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Senior Project Manager for PeopleSoft 9.2 HCMS & ERP Projects

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 034037
Department Code 20701-6055
Department Information Technology Services
Job Title Senior Project Manager for PeopleSoft 9.2 HCMS & ERP Projects
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade S6
FLSA Status Exempt

Standard University business hours

8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The Senior Project Manager will lead a current critical project to provide the University with the next generation of Human Resource and Payroll systems in PeopleSoft 9.2 Human Capital Management System (HCMS). This individual will then manage future critical Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Application upgrades and maintenance projects. This position will report to the Director of Enterprise Process Support (EPS) in the ITS department. The Senior Project Manager will lead large, complex, highly visible and cross departmental projects to deliver expected results on time and on budget and these projects using EPS structured project management and process improvement approaches through all life cycle phases. The Senior Project Manager may also use advanced technical, analytical, facilitative and/or teambuilding skills to contribute as an active member on various teams.


• A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Business, Management or related discipline and/or six or more years of relevant work experience required.
• Six plus years of experience managing large, complex, highly visible and cross departmental projects in diverse organizations or with Executive level stakeholders is required. Higher Education experience is preferred.
• Experience working with HR/Payroll ERP applications preferred. PeopleSoft experience highly desirable.
• Expert knowledge of and experience using a structured project management methodology, tools and techniques for the entire project lifecycle and demonstrated success across all PMI knowledge areas.
• Experience managing multiple large, complex projects simultaneously; providing advanced stakeholder management; supervising, coaching and mentoring other project managers.
• Expert knowledge of and successful experience using a structured approach to business process analysis and redesign in highly sensitive or politically charged environments.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Project Management Institute (PMI) Certification preferred
• Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
• Project and portfolio management tools; Microsoft Project preferred
ERP application project management knowledge
• Business process analysis and design skills

Interpersonal Skills: Builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact to diffuse tense situations; puts others at ease.
Intellectual Acumen: Is intelligent and capable; deals with concepts and complexity comfortably; is good at learning and deciphering new knowledge; able to assimilate new skills independently.
Organizational Agility:Knowledgeable about how organizations work; gets things done both through formal and informal channels.
Strategic Agility and Innovation Management: Anticipates future consequences and trends accurately; brings creative ideas to market; recognizes strategic opportunities for change; creates competitive strategies.

This person will Drive for Results and exhibit Integrity and Trust.


• Provide and support project management and process improvement services using EPS approaches and methodologies by partnering with administrative and academic departments throughout the University.
• Manage and measure work on assigned projects including: communicating expectations and aspirations to groups and organizations; adjusting quantitative and qualitative measures to ensure appropriate feedback on priority goals and objectives; designing and communicating success measures; and managing third party/vendor resources.
• Plan work including: planning and organizing projects and tasks at the individual and organizational levels; setting clear, realistic, time-bound, and measurable objectives and goals; and investigating possible roadblocks and developing contingencies to redirect tasks so momentum is not lost.
• Organize work including: recruiting groups and resources to achieve goals; tackling multiple complex projects and directing them concurrently and efficiently, delegating tasks to continually move projects forward; and keeping accurate and current records in a logical organizing system appropriately accessible to others.
• Communicate regularly with supervisor about work including tasks and schedules, progress and status of efforts, any issues or problem that arise, risks, budget, workload, etc.
• Resolve problems around a diverse range of project activities in a very visible and pressured environment: strategy, risk, schedule, resources, budget, dependences, etc. Manage projects that directly impact the university’s business operations and strategic plan.
• Suggest improvements to EPS approaches and methodologies; provide supervision, oversight, coaching and mentoring to other project managers; and consult with other project managers on current project issues.
• Develop a deep and broad understanding of Higher Education and the University environment and use this understanding to exercise and drive enterprise thinking on all engagements.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please submit a cover letter and resume.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 10/17/2017
Application Deadline
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