Program Manager

Gravity IT Resources

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Job Title: Program Manager/Senior Project Manager
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Onsite Requirements: Remote
Job-Type: 7-month contract with option to extend
Referral Bonus: +/- $150 per month for entire duration of contract

Employment Eligibility: Gravity cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. for any employer directly. Our client is a $20B, Fortune 200 company in the automotive retailing, distribution and services industry. They are currently ranked in the Top 20 companies to work for in the US by Fortune Magazine, Top 20 best companies for diversity and have an amazing work culture and impressive long-term growth prospects.

Job Summary:
Responsible for leading a cross-functional project team deploying a new HCM solution in sync with a the deployment of a new ERP platform while adhering to a PMO framework. Assume overall leader role for an inflight project that is moving from Requirements to the Implementation phase with 70+ integrations in scope. Represent company’s interests on the project and focus related to system dependencies, business process, configuration, data migration, cutover, integration, deployment and operational preparedness.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under limited supervision, accountable for overall management, leadership and facilitation of cross-functional teams and assigned projects, including coordination, status reports, and stability of the project work effort; manage scope, and critical path for assigned projects.
  • Manage the financial, time and resource aspects of project against a set budget and project plan.
  • Manage and monitor work efforts daily and identifies resource needs; perform quality review; escalate functional, quality, and timeline issues, as appropriate.
  • Track key project milestones and adjust project plans and/or key resources to meet customer needs and requirements.
  • Lead larger and more highly complex projects..
  • Support Program Manager(s) and team in developing communications, presentations, status reports and briefing material for Executive Leadership.
  • Assertively and proactively identify, prioritize, troubleshoot and manage opportunities, risks and issues to achieve project goals.
  • Coordinate communication across all cross functional teams and third-party providers that impact the scope, budget, risk, deliverables and resources of the project.
  • Performs as an internal consultant, advocate, mentor, and change agent.
  • Assist Program Manager(s) in partnering with senior management in the business community to identify and prioritize opportunities to achieve enterprise goals.
  • Possess advanced knowledge and proficiency in project management methodologies and tools, resource management practices, and change management techniques.
  • Create project plans, schedules, and manage project teams.
  • Utilize and implement project management processes and methodologies for the organization to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, adhere to high quality standards and meet customer expectations. 
  • Oversee and support more junior project managers on large, multi-phase projects.
  • Provide informal guidance and support to more junior team members.
  • Serve as liaison between team members and functional area management requesting project.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Some travel required (up to 10%)
Job Requirements
  • Four (4) year degree or equivalent experience
  • 8-10 years managing HRIS implementation projects. 
  • Knowledge of UKG Pro:  Employee Demographic, Benefits, Tax, ACA Talent Acquisition, People Assist, Compensation, Talent Management, Learning
  • Knowledge of UKG WFM: Timekeeping & Scheduling, Accruals, Leave, Attendance, Analytics, Activities
  • Demonstrated experiences managing the creation of custom integrations implemented using middleware technologies like Boomi or MS Entra – into enterprise systems across a complex business setting.
  • Demonstrated experiences creating successful project outcomes where candidate can apply their understanding of upstream and downstream systems in order to manage interdependencies between systems/programs and schedules. 
  • Leveraging professional services to deliver software products & services for end-user customers.
  • Interpreting professional services workstreams and aligning/translating them back into our PMO framework.
  • Leading cross functional teams such as Cloud Center Services, Sourcing, Operations, Sales, Finance, Marketing, etc. assisting to deploy products and services to end-user customers.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills including ability to develop presentations and present to management.
  • Possess high-level knowledge and proficiency in Resource Management practices and Change Management techniques.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of business principles, practices and procedures.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and negotiation skills. 
  • Leverages business and technical expertise across disciplines, demonstrating a high level of industry knowledge. 
  • Contributes to the strategic direction of the client group(s).  May provide guidance to senior management.
  • Functional expertise and fundamental business knowledge to contribute to the strategic direction of the function and supported client group(s). 

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