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Lead Project Manager, HR PMO


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Posted on: 02 Aug 2021

Job Location : United States - US

Job Description :

Solutions driven success.

XPO is a top ten global provider of transportation services, with a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets. At XPO Logistics, we look for employees who like a challenge and can communicate effectively in all situations. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to drive positive results while ensuring a bright future for yourself and XPO. If you’re looking for a growth opportunity, join us at XPO.

Logistics done differently.

At XPO Logistics, we know that a successful business is built on the ability to recruit and retain superior talent. That’s why we offer our employees a competitive salary and benefits package. As a Lead HR Project Manager, PMO, you will provide support on projects, work streams, and governance routines focused on HR transformation, operational enhancements, and strategic improvements. The incumbent will work closely with internal stakeholders to ensure project work is completed in a timely and cost-effective manner. As part of our team, you’ll have the support to excel at work, and the resources to build a career you can be proud of.

Pay, benefits and more.

We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan.

What you’ll do on a typical day:

Manage an HR program portfolio (HR Operations, Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, etc.). Responsible for the portfolio’s budget and overall project program health

Coordinate and collaborate with HR team members across multiple locations globally to plan and execute initiatives and projects of all sizes, often managing multiple projects at a time

Gather and compile information regarding scope, timeline, tasks and dependencies and develop detailed project plans (e.g., using MS Project, Excel or other project planning software)

Ensure decisions, open items, risks, options and recommendations are documented

Support and facilitate meetings and written program / project updates with key internal project team members, business stakeholders and leadership through creation of e-mails, decks, and status slides

Prepare project / work stream meeting agendas, document meeting outcomes and next steps. Ensure next steps are actioned, following up with key stakeholders, as needed

Identify risks/issues that impact the execution and success of projects (e.g., resource availability, functional discrepancies, testing errors, etc.). Develop options and solutions for complex problems, and escalate as appropriate for resolution/mitigation

Coordinate Project Management Office (PMO) governance routines such as tracking and updating project progress and continuous improvement activities, scheduling meetings, sending reminders, and updating / compiling data and information

Create PMO methodologies and approaches

Conduct analysis on business topics, project data / statistics and progress, systems’ impacts and other key challenges, as needed

Utilize tools, such as Excel, to develop spreadsheets, gather and update data from stakeholders, utilize data filters, create pivot tables, format and analyze large amounts of data

Support key HR team members on various engagements, including ad-hoc analyses, presentations, governance routines, and special projects.

Influences and acts as a trusted advisor to project stakeholders, including Senior Management, HR functional areas, IT, Finance, Payroll, Legal and outside third-party vendors

Advise on stakeholder analysis, change management plans and execution

Perform various administrative tasks as needed, including logistics for meetings and workshops, room bookings, catering, and visitor registrations

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent related work or military experience

4 years in managing projects and / or in HR/HRIT

Strong MS Project, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills

It’d be great if you also have:

PMP, and/or HR certification

Previous consulting experience

Strong communication and presentation skills

Knowledge of the HR suite including Core HR systems, Compensation and Benefits, Talent Acquisition, etc. tools and technology

Self-starter who is highly motivated and organized; able to track multiple tasks, activities, follow-ups and deadlines accurately and autonomously

Strong results orientation

Be part of something big.

XPO is a leading provider of world-class solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team – energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make XPO a great place to work.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status.

XPO adheres to CDC, OSHA and state and local requirements regarding COVID safety. All employees and visitors are expected to comply with XPO policies which are in place to safeguard our employees and customers.

All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Review XPO's candidate privacy statement

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