Workday Engagement Manager
Any Capgemini UK Base
Who you’ll be working with
With more than 20,000 package implementation resources bringing innovative solutions to over 2000 clients globally, we focus on helping our clients achieve results. We collaborate with our clients across the complete lifecycle: licensing, implementation, hosting, and system maintenance and management, with a focus on delivering the value expected from a world class systems integrator. With our global presence in 44 countries, Capgemini uses standard global tools and methods to deliver complex projects for some of the world’s largest companies.
Capgemini’s Workday practise is growing with around 75 consultants worldwide. In the UK we are building the practise and your role will be to build and develop that practise alongside the HCM capability. With projects started and in the pipeline, you’ll be key to taking this forward and growing the Workday capability.
The focus of your role
As a Workday Engagement Manager you will have strong experience in the delivery of Workday projects and business development and be able to demonstrate successful completion and leadership, of Workday projects. The focus will initially be on Workday HCM, but will quickly move into Workday financials and planning. Alongside running project you will be working with the senior team to help build the Workday practise. You will be expected to manage projects to Capgemini’s high standards for project delivery using our UPM methodology alongside the Workday method. Capgemini will train you in UPM, but you will bring with you a wealth of project management experience and know-how.
You will be an excellent communicator, executive level manager and outstanding leader. You can co-ordinate many complex tasks and manage complexity as a matter of course whilst overseeing several related project and programmes that contribute to one or more defined business goals.
As part of the Workday Capability in the UK, your role requires you to act as a primary contact for executive managers and stakeholders at our Clients. You will have a small number of direct reports, most normally Senior Project Managers and Engagement Managers and you will take a key role in the Workday practise. You will co-ordinate the activities of the constituent projects, including planning, control and progress reporting, dependency management, issue resolution and exercise budgetary control for the project.
You will be comfortable with managing complexity and are familiar in detail with the processes that are employed on Workday projects. While operating mostly at a high level, you must also be comfortable with the detail of projects and will be involved in discussing specifics of technology or process as part of a successful delivery of an integrated project. Knowledge of the change adoption and transformation required to fully make the most of the Workday functionality is key to the role and the successful delivery of the projects.
This is a unique opportunity to join and grow the Capgemini Workday capability as part of the Packages division working with a number of FTSE 100 companies.
What you’ll bring
- Deep experience of implementing Workday and an understanding of the challenges and complexities of the processes required;
- Lead successful delivery of complex Workday projects
- Outstanding communications skills and ability to communicate and influence at all levels;
- Proven leader in building Workday teams and practices and able to see the bigger picture whilst maintaining governance over the details in planning, reporting, issue and risk management and people management skills;
- Strong and proven Contract Management and Commercial acumen demonstrated through accurate budget control;
- Excellent and proven negotiation skills;
- Ability to inspire a shared vision across multi partner and client teams.
- Workday project management experience in the UK
- Workday certifications in Engagement Management and at least 2 other areas of Workday
- Experience of practise and business development in Workday
- Experience of working in an on-shore, near-shore, off-shore model
What we’ll offer you
Professional development. Accelerated career progression. An environment that encourages entrepreneurial spirit. It’s all on offer at Capgemini. And although collaboration is at the core of the way we work, we also recognise individual needs with a flexible benefits package you can tailor to suit you.
We want to make sure that we find the right people to work in our teams, and we know that working full-time isn’t necessarily right for everyone. We’d love to hear from you if you feel you’re a great fit for this role, and would like to work flexibly.
As an example, some of our team members work four days a week, but travel across the UK during their working days. Or you might prefer to work three days a week (in a job share scenario) with travel limited to Greater London. If you are the right person for this role, we’ll find the right working approach for you.
Why we’re different
At Capgemini, we help organisations across the world become more agile, more competitive and more successful. Smart, tailored, often-groundbreaking technical solutions to complex problems are the norm. But so, too, is a culture that’s as collaborative as it is forward thinking. Working closely with each other, and with our clients, we get under the skin of businesses and to the heart of their goals. You will too.
Capgemini positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are committed to hiring, developing and retaining the best people to deliver innovative, world-class solutions for our clients. We foster an inclusive culture that enables everyone to achieve their full potential and enjoy a fulfilling career with us. Our comprehensive flexible benefits package and lifestyle policies enable our employees to balance their individual, family and work-life needs.