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The Project Manager works closely with teammates to ensure the maximum value of our clients’ workforce management investment is achieved by overseeing, coordinating, and participating in all phases of the UKG (legacy Kronos) Central, Dimensions or Pro (legacy UltiPro) projects. The Project Manager is responsible for the successful completion of the identified project or portion of a project, which includes leading both internal and customer resources to meet the established implementation milestones, targeted completion dates, and keeping the project within scope and within budget. It is expected that the Project Manager is capable of managing multiple simultaneous engagements in complex customer environments (i.e. multiple locations, substantial infrastructure challenges, etc.)
Creates detailed project plans, work breakdown structures, and resource allocation plans while adhering to WFI Methodology, project change control procedures, and required standards including quality assurance audits and reviews
Appropriately manages project scope, risks, issues and changes
Directs the day to day project team member activities and consults with and directs client team members on assigned tasks
Successfully manages to project scope by developing and maintaining project budget, schedule, and timeline
Uses best practices and the WFI Methodology to make certain solutions are implemented on time and on budget, while ensuring that the end result meets the business objectives of the client
Facilitates complex working sessions for both internal and client teams, including defining strategic objectives and tailors these to meet client-specific needs as necessary
Acts as the main point of contact for clients; effectively communicates with all levels of the clients’ organizations from executive sponsor to IT project members
Effectively identifies, handles, and resolves escalated issues that may impede or delay the project
Provides thought leadership to develop new or improved processes, methodologies, systems, tools and/or services to enhance clients’ operating environment based on practical experience, optimal outcomes and best practices
Provides guidance and coaching to project team members and participates in project management office initiatives where applicable
Travels up to 25% to client sites as needed
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Here's what you need....
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent (12 years) work experience (If an, Associate’s Degree with 6 years of work experience)
Minimum of 4 years of experience project managing a Workforce Management Software (i.e. UKG/ Kronos/ UltiPro/ ADP/ Workday/ Ceridian, etc.) Implementation project
Nice to have...
In-depth knowledge of project implementation methodologies
Ability to work on complex, fast-paced projects in a collaborative team setting
Able to handle escalated issues, understand client needs and tailor solutions and responses to meet these needs
Excellent written and verbal communicator; able to tailor communication types and styles to audience
Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills
Excellent work ethic, displaying dependability and commitment to both WFI’s and the client’s success
Ability to maintain a spirit of learning with a positive attitude of receiving feedback and ongoing training
Experience project managing a UKG (legacy Kronos) Dimensions or Central or UKG Pro (legacy UltiPro) project
Experience leading enterprise level and/or complex projects and engagements with multiple resources
Experience overseeing and has been held accountable for all aspects of engagement delivery including deliverable production, executive-level communications, and providing direction for all resource activities
Ability to break-down and simplify complex operations into repeatable processes
Proven experience in resolving conflicts and minimizing high-risk situation
PMI certification, especially PMP
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