Carlson Companies-Job History

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Employed 2005-2007

Director HRMS
May 2005 – May 2007 (2 years 1 month)

Managed a group of 20 business analysts supporting PeopleSoft and other HRMS related applications for a large company specializing in hospitality, marketing, and travel (click here or on the logo above). Responsibilities included integration of PeopleSoft with Oracle Financials and adapting my team to a new outsourced IT provider. Accomplishments of the Carlson HRIS team during my tenure:

  • Transitioned all IT development work from on-site Carlson developers to IBM staff in India and Canada.
  • Upgraded from PeopleSoft version 8.3 to 8.9 during a 6-month window.
  • Converted 4,000+ employees from ADP to PeopleSoft as part of a 2006 Carlson-Wagonlit Travel acquisition.
  • Evaluated and selected new software for reporting/analytics and learning management.
  • Began requirements definition for collecting global employee data.
  • Built a network of “power users” within the Carlson operating groups.
  • Cut $450K from a $6+M budget by recruiting for and filling 9 staff positions to replace 7 contractors
  • Restructured the group to create career ladders and “Lead” positions.

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