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Workday Senior Project / Program Manager

Montreal, QC
Full Time
2 days ago

You've got big plans. We have opportunities to match, and we're committed to empowering you to become a better you, no matter what you do.

When you join KPMG you'll be one of over 219,000 professionals providing audit, tax, advisory and business enablement services across 147 countries.

With the support to do things differently, grow personally and professionally and bring your whole self to work, there's no limit to the impact you can make. Let's do this.

The opportunity:

Our IT Advisory team advises clients on executive and management issues in IT, to increase the value that IT delivers within their organization. Working with the senior leadership we assist them to define strategy, identify and champion transformation opportunities and assist with key IT decisions. Depending on the experience of each candidate, each Workday HCM/FM candidate will be classified as either a Senior Manager, Manager, or Senior Consultant.

What you will do

  • Take a lead role delivering engagements.
  • Create relationships with senior client leadership and staff.
  • Develop business opportunities.
  • Build and mentor our team.
  • Provide leadership and direction for our IT Advisory and Workday practice.
  • Deliver engagements under the direction of Senior Leadership
  • Contribute to business development actives (i.e. proposal development)
  • Positively contribute to IT Advisory and Workday practice
  • Manage project teams, including the overall performance and delivery of large / cross-functional Workday HCM/FM implementations.
  • Participate in the preparation of proposals, develop project estimates, and estimate the resources needed for the successful implementation and support of Workday HCM/FM implementations.
  • Develop and deliver detailed project plans, budgets, and task management strategies in order to achieve project objectives.
  • Develop and maintain standard project documentation including; project plans, agendas, action items lists, deliverables and ensure adherence to company Project Management Standards and Software Development Lifecycle best practices.
  • Provide clear and consistent communication to project stakeholders.
  • Develop positive, strong working relationships with team members, sponsors, and functional managers.
  • Coordinate with the IT Advisory team to formulate innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Work alongside Business Analysts, Developers, Architects, Managers, and Implementation Partners to determine scope, planning estimates resource allocations and ultimate success criteria for Workday HCM/FM implementations.
  • Lead project(s) ensuring adherence to the established project methodologies, standards, tools, processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Mange a Functional Team of consultants and subject matter experts (SME) dedicated to a specific functional area
  • Work with business partners to develop concepts, requirements, design alternatives, work effort estimates, project schedules and costs for implementation
  • Identify and propose solutions that meet business requirements based on functional requirements
  • Create functional specifications, unit test plans and installation plans for complex designs
  • Gap functional requirements to capabilities of the system to propose technology solutions and appropriate workarounds
  • Facilitate knowledge transfer between functional and technical teams
  • Perform problem analysis, debugging and coding as part of new development
  • Validate expected test results for test scenarios in Unit, Quality Assurance and System Integration testing
  • Support the end-to-end business process dry-run testing
  • Provide production cutover/transition support and production support assistance
  • Serve as primary development support for all installed Workday HCM modules
  • Support implementations and/or maintenance of Workday HCM/FM systems.

What you bring to the role

  • Completed undergraduate degree with outstanding academic credentials
  • Post graduate degree and/or a professional designation is a strong asset
  • Minimum 5 to 7 years experience as a project manager, functional lead or technical lead leading projects to implement, upgrade and support Workday HCM/FM implementations
  • Experience of Workday HCM/FM implementation projects, performing a variety of roles through the full project life-cycle
  • Strong functional knowledge of a subset of Workday HCM/FM Applications, including some or all of the following: Human Resource Management, Benefits, Talent Management Recruiting, Payroll Solutions and Time Tracking
  • Strong business, analytical skills and systematic problem solving abilities
  • Solid understanding of business analysis strategies and methodologies
  • Strong understanding of the data flow and functionalities within ERP systems
  • Solid understanding of relational database technologies
  • Ability to develop and present new ideas and conceptualize new approaches and solutions
  • Strong commitment to professional client service excellence
  • Excellent interpersonal relations and demonstrated ability to work with others effectively in teams
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills (French & English)
  • Support business readiness and change management activities prior to go-live
  • Canadian travel required, with occasional international travel a possibility.

Keys to your success:
  • Outstanding communication skills (oral & written), with the ability to interact confidently with all levels of management
  • Ability to develop and present new ideas and conceptualize new approaches and solutions
  • Proven track record with the types of business development activities and an established network of relevant contacts

Learn more about where a career at KPMG can take you.

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