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Workday and ERP Product Manager

Posted: May 21, 2022
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Company Description

Bowdoin College seeks an in-person or remotely located Product Manager to work with the Information Technology group and various departments across campus during and after the College’s Workday Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Project: https://www.bowdoin.edu/workday/workday-erp/index.html

Remote location may only be in the following states: Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, and New York. Applicants are encouraged to apply by May 27th.

The position reports to Information Technology but works closely with functional departments, namely Human Resources, Finance, the Registrar’s Office, and Academic Affairs to ensure all aspects of the current Workday implementation meets the functional needs of the College. This will be accomplished by leveraging technical competence, communicating and coordinating efforts across user groups, technical staff, and vendors, and working to identify Workday product needs into the future.

-Along with the Senior Workday Project Manager, lead execution of Bowdoin’s five-year implementation and deployment plan for Workday, including Human Capital Management optimization, Financials -Implementation, and Student Implementation
-Support functional teams in the implementation of Workday and provide technical and analytical guidance to the team members
-Provide day-to-day project summary, feedback, and product input to functional and IT project staff
-Publish agendas, capture and distribute meeting minutes as assigned, keeping track of actions items
-Support functional teams in all aspects of testing, including developing testing scripts, analyzing, troubleshooting, and keeping up with administrative tasks related to testing log
-Participate in development of implementation and post-implementation support model for Workday
-Assist in analyzing and troubleshooting application environment problems to determine proper resolution
-Assist in resolving complex technical problems involving multiple application environments
-Participate in the development of a robust Change Management plan and carry out Change Management procedures, including the development of materials and job aids, and participating in training and other Change Management efforts or events
-Coordinate project teams and technical resources as needed for system maintenance, configuration, and integrations; assist technical leads with planning and executing configuration changes to the systems; ensure that configuration changes are documented via the change control process
-Responsible for management of bi-annual Workday “releases” and organizational “roadmap” for Workday functionality
-Support communication between functional teams and Alchemy and outside communication (other schools, Workday community, etc.
-Coordinate Workday training path for users
-Work with Project Team and Functional Work Groups to ensure full transparency of decision making, escalating issues as needed
-Provide updates to program stakeholders throughout the life of the overall Workday Program
-Provide frequent feedback on project issues, including weekly status reports
-Research and prepare recommendations on features/updates that should be adopted, both short- and long-term; work with business owners and subject matter experts within the College to develop a roadmap for implementing enhancements
-Coordinate and expedite a backlog of fixes and/or enhancement requests for Workday; submit issues to the vendors’ support organizations and ensure issues are resolved
-Report to upper-level management on system usage, capabilities and ROI
-Develop and maintain a plan for the use of development, stage, and production environments (tenants for Workday)

-Two or more years of related experience in project management or technical business analysis (Project Management Institute certification preferred)
-Two or more years of direct hands-on experience (e.g., implementer, consultant, technical lead, etc.) with ---Workday or Ellucian Banner preferred
-Experience as a manager or team lead that demonstrates the ability to direct and delegate work
-Experience with higher education culture, policies, and systems
-Demonstrated ability to consistently provide high-level customer support and resolve technical issues for a non-technical audience
-Clear examples of aligning technical needs with business goals
-Demonstrated ability to productively assemble, engage, collaborate with and lead cross-functional teams under rigorous deadlines
-Demonstrated problem-solving and relationship building skills in a variety of situations
-Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
-Ability to develop cost/benefit analysis to aid senior-level management in decision making
-Highly effective written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences
-Fluency with Microsoft Office 365 applications and project management software
-Some knowledge of SQL or other relational databases preferred
-Strategic thinker who works proactively and can be successful through both independent and collaborative work environments

-Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

Description

Bowdoin College seeks an in-person or remotely located Product Manager to work with the Information Technology group and various departments across campus during and after the College’s Workday Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Project: https://www.bowdoin.edu/workday/workday-erp/index.html

Remote location may only be in the following states: Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, and New York. Applicants are encouraged to apply by May 27th.

The position reports to Information Technology but works closely with functional departments, namely Human Resources, Finance, the Registrar’s Office, and Academic Affairs to ensure all aspects of the current Workday implementation meets the functional needs of the College. This will be accomplished by leveraging technical competence, communicating and coordinating efforts across user groups, technical staff, and vendors, and working to identify Workday product needs into the future.

-Along with the Senior Workday Project Manager, lead execution of Bowdoin’s five-year implementation and deployment plan for Workday, including Human Capital Management optimization, Financials -Implementation, and Student Implementation
-Support functional teams in the implementation of Workday and provide technical and analytical guidance to the team members
-Provide day-to-day project summary, feedback, and product input to functional and IT project staff
-Publish agendas, capture and distribute meeting minutes as assigned, keeping track of actions items
-Support functional teams in all aspects of testing, including developing testing scripts, analyzing, troubleshooting, and keeping up with administrative tasks related to testing log
-Participate in development of implementation and post-implementation support model for Workday
-Assist in analyzing and troubleshooting application environment problems to determine proper resolution
-Assist in resolving complex technical problems involving multiple application environments
-Participate in the development of a robust Change Management plan and carry out Change Management procedures, including the development of materials and job aids, and participating in training and other Change Management efforts or events
-Coordinate project teams and technical resources as needed for system maintenance, configuration, and integrations; assist technical leads with planning and executing configuration changes to the systems; ensure that configuration changes are documented via the change control process
-Responsible for management of bi-annual Workday “releases” and organizational “roadmap” for Workday functionality
-Support communication between functional teams and Alchemy and outside communication (other schools, Workday community, etc.
-Coordinate Workday training path for users
-Work with Project Team and Functional Work Groups to ensure full transparency of decision making, escalating issues as needed
-Provide updates to program stakeholders throughout the life of the overall Workday Program
-Provide frequent feedback on project issues, including weekly status reports
-Research and prepare recommendations on features/updates that should be adopted, both short- and long-term; work with business owners and subject matter experts within the College to develop a roadmap for implementing enhancements
-Coordinate and expedite a backlog of fixes and/or enhancement requests for Workday; submit issues to the vendors’ support organizations and ensure issues are resolved
-Report to upper-level management on system usage, capabilities and ROI
-Develop and maintain a plan for the use of development, stage, and production environments (tenants for Workday)

Skills

-Two or more years of related experience in project management or technical business analysis (Project Management Institute certification preferred)
-Two or more years of direct hands-on experience (e.g., implementer, consultant, technical lead, etc.) with ---Workday or Ellucian Banner preferred
-Experience as a manager or team lead that demonstrates the ability to direct and delegate work
-Experience with higher education culture, policies, and systems
-Demonstrated ability to consistently provide high-level customer support and resolve technical issues for a non-technical audience
-Clear examples of aligning technical needs with business goals
-Demonstrated ability to productively assemble, engage, collaborate with and lead cross-functional teams under rigorous deadlines
-Demonstrated problem-solving and relationship building skills in a variety of situations
-Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
-Ability to develop cost/benefit analysis to aid senior-level management in decision making
-Highly effective written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences
-Fluency with Microsoft Office 365 applications and project management software
-Some knowledge of SQL or other relational databases preferred
-Strategic thinker who works proactively and can be successful through both independent and collaborative work environments

Education

-Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred

Company Description

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

Position Overview

Company

Bowdoin College

Location

Brunswick, ME

Job Type

Full time

Salary

$115,000 (Starting range)

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Listing Contact

Amy Ma

ama2@bowdoin.edu 2077253076

Position Details

Description

Bowdoin College seeks an in-person or remotely located Product Manager to work with the Information Technology group and various departments across campus during and after the College’s Workday Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Project: https://www.bowdoin.edu/workday/workday-erp/index.html

Remote location may only be in the following states: Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, and New York. Applicants are encouraged to apply by May 27th.

The position reports to Information Technology but works closely with functional departments, namely Human Resources, Finance, the Registrar’s Office, and Academic Affairs to ensure all aspects of the current Workday implementation meets the functional needs of the College. This will be accomplished by leveraging technical competence, communicating and coordinating efforts across user groups, technical staff, and vendors, and working to identify Workday product needs into the future.

-Along with the Senior Workday Project Manager, lead execution of Bowdoin’s five-year implementation and deployment plan for Workday, including Human Capital Management optimization, Financials -Implementation, and Student Implementation
-Support functional teams in the implementation of Workday and provide technical and analytical guidance to the team members
-Provide day-to-day project summary, feedback, and product input to functional and IT project staff
-Publish agendas, capture and distribute meeting minutes as assigned, keeping track of actions items
-Support functional teams in all aspects of testing, including developing testing scripts, analyzing, troubleshooting, and keeping up with administrative tasks related to testing log
-Participate in development of implementation and post-implementation support model for Workday
-Assist in analyzing and troubleshooting application environment problems to determine proper resolution
-Assist in resolving complex technical problems involving multiple application environments
-Participate in the development of a robust Change Management plan and carry out Change Management procedures, including the development of materials and job aids, and participating in training and other Change Management efforts or events
-Coordinate project teams and technical resources as needed for system maintenance, configuration, and integrations; assist technical leads with planning and executing configuration changes to the systems; ensure that configuration changes are documented via the change control process
-Responsible for management of bi-annual Workday “releases” and organizational “roadmap” for Workday functionality
-Support communication between functional teams and Alchemy and outside communication (other schools, Workday community, etc.
-Coordinate Workday training path for users
-Work with Project Team and Functional Work Groups to ensure full transparency of decision making, escalating issues as needed
-Provide updates to program stakeholders throughout the life of the overall Workday Program
-Provide frequent feedback on project issues, including weekly status reports
-Research and prepare recommendations on features/updates that should be adopted, both short- and long-term; work with business owners and subject matter experts within the College to develop a roadmap for implementing enhancements
-Coordinate and expedite a backlog of fixes and/or enhancement requests for Workday; submit issues to the vendors’ support organizations and ensure issues are resolved
-Report to upper-level management on system usage, capabilities and ROI
-Develop and maintain a plan for the use of development, stage, and production environments (tenants for Workday)

Skills and Experience

-Two or more years of related experience in project management or technical business analysis (Project Management Institute certification preferred)
-Two or more years of direct hands-on experience (e.g., implementer, consultant, technical lead, etc.) with ---Workday or Ellucian Banner preferred
-Experience as a manager or team lead that demonstrates the ability to direct and delegate work
-Experience with higher education culture, policies, and systems
-Demonstrated ability to consistently provide high-level customer support and resolve technical issues for a non-technical audience
-Clear examples of aligning technical needs with business goals
-Demonstrated ability to productively assemble, engage, collaborate with and lead cross-functional teams under rigorous deadlines
-Demonstrated problem-solving and relationship building skills in a variety of situations
-Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
-Ability to develop cost/benefit analysis to aid senior-level management in decision making
-Highly effective written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences
-Fluency with Microsoft Office 365 applications and project management software
-Some knowledge of SQL or other relational databases preferred
-Strategic thinker who works proactively and can be successful through both independent and collaborative work environments

Education

-Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred

Company Description

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

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