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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Transformation Program Manager in Boston, Massachusetts


The Computing and Information Technology Directorate works to re-imagine how digital technologies can simplify the research experience, enable data-driven insights for decision makers, and accelerate PNNL’s research missions. CIT helps connect staff to systems while enabling a broader research computing ecosystem to improve productivity and provide a sense of community.

Come join a talented family of designers, engineers, cyber security experts, analysts, and product managers as they partner with multi-disciplinary teams across a world-class national laboratory to advance a bold digital transformation agenda and accelerate PNNL’s scientific discovery – leveraging the latest in cloud architectures, agile, user experiences, and continuous integration/continuous delivery to create the PNNL Digital Workplace.

PNNL is seeking an experienced Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Program Manager to lead a high-impact digital transformation. As a principal-level leader, be at the forefront of orchestrating an ERP transformation focusing on modernizing PNNL’s Finance, Acquisitions, Travel, and Human Resources work practices and enabling technology.

As the ERP Program Manager you will lead cross-functional teams, aligning objectives with business stakeholder needs. Drive multiple workstreams across various functions, ensuring visibility and transparency in reporting to leadership. Your role will be key in understanding requirements, managing complex interdependencies, working closely with business partners and system integrators, and steering project schedules from inception to completion in an agile framework. You will play a leadership role in defining goals, roles, responsibilities, and desired outcomes for project team.

The ERP Transformation Program Manager will need to be on-site in Richland, WA at least once a month.


  • Lead the full lifecycle of ERP assessment and implementation, focusing on finance, acquisitions, and human resources systems.

  • Expertly manage complex, cross-functional projects, ensuring alignment with business needs.

  • Facilitate negotiations between stakeholders and sponsors to define project scope and priorities.

  • Regularly communicate project updates, milestones, and challenges to senior executive leadership.

  • Strategically prioritize ERP projects, balancing organizational needs with available resources.

  • Develop and communicate project documentation to business team leaders, ensuring clarity and regular updates.

  • Lead, direct, and influence significant business issues, leveraging extensive expertise to resolve challenges pertinent to key projects.

  • Provide strategic direction, fostering cohesiveness across project and program teams.

  • Proactively manage risks and resolve significant issues, ensuring the success of strategic initiatives.

  • Serve as an industry expert in agile project management, demonstrating command in defining long-range strategy.

  • Direct strategic initiatives, balancing hands-on involvement with high-level management.

  • Collaborate with the Digital Program Manager and the Change Management organization for integrated strategy implementation and successful change management.

  • Engage with laboratory staff and leadership for continuous feedback, process improvement, and sustainable solution implementation.

  • Program management experience leading, guiding, and influencing 50+ people on an implementation


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/BA and 13+ years of relevant project management experience -OR-

  • MS/MA or higher and 11 years of relevant project management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Oracle and/or Workday strongly preferred

  • In-depth knowledge of ERP technology and business processes

  • 5+ years of experience in leading large-scale ERP implementations

  • Strong leadership in managing complex, high-visibility projects in an agile environment

  • Exceptional interpersonal, collaboration, and communication skills

  • Proven track record to manage multiple complex projects involving ERP business transformation to meet stated business goals, budgets, and objectives

  • Extensive experience in leadership and management oversight to very large and/or highly complex projects and programs with exceptionally high visibility and impact. Must be able to lead by influence in a matrixed environment

  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) or Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC)

  • Four (4) years of experience serving in a ScrumMaster role, or Product Owner, Certified ScrumMaster or Certified Product Owner a plus

  • Experience leading within a Project Management Office (PMO) preferred

Hazardous Working Conditions/Environment

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Additional Information

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Testing Designated Position

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About PNNL

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!

At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State—the dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Lab’s campus is only a 45-minute flight (or 3-hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.

Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment Opportunity

Our laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at .

Drug Free Workplace

PNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.

If you are offered employment at PNNL, you must pass a drug test prior to commencing employment. PNNL complies with federal law regarding illegal drug use. Under federal law, marijuana remains an illegal drug. If you test positive for any illegal controlled substance, including marijuana, your offer of employment will be withdrawn.

HSPD-12 PIV Credential Requirement

In accordance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) and Department of Energy (DOE) Order 473.1A, new employees are required to obtain and maintain a HSPD-12 Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Credential. To obtain this credential, new employees must successfully complete and pass a Federal Tier 1 background check investigation. This investigation includes a declaration of illegal drug activities, including use, supply, possession, or manufacture within the last year. This includes marijuana and cannabis derivatives, which are still considered illegal under federal law, regardless of state laws.

Mandatory Requirements

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries, you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

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Employees and their families are offered medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, health savings account, flexible spending accounts, basic life insurance, disability insurance, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, tuition assistance, supplemental parental bonding leave, surrogacy and adoption assistance, and fertility support. Employees are automatically enrolled in our company funded pension plan and may enroll in our 401k savings plan. Employees may accrue up to 120 vacation hours per year and may receive ten paid holidays per year.

  • Research Associates excluded.

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Minimum Salary

USD $184,700.00/Yr.

Maximum Salary

USD $318,000.00/Yr.