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Workday Project Manager

Posting Details

Posting Information

Position Title Workday Project Manager
Department INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Position Status Administrative Exempt Positions
Basic Function

We are seeking a Technical Project Manager with Workday implementation experience to manage and/or assist in managing multiple projects implementing Workday solutions at WPI! This role will involve planning and executing Workday projects, and will contribute to the creation and evolution of the new Program Management Office and its offerings.

The successful candidate will guide project teams through good project management processes and practices from project pre-inception through closure with effective transition to support. The ideal individual will manage coordinated, integrated releases of functionality as necessary, facilitate the effective management of project risk, provide project and program management support for high-risk/high-visibility initiatives as well as build enduring and effective relationships with all stakeholders and help position WPI to execute programs that support the strategic plan goals.

Information Technology collaborates with the WPI community to meet academic, research, campus life, and administrative needs for technology and access on a global scale! IT promotes innovation to deliver an advanced technology infrastructure, security and access management, integrated data systems, user-centric support services, as well as a robust IT governance process. Join our team as a member of Information Technology to be a part of our success and help us enable a great school for another one-hundred fifty years of success!

WPI has a lot to offer such as extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty members at the top of their fields, state-of-the-art research facilities, and a diverse community teeming with activity. At WPI, we have a competitive and comprehensive benefits ranging from health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

If you want a new challenge and want to make a difference, then WPI can help you get there!

Posting Date 06/30/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Information

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

Criminal Background check statement

A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Principal Duty and Responsibility

Identify, define, document, and lead new and existing medium to large-sized projects for multiple WPI functional areas.

Coordinate with in-house, consultant, and other team members to successfully implement a new Enterprise Resource Planning infrastructure (ERP) here at WPI.

Produce project status communications to all levels of project management.

Support the movement of new and changed projects through IT and master program governance.

Provide decision support management including change and risks management.

Contribute to the growing body of WPI Program Management Organization knowledge including tools and practices that can be used by functional area project managers.

Identify, document, assess, and mitigate program or program environment risks including but not limited to: budget, personnel, training, and competing priorities including other efforts in the portfolio.

Develop and execute communication plans in partnership with other internal communicators in order to properly engage all stakeholders.

Exercise good project management practices and processes in support of consistent project outcomes. Employ the right level of process control at the right time (just-right project management).

Position Requirements

Requirement

Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of relevant project management experience or at least 10 years of project management experience.

Requirement

Strong, working knowledge of standard and advanced project management practices.

Requirement

Strong, working understanding of standard higher education business practices.

Requirement

Demonstrated ability to think critically and modify approaches based on input from all constituents.

Requirement

Ability to transform high-level and incomplete information into structured business and IT action plans.

Requirement

Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Requirement

Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies quickly and effectively.

Requirement

Ability to work with a large, diverse team across a matrixed organization.

Requirement

Experience in justifying and initiating projects and programs (includes budgeting, and timeline development).

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Exquisite, effective verbal and written communication skills.

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Experience implementing complete Workday solutions in an enterprise environment.

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Experience working with c-level management preferred.

Requirement

PMP certification preferred.

Requirement

Demonstrated experience in giving back to the profession of Project Management preferred.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other