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IT Director - Human Capital Management Implementation Job

Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis


Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.



Position Summary

Responsible for overall execution and delivery of the HR technology project portfolio, including project scope, budget, schedule, resources, risks, issues, dependencies and value realization for programs within the portfolio.  Ensure collaborates with other IT and business portfolio owners and leaders.  Develops and coaches’ teams.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Relationship Management: Build strong effective partnerships with internal and external teams; Strong executive presence; able to influence and navigate complex and competing interest of multiple stakeholders.
  • Strategy and Planning: Partner and align with HR business portfolio owners on both the business and strategic technology plans and roadmaps. Drive process improvements and IT service optimization.
  • Operational/Delivery Management: Support the ongoing development of best practices and tools for the Human Capital Management (HCM) program execution and management; Conduct project postmortems and champion process improvement initiatives; Ensure comprehensive and seamless project post-implementation transition to HCM support teams.
  • Portfolio Management: Management of the investments, projects and activities within IT portfolio; Manage objectives, priorities, delivery and financials.
  • Talent Development: Develop a high performing team by building skills through coaching, mentoring and ongoing training and development; Creates an environment of continuous learning and growth development.
  • Financial Management: Manages financial budgets: capital, expense and in-servicing; Manages regulatory commitments as appropriate; Effectively prioritizes financial spend based on strategic company objectives; Ensure financial prudency on behalf of customers and shareholders.
  • The HCM Program Director has expertise in several areas of HR Technology while having deep understanding of HR processes and practices, involving business acquisitions, designing system enhancements and supporting all Human Capital Management (HCM) systems including: HR, Benefits, employee/manager self-service, recruiting, organization charts, Compensation, timekeeping, payroll, and Learning Management.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in business, IT or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Ten years of IT experience and/or integrated utility and regulatory business.
  • Sound understanding of core business processes, industry trends, technology and IT environments, project management tools and methods to include risk management, planning and change management.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical, presentation and critical thinking skills.
  • Experience building and developing teams.
  • Exceptional relationship management and communications skills. Ability to interact with senior management. 



  • Five years working knowledge of Human Resource systems, processes, trends and best practices or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Three years of experience with Workday HRMS.





As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.


Posting Notes:  CO - Denver || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Customer And Innovation || 56720:IT-Application Delivery || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $109,000 to $154,866 per year

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Requisition Number: 26442

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