IT Program Manager, HR

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Date: Sep 13, 2023

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30324 Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104-9998 Orlando, FL, US, 32826 Jersey City, NJ, US, 07302 Baltimore, MD, US, 21229-9998 Atlanta, GA, US, 30304-9998 Boston, MA, US, 02205-9761 Austin, TX, US, 78746 Chicago, IL, US, 60699-9208 Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317

Company: Ansys

Requisition #: 12916 


When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality with Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys.


Take a leap of certainty … with Ansys.


Summary / Role Purpose

The IT Program Manager is a key role in the effective delivery of Ansys’s technology portfolio. The scope of responsibility will span all areas of the IT PMO with a primary focus on supporting the HR transformation. This will include both direct project and program management of assigned areas, as well as department wide project and program methodology enforcement for both Agile Scrum and Agile Kanban. 


We are looking for an IT Program Manager with experience in HR transformations, good understanding of end-to-end HR processes and strong leadership skills to manage large scale programs and work with key stakeholder to drive business outcome.


Overall department Agile methodology adoption and enforcement includes coaching and direction to all department PMO and project team members on the tools, techniques and events related to both Agile Scrum and Agile Kanban project and daily task management.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accountable to business sponsors for schedule, budget, and quality of all program elements. Escalates decisions to sponsors as necessary.
  • Work with Business Leaders and business partners to contribute to strategic project/program decisions and ensure that projects are delivering the expected business outcomes.
  • Responsible for leading the HR transformation initiatives including the deployment of Payroll and Time & Attendance systems; lead the deployment of HRIS enhancements and automation capabilities.
  • Lead Change Management activities on key strategic projects/programs.
  • Focus on Continuous Improvements and value extraction from deployed solutions.
  • Responsible for working with external vendors/system implementors to hold them accountable for their service delivery.
  • Responsible for working with global team members to plan project activities to meet deliverable dates and project milestones.
  • Directly facilitate program steering committee meetings and conduct periodic briefings/status updates to various levels of the organization for assigned areas.
  • Provides overall leadership and management of programs and projects across multiple functional areas.
  • Guides, coaches, and motivates the program delivery teams.
  • Coaching more junior PMs and Scrum Masters on effectively adopting Agile, accountable for continuous improvement of the Agile practices for both Scrum and Kanban.
  • Sets performance objectives and incorporates feedback from team and organization for continuous improvement.


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • A minimum of 7 years of IT leadership experience setting priorities and driving for results 
  • A minimum of 5 years of project manager experience leading cross-functional projects  
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience as a Scrum Master or equivalent role within an Agile team 
  • Experience leading large scale end-to-end HR transformations.
  • Experience with leading the implementation of HR systems, preferable SAP Success Factors.
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) or Certified Product Owner (CSPO) 
  • Strong influencing skills and overall partnership and collaboration.
  • Strong understanding of project management and Agile concepts, processes, practices, procedures, and tools. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to combine attention to detail with big picture perspective.
  • Experience leading global teams.  
  • Proficient with project management and Agile tools, preferably Microsoft ADO.


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business or Engineering preferred.
  • PMP, Six Sigma, Change Management training and certification desired. 
  • Experience leading major software package implementations strongly preferred (HRIS, CRM, ERP). 
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision. 
  • Proactively plans for managing and mitigating project risks. 
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Must be able to think creatively and possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Proven track record of consistently meeting goals and objectives. 
  • Experience working with information technology vendors / suppliers. 
  • Able to communicate technical issues in a non-technical manner to a diverse audience.  
  • Key role Competencies: Result Oriented, Team Building/Management, Strategic Thinking, Change Management, Influence, Business Acumen, Problem Solving, Planning, Communications, Customer Focus, Negotiating, Organization, Political Savvy. 


At Ansys, we know that changing the world takes vision, skill, and each other. We fuel new ideas, build relationships, and help each other realize our greatest potential in the knowledge that every day is an opportunity to observe, teach, inspire, and be inspired. Together as One Ansys, we are powering innovation that drives human advancement.


Our Commitments:

  • Amaze with innovative products and solutions
  • Make our customers incredibly successful
  • Act with integrity
  • Ensure employees thrive and shareholders prosper

Our Values:

  • Adaptability: Be open, welcome what’s next
  • Courage: Be courageous, move forward passionately
  • Generosity: Be generous, share, listen, serve
  • Authenticity: Be you, make us stronger


Our Actions:

  • We commit to audacious goals
  • We work seamlessly as a team
  • We demonstrate mastery
  • We deliver outstanding results


We believe diverse thinking leads to better outcomes. We are committed to creating and nurturing a workplace that fuels this by welcoming people, no matter their background, identity, or experience, to a workplace where they are valued and where diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging thrive.


At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a prestigious reputation in working with well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high – met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head on. Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology, empowering our customers to turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at a lower cost.


At Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery, and the collaboration. It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished.” And it’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can, and do impact real people in real ways. All this is forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy, and ethics.

Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following more recent awards, although our list goes on: America’s Most Loved Workplaces, Gold Stevie Award Winner, America’s Most Responsible Companies, Fast Company World Changing Ideas, Great Place to Work Certified (China, Greece, France, India, Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, U.K.).

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Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta