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Payroll Project Manager
St. Paul, Minnesota  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on March 22, 2023
Job Id #61849 Posted February 15, 2023

Position Overview: 
  • This program manager ensures a successful implementation of Client Payroll Implementation project.
  • An experienced project manager is best able to identify areas of potential concern and provide guidance to ensure implementation occurs according to plan.
  • This role must have direct experience implementing global solutions for the country and/or region they are assigned and will know what it takes to achieve this goal.
Position Duties:
  • Assist in managing vendor relationships, assessing options, driving to solutions and strategies.
  • Evaluate options, help determine best recommendations and paths forward
  • Create business cases and various decision rationale documents.
  • Create and manage project plans, setting targets for milestones, and adhering to deadlines, removing roadblocks and escalating as needed.
  • Performing quality control throughout the project to reduce any surprises.
  • When risks are identified create mitigation plan to ensure timely and accurate delivery of services.
  • Regular communications with Global Payroll Program leader to keep informed on progress of project goals.
Basic Qualifications:
  • bachelor’s degree in either business or management Vendor/contract management and experience is preferred
    For stellar candidates, in lieu of degree, candidates can be considered with industry experience, instead
  • Significant/large scale project management
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Understanding global payroll vendor landscape
  • Regional vendors (ADP, etc.)
  • Outsourced vendor for software (config, testing)
Soft Skills:
  • Leadership skills
  • Decisiveness and prioritization
  • Problem-solving skills
IT Project Manager II:
  • Minimal work direction needed, highly skilled and knowledgeable to the position and provides best practicing sharing within work group.
  • Responsible for and authorized to manage the IT portion of a project.
  • Provide Leadership to all IT related aspects of the project.
  • Integration (Planning) Management, Global alignment, Provide Scope, Cost and Resource Management for the project.
  • Time Management, Resource planning, Quality Management, Communications Management, Risk Management and Procurement Management.
  • Be objective in setting and assessing work, ensuring team buy-in.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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