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Senior Project Manager - Application Implementations

Permanent Project Management

The Role:

Ascender is growing!  We are a leading APAC payroll and HCM SaaS and outsourcing provider.  A new opportunity has arisen within our ANZ Public Enterprise & Services Division for an Applications Implementation Senior Project Manager based in Central Wellington or Ellerslie, Auckland. You will have end-to-end responsibility for Payroll and HR application projects, implementing or augmenting software solutions offered to Ascender clients.

In this role you would be ultimately responsible for client satisfaction and project profitability at completion of projects.  Delivering a project on time and at expected cost is critical for success, together with best practice processes and governance, and excellent communication with client and Ascender stakeholders throughout the project.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage governance activities including facilitation and coordination of project meetings with executive sponsors and senior stakeholders being the link between client and Ascender.
  • Plan and manage time, cost and project resources to achieve delivery and effectively manage risk during project execution.
  • Provide senior experience and support to the project team by demonstrating a strong understanding of Project Management processes and delivering high quality results.
  • Support Sales responses and estimates by providing SME expertise on delivery approaches and responses to tenders where required.


Skills & Experience Required:

  • 5+ years project management experience with a successful track record as an Applications Project Manager working with external clients, managing large projects that involve technology and consulting services.
  • Experience with Payroll or HRIS outsourcing projects (in a vendor capacity) is an advantage.
  • Proven track record delivering projects on time and in budget.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and communication skills.
  • Ability to work across diverse cultures – ideally with experience managing projects that span multiple countries and cultures.
  • Performance driven and accountable with a demonstrated ability to maintain a strong bottom line focus.
  • Understanding and application of basic revenue models and cost-to-completion projections.
  • Appropriate tertiary and/or professional qualifications including PRINCE2 or equivalent certification is desirable but not required.
  • MS Project and Excel at an intermediate level.


What we offer

  • Competitive salary and flexible hours; great office locations.
  • An opportunity to shape the Ascender project management framework.
  • We are entering a period of growth and this role is key to driving great outcomes with clients.


About Us

Ascender is one of the leading payroll outsourcing and HCM solutions providers in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East. We believe we don't just pay people, we enrich their lives and help them build prosperity.

With more than 1.3 million customer employees being serviced by Ascender's payroll and HR platforms throughout the Asia Pacific region, approximately 1,400 global brands and listed companies across a range of different industries trust us to meet their payroll and HR needs.

We service these customers through 850 dedicated Ascender staff based in 10 countries, who have local payroll and HR knowledge and expertise across 7 language to provide solutions to 31 country legislations.

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please apply with your CV by clicking 'Apply'.

LocationEllerslie, Auckland OR Wellington Central (New Zealand)
Applications closeOctober 12, 2020
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