Program Director

$70 - $80 hourly
Job Category: Technology
Position Type: Contract / Temporary to Hire
Work Model: Remote
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Job ID: 136688
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LaSalle Network is currently partnered with an academic medical center. They are a dynamic and innovative company committed to delivering excellence. As they embark on their journey to implement Workday, a cutting-edge cloud-based human capital management and finance software, they are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Program Director to lead this transformative initiative.

They are seeking a seasoned Program Director to oversee the successful implementation of Workday across their organization. The Program Director will be responsible for leading a cross-functional team, collaborating with stakeholders, managing timelines and ensuring the smooth execution of the Workday implementation project. This role requires a deep understanding of Workday functionality, project management expertise and strong leadership skills to drive alignment and achieve project objectives. This is a remote role that would require some travel to Chicago.

Program Director Responsibilities:
  • Lead the end-to-end implementation of Workday, including project planning, scoping, resource allocation and execution
  • Develop and manage project timelines, milestones and deliverables to ensure on-time and within-budget completion of the implementation
  • Build and lead a high-performing cross-functional team, including project managers, functional leads, technical experts and external consultants
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders across departments to gather requirements, prioritize initiatives and align project goals with organizational objectives
  • Provide strategic guidance and recommendations to senior leadership on Workday best practices, system configuration and process optimization
  • Oversee change management activities to ensure successful adoption of Workday across the organization, including training, communication and stakeholder engagement
  • Manage vendor relationships, contracts and service level agreements to ensure the timely delivery of quality services and solutions
  • Monitor project risks, issues and dependencies, and develop mitigation strategies to address potential roadblocks and ensure project success
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives post-implementation to optimize Workday functionality, enhance user experience and maximize business value
  • Communicate regularly with executive leadership and project sponsors to provide updates on project status, milestones and key achievements

Program Director Requirements:
  • Proven track record of successfully managing large-scale, complex projects with cross-functional teams and tight deadlines
  • Extensive knowledge of Workday modules, functionalities and best practices, with hands-on experience in configuration, testing and deployment
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate teams, drive collaboration and foster a culture of accountability and excellence
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders and senior executives
  • Demonstrated expertise in change management, including developing communication plans, delivering training sessions and managing organizational change
  • Experience working with external vendors, consultants and implementation partners to deliver high-quality solutions and services
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify issues, evaluate alternatives and implement effective solutions
  • PMP, Agile, or other relevant project management certifications are highly desirable

If this position is of interest to you and you meet the qualifications, please apply today!

Thank you,

Riley Tear
Team Lead, Technology Services
LaSalle Network
LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries.

LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets. LaSalle Network offers temporary Field Employees benefit plans including medical, dental and vision coverage. Family Medical Leave, Worker's compensation, Paid Leave and Sick Leave are also provided. View a full list of our benefits here: View a full list of our benefits here.