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Programme Manager

CPL Solutions

Posted on Apr 25, 2021 by CPL Solutions

Dublin, Ireland
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

As HRIS Programme Manager, you will have overall responsibility for the delivery of the HRIS programme of work, including both Business Readiness pre-work and the end to end solution implementation. Leading an internal team, and working with an external System Implementation Partner and System Vendor. You will lead and coordinate the multiple project workstreams, developing and maintaining the integrated project plan, driving decisions and proactively tracking and dealing with specific issues and risks. You will measure and report on progress to all appropriate governance forms and provide overall accountability to the Programme Steering Group to ensure the programme is delivered on time and within budget. The role will involve working in partnership with the HR Centre of Excellence Heads and SMEs, IT, Shared Services, Business Areas, and third-party teams to deliver a truly transformational business impact.

This role sits within the HR Transformation PMO and will have line management responsibility for a team of Project Managers, Business Analysts, and an Integration Lead.

Key Responsibilities
Lead the team to successfully deliver a modern fit for purpose HRIS solution.
Engage with the key stakeholders and ensure full support and alignment behind system process design.
End to end responsibility for the delivery of the HRIS programme within time, quality and cost parameters.
Plan and design the programme and develop the integrated project plan.
Ensure agreement and sign off of all scoping and design documents with the Business Owner, and key internal and third-party stakeholders.
Manage resourcing and performance of the programme workstream teams, directing the internal project team and third-party providers.
Escalation point for issues and risks across the programme of work.
Proactively monitor progress, drive decisions, resolve issues and initiate appropriate corrective action to keep the programme moving forward.
Prepare and present materials for all governance for a, including Programme Sponsors updates, Change Board and Executive Transformation Steering Committee.
Agree, manage, and facilitate implementation activity to support each stage of the project, with both internal and System Implementer teams.
Ensure delivery of Business Readiness pre-work tasks prior to full on-site engagement with the System Implementer.
Ensure that all key decisions are documented and tracked, including their impact on project benefits realisation.
Ensure programme outputs consistently fit the project vision and are aligned with the project principles.
Manage and prioritise programme Quality Controls.
Manage and prioritise programme Change Control Requests.
Manage the programme budget, monitor and report on budget utilisation for System Implementer delivery and internal resourcing.
Formulate the Communications Plan, and work closely with change management on stakeholder engagement and buy-in.
Build and maintain strong relationships with internal partners (IT, HR, SSC, Timekeeping, Finance).
Facilitate design of the Target Operating Model for the enduring HR Systems & Processes Team and ensure the delivered functional solution and HR processes can be maintained.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Experience of leading large and complex system, process and behavioural change programmes.
Experience of leading large programme teams to ensure delivery of business solutions in time and in budget.
Project management qualification PRINCE2 or PMP.
Experience of working on IT solution implementations.
Experience in ERP and Oracle cloud HRIS (HCM) systems implementation preferred.
In depth functional knowledge of HR People Processes, systems and data desirable.
Ability to work with Senior Stakeholder and run effective governance forums.
Demonstrated ability to build and manage relationships across business and technology stakeholders at all levels.
Experience of working with and influencing senior management in large, complex organisations and navigating project governance on large scale projects.
Strong experience in process improvement and optimisation.
Team building and coaching.
Must have outstanding communication (verbal and written) skills.
Experience of working within a unionised and multi shift environment with a wide variety of work patterns, practices, terms and conditions desirable.

Reference: 1178427891

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