriate tools: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

  • The ability to establish/maintain high level of coworker trust and confidence

  • College degree, ideally with coursework in IT and business; liberal arts majors welcome.

  • Previous work experience

  • Ability to manage work independently

  • Ability to work and learn independently and in a team situation

  • Ability to deal with multiple tasks effectively and establish priorities

  • Strong attention to detail

We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Job ID 2018-2657

Category Information Technology