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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.

About the Role

This role will be responsible for designing, developing and modifying the data management infrastructure globally to expedite data analysis and reporting within our Workday HR System. In addition, it will ensure the relevant checks and data automation are in place to maximise data accuracy across our processes.

The successful incumbent will bring with them prior experience of setting up data management principles in an organisation without existing structures.  They will be entrepreneurial in their methods for obtaining, understanding and verifying data.  They will have the ability to understand and reflect business priorities in their approach to data management and reporting.  They will have prior experience with Workday. 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.

The role is offered on a 6 month fixed term contract from our London head office (2 days).

Key Accountabilities

  • Define the master data principles for HR Data, defining blueprints for data management systems whilst ensuring the integrity, confidentiality and security of all datasets.

  • Create and maintain relevant data structures and plans within the Workday System and run end-to-end testing.

  • Oversee data integration within Workday.

  • Help key users to audit their data and maintain data integrity in the systems.

  • Identify data issues/risks and raise through the appropriate channels.

  • Build knowledge and share data expertise and techniques to cultivate a data driven culture across the wider HR team.

  • Monitor data to ensure system integrity and consistency and identify measures to address any gaps. Carrying out quality assurance activity including data audits, identifying, and addressing data quality issues to ensure data integrity standards are identified, communicated, and adhered to effectively.

  • Implement policies and guidelines for data management and develop standard operating procedures for data handling and archiving.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Experience in Workday deployment including testing, cutover, integrations and data.

  • Extraordinary attention to detail.

  • An inquisitive and challenging mind, with an interest in questioning and improving the as-is.

  • Proactive, “can do” attitude with high levels of motivation and drive with the ability to work independently.

  • A desire and willingness to assist with and own people’s problems to resolution

  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines while managing multiple deliverables with strong attention to detail.

  • Solid communication skills; ability to synthesise and communicate information from a wide variety of sources.

  • Strong interpersonal and engagement skills; ability to deal with stakeholders throughout the business and able to present information in a clear way to different audiences.

  • A team player, able to work independently, but also to contribute to the wider team and department.

  • Experience with Workday data & reporting

  • Experience of Power BI would be advantageous

  • Knowledge of SQL / Python a bonus but not essential

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)