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Contact Robert on 571-436-0439 or ryoung@hcmglobalsolutions.com

 

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Qualifications

 

  • A unique global perspective with over 30 years of experience in over 15 countries
  • 10 years of experience specifically deploying Workday in all project phases in HCM and Financials
  • A solution-driven communicator, Robert is skilled at assessing/predicting stakeholder requirements while simultaneously understanding the project’s technical aspects.
  • Exceptional liaison skills between multiple stakeholder groups building consensus; driving to decision and more importantly, on-time delivery.
  • Deep implementation experience to ensure success for customers in the fast-paced world of SaaS.

Professional Experience – Workday

 

HCM Global Solutions – August 2016 – Current

 

Customer Project Manager for $2.3 billion revenue Software Company with 0ver 10,000 employees –Customer Project Manager on the first standalone Workday Revenue Recognition implementation as part of a larger Workday program including HCM/Payroll and Expenses.

By deployment of Workday it was possible to bring structure to a traditional SDLC environment incorporating Business Process change, a new legislative regime and multiple vendors.

As Revenue Recognition is usually part of an integrated deployment, this implementation was heavily dependent on integrations to maintain source data from the Oracle Financials System of Record and to provide Revenue Recognition data to the Corporate Data Warehouse, an important critical path item in the project planning activity.

 

Collaborative Solutions – November 2007 – July 2016

Project Manager / Director

As a Workday Project Manager for the United Nations Agency, Robert directed the six-month stabilization and value realization phase of a platform deployment including full HCM, absence, benefits, talent, compensation, North American Payroll and Financials functionality.  He facilitated the incremental scope of Recruitment functionality and WHO compensation structure and range changes to the salary structures.  He co-led the transition of the post-production environment to a stable and predictable structured environment.  Robert was an active member of the Executive Steering Committee, including presentation of the Monthly Status Report.

Project Manager for full global deployment of Workday HCM for a European Bank, implementing Workday in high opportunity and emerging markets and other global financial services centers including London and New York for 1,200 employees. Challenges included complex global Testing Management and user requirements. Delivered functionality to budget and time within a developing international legislative framework.  Modules include core HCM, Benefits functionality, Absence, Performance and Compensation.  Payroll support was provided with integrations to the major markets and reporting for the other countries.  The project included the first Russian deployment of Workday

Project Manager of the full lifecycle, deployment for $1.5 billion endowment major nonprofit organization implementing Workday in the US, UK and Hungary as their first system of record for the HR organization, of 2,000 employees. The phase 1, Core HCM Workday deployment was a major contributor in navigating towards consistency of HR processes, operations and services throughout the organization where few structures had existed before. Major challenges during this project included the identification, collection, cleansing and collation of data into Workday format and protocol.

Initial Project Manager for international Workday HCM project, based in Chicago, implementing Workday in 65 countries for a $6 billion manufacturing organization with 14,000 employees. The project focusing on transforming the HR role and processes within the organization including a major outsourcing of some HR operations to a third-party. Functionality included core HCM, Benefits, talent, absence management, performance, and payroll interfaces. Extensive interfaces to other internal and external systems were required.

Senior Project Manager / Director for multinational Food Producer and distributor. A company of $7.7 billion revenue and 17,500 employees, Robert established the project to deploy HCM, Absence, Talent, Recruiting, Succession Planning, and integrations to ADP Payroll. This included guiding the project through design workshops, establishing project management, project financials and PMO cadence.

Rescue & Recovery Project Manager  

After the initial experience of a deeply failing Workday project that was under-scoped and under-budgeted, a $5B global chemical materials company engaged Robert as the Project Manager for the turnaround of the initial full deployment and subsequent Phase 2 projects.   He quickly established an excellent relationship with the client and drove the planning and strategy phases for North American scope of a global Phase 1 deployment project. The scope included HCM, Benefits, Absence, Talent, Base Complementation and Global Payroll Interface functionality in 27  countries leading to a hugely successful deployment.  He facilitated the testing management, and the initial system and user acceptance testing sessions in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Engaged as the Workday Project Manager by a $5B high street retail organization with 28,000 U.S.  employees for the full-life cycle deployment.  Functional scope included core HCM, Benefits, Absence, Advanced Compensation, Talent and Onboarding.  The implementation included over 25 integrations to internal and external systems such as ADP payroll interfaces.   Robert drove the project to an on-time and on-budget delivery, including some diverse ESS and MSS challenges for regional and store associates, resulting in a highly referenceable customer.

Project Manager for a $561 Million revenue Pharmaceuticals industry client– This was a full SDLC for an aggressively scheduled project with large data migration requirements and integration scope from the Legacy SAP environment including Benefits providers and internal systems such as single sign-on. Robert guided an ambitious customer wishing to become self sufficient very early in the deployment process through to a hugely successful deployment of Core HCM, benefits, talent, Payroll integration to ADP

Delivery Director  

Project Executive on:

Government Contractor with 15,000 employees, guiding the Workday HCM Deployment project through periods of corporate growth and acquisition, including holding the customer to strict disciplines of Test Management

Directed Real Estate customer through many project phases from initial HCM deployment

Financial Services company deploying Tidemark and Workday Financials

Online/TV retailer during a project stabilization exercise of Workday HCM deployment

Delivery Director / Advisor role to Big 4 Partner organization for a major manufacturing organization Workday HCM deployment

Director PMO   

Provided coaching, quality assurance and executive leadership to a team of Engagement Managers on a portfolio of Workday deployments including HCM, Payroll, Financials, Benefits, Absence and Performance functionality.

Key leadership role in developing the Deployment Methodology to ensure consistency and quality throughout projects

Formulated Testing Management service for customers who were not in a position to fill the Test Manager role.

Workday Practitioner  

Implemented multiple Workday deployments from Workday version 3, including Social media, Manufacturing, Financial Services clients

Prior Experience including:

Based in London and Washington, DC including HCM and Financials projects and Program Managing a platform deployment for a Central European Country’s University Systems. These projects utilized local, other European and US based development teams and management

Guided leading UK organization through a transformation of HCM business and technology solutions

PeopleSoft Practice Lead
Senior IT Manager – Energy Industry

Skills Summary

  • Project and Program Management Internal and external partner management
  • SOW Development
  • Project Plan development
  • Testing and Testing Management
  • Business and technical process reengineering
  • Data Conversion
  • Systems Integrations
  • Developing and implementing project standards
Engagement Experience

Workday                    

  • Human Resources
  • Implementation Manager
  • Benefits and Compensation Report Writer and Analytics
  • Recruiting Business Planning & Budgeting

Certifications & Associations                    

  • Project Management Institute(PMI) PMP Certified
  • Member SHRM
  • PRINCE2 Certification
  • Workday EM/PM Certification
  • Workday HCM Certification
  • Agile PMI ACP preparation course – Learnsmart