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Sr. Payroll Project Manager - REMOTE

  • Location: Lincolnshire, 60069
  • Salary: 70.0
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 2 months ago

MATRIX has partnered with a premier client in finding a Sr. Payroll Project Manager that is 100% remote. This is a great opportunity to expand your career working with a well-known company. Are you Sr. Payroll Project Manager with an HR/Benefits backgroud and high level payroll experience? Are you extremely collaborative and enjoy working with your teammates in a fast paced environment? Are you looking for your next long term career opportunity? This position may be for you!!! Position: 

* Manages projects from conception to production, ensuring delivery is in accordance with budget, timeline and is of the required quality standards to meet client expectations.
* Develops and manages detailed project plan. Align stakeholders and team members on the plan and manage execution of tasks to achieve project goals.
* Makes project decisions and recommendations to management about schedules, prioritization, and resource allocation with input from others as needed.
* Works closely with Resource Managers/Team Leads to ensure adequate allocation of resources.
* Measures project performance and progress using appropriate tools and techniques, identifies and quantifies variances, performs required corrective actions, and communicates to all stakeholders.
* Documents high-level risks, assumptions, and constraints. Develop and track risk mitigation and issue resolution plans, recommend and implement approved actions and workarounds required to mitigate or minimize project and commercial risk.
* Manage changes to project scope, schedule and costs and ensure project plan is reflective of authorized changes as defined in the change management plan.
* Interfaces independently with all functional and business areas/groups affected by the project, including senior and/or executive management
* Communicates and reports status to executives and all other stakeholders e.g., Status Reports, Executive Briefings
* Manages the project budget, working closely with the finance team to oversee and report project financials - including estimates created during the funding/change request process, the on-going allocation of financial resources, and the regular reporting of the state of the project financials.
* Employs project management best practice methodologies working within a framework that includes process definition, templates, tools 
* Works with third party providers to deliver contractual commitments
* Drives process improvement initiatives within the project management domain. Captures lessons learned throughout and during the closing of a project.

* Ensure compliance is adhered to across the projects being delivered
* Ensure issues are escalated through the appropriate channels for support in resolution and to raise senior management awareness
* Share best practice and key learnings to support continuous improvement
* Deliver project reporting and maintain systems of information 

Required Skills:


  • * 3 - 5 years of PM experience;
  • 7+ years of professional experience
  • * Demonstrate and Educate as a Proficient Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Project Management process and tools.
  • * Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and customer service skill
  • * Experience communicating effectively with high levels of management and direct client contact
  • * Experience managing multiple projects with tight timelines and multiple key business priorities to conclusion while maintaining high client satisfaction
  • * Experience with global customers/team members
  • * Resourceful, confident under pressure, and proven problem-solving skills
  • * HR Consulting, payroll and outsourcing industry experience. Management of Year-End/Year-Begin projects preferred.
  • * Vendor management experience
  • * Manage budgets in excess of $1M
Desired Skills
  • * Experience with professional Project Management tools: MS Project, SmartSheet or equivalentFormal Education & Certification
  • * Bachelors degree and/or equivalent work experience required
  • * Project Management Professional (PMP) certification (or working toward certification within 12 months) or PRINCE2 certification or equivalent preferred

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re consistently in the top 25 of all U.S. IT staffing firms and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average, earning us ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing awards year after year. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

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For hourly W2 contract roles MATRIX offers a highly competitive benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, HSA, and 401(k) with pre and post-tax options.  Please see for more information.

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