Expert Product Manager Human Resources ERP

Canadian National Railway

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Job Summary

The product management role is within the HR application portfolio.

Currently, the HR function is looking to undertake a Human Capital Management (HCM) transformation with SAP SuccessFactors. The HR Product manager will work closely with the business representatives to align system capabilities with business vision.

The Product Manager will also manage the prioritization of enhancements and defects on the existing SAP landscape as well as the integration with any new third-party vendors.

The role of Expert, Product Manager translates business requirements into formal product roadmaps and works closely with the Business and I&T stakeholders to operationalize these roadmaps for initial development and evolution of the product. The Expert, Product Manager supports the full lifecycle of the product and as such seeks regular customer feedback related to the product to understand and improve customer satisfaction.

Main Responsibilities

Business Partnering

· Create trusted relationships between the Business and I&T organization, ensuring that there is a clear communication channel between the two, making recommendations to ensure product expectations are aligned

· Work with the Business to capture, identify and develop a pipeline of product opportunities and innovative ideas

· Translate business’ needs into features through a formal product roadmap

· Works in close collaboration with the product owners in Business and I&T delivery teams to operationalize the development and evolution of product roadmaps while respecting architecture and governance guidelines

· Manages intake for both projects and enhancements

· Shapes business cases (including the need for change / objective, strategic alignment, benefits, etc.) and promotes Business sponsorship

· Support the annual budget planning exercises led by Finance

· Provide business leaders with insight into innovative technologies that may enhance or disrupt business models / capabilities

· Work with Architecture and Delivery Managers to ensure the clarity and accuracy of the product requirements

Evolving Product Management Discipline

· Drive the 3-5 year product vision and strategy for human resource products and paint a clear path on how to get there

· Work closely with business, operations, and technology teams to develop a roadmap that addresses the needs of our users

· Prioritize product development activities to ensure alignment to both the business and technology strategies

· Facilitate the definition and tracking of key metrics related to the product (e.g., performance, financials, etc.)

· Work with a cross-functional team to develop a comprehensive and bold digital growth vision, strategy, roadmap, and set key business objectives for the product

· Leverage product knowledge, and growth drivers, as well as customer insights and analytics to prioritize the direction and desired outcomes for product’s digital journey

· Become a domain expert by gaining a deep understanding of relevant technology & industry trends, competitive dynamics, and provide a knowledgeable perspective

· Engage with vendors to understand and influence their product evolution based on CN’s strategic needs

· Ensure project and enhancement teams deliver product features based on requirements and release scope



· 10-15 years overall work experience

· 3+ years knowledge and experience with designing SAP ECC 6.0 HCM solutions in Personnel Administration (PA), Org Management (OM), Benefits and Time

· Experience with SuccessFactors or other HCM

· Experience with HCM Security an asset

· Demonstrated experience in engaging senior leaders and other stakeholders to support business decisions

· Experience in shaping, building, scaling and sustaining products

· Experience in transportation & logistics companies*

*Any experience for these above would be considered an asset


· Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, engineering or business administration or equivalent degree and experience

· Master’s degree in engineering or administration would be an asset*


· Business acumen, and the ability to communicate with executives, business domain stakeholders and technical staff alike

· Excellent leadership, influence, communication, presentation and facilitation skills

· Effective planning and organizational skills

· Excellent analytical and technical skills

· Ability to develop a product vision and execute to make that vision a reality, with a passion for building great products

Technical Skills/Knowledge

· Experience with the implementation of a Human Capital Management system, SAP ECC, SAP SuccessFactors or other

· Experience with supporting a Human Capital Management system, SAP ECC, SAP SuccessFactors or other

· Process innovation and improvement mindset

· Experienced in requirements analysis and definition

This position is posted as a grade LEVEL 7.

For internal candidates, note that the grade level of the position may adjust based on the employee’s experience.

About CN

CN is a world-class transportation leader and trade-enabler. Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year.

As the only railroad connecting Canada’s Eastern and Western coasts with the Southern tip of the U.S. through a 19,500 mile rail network, CN and its affiliates have been contributing to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919. CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship.

At CN, we work as ONE TEAM, focused on safety, sustainability and our customers, providing operational and supply chain excellence to deliver results.

For internal candidates, note that the grade level of the position will depend on the employee’s experience.

At CN, we are dedicated to building North America’s safest, most inclusive and sustainable railroad, which includes reflecting the communities in which we operate. Research shows that candidates from underrepresented groups often don’t apply unless they feel they fit the job posting at 100%.

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