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Workday Business Analyst - Time and Absence

Up to £500 per day

My client is a global blue chip seeking an experienced Workday Business Analyst for Time and Absence Solutions. They are looking for someone to support the organisation on an initial 6-month contract. This person will be responsible for assisting with the definition of the global requirements for time and absence to support Workday configuration, reviewing localization requests against global solutions and working with the integrations team to ensure that integration patterns involving time and absence data and systems meet business requirements.

Workday is preferred.

Key accountabilities

  • To assist the Workday project team as a point of contact for Time and Absence for assigned countries within the Workday Transformation Program at a day-to-day project level
  • Responsible for documenting the agreed business requirements (at a high-level) for assigned countries as a means of initiating new requests. Checking these requirements against global strategy and project principles and highlighting gaps.
  • Approve final designs/solutions and develop/execute test scenarios to validate the delivered build product
  • Responsible for assisting in deployment integrity when deploying solutions, to ensure that developed outsourced solutions meet the functional needs of the business and map to the overall design landscape
  • Partner with country HR Operations to document complete and robust business requirements and articulate them to IT&S/HRIS for sizing (challenging estimates where necessary)
  • Supply on-going communication to the business
  • Ensure involvement at key points in project life cycle for system enhancements and time rollouts by:
    • Coordinate discussions with all appropriate parties (clients, end users, technical team, global team, etc.)
    • Gather and document functional requirements
    • Define Testing strategy and scripts
    • Perform appropriate level of testing as required and review test results
    • Define Rollout, cutover, training and communication requirements
  • Sign-off and integration planning

Essential experience and job requirements

  • Deep functional expertise in HR and Time (payroll preferred)
  • Experience with Integration of time systems with Workday
  • Knowledge of batch file technology and interface processing a plus
  • 5 years or more experience in HR and Time systems with preferential emphasis on our Global Time Vendor solutions and Workday or similar ERP / Time solutions
  • Experience in working with Vendors and file transmissions to support the outsourced process
  • Strong understanding of HR, Payroll, Time and business operations
  • Experienced in working with global stakeholders and team members
  • Proven success in managing Deployment Projects in multiple countries with multiple vendors
  • Proven experience in managing small to large and complex level projects with multiple work streams running concurrently
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal direct supervision
  • Ability to work in pressurized environment with tight deadlines
  • Ability to work at strategic and tactical / operational levels
  • Ability to work non-standard business hours to work with global team members and within deployment timelines
  • Proficient in use of MS Products (especially Excel and PowerPoint)

Desirable criteria & qualifications

  • A detailed understanding of the integration of HR and Payroll/Time
  • Experience with Kronos
  • Experience in working in a HR operational environment
  • Experience in working with HR, Time and payroll data, including analysis and report creation
  • Strong Project management ability
  • Experience with integration between HR, Payroll and Time systems

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.


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