Job Location:
Atlanta Support Center

The Senior HRIS Analyst will support the design, configuration, and administration of Inspire Brand’s HRIS, Workday. This individual will serve as a subject matter expert in business process management, report writing, configuration, data management, data extraction and integration liaison between vendors and IT. The role collaborates and consults with HR/Payroll Centers of Expertise and our multi-brand HR Business Partners to analyze and document current processes and procedures with a consultative approach to improve the efficiency of the business within Workday. The primary focus of this role will be to support the entire Compensation suite in Workday in every aspect (from consulting to the design and configuration, continuous improvement). This individual will play both a technical and functional role depending on who they are collaborating with.

For this role, we seek a results-oriented, highly motivated, and passionate professional with a proven history of delivering high quality Workday solutions.

This position can sit anywhere in the US with expected working hours to fall in line with Eastern Standard and Daylight Savings time.



  • Configure and implement business process upgrades and enhancements, lead testing and data validation, and ensure that overall system performance is aligned with business objectives

  • Work closely with HR Centers of Expertise, HR Business Partners and technical teams to gather and define requirements, provide recommendations through a consultative approach, document changes for change control purposes, design and implement solutions, and ensure user ease of adoption

  • Support all compensation activities in Workday, including job and employee data updates, EIB uploads, Change Requests, and testing

  • Lead Workday testing on compensation modules to ensure a smooth transition of ongoing software releases based on the understanding of configuration and downstream impacts

  • Create, review and participate in functional and regression testing for all system fixes, upgrades, patches, and other maintenance—including bi-annual Workday releases and new system features

  • Identify the communication of changes and benefits to end users required to support changes

  • Lead projects as defined by leadership, which includes developing project plans with key milestones and deliverables, leading meetings, providing regular project updates, and adhering to project deadlines

  • Partner with all areas of HR to create, edit and prepare reports and dashboards, for a variety of audiences

  • Ensure HRIS processes are SOX compliant, with on-going review, gap assessment, and remediation

  • Well versed with Workday Community and the Feature Releases, preparing for, and implementing new features and enhancements that benefit the organization

  • Train internal HR operations team members as needed

  • This position may require travel

  • Performs other related duties and special projects as requested

  • Required for All Jobs

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Complies with all policies and standards


  • Preferred: Bachelor's Degree

  • Completion of a four (4) year college degree and/or successful completion of some industry course work

  • Required: 6+ years of experience in HRIS (or relevant)

  • 3+ years of Workday experience within Workday Compensation, Workday Advanced Compensation, Workday HCM

  • 3+ years of Workday experience with Merit and Bonus processes

  • Preferred: Workday Compensation certification/Workday Pro Compensation accreditation

  • Certification at least through 2022R1


  • KSAs

  • Proficient in Microsoft, including Excel formulas and Visio

  • Analytical and organization skills to work effectively in a detail-oriented environment

  • Superior interpersonal skills to effectively function in lead roles and work well within a team environment

  • Must be able to work independently or collaboratively and cooperatively in a team environment

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work under deadline pressure, cope well with changing priorities and effectively manage multiple projects, which may require flexible work hours and the ability to escalate to management

  • Very well organized, high attention to detail, with logical problem-solving skills and must be able to maintain the confidentiality of employee information

  • General understanding of interfaces with 3rd party platforms/vendors

  • Experience understanding how all Workday modules work together, specifically, HR, Absence, Benefits, Compensation, Payroll, Talent Management, Recruiting, Onboarding, and Time Tracking

  • Exposure to Workday Prism

  • Ability to build relationships with many different areas of the organization to ensure requirements are recognized and understood

  • Strong accountability and attention to detail

  • Effective team player with collaborative focus and ability to train/coach others

  • Ability to summarize technical information into easy-to-understand content

  • Adaptable to changing environment and ongoing technology changes


Inspire Brands is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes nearly 32,000 Arby’s, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin’, Jimmy John’s, and SONIC Drive-In restaurants worldwide.

We’re made up of some of the world’s most iconic restaurant brands, but we’re much more than just a restaurant company. We’re a team of hundreds of thousands who individually and collectively are changing the way people eat, drink and gather around the table. We know that food is much more than a staple—it’s an experience. At Inspire, that’s our purpose: to ignite and nourish flavorful experiences.