Job Location:
United States – Remote

The Workday Financials Functional Architect is the “go to” implementation leader, expected to provide expert guidance and delivery for Financials engagements. This individual serves as the billable functional lead on Workday Financials implementations. This person is a senior Workday Financials product expert who works closely with Engagement Managers, Managers, and functional area leads. This person will provide overarching guidance and leadership on Financials engagements to ensure a robust and complete solution that meets customer needs and allows for future enhancements with limited rework. The Workday Financials Functional Architect will report to the Financials Delivery Director.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Project Oversight:

  • Oversight responsibility for Financials projects across the practice

  • Oversee and assist engagement/project managers and team members when needed to identify project needs, reduce risk and develop solutions and strategies

Sales Support:

  • Support the RFP response and pursuit process for Financials work

  • Review estimates for sales opportunities

  • Review SOWs for language and accuracy

  • Attend Orals and prospect meetings

Team Leadership:

  • Assist in the recruitment, development, and management of a diverse, remote team of consultants supporting Financial applications

  • Promote a team-oriented, challenging and innovative work environment

  • Lead and manage Senior Managers and/or Managing Consultants to ensure consultants are adhering to the activities, processes and procedures outlined in Workday and Collaborative’s Implementation Methodology

  • Drive team and individuals to achieve high customer satisfaction levels

  • Manage utilization to targets

  • Ability to establish immediate credibility with clients and within the company; can build consensus and achieve goals through influence

  • Ability to build trust-based relationship and identify and foster business development opportunities

  • Monitor the Financials sales pipeline to ensure accurate capacity planning for the team along with assigning resources to projects

People Development:

  • Perform role of mentor and coach

  • Schedule regular 1:1 meetings with direct and indirect reports

  • Assess team member skills and maintain skills matrix

  • Analyze team skills and provide for cross training to maintain teams’ ability to staff projects appropriately

  • Advise management team on team members’ level of expertise and availability

Performance Management:

  • Establish direct reports’ goals and objectives during the bi-annual review process

  • Direct the collection of performance feedback from customer and engagement/project manager on a quarterly basis or upon completion of project for your entire team

  • Direct the collection of all internal contributions for team members assuring data is received by HR on a quarterly basis

  • Meet with team members bi-annually to provide performance and customer satisfaction feedback

  • Drive bi-annual performance review process for the Financials team

Skills and Requirements:

  • Possess 5-7 years of Workday (or other ERP) Consulting implementation experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • Proven experience leading a virtual team for 3+ years

  • 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 Collaborative?

  • Unlimited paid time off, including volunteer hours, balance days, flexible work schedules, and options to work remotely or out of one of 5 office locations to cultivate personal and professional balance
  • Competitive benefits including 401(k) matching program, Medical, Dental, Life, and Vison insurance, and perk benefits such as commuter plans and pet insurance
  • Inclusive benefits that support mental health, gender affirmation journeys, caregiving and all paths to parenthood including Carrot Fertility, excellent paid parental leave programs for maternity, paternity, adoption, and surrogacy
  • Established Employee Resources Groups (ERG’s) that provide a safe space for employees to build relationships, connect, and develop initiatives to enhance diversity and inclusion
  • Open, transparent lines of communication with leadership through Town Halls, internal newsletters, and monthly small group conversations with a member of the executive team
  • Committed to giving back to improve our communities and environmental impact
  • Opportunities for learning and development through established corporate programs, on and off-site trainings, and on-demand online learning courses
  • A people development focused environment where you have autonomy to drive your career path

Collaborative’s Travel Approach

  • Throughout the pandemic, Collaborative continued to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction in the ecosystem as we worked with our clients to successfully deliver projects remotely
  • Because the future is still unknown, some clients will continue to be deployed remotely, while others may desire more face-to face-contact
  • We will monitor and adapt as needed, but we do not anticipate travel of more than 25%
  • As Balance is a core value at Collaborative, we strive to ensure that Collabies find the right balance in their personal and professional lives, and that includes travel

Who you are:

  • You have a Growth Mindset: A belief that abilities can be developed along with a desire to be curious, learn & grow
  • You take Initiative: Solve problems by thinking & taking action on solutions rather than waiting for direction
  • You take Accountability: Follow through on commitments, take ownership & ensure timeliness
  • You Give Back: Leverage your knowledge & expertise to make improvements around you
  • You are Resilient: Work through challenges with optimism, agility & adaptability
  • You demonstrate Awareness: An ability to understand how your attitudes & actions impact others and adapt your approach accordingl