Job Locations:
Dallas, TX

Company Overview

Since 1981, ORIX USA has provided innovative capital solutions that clients need to propel their business to the next level. ORIX USA and its subsidiaries — Boston Financial Investment Management, ORIX Real Estate Capital (the combined company of Hunt Real Estate Capital, Lancaster Pollard, and RED Capital), NXT Capital, RB Capital, and ORIX Capital Partners—include a team of approximately 1,200 employees spanning more than 35 offices across the U.S. and Brazil. ORIX USA and its family of companies have $87 billion of assets under management, administration, and servicing (including $11 billion held by the Company and its subsidiaries), as of March 2020.  Its parent company, ORIX Corporation, is a publicly owned international financial services company with operations in 37 countries and regions worldwide. ORIX Corporation is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (8591) and New York Stock Exchange (IX). For more information, visit www.orix.com.

Purpose and Job Summary

As the Product Owner of the HRIS function, the candidate will be responsible for working with leadership, business units, and vendors to define and prioritize the services and solutions provided by the HRIS function. This role will directly oversee the business analysis, product support, development activities, and coordination of HR Systems. Analyzes existing functionality, and recommends process improvements and feature implementations to improve the productivity of the department and to enhance the overall employee experience at ORIX. Work directly with key HRIS technology solutions, led by Workday,  to align the product roadmap with business needs and ensure all compliance, data security, and governance controls are met with all technology and process solutions. Participates in HR data governance to ensure effective use of the system and data. This role will be critical in driving a customer-oriented service to all business and support units in the organization for the HRIS function.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as a trusted advisor and consultant to various business groups on all HRIS solutions and services.

  • Strategic alignment and end-to-end scoping of HRIS solution configuration and integration.

  • Recommend process improvements and innovative or alternative solutions. Provide advice and options on the best way to automate processes using best-in-class technology.

  • Support management of HRIS security administration, data audits and corrections, system updates, and overall functionality of the system including production and non-production tenants.

  • Responsible for project status reporting directly to the Executive sponsors and Executive Steering Committee.

  • Develop system training to support users’ roles and strengthen the organization’s ability to effectively and efficiently use each platform.

  • Manage all system updates and releases and assist with testing as required.

  • Lead all phases of system and integration testing, as required, including the creation of test scenarios, performing functional tests, support of users during testing, and defect resolution.

  • Identify and lead the development of governance controls, policies, and procedures for HRIS function.

  • Oversee bi-annual Workday releases presenting suggested new features in detail with final recommendations to management on which to implement.

  • Assist in the development of Workday business processes across all modules; including but not limited to HCM, Payroll, Recruiting, Benefits, Talent Management, Learning and Development, and Advanced Compensation.

  • Serve as a functional expert on HR reporting, including maintaining metrics, analyses, and/or dashboards to support business needs.

  • Document report requirements, develop/maintain reports, analyze data, and summarize top findings that impact decisions.

  • Leverage Workday and Excel skills to develop reports for leaders using a variety of data sources.

  • Formulate and communicate the product goal and the themes, epics, and/or user stories on the product backlog in partnership with the HRIS Solution Architect, making sure the backlog itself is visible and transparent to the organization, and the items on it are clear to the broader team.

  • Manages security, privacy, and authentication issues in partnership with IT.

  • Provide functional support for master data governance and master data troubleshooting.

  • Lead and support HR regarding enhancements, inquiries, errors, and data issues.


This position has frequent contact with all levels of employees and management. In addition, this role may interact with outside business partners, vendors, consultants, and other office visitors.

Education, Skills & Experience


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience leading Workday HRMS strategy.

  • 5-7 years of total experience in the HRMS space.

  • Experience serving as a consultant, preferably with a large consulting firm.

  • Experience translating business requirements into technical solutions within Workday and working cross-functionally across global teams.

  • Strong understanding of Agile methodologies to support project and product activities.

  • Experience with document management platforms is a plus (e.g. iManage).

  • Implementation and management of HR ticketing platform preferred (e.g. ServiceNow).

  • Training and preferred certification as a professional scrum product owner (PSPO) or as a certified scrum product owner (CSPO) preferred.

  • Advanced Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint skills.

  • Experience with establishing relationships across IT and business teams and defining platform governance.

  • Expert knowledge of HR business processes; ability to document business processes to generate clear and understandable business requirements.

  • Ability to multitask and handle multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.

  • Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills within all levels of the organization.

  • Must be self-motivated, and highly organized with the ability to prioritize independently while demonstrating a sense of urgency.

  • Strong organization and analytical skills.

  • Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous customer service.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year university is preferred.


ORIX Corporation USA and its affiliates (“ORIX Group USA”) strive to achieve as safe an office environment as possible for employees. Accordingly, ORIX Group USA would like to see our vaccination rates against COVID-19 as close to 100% as possible. As of October 4, 2021, employees of any ORIX Group USA company are required to submit proof of vaccination in order to access any of the Company’s offices, unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption. In Texas, in accordance with state law, employees will not be compelled to be vaccinated if they object for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19. Should you receive an offer of employment, more information about how to submit proof of vaccination or an exemption request will be provided. Please note that for most roles, ORIX Group USA’s expectation is that the majority of employees will need to come into the office more often than not, and that some employees need to come in full-time. In other words, as a condition of employment, you should expect that if you accept a position at ORIX Group USA you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before your start date, or request and receive an approved exemption shortly thereafter.


ORIX USA is an equal opportunity employer, providing equal employment opportunities (EEO), and is committed to diversifying its workforce. All employees and applicants for employment will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, protected veteran status or other status protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.