IBM Workday Higher Education Engagement Manager - HCM in Houston, Texas
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For over seven years IBM has been partnering with Workday to bring innovation, analytics-driven insights, and high-touch customer service to our clients. Together, we are helping clients build smarter HR and financial management capabilities, and enabling them to fully realize the benefits of their Workday solutions.
We are currently seeking Higher Education Project/Engagement Manager for our growing Workday Higher Education Practice. In this role, you will work with clients to manage project activities, timeline, and budget. Successful candidates will provide project management knowledge and oversight, and have the ability to coordinate and direct project activities using IBM and Workday methodologies so all participants can contribute to implementation success.
Build and retain client relationships
Create and deliver project-level documentation (i.e., reports, project deliverables, etc.)
Drive task-level project plans
Ensure project is delivered on time and on budget
Maintain responsibility for performance, cost, scope, schedule, quality, and appropriate business measurements for project/segment of the project
Assist as needed in the sales process, including scoping projects and estimating efforts to complete the implementation
Oversee and coordinate configurations within the Workday solution
Leverage prior Human Capital Management (HCM) / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) experience
Understand Workday’s Implementation Methodology and use it on all engagements
Work with the Delivery Assurance team to ensure compliance with agreed to checkpoints
Ensure the client takes advantage of Workday best practices
Identify opportunities to position additional service offerings to clients
Maintain Workday certifications
You thrive in a diverse, fast paced environment
You are passionate about learning and implementing new technologies
You think analytically and can effectively apply logic to solve problems
You have the ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and meet deadlines, despite conflicting demands
You have effective interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate and team with others
You have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and can clearly articulate complex messages and requirements
You have a strong desire to work with clients and provide exceptional client experiences
In this dynamic role, you will have the opportunity to interact directly with clients. As such, travel to client sites may be required up to 4 days per week. Preferred candidates will live within a 50 mile radius of a major airport.
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Required Technical and Professional Expertise
At least 1-2 years of experience in the Higher Education Project/Engagement Manager or related area
At least 1-2 years of experience with IT/ERP Implementations
At least 1-2 years of experience in HCM, or related, systems implementations
Knowledge of the Higher Education industry and business environment
Preferred Tech and Prof Experience
At least 3 years of experience in the following functional area: HCM Project/Engagement Manager or related functional area
At least 3 years of experience implementing HCM solutions in a Higher Education environment (i.e. Ellucian, Banner, Colleague, PeopleSoft, Jenzabar, or similar)
At least 3 years of experience working in a consulting environment, preferably with a software or consulting organization
At least 1 year of experience in deploying Workday solutions
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.