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Workday (Finance) Project Manager

New York, NY
The Workday (Finance) Project Manager oversees management of allocated project(s) to a successful conclusion, delivering business process changes and system solutions to the organization in a cost effective and timely manner.
Responsibilities:
·       Accountable for end-to-end delivery of assigned projects to agreed schedule, scope and budget
·       Define scope and deliverables that support organizational objectives in collaboration with the project team and other stakeholders
·       Develop project plans & timelines; participate in ongoing project planning activities to include schedule development, resource allocation, issue prioritization, risk management, communication planning
·       Lead timely resolution of key issues, decisions, escalations, and risks. Identify and track risks and response recommendations. Implement mitigation plans as needed.
·       Identifies and manages project dependencies and critical path
·       Remove barriers to success in a proactive and collaborative manner
·       Makes certain project communications are consistent with the size and profile of the project.
·       Ensure timesheets are up to date and reflective of current workload.
·       Manage relationships with variety of stakeholders to influence and negotiate project timelines and deliverables. Clearly communicates any changes to situation or scope. 
·       Prepare and maintain detailed and accurate project reports including progress and health updates, RAID items, budget
·       Facilitate regular status meetings with project team. Participate in other project and program meetings as required
·       Adheres to PMO guidelines and standard tools/templates
·       Ensures that the project is smoothly handed over to the business and Operational Support following a formal gate review process.
·       Manage project closure activities. Facilitates and documents lessons learned
·       Responsibilities may vary within the range of tasks and activities described, with specific objectives being set, documented and reviewed by the Program Manager.
 
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree required preferably in Business, Computer Science, or Information Systems
PMP certification highly desirable
 
Knowledge & Experience:
·       Solid understanding of software development life cycles with experience in both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices
·       Proven track record of successfully leading enterprise software projects including 7+ years of experience managing medium to large initiatives with high complexity, visibility and impact. Workday and Salesforce beneficial
·       Experience managing stakeholder expectations at all levels of the organization
·       Excellent written and verbal group and interpersonal communication skills
·       Stakeholder management; customer and quality focused
·       Critical thinking; analytical and problem-solving expertise
·       Experience leading cross-functional project teams
·       Business/Commercial background
·       Highly organized and flexible approach with ability to prioritize and work under pressure
·       Management of remotely located project teams is essential
·       Technical project management skills preferred
·       Proficient in the use of project management software (Smartsheet, MS Project)

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