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HR amp Payroll Tech Product Owner 28883

Company name
Janus Capital Group Inc.

Denver, CO, United States

Employment Type

Finance, Hr, Accounting

Posted on
Mar 29, 2023

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Why work for us?

Janus Henderson is a leading global active asset manager. We exist to help our clients achieve their long-term financial goals. Our team exemplifies our values of putting clients first, acting like owners and succeeding as a team. Our culture is high-energy, collaborative, and forward-thinking with opportunities to grow in an exciting career. We invite you to consider joining our dynamic, global team!

Our culture is the foundation for how we interact with clients and one another as part of our unique, people-focused work environment. We support a flexible hybrid working model that allows teams to build a strong and positive culture by inspiring innovation and increasing collaboration. Currently our hybrid working model allows employees to work 3 or more days in office and the remaining time remotely.

Employees and Managers will discuss and determine what schedule works best for them and the team, with additional flexibility available based on the role, business needs, and individual circumstances. JHI Workplace Practices is subject to change as the future of work within our organization evolves.

Your opportunity

Confidently communicate your strategy across the organization to influence stakeholders to align behind the objectives

Lead, develop, and inspire an Agile Delivery team of analysts, subject matter experts, developers, architects, and data analysts across all HR and Payroll Technology product areas.

Works with other leaders (Human Resources, Payroll, Benefits, Compensation) to coordinate efforts to achieve our goals and objectives.

Establish or participate in Design Thinking, Agile, and Lean rituals which establish a rhythm for the team, promote ongoing communication, and iterative refinement of product initiatives

Define Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) to measure success/failure; lead teams to align on and deliver OKRs for customer benefit, product quality and business outcomes

Regularly and systematically use data to uncover opportunities, monitor product performance, and drive decision making

Drive analysis for undefined or white space problems and make good decisions with ambiguous data

Actively identify potential issues or single points of failure and act quickly to mitigate and remove identified risks.

Implement with urgency to deliver solutions and on priorities

Influence cross-team agendas proactively to deliver outcomes while balancing short and long term objectives

Champion the use of the right technology to deliver on product initiatives and strategic intents

Serve as an inspiring leader, giving practitioner, career guide, and mentor to your teams

Carry out additional duties as assigned

What to expect when you join our firm

Hybrid working and reasonable accommodations

Generous Holiday policies

Paid volunteer time to step away from your desk and into the community

Support to grow through professional development courses, tuition/qualification reimbursement and more

All-inclusive approach to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Maternal/paternal leave benefits and family services

Complimentary subscription to Headspace – the mindfulness app

Corporate membership to ClassPass and other health and well-being benefits

Unique employee events and programs including a 14er challenge

Complimentary beverages, snacks and all employee Happy Hours

Must have skills

Demonstrable experience in leading people and strategy through evaluating past decisions to improve effectiveness of future decisions and development efforts

Experience working with Product Management, Agile, Design Thinking, and Lean methodologies

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required

4 years of experience in Agile product management

7 years of financial services product experience

Consistent track record of running systems change programmes in HR and Payroll Technology

Experience running SAP and Successfactors Employee Central and Employee Central Payroll suite of products: SAP ERP, SuccessFactors EC and ECP and integrations with other 3rd party systems for benefits, pensions etc.

Willingness and desire to lead global product teams that work across multiple disparate HR and Payroll applications and locations

Experience implementing at least 7 major ERP lifecycle projects

Able to recommend process improvement options with confidence and expertise

Understanding the business processes and how these are supported by the systems

Shown success working with global, self-directed, virtual product teams

In-depth understanding of Agile process and principles

Nice to have skills

MBA or Master’s degree desirable

Society for Human Resources Certification (SHRM) is a plus

Experience implementing HR and Payroll Solutions at an Asset Manager

Strong leader, comfortable communicating to C Level leadership and challenging existing paradigms

Exceptional communication, presentation, influencing, and reasoning skills, including communicating technology concepts to non-technology personnel

Ability to productively work across functional teams, with a result driven approach

Proactive nature with confirmed problem solving capabilities

Willingness to provide 360 degree coaching and feedback

Take ownership for issues and work to resolve them in a practical manner which aligns with the strategic architecture

Effective time management / planning – handles personal workload optimally, sets realistic and achievable targets and consistently delivers to them

Customer focused, committed to excellence, solid attention to detail and a great teammate

Supervisory responsibilities


Potential for growth


Leadership development programs

Regular training

Career development services

Continuing education courses

Compensation information

The base salary range for this position is $140,000 - $155,000. This range is estimated for this role. Actual pay may be different.

#LI-SM1, #LI-Hybrid

Annual Bonus Opportunity:

Position is eligible to receive an annual discretionary bonus award from the profit pool.  The profit pool is funded based on Company profits.  Individual bonuses are determined based on Company, department, team and individual performance.  


Janus Henderson is committed to offering a comprehensive total rewards package to eligible employees that includes; competitive compensation, pension/retirement plans, and various health, wellbeing and lifestyle benefits.   To learn more about our offerings please visit the Why Join Us section on the career page here

Janus Henderson Investors is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer

. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Janus Henderson (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson at its sole discretion).


Company info

Janus Capital Group Inc.
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