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HRIS Workday Functional Lead

This critical member of the HR team will work closely with HR leadership to define a roadmap for future Workday enhancements, while managing day to day system configurations and that will allow the HR team and other internal stakeholders to optimally use the system to meet business needs.  HR team to use the system to full capacity.  We seek a candidate who possesses not only the technical expertise, but also critical thinking, communication, and influencing skills.


  • Manage ongoing roadmap discussions on architecture and features of current Workday HCM, Recruiting, Payroll, Compensation, Benefits, Performance, leave and Absence.
  • Continually work with stakeholder users to gather, understand, and analyze business requirements.
  • Advise stakeholders on industry standards to provide suggestions to achieve clean configuration and streamlined processes. Develop and implement solutions.   
  • Provide subject matter expertise on key business process decisions.
  • Design and implement requirements in Workday HCM, Recruiting, Payroll, Compensation, Benefits, Performance, Leave and Absence solutions.
  • Understand and utilize Workday's Implementation Methodology and advise HR and users on best practice.
  • Manage configuration tasks within Workday
  • Management and administration of Workday modules and subsystems. 
  • Assist with data corrections or data transfer, drive consistent practice with other Workday users.
  • Manage data integrity; including developing audit strategy and schedules, conduct data audits, research appropriate actions
  • Partner with applicable HR functional resources for data integrity and process resolution.
  • Perform root cause analysis for issues in the Workday system and escalate to HR / IT as appropriate
  • Support benchmarking and analyze data to help understand the downstream impact.
  • Test functionality of new Workday releases and ensure expected system operation across upgrades
  • Provide new user training for Workday and administrative processing for HR users. 

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  • 8+ years of HRIS or IT systems / applications management experience, with 3+ years of experience with Workday modules: HCM, Recruiting, Payroll, Compensation, Benefits, Performance, Leave and Absence
  • BA/BS in business or similar experience
  • Very strong, demonstrated critical thinking, analytical, customer service and quantitative skills with the ability to analyze data for key trends. 
  • Strong acumen for technology with a proven track record of quickly being able to pick up new technology
  • Highly motivated team player with passion for excellence, and with a drive for results and the ability to multi-task
  • Advanced use of Microsoft Excel
  • Very strong customer service/communication skills with ability to effectively influence and proactively act as a business partner
  • Proven track record of being a collaborative partner in a team environment.
  • Strong sensitivity to handling confidential information


  • Workday HCM certification
  • 2+ Systems administration experience
  • 1+ years of experience managing a vendor relationship
  • We expect the successful candidate to possess collaboration and communication skills, an analytical problem solving approach, a customer service orientation and a results orientation, and to be able to illustrate these competencies from their experience

Job ID: 1c9e7f0e-90de-4530-8af6-fd26f573cfc8
Employment Type: Other