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Global Total Rewards/Work Day Projects Lead - 1

Absolute Opportunities
New York, New York, United States
April 26, 2017

Global Total Rewards/Work Day Projects Lead - 1

New York, NY 10036


Manages team and global projects in the space of Total Rewards

•Manage the relation with all internal stakeholders.

•Effectively manage, and where necessary coach direct reports and project team resources

•Direct the project team during the development of a detail project plan in alignment with project scope and objectives

•Lead and ensure the delivery of all project tasks in partnership with technical and functional partners; hold team member accountable for identified roles and responsibilities during project execution

•Lead and ensure delivery of all project related documentation according to the project

•Demonstrates a fundamental understanding of job structures and roles

•Develop and manage a work plan for a project team. Manages records pertaining to project scheduling activities (e.g., timelines, critical path).

•Manages the process by which projects are organized and produced. Identifies, tracks, and manages issues related to the project. Accurately identifies and anticipates key elements/resources necessary to accomplish the project such as equipment, software, services, staff, operational procedures, training, communication and change strategy, and documentation.

•Establishes priorities and deadlines. Provides project costs and time estimates. Monitors progress.

•Identifies risks and develops risk mitigation plans

•Manages projects by identifying necessary metrics, managing and delivering to established metrics, and communicating progress of metrics throughout the life of the project

•Leads and conducts regular project meetings with appropriate resources.

•Requires sound investigative, diagnostic, and questioning techniques

•Evaluates the project after completion and shares pertinent information (e.g., identifying opportunities missed, contributions made by team members)

•Follows established project management procedures and guidelines and requires the use of judgment skills to resolve issues that are outside of normal operating procedures

•Delivers on-time and on-budget projects using a disciplined methodology. Responds to delivery schedules with appropriate level of urgency and perspicacity. Optimizes use of time and resources to achieve desired results. Identifies documents and manages out-of-scope activities as appropriate

Provides logistical and team communication

•Maintains an open, transparent, and supportive communication and partnership environment within all workstreams and stakeholders

•Manages the collection and dissemination of information from various sources, both internal (e.g., information identified by the project team) and external (e.g., stakeholders, customers) that can be used for benchmarking, decision making, or just for informational purposes

•Prepares regular status and communications to senior stakeholders on project status

•Uses project meetings to ensure that all major aspects of the project are covered/communicated and to provide creative solutions to problems that might arise (e.g., timing issues in completing the project on time)

•Makes suggestions for increasing process effectiveness and improving image/quality of project .

Documents project and shares knowledge within company

•Supports a team environment of continuous feedback and idea sharing.

This position operates with substantial latitude for un-reviewed actions and decisions. The position requires contributing to the unit through the knowledge and expertise of a service, product and/or business. It is necessary to use experience and knowledge to persuade and gain commitment for recommendations for change and to lead others to new insights about problems and/or opportunities. The job calls for identifying new trends and potential opportunities to generate new ideas for product/service improvements.

•Research skills

o Ability to structure, plan, execute and analyze primary research through a variety of methods with manager guidance (e.g. interviews, focus groups, surveys) under guidance of Project Management Leader and workstream leaders

o Strong secondary research skills to leverage third party studies, benchmarking, and best practices ?

•Analytical aptitude

oThoughtful quantitative skills, including ability to clean, combine, and analyze data

oAbility to ‘look beyond the numbers’ to call out meaningful insights; using data to tell a story and gain support ?

•Cross-functional and business partnering

oAbility to create deep working relationships across functional, geographic, and line of business boundaries

oExperience navigating detailed functional processes (e.g. IT, legal, finance, marketing) in a complex environment


•Ability to lead teams and work effectively cross-functionally

•Possesses excellent planning and organizational skills

•Displays very good written communication, verbal and listening skills

•Exhibits very good facilitation skills

•Demonstrates very good leadership skills

•Uses sound judgment skills in making decisions

•Deals effectively with ambiguity in projects

•Shows respect for confidentiality

•Has ability to build relationships across HR and key stakeholders

•Behaves in an influential and thoughtful manner

•Acts as an outgoing citizen of the Global HR team

Required Experience:

1. BA/BS degree with a minimum of seven to ten years’ experience successfully managing projects

2. Previous experience with Job Standardization & Workday

3. Familiarity with problem structuring and resource allocation.

4. Complete and thorough knowledge project management techniques, concepts, and tools

5. Proficient in tools used in support of office and project management (e.g., MS Office, Outlook, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel)

6. Courses and certification in project management are a plus ?

7. Work planning and reporting experience.

8. Ability to create detailed time-phased project plans with limited oversight

10. Familiarity with problem structuring and resource allocation ?

11. Quality deliverables experience.

12. Ability to define deliverables and provide frequent updates, resulting in high quality work product

13. Strong capability to deliver executive-ready work product with limited guidance

14. Skilled in taking complex ideas and creating frameworks and other approaches to clearly communicate ideas and gain support ?

15. Ability to structure, plan, execute and analyze primary research through a variety of methods with manager guidance (e.g. interviews, focus groups, surveys) under guidance of Project Management Leader and workstream leaders

16. Strong secondary research skills to leverage third party studies, benchmarking, and best practices ?

15. Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder.

16. Present Salary?

17. Salary Expectation?