Project Manager


Corning, New York

8 days ago

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Job Description

Job Title: Project Manager
Location: Corning, NY (
Remote East Coast with travel to Corning)
Duration: 8 months with a possibility of extension

Scope of Position:

• End-to-End Project Management for Workforce Central migration to Pro Workforce Management: Take ownership of end-to-end project management for migration. This includes chartering, resource planning, budgeting, Sponsor and Executive Committee review, planning, execution, stakeholder engagement, and project closure.
• Engaging with Finance/HR Leadership in a multi-national/multi-cultural environment to gain stakeholder alignment and present Project Status, Findings, and Results.

Day to Day Responsibilities:
• Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate with Payroll/HR stakeholders to gather requirements and communicate project status.
• Efficient Project Management: Implement streamlined processes for prioritizing work and allocating resources to effectively deliver projects.
• Project Planning: Develop comprehensive project charters, plans, resource plans, and cost estimates to guide project execution.
• Resource Management: Manage project resources effectively to ensure the timely achievement of project deliverables.
• Financial Oversight: Review project spending, identify variances, and take proactive measures.
• Stakeholder Updates: Provide regular project updates to the Sponsor, Steerage, and Project Management Offices (PMOs).
• Risk Management: Document and manage risks throughout the project lifecycle, ensuring proactive risk mitigation.
• Issue Escalation: Escalate issues as needed to facilitate timely and effective resolution.
• Documentation and Tracking: Document project activities, scope changes, and lessons learned.
• Project Delivery Oversight: Ensure projects meet timelines, budgets, and deliverables.
• Leadership Role: May be assigned to lead either multi-million-dollar projects or multiple smaller scope projects based on the project portfolio and business requirements.

Travel Requirements: 25-50% domestic travel possible

Required Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree required. MBA or equivalent.
• Previous experience in Payroll/HR work including work in Shared Services Centers.
• Previous experience with UKG Pro Workforce Management implementations – Timekeeping, Accruals, and Attendance modules.
• Staffed and responsible for a work stream of tasks/deliverables on a complex systems implementation; project management work experiences.
• Strong background working with multiple groups and cross-functional teams.

Required Skills:
• Effective Communication and Relationship Building: Ability to engage seamlessly at all organizational levels, instilling confidence, and trust.
• Functional Business Expertise: Practical experience in Payroll/HR, contributing valuable functional business insights.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office: Highly skilled in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and/or Project. Utilizes these tools for enhanced efficiency and time management.
• Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills: Demonstrates strong analytical abilities and problem-solving skills with exceptional follow-through.
• Initiative and Adaptability: Proactive and adept at effectively managing oneself and teams in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
• Project Management Proficiency: Demonstrated experience and skills in project management.
• Process Improvement Focused: Experience in driving process improvements to enhance organizational efficiency.
• Business Acumen: Possesses a keen understanding of business dynamics, contributing to informed decision-making and strategic planning.
• Effective Prioritization: Ability to prioritize tasks effectively, ensuring timely delivery of outcomes and meeting established timelines.
• Managing Self: Demonstrates robust organizational skills, meticulous process adherence, keen attention to detail, and a highly responsive approach.

Desired Skills:
• Shared Service Process Understanding: Proven experience and understanding of Shared Service processes gained through involvement in deployment or integration projects.
• Previous experience with migration from Workforce Central to Pro Workforce Management
• Functional Finance System Knowledge

Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.
Certified Green Belt in [Six Sigma or relevant certification], demonstrating a commitment to process improvement and efficiency.

Soft Skills:
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills for high-level management briefings.
• Leadership acumen to engage business leaders and harness talent in a matrix organization.
• Additional Leadership Skills: Influencing, Motivating, Change Champion, Adaptability.
• Demonstrates a sense of accountability, urgency, and creativity in addressing project issues, adapting plans to meet objectives.
• Flexibility to navigate a changing environment and serve as a change agent to support others through transitions.
• Cross-cultural sensitivity.
• Customer-focused with a commitment to delivering exceptional projects.
• Highly collaborative in team settings.

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