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From day one, our mission has been to create an independent business with a unique culture – one that is controlled by the people who work for it. Finding the most talented and entrepreneurial people has always been key to our success.

People come to Howden Group Holdings for lots of different reasons, but they stay for the same one: our culture. That’s what sets us apart, and why we nurture and retain the best talent in the market. Whatever your priorities – work/life balance, career progression, sustainability, volunteering – you’ll find like-minded people driving change at Howden Group.

The successful incumbent will bring with them the prior experience of embedding Workday and will have experience of working in fast-paced, highly commercial and entrepreneurial environments. Additionally, you will have experience of delivering beyond the day to day and working with the HR Leaders and other Centres of Expertise to deliver wider HR strategic initiatives and priorities.

Key Accountabilities

  • Function as an expert for Workday administration – HR transactions, business process configuration, and design, including advising the HR team, managers, and employees in the proper use of the system
  • Work with the HR Team in the analysis, development, implementation and support of allocated HR projects & changes
  • Work with the global HRIS team to manage the prioritization and execution of Workday fixes
  • Manage the ongoing maintenance of the HR organization structure in Workday
  • Support automation and process improvements across all HR Systems
  • Assist in the review, testing, implementation, training, and communication of Workday system changes and upgrades including the bi-annual Workday releases
  • Support on ensuring that Workday is fully integrated with key business systems
  • Perform detailed manipulation of complex data via tools such as spreadsheets and EIB’s
  • Maintain the available employee guidance ensuring all content is accurate, up to date and fit for purpose
  • Support training and engagement to ensure our key stakeholders are fully utilizing Workday
  • Provide support for ad hoc projects as required
  • Take all reasonable steps to ensure appropriate confidentiality and ensure compliance needs are met
  • Ensure your own continuous professional development by participating in external networking/conferences/associations/groups
  • Maintain a positive and solution oriented approach to work, providing open and honest feedback.
  • In all internal and external contact, present a professional and positive image of the HR and the company maintaining mutually constructive, positive and beneficial relationships.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Excellent knowledge of Workday, covering HCM, Payroll, Benefits, Absence, Learning, Recruiting and Time Tracking
  • Excellent technical skills across a wide range of technology products
  • An inquisitive and challenging mind, with an interest in questioning and improving the “as is”
  • Excellent operational skills e.g. processes, procedures, data analysis
  • Excellent HR experience and knowledge
  • Client focused
  • Collaborative and supportive
  • Works with others to deliver results
  • Takes personal responsibility to deliver results
  • Communication and stakeholder management
  • Ability to manage service standards

What do we offer in return?

A career that you define.

Yes, we offer all the usual rewards and benefits – including great healthcare provision, a wide variety of wellbeing offers, competitive salary, generous pensions and more – but we know you expect all that.

What you might not expect is a job where everyone has a voice, where volunteering in the community is part of the day job, and where everyone is encouraged to play a part towards our sustainability goals. We want people who want to make a difference – not just in the workplace, but in the industry and in the wider community.

Our Culture: People First

We are proud to be at the global table, but we are most proud of our culture. It has been built on a single and constant set of principles over more than 25 years, and it has helped us become:

  • An international group with independence and people at its heart

  • A home for talent with a unique culture: the biggest small company in the world

The focus on being a People First business has always been at the very heart of the Group. David’s vision was to create an independent business with a unique culture; one that would survive and thrive as a business controlled by the people working for it. Finding the most talented and entrepreneurial people to join the Group has been and will continue to be key.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Howden Group Holdings we consider our people our chief competitive advantage and as such we treat colleagues, candidates, clients, and business partners with equality, fairness and respect, regardless of their age, disability, race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or family circumstances.

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Fixed Term Contract (Fixed Term)