Job Location:
Italy, Milan

Your work days are brighter here.

At Workday, it all began with a conversation over breakfast. When our founders met at a sunny California diner, they came up with an idea to revolutionize the enterprise software market. And when we began to rise, one thing that really set us apart was our culture. A culture which was driven by our value of putting our people first. And ever since, the happiness, development, and contribution of every Workmate is central to who we are. Our Workmates believe a healthy employee-centric, collaborative culture is the essential mix of ingredients for success in business. That’s why we look after our people, communities and the planet while still being profitable. Feel encouraged to shine, however that manifests: you don’t need to hide who you are. You can feel the energy and the passion, it's what makes us unique. Inspired to make a brighter work day for all and transform with us to the next stage of our growth journey? Bring your brightest version of you and have a brighter work day here.

About the Team

Workday’s Delivery teams are driven by a passion for our products and the success of our customers in implementing our outstanding cloud solutions. We’re a diverse group of people, with an invaluable mix of experiences and backgrounds, located across multiple locations within the region.

About the Role

Our team promotes Workday’s core values with ‘Employees’ being the first of them. This is why we:

  • offer remote working schedules  

  • empower you to follow your desired career path & achieve professional and personal goals

  • encourage work-life balance and wellbeing;

  • are proud to champion equal opportunities for everyone

The successful Senior Project Manager will drive the client implementation and will be the owner of key project artefacts (e.g., charter, project/staffing plan, risk and issue logs, etc.) and work with the client Project Manager to resolve issues to ensure successful project outcomes. 


  • Lead and run deployments that are medium or high complexity with defined scope, schedule and budget.

  • Produce and maintain high level project plans, detailed project plans, risk and issue logs, data conversion plans, cutover plans, regular project meeting content / presentations and steering committee presentations

  • Run project finances including budgets, forecasts, actuals, issuing invoices, and subsequent payment.

  • Lead and influence our internal project team and sponsors, and the client project team and stakeholders with clear, concise and timely communication

  • Handle customer critical issues to full resolution.

  • Provide mentoring to other members of the team either as a senior, or as ground breaker in new functionality or geographies on a feedback and share basis

  • Be Certified by Workday and be an authority in the Workday Deployment Methodology and also provide Delivery Assurance services to Partner deployments to build a foundation of success in our extended ecosystem

As a Workday Senior Engagement / Senior Project Manager your experience will include:

  • Success running the implementation of multi country core Finance and HCM ERP suites

  • A good understanding of business finance and HCM process flows

  • A working understanding of the complexities of a multi-country Finance and HCM ERP model

  • Working in Finance and HCM ERP or Transformation Consulting businesses in a client facing role

  • Handling client C-Suite collaborators, client Project Owners and Consultants.

  • Certification as a Project Manager (Prince/PMP)

  • Experience of leading 3rd parties in a project

About You

The role requires a blended mix of business skills, customer focus and desire to support the Delivery team to secure their success.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Languages: Italian and English at business proficiency level

  • 4-6+ years delivering enterprise business applications projects, with a focus on Financial Management and exposure to Human Capital Management.

  • 3+ years experience in managing a delivery team in a company or in a consulting environment.

  • International deployment experience

  • Ability to travel up to 60% to our Milan office or to our amazing customers across EMEA

Other Qualifications:

  • Experience as Executive Sponsor on key projects

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Willingness to ‘roll up one’s sleeves’ and assist wherever needed.

  • Leadership abilities to empower and focus the organisation on team and individual objectives.

  • Contribute to the strategic direction of the Professional Services organisation through leading and participating on internal initiatives.

  • Promote a positive and inclusive working environment.

Our Approach to Flexible Work

With Flex Work, we’re combining the best of both worlds: in-person time and remote. Our approach enables our teams to deepen connections, maintain a strong community, and do their best work. We know that flexibility can take shape in many ways, so rather than a number of required days in-office each week, we simply spend at least half (50%) of our time each quarter in the office or in the field with our customers, prospects, and partners (depending on role). This means you'll have the freedom to create a flexible schedule that caters to your business, team, and personal needs, while being intentional to make the most of time spent together. Those in our remote "home office" roles also have the opportunity to come together in our offices for important moments that matter.

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