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Do what you love. Love what you do.

At Workday, we help the world’s largest organizations adapt to what’s next by bringing finance, HR, and planning into a single enterprise cloud. We work hard, and we’re serious about what we do. But we like to have fun, too. We put people first, celebrate diversity, drive innovation, and do good in the communities where we live and work.

Job Description

Workday Engagement Manager / Project Manager - HCM/Financials, EMEA - German and English Speaking

Workday’s Engagement Management teams are driven by a passion for our products and the success of our customers in implementing our best in class cloud solutions. We’re a diverse group of people, with an invaluable mix of experience and backgrounds, located across multiple locations within the region.


Our team promotes Workday’s core values with ‘Employees’ being the first of them. This is why we:

  • offer flexible work schedules;

  • empower you to follow your desired career path & achieve professional and personal goals 

  • encourage work-life balance and wellbeing;

  • are proud to champion equal opportunities for everyone.


We are looking for someone to join our team who is eager to learn with a creative mindset, support their colleagues and have fun.


About the Team

Workday Engagement Managers are key players in the team that help frame the solution delivery, partnering with our consultants to execute and manage the delivery plan and ultimately help our customers achieve rapid time to value. We are responsible for managing a portfolio of project engagements, implementation plans, status reporting, issue & risk management and developing meaningful relationships representing Workday to our customers.


About the Role

As an Engagement Manager at Workday you are more than just a Project Manager, you are a trusted advisor to our customers - you’ll engage, guide and ensure success in their implementation of Workday’s leading cloud enterprise software products for our Medium Enterprise customers.


You will empower and drive our customers' implementations by shaping the development of several key project deliverables (charter, project/staffing plans, issue logs, etc.) and work with the Customer Project Manager to resolve issues that stand in the way of project success. You will also be responsible for managing the agreed budget and delivering the project successfully and profitably.


What you’ll be doing

  • Share your experience and provide oversight over other projects and their success within the framework of our Delivery Assurance quality control

  • Project manage Workday product implementations

  • Participate in the sales cycle when requested to gather requirements, formulate delivery approach and develop a proposal/SOW

  • Provide guidance and mentoring to Professional Services resources working on your implementations

  • Ensure projects are properly planned and staffed

  • Collaborate with the customer project manager to identify/resolve all issues that could impact project scope and/or timeframes

  • Work with Workday Partners to ensure project compliance

  • Present at Executive Steering Committee meetings

  • Be a liaison for Professional Services when interacting with sales and/or business development

  • Identify opportunities to position other service offerings

  • Ensure the client can serve as a reference upon completing their implementation

  • Assist in the transition of the customer from Professional Services to Product Support

  • Ensure the project is delivered within the budget outlined in the SOW


What you will achieve in your first 12 months:

  • You’ll be an expert in Workday's Implementation Methodology and use it on all engagements

  • Demonstrate competency in managing the Workday HCM, Financials, and/or Planning product suite implementations

  • Full project P+L ownership


About You

  • Demonstrable experience project managing Medium to Large HCM/Financials/ERP implementations for multinational organisations

  • Experience implementing Workday, Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft, ADP, Ultimate, Lawson, SuccessFactors, Cognos, TM1, Hyperion, Anaplan, OneStream or a similar application.

  • Working knowledge with at least one of the following business areas: Human Resources, Benefits, Payroll, General Ledger, Accounts Payable/Receivable, Services Procurement, Planning (EPM), or similar business experience.

  • Experience in project managing financial implementations or knowledge of financial business processes and financial reporting is desirable

  • Experience of managing 3rd parties in a project

  • Previous service sales experience a plus. Successful candidates have a balance of functional (business) and technical experience

  • Fluency in German and English is essential, further language skills are a plus


About Workday

  • Human Resources

  • Pleasanton, CA, USA

  • 10,000+

  • 2005


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