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The HR Technology Talent and Global Talent Acquisition (GTA) Sr Specialist has responsibility for supporting the ongoing management of our company's HR technology solutions related to Talent and GTA processes. This position works closely with Process and Solutions leads within HR Technology, Operations as well as the Global Centers of Excellence (COE's). The Senior Specialist will support the Workday & Phenom People systems as well as assess and manage new demand for business requests and identify/recommend alternative solutions related to these functional areas. This role operates in a complex and matrixed environment and is expected to apply HR functional and technical expertise to drive performance. The ideal candidate will be an accomplished HR team member with project or operational team experience working globally.
*The working model for this role (Hybrid Or Remote) will depend on the location of the incumbent in relation to our office location*
Support our company's Talent and GTA technology environment with a focus on Workday Recruiting including configuration, testing and support
Authors or facilitates creation of functional or data integration requirements to effectively enable solutions and partners with IT on implementation
Supports data privacy processes required to be followed as part of system changes and works with Data Privacy Office and data steward to ensure Local and Global Data Privacy and works council approvals are obtained, as required
Works with solutions and operations leads to define the testing strategy, develops test plans/scripts and executes and/or facilitates user testing
Executes changes as required to support ongoing demand based on priorities and assesses impact of bi-annual system updates. Serves as subject matter expert to consult with end users on appropriate system processes and procedures
Participates in projects and programs where functional processes are impacted, inclusive of mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures
Partners with the solution leads, operation leads, global centers of excellence and IT to enable the evolving technology ecosystem
Supports Workday releases for areas supported
Enables technical needs in support of mergers and acquisitions
Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field of study or equivalent work experience
Required Skills and Experience
Minimum 6 years’ of professional experience in HR, HR Technology, or related discipline
2 years of workday experience being focused on workday configurations
In-depth knowledge and experience in implementing, configuring, and supporting the Workday system.
Strong understanding of HR processes and best practices.
Proficiency in Workday configuration, including business processes and understanding of integrations.
Understanding of Recruiting and Talent business processes.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams.
Knowledge of HR reporting and analytics using Workday's reporting tools.
Ability to work independently and within a team to direct the resolution of highly complex or unusual business problems and translate HR/HRSS issues clearly and articulately into business terms.
Strong communication skills.
Preferred Experience and Skills
Vendor sourcing & selection experience
HR Business Process improvement experience
Prior experience with ServiceNow
Understanding of Phenom People process and configuration
NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS
In accordance with Managers' Policy – Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.
If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.
Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.
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Expected salary range:
$111,400.00 – $175,300.00
Available benefits include bonus eligibility, health care and other insurance benefits (for employee and family), retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days. For Washington State Jobs, a summary of benefits is listed here.
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