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Kronos Wfc Project Manager Resume

SUMMARY:

  • Strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills. Large global ERP implementation experience.
  • A bility to work across organizations and levels, from executives to functional teams and IT.
  • Strength in project management. Experience with project scoping, planning, estimation, execution and implementation methodology. Experience with global template design & project rollouts.
  • Breadth and depth of experience with several business processes such as HR, inventory management, capital projects, product life cycle management, across many industries, enabling to lead implementation of best practices and technology solutions.
  • Strong and hands expertise in several applications areas such as, SAP HCM, Kronos, ADP, Oracle PeopleSoft, Oracle Taleo and Workday.
  • Deep knowledge in Testing, migration and cutover planning.
  • Experience with building governance and approval processes for external facing communications.
  • Strong critical thinking skills with the ability to analyze information (however limited) and make independent decisions.
  • Strong focus on delivering a positive customer experience and balancing what’s best for the customer.
  • Created project, governance, communication, cutover and roll back plans.
  • Experience managing onshore/offshore SAP technical development. Hands on experience with non - SAP technology solutions development as well.
  • Staff and competency development experience with strong coaching and mentoring skills.

PROJECT ASSIGNMENTS:

Kronos WFC Project Manager

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Planned and coordinated all aspects of Kronos projects from initiation to delivery, working closely with business partners, partner systems, our team of dedicated business systems analysts and developers, and vendors.
  • Coordinated work performed by defining project requirements, working with business partners and Business Systems Analysts to understand business use case and cost of delay, and identify project priorities against other workstreams.
  • Developed detailed project plans and managed all phases of the projects, including resource allocation, progress tracking, monitoring change control process, testing, documentation, coordination, and on-time delivery within budget constraints.
  • Worked closely with Kronos and WFM IT support teams to resolve Tier 3 support escalations.
  • Initiated, planned, and implemented small to large projects utilizing WFM’s methodologies, practices and requirements in a single technical domain
  • Defined and followed communication plan with team members, business partners, and stakeholders.
  • Planned projects in detail and worked with resources to understand level of effort and time needed to complete work effectively.
  • Tracked dependencies on the business partners, partner systems, and vendors
  • Accurately documents and communicated project status to management and stakeholders on a regular basis.
  • Established project documentation library (Smartsheets and SharePoint) and ensures project management deliverables are completed.
  • Controlled project quality and success by actively managing issues and the decision process, assessing risks, initiating and tracking change requests, meeting schedule and deadlines for deliverables, and timely completion of project deliverables.
  • Organized, attended, participates in, and facilitates meetings with team members and business partners, and identifies who will be responsible to share meeting notes when applicable.
  • Documented and followed up on important actions and decisions from meetings
  • Responded to critical situations with accurate analysis, problem breakdown, option assessment, and clear communication and/or escalation with the right stakeholders, if needed
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness, ceaseless energy and persistence to achieve goals despite obstacles and difficulties.
  • Conveys a strong sense of urgency and drives issues to closure.
  • Diplomatically but assertively leads negotiation of competing priorities and interruptions with business partners on behalf of the team, escalating where necessary.
  • Ability to build a successful rapport with company leadership, business partners, vendors, and the team.

Confidential

SuccessFactors Global Project Manager 

Responsibilities:

  • Participated in knowledge transfer sessions.
  • Define and manage the deliverables of all teams to meet engagement objectives and budget
  • Responsible for defining local configuration requirements and design based on approved business requirements.
  • Manage risk, quality, timeline, and budget of the SuccessFactors implementation
  • Facilitated requirements gathering and preparation of localization (fit compliance) workshops and region / country level.
  • Manage team onboarding, logistics issues, coordinate with stakeholders and act as a conduit between project team members, vendors and stakeholders
  • Participated in localization (fit compliance) workshop sessions to provide global systems expertise, confirm necessary deviations and localization requirements.
  • Utilize and apply best practices on projects based on experience and in consultation with experts; appropriately tailored for the client and their culture.

Confidential

Kronos Technical Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Liaison with Business & functional teams to implement strategic initiatives in the time and attendance space.
  • Service and support of various sites, risk management, work with technical and business teams to align program schedule, scope & cost, Change management.
  • Worked and communicated to reinforce standard business process concepts and methodology within the IT organization.
  • WFM industry experience implementing/supporting Kronos Workforce - Navigators, Mobile, clocks, and Advance scheduler.
  • Prepare assigned project resources with necessary project-related information, ensuring proper understanding of project requirements, roles & responsibilities, work processes, and success criteria.
  • Implement the necessary project management infrastructure (project plans, issues list, communication plans).
  • Led customer discovery and planning meetings.
  • Define the project schedule with the customer.

Confidential

SuccessFactors Region Implementation Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the implementation and deployment of SuccessFactors Talent Technology and Global Process Model.
  • Led day to day application deployment activities within Region / County.
  • Responsible for defining local configuration requirements and design based on approved business requirements.
  • Facilitated requirements gathering and preparation of localization (fit compliance) workshops and region / country level.
  • Participated in localization (fit compliance) workshop sessions to provide global systems expertise, confirm necessary deviations and localization requirements.
  • Identify impacts of SuccessFactors deployments and local application tools and develop decommissioning plans where required.

Confidential

HCM Practice Project Manager, Principal Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Solution Architecture/Design: Responsible for solution Architecture/designing which includes setting the global standards, global requirement gathering and analysis, Solution development for all business Units across the globe, keeping in view of Process simplicity, easy to use functions, scalability and Maintainability.
  • Organize and lead project status and working meetings.
  • Prepare and distribute progress reports.
  • Created project, governance, communication, cutover and roll back plans.
  • Broad knowledge of labor management, time and attendance, scheduling, HR / Payroll, ERP and domain product/systems.
  • Implementation of Kronos Workforce Central version 7.0.x or 8.x application. Led consultants through the administration and configuration, including navigator, access profiles, display profiles, labor levels, valid labor accounts, pay policies, accruals, hyper find queries, record manager, and DCM device management.
  • Experience working directly with customers to understand their business needs and facilitate the translation of those business needs into a set of systematic specifications for configuration in Kronos Time, Absence, and Leave modules.
  • Manage risks and issues, and correct deviations from plans.
  • Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work.
  • Support the Product Owner in managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance.
  • Define and manage a well-defined project management process and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management.
  • Solution Delivery Management: Responsible for overall solution delivery from the pre-assessment stage up to final delivery including post go-live support.
  • Contribute to the development and growth of HCM Delivery Services practice.
  • Client Engagement: Responsible for coordinating between various stake holders (company, client, business end users, Implementation partners) through regular interactions/meetings for effective solution design/development.

SAP Project Manager

Confidential, Mason, Ohio

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for driving ADP Global payroll system implementation for 36,000 North American users
  • Facilitate the coordination and completion of projects within the Information Technology Department; oversees all aspects of assigned projects; responsible for project and quality of delivery from original concept through final implementation
  • Managing and working with vendors for interfaces
  • Conducts weekly status meeting with US and Global teams to get updates to project plans, talk through any risks and key decisions.
  • Manages deadlines, managing expectations with the business and IT leadership, and proactively managing all projects and program related responsibilities; proactively works with IT business, Brands, Quality Assurance,, Testing and HR Business; provides open and consistent communication with Stakeholders and Leadership on progress of project, scope management, Issues/Risks, and lessons learned
  • Support client as a Project Manager guiding the team (26 employees) through scope definition, requirements definition, and project planning/forecasting.
  • Proactively manage Risk/Issues to completion.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key business, IT stakeholders, team members, vendors, and other departments involved in the projects, while managing expectations.

ADP & SAP Project Manager

Confidential, NJ

Responsibilities:

  • Lead client teams through the implementation of solutions via hands-on, end-to-end, project management
  • Develop project plans and execute them to deliver solutions while engaging all key stakeholders.
  • Pro-actively manage scope, deliverables, risks, issues, etc. while collaborating with HRIS business partners
  • Develop cut-over, recovery and post production activities
  • Lead and directly managed a team of internal and offshore resources as it relates to the successful delivery of SAP BSI Tax Factory.
  • Responsible for overall project management for projects. Review, analyze project plans, project status, and communicate to sap project teams and senior management.
  • Managed all sap functional core modules including but not limited to: configuration activities, Business Process Mappings, Business Process Design, Functional Specifications, Functional/Technical Testing. Responsible for successful ASAP methodology project plan.
  • Supported all team leads on critical issues for functional/technical levels. Worked on strategy plan, risk mitigation plan, project plan, resource hiring strategy plan. Lead the steering committee on sap process change management activities.
  • Provide estimates, SOWs, and other artifacts in support of ongoing client needs and new customer opportunities.
  • Communicates effectively with all key stakeholders, Onshore and offshore teams with appropriate level of detail.
  • Create Defect status updates for leadership.
  • Support project teams during the development cycle and provide technical/infrastructure support during deployments.
  • Provide implementation and technical support for 3rd Party applications which are an extension of the SAP applications landscape.
  • Troubleshoot / resolve problems reported by project teams.
  • Leverage your knowledge of HCM solutions and business process/operations to build and execute a comprehensive and effective client-side task list and project plan.
  • Support your client in vendor management and third-party delivery dependencies, as well as in planning/leading client tasks for integrations, data conversion, UAT planning/testing, and end user .
  • Ensure that change management and Communications is in place and executed effectively.
  • Proactively identify issues and propose viable solutions to meet the business needs while remaining on time and in scope.

Oracle Project Manager - Implementing Taleo TEE

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Responsibilities:

  • Excellent knowledge/experience of Taleo and related modules with proven project delivery through full lifecycle from requirements through deployment/support.
  • Functional knowledge of Taleo including online configurations.
  • Experienced in Taleo implementations or optimizations with proven project delivery through full project lifecycle.
  • 7+ years' experience with Taleo configuration with Taleo Recruiting, Onboarding, Connect.
  • Ability to gather and document requirements, provide expertise to analyze client business requirements and suggest delivered/custom solutions to meet these requirements.
  • Assist with Business Process Re-engineering and system configuration.
  • Managed Taleo engagements, including implementations and upgrades.
  • Engage with clients and lead workshops to define business requirements.
  • Conduct gap analysis between delivered functionality and client requirements and recommend solutions.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in implementing Taleo applications.
  • Able to set-up the system to meet the desired business process and requirements.
  • Develop testing scenarios, test scripts and leading teams in unit, integration and acceptance testing.
  • Facilitate train-the-trainer or end-user .

SAP Success Factors / Project Manager

Confidential, Cranberry, PA

Responsibilities:

  • Managing a team of 7 consultants to implement a Global Success Factors (LMS, PM), SAP ESS/MSS and Master Data project.
  • Created project, governance, communication, cutover and roll back plans.
  • Maintain direct control over project planning and must be able to setup the necessary measures to build the proper foundation that will be a stepping-stone to project success.
  • Demonstrate excellence and significant experience in the following areas: developing project plans and managing project stakeholders, project teams, risks, schedules and budgets.
  • Responsible for executing enterprise-level projects.
  • Established goals and objectives, measures of success, risk factors, developing project plans and budgets, determining resource requirements, and tracking all facets of the project and regularly reporting to Management on the status of the work.
  • Oversees a cross-functional team with a wide variety of skills, allocates resources, and assigns tasks to achieve optimum results
  • Efficiently manage technical escalations and work with the appropriate stakeholders to resolve the issues.
  • Create and maintain a highly skilled, motivated and productive team by using various team development and people management methodologies.
  • Lead technical workshops with customers (onsite/offsite) as a technical expert
  • Create and modify test scripts for the various projects as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with customers of all organizational levels.
  • Create New Forms: Performance and Compensation.

Confidential

SAP ESS/MSS Team Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of the Blueprint design document for ESS/MSS and backend transaction publishing to the Portal ESS and MSS configuration and customization, custom development and Web Dynpro modifications.
  • Participate in configuration, testing and go live activities for ESS/MSS Support for end users and managers on new ESS/MSS functionality
  • Support the integration of ESS/MSS with other SAP module Develop Functional Specs to support RICE development Implementation and configuration of ESS and MSS business Packages
  • Designing, developing and supporting frontend enterprise reporting, Management Cockpits, queries, query views, query elements, Report/Report Interface through Business Explorer (BEx) Query Designer, Workbook design and formatted reports, Web Application Designer and Information Broadcasting.
  • Involved in creation of user roles, developed dashboards, dynamic charts and graphs Guided Procedures development for ESS Benefits and My First Days Development of iView’s, Pages, Work sets and Role.

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