H&R Block Senior HR Systems Functional Project Manager in Kansas City, Missouri
Senior HR Systems Functional Project Manager
Be a functional leader in the HCM Workday implementation, including understanding key business needs and objectives, short and long-term business roadmap, system capabilities and data -- bringing them all together to meet identified business goals. Provide leadership in the planning and execution the project, including system design, configuration and testing, and contribute to long-term, strategic business planning. Establish and nurture positive relationships with HR product owners, project participants, vendor partners and other stakeholders. Measure and be accountable for the short- and long-term project results.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide functional leadership for Workday HCM implementation, focusing on Payroll, Benefits, Compensation and Talent modules, ensuring that a solid solution is created for the business.
Establish a detailed understanding the business needs of the assigned HR Center of Excellence and define objectives and deliverables to meet those needs.
Complete testing planning and execution for the implementation, which will also include regular patches and twice-annual releases.
Have a deep understanding of the applicable technology and business roadmap, provide input into and participate in new projects. Partner with downstream technology teams and vendors to communicate HCM-related impacts.
Provide input into status reporting, change management, training and end-user communications.
Facilitate design sessions, planning meetings and other sessions necessary to implement the solution.
Prepare and gain approval, when needed, on overall business plans or policy or process changes.
After the project is complete, become an ongoing member of the system support leadership team.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Project Management, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or related area, or the equivalent through a combination of education and work experience.
Leadership experience with Workday HCM application, including a system implementation and ongoing system usage; preferably a detailed understanding of the Payroll, Benefits, Compensation and Talent / Performance modules.
Experience working in a Human Resources leadership role; as an HR Generalist and / or in the Center of Excellence for Payroll, Benefits, Compensation and / or Talent Management / Performance areas.
5-7 years HR systems or project management or related experience; experience with Workday a significant plus.
People leadership experience, providing performance feedback, coaching and day to day direction.
Demonstrated decision-making, analytical and problem solving abilities.
Track record of establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
Effective written and oral presentation skills and facilitation skills. Ability to communicate with all levels of internal associates, including senior leadership, consultants, external vendors and business partners.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team in a fast-paced project environment, but with little formal supervision or guidance.
Strong supervisory skills in a matrix-management environment.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and project planning tools.
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