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Sr. Project Manager - HR Consulting

  • Location: Lincolnshire, 60069
  • Salary: $64 - $73 / HR
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 28 days ago

MATRIX has partnered with a premier client in finding a Sr. Project Manager that is 100% remote.  This is a great opportunity to expand your career and work with a well known company and look towards career growth.

Are you a Senior Project Manager with HR Consulting, payroll, and outsourcing industry experience? Does the term SME fit your experience and background?  Are you extremely collaborative and enjoy working with your teammates?  Are you looking for your next long term contract opportunity? This position may be for you!!!

TITLE:  Sr. Project Manager - HR Consulting
  • Team manages one time projects for clients - up to 4,000 projects
  • Comprised of program and project managers
  • changes payroll schedules, manage workday releases, year end and year begins
  • Will be managing 3-4 projects simultaneously depending on size and scope of projects (want everyone to succeed)
  • Generating W2's, tax statements, payroll closing and starting
  • 500-600 tasks related to each project to generate year end
  • Very structured existing project plan
  • Managing internal team, client and vendors based on project from initation to closure
  • Start project from scratch or taking over project over from existing PM (depending on when begin work)
  • Projects range in complexity

Required Skills
  • Should have 3-5 years US Based PM experience (more experience is not necessarily better)
  • Must be able to LEARN quickly and jump in on projects
  • Self Driven, work independently (ask for help if needed)
  • Must be able to multitask
  • PM will work with stakeholders across multiple workstreams including Tax, Accounting, C levels, IT, Third Party Vendors
  • PM's are not expected to be Payroll experts (they will work with SME's for this)
  • PM's should have experience who have payroll or compensation - prevoius people with this had success / HR Payroll experience
  • Previously managed Year End / Year Begin functions within a project
  • Vendor management experience
  • Smartsheet is REQUIRED
  • MS Office skills required

***This role is for an experienced Project Manager that has HR Consulting, payroll and outsourcing industry experience.***
The Project Manager is accountable for all aspects of the project life cycle (initiate, plan, execute, communicate, control, close). Must be familiar with system scope and project objectives to effectively assemble the project team, assign individual responsibilities, and develop a schedule to ensure timely completion of project.

The Project Manager measures project performance using appropriate tools and techniques to monitor the progress of the project. The Project Manager identifies and quantifies variances (in time, cost, scope or quality), performs required corrective actions, communicates status and risks to all stakeholders, and ensures adherence to quality standards for the project deliverables.

• 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 and company's standards
• 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 to company's standards 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 in accordance with company's standards

Formal Education & Certification
• Bachelor’s 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

•  3 – 5 years of PM experience; 7+ years of professional experience
• Demonstrate and Educate as a Deep Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Project Management process and tools.
• Ability to work under tight deadlines managing multiple key business priorities.
• Project budgeting/costing expertise.
• Ability to solve very complex problems and deal with a variety of work situations.
• Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and customer service skill.
• Experience communicating effectively with high levels of management and direct client contact.
• Experience managing complex 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.
• Vendor management experience.
• Manage budgets in excess of 1M.
• Fluent in English (written, oral).

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

About Us

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 a top 15 U.S. IT staffing firm and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

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. For direct hire placement with our clients, benefits will be offered in accordance with that particular client’s offerings. This may include PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and other pre and post-tax options.

Motion Recruitment Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including Veterans/Disability/Women. All applicants must be currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the country for which they are applying, and no sponsorship is currently available. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Motion Recruitment Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.