Team Lead Hr Systems

at University of Melbourne

About Chief Operating Operator Portfolio

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) Portfolio is responsible for the University's budget and financial performance, and the management of its property and capital. It also delivers efficient and effective shared services in support of all aspects of the University's business.

About the role

The University of Melbourne currently operates on a R12 Oracle Platform as their ERP Business System, covering Financials, HR and Payroll.

The Team Lead HR Systems supports the Senior Manager, HR Systems and Remunerations Services, within the HR Services team in the implementation and support of the University's Oracle ERP System. This team sits within Business Services in the Chief Operating Officer Portfolio.

The incumbent will manage the coordination, resolution and implementation of systems issues through defined business processes (such as ITIL). In conjunction with other system experts, the incumbent(s) will engage with stakeholders across the University to prioritise significant business process requirements and changes to ensure that business needs are met through effective systems, revised business processes or software upgrades.

The role requires line management of a small team, including managing the daily activities of the team and scheduling of resources to ensure business needs are met during core processing periods and project requirements.

The University is currently implementing a large number of business improvement initiatives, of which many will impact the existing system, either through integration, new functionality or other system requirements. The incumbent will be required to provide specialist subject matter expertise when required, as well as ensure resources are allocated to meet the needs of the business.

About you

  • Relevant tertiary qualification and proven experience in HR/Payroll processes; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated experience managing, coaching and mentoring staff to achieve personal and group goals to a high standard.
  • Possess in depth functional knowledge of key Oracle Modules in HR and/or Finance - R12
  • Proven expertise in the field of process improvement, demonstrating agility in harnessing enterprise system capability to enable efficient and user-centric processes
  • Ability to critically evaluate issues, problem solve and identify key stakeholders demonstrated by high level interpersonal skills, including the capacity to understand and communicate specialist and complex information to people form a range of backgrounds with varying needs in the context of the organisation
  • Proven ability to thrive in a changing and fast paced environment


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme

  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions

  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well-established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

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