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Senior HR Systems Functional Project Manager - Kansas City, MO #5481724

Company: H&R Block

Date: 09/16/2018

Category: Telecommunications Services

City: Kansas City, MO



Senior HR Systems Functional Project Manager

Job Description:


Be a functional leader in the HCM Workday implementation, including understanding key business needs and objectives, short and long-term business roadmap, system capabilities and data -- bringing them all together to meet identified business goals. Provide leadership in the planning and execution the project, including system design, configuration and testing, and contribute to long-term, strategic business planning. Establish and nurture positive relationships with HR product owners, project participants, vendor partners and other stakeholders. Measure and be accountable for the short- and long-term project results.


  • Provide functional leadership for Workday HCM implementation, focusing on Payroll, Benefits, Compensation and Talent modules, ensuring that a solid solution is created for the business.

  • Establish a detailed understanding the business needs of the assigned HR Center of Excellence and define objectives and deliverables to meet those needs.

  • Complete testing planning and execution for the implementation, which will also include regular patches and twice-annual releases.

  • Have a deep understanding of the applicable technology and business roadmap, provide input into and participate in new projects. Partner with downstream technology teams and vendors to communicate HCM-related impacts.

  • Provide input into status reporting, change management, training and end-user communications.

  • Facilitate design sessions, planning meetings and other sessions necessary to implement the solution.

  • Prepare and gain approval, when needed, on overall business plans or policy or process changes.

  • After the project is complete, become an ongoing member of the system support leadership team.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Project Management, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or related area, or the equivalent through a combination of education and work experience.

  • Leadership experience with Workday HCM application, including a system implementation and ongoing system usage; preferably a detailed understanding of the Payroll, Benefits, Compensation and Talent / Performance modules.

  • Experience working in a Human Resources leadership role; as an HR Generalist and / or in the Center of Excellence for Payroll, Benefits, Compensation and / or Talent Management / Performance areas.

  • 5-7 years HR systems or project management or related experience; experience with Workday a significant plus.

  • People leadership experience, providing performance feedback, coaching and day to day direction.

  • Demonstrated decision-making, analytical and problem solving abilities.

  • Track record of establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.

  • Effective written and oral presentation skills and facilitation skills. Ability to communicate with all levels of internal associates, including senior leadership, consultants, external vendors and business partners.

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team in a fast-paced project environment, but with little formal supervision or guidance.

  • Strong supervisory skills in a matrix-management environment.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and project planning tools.

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Human Resources




One H&R Block Way


Kansas City



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