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Closing Date

2023-01-03 00:00:00


Lead Workday Data Consultant

  • Our people love the exciting and meaningful work they do, the cutting-edge resources and technology they have access to, the benefits we offer and the great community we’ve built. Want to join them?


    As a Workday Data Consultant (Manager) in Kainos, you’ll be a key part of the team, to implement and configure enterprise-scale Workday solutions for our global customer base, specializing in gathering and transforming the customer’s organizational and employee data prior to loading in to the Workday tenants.  You will build relationships with our customers to understand their data needs, leading the delivery of solutions around their data that are aligned to their needs, fit for purpose and commercially viable.  You’ll work closely with other functional team leads and stakeholders to keep implementation flowing, and you’ll lead the data workstream on these implementations. You’ll also have the support and guidance of an Engagement Manager and Managing Consultant. As a knowledgeable expert in data consulting, you’ll also fill a leading role in aiding education and growth in the area of Workday Data Consulting within the Kainos Workday practice. 


    Minimum (essential) requirements:

    • Workday HCM or Financials Certified and a broad understanding of different Workday areas
    • Excellent (strong) knowledge and experience in data analysis, manipulation, reporting and formatting
    • Excellent knowledge of Excel and other data tools
    • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy, with the ability to spot errors and inconsistencies in large data sets
    • Deep understanding and appreciation for different data formatting characteristics across jurisdictions and countries, to suit our global customer base
    • Strong commercial awareness and complete understanding of project and business dynamics
    • Broad business and technology experience and a good awareness of industry trends and their potential impact on product
    • Ability to work to tight deadlines and make sensible decisions under pressure taking a balanced view of customer demands and Kainos commercials
    • Ability to widen and maintain a network of external contacts
    • Excellent consulting skills e.g. leading largescale workshops with multiple stakeholders, liaising confidently and effectively with senior executives
    • An emerging capability expert driving thought leadership e.g. production of blog posts
    • An emerging role model within Kainos and wider Workday ecosystem
    • Regular participant in sales activities and responsible providing input to work estimates
    • Understanding of risk management and able to manage risk within the capability
    • Support the operations function ensure that our consultant pool is used in the most commercially advantageous way, balancing development needs and personal preferences
    • Commercial understanding of utilisation within a services organisation and the importance of these targets
    • Able to rotate through various Workday delivery services specifically Consulting and Application Management Services
    • For Application Management Services, able to deliver work to meet defined Service Level Agreements
    • Able, if required, to travel to customer sites in the same region (minimal out of region travel may also be required)



    • Professional qualifications where applicable in your Capability
    • Ability to improve and develop data related processes and tools
    • Identify talent for rapid development within the capability
    • Experience of managing, mentoring and developing teams


    Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture.


    We're an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a basic background check , however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn't relevant to the role. It's important to note - failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.


    In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences. Kainos has a policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders (available on request).

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