Job Location:
Manila, Philippines

About the Role: 

As a Senior Manager, you will be the “go to” practice leader, expected to provide expert guidance to the Financials team and their subsequent team members.  This person works closely with Engagement Managers, Project Managers, Managing Consultants, and leads, and acts as a liaison between the FIN team and executive management.  You will assist in identifying business needs, staffing projects, and ensuring that the work/life balance of our consultants is monitored and adjusted appropriately.


Team Management:

  • Oversees Global Delivery Center (GDC), Application Managed Services (AMS), Projects and Continuous Value Services (CVS) team workload and serves as an escalation path for urgent or high priority issues and major requests

  • Oversees GDC (AMS, Projects and CVS) team forecasting and utilization

  • Manages day-to-day team operations in identifying and establishing processes, standards, and key metrics

  • Identify training path in coordination with managers that would bring additional expertise and learning growth to consultants

  • Act as a mentor to fellow consultants and associates


  • Independently manage work on multiple projects in various phases

  • Leverage expertise to make recommendations and develop solution based on the customers’ requirements, budget, and timeframe

  • Guide customers through facilitated design sessions based on best practices and an understanding of the customers’ unique business requirements

  • Coordinate with project teams to align development with customer design decisions

  • Regularly engage and support the customer through all phases of the project, ensuring a smooth transfer from legacy systems to the Workday FIN solution

  • Provide status updates to the customer, project team, and management on a regular basis

  • Willingness to take a leadership position on a project or as a Workday Product Lead

  • Display hands-on expertise of the software, including building complex configurations, moving configuration from tenant to tenant and providing guidance to project team on requirements

Skills and Experience:

  • Must have at least 5-7 years of Workday (or other ERP) Consulting implementation experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously

  • Experience with Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Ability to identify and analyze areas of risk and develops plans to minimize

  • Strong communication, presentation, and analytical skills, with the ability to effectively manage customer expectations.

  • Ability to work in diverse, fast paced environment and effectively collaborate across teams.

  • Required characteristics: fast learner, detail oriented, decisive, and enjoy fast paced work environments

  • Must work well within and across teams to get things accomplished

  • Possess sales engagement experience estimating and presenting to prospects


Why choose Cognizant:

  • Entrepreneurial environment that welcomes your ideas
  • Opportunity to do great work
  • Outreach programs that support communities and tap into your volunteer spirit
  • Learning opportunities to help current needs and advancement
  • Global operations, with opportunities in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific
  • An abundance of Affinity groups to meet your needs

Cognizant Core Values:

  • Start with a point of view: I apply my expertise to gain trust and to lead our clients forward.
  • Seek data, build knowledge: I use facts to guide my actions and decisions.
  • Always strive, never settle: I act with agility and creativity, determined to stay one step ahead.
  • Work as one: I deliver solutions that draw upon the full power and scale of Cognizant.
  • Create conditions for everyone to thrive: I include, enable, and invest in everyone around me.
  • Do the right thing, the right way: I always make the ethical choice.