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Manager, Workday-Talent

Toronto, ON
Full Time
3 days ago
At KPMG, you'll join a team of diverse and dedicated problem solvers, connected by a common cause: turning insight into opportunity for clients and communities around the world.

KPMG has a significant Workday practice in Canada, with team members across the nation (spanning regions such as Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the GTA, Montreal and Halifax). Our team includes various Workday Product Leads, as well as some of the very first Workday-certified Consultants in the country. Our Workday practitioners span the breadth of HR functional knowledge, technical know-how and blend the latest trends in HR service optimization with real-world knowledge and understanding of our clients' industry challenges and opportunities.

KPMG is a Platinum partner to Workday and has been recognized as one of the top HR Transformation and Workday implementation providers by third party analysts such as Vanguard and ALM. Most recently, KPMG received the highest possible ranking of "Leader" among Workday implementation partners in the Forrester New Wave™ Workday implementation report from 2019. This is largely due to our robust HR transformation strategy. KPMG has worked closely with Workday on product strategy, aided in the development of Workday's deployment methodology, and has built a practice with a strong track record of successful deployments.

Consultants will lead the Talent implementation and they will work with their client counterpart to ensure industry and client specific needs are met.

What you will do
  • Lead or support the end-to-end design and configuration of the Workday Talent solution for various clients across a range of industries.
  • Configure the Talent module to suit the organizations' needs and ensure it is aligned with their business goals and strategy.
  • Configure Talent templates and key business processes to enable the organization to manage Succession Plans, establish Goals, Performance Appraisals, Performance Improvement Plans, Calibration, nbox, configure employee Self-Service enabling them to update their career information, etc.
  • Conduct client workshops, understand, and analyze business requirements, propose recommendations based on industry's Leading Practices.
  • Consistently provide excellent customer service and deliver high quality solutions.
  • Develop a strong understanding of Workday's Implementation Methodology and utilize this on all engagements.
  • Ability to develop an understanding of KPMG Accelerators and leverage throughout client engagements.
  • Assist and perform troubleshooting of product configuration to resolve or provide optimal product configuration to meet customer business requirements.
  • Become an expert in Talent and develop an understanding of additional streams and touchpoints.
  • Communicate status to multiple Engagement Managers on different projects to keep them informed of overall project status, risks, and major decisions.
  • Effectively manage and navigate diverse project requirements, timelines, and stakeholder expectations.
  • Participate in regular training to expand product knowledge with each new Workday release.
  • Attend and lead events to share experience and solutions with other consultants; acting as a mentor and coach.
What you bring to the role
Basic Qualifications
  • 3+ years of related experience in Human Resources, Talent is an asset.
  • 2+ years of functional experience in Talent software solutions or ERP systems.
  • Strong knowledge in Talent Management and understanding the key business processes such as Career development & Talent Retention, Succession Planning, 9box, Performance Cycle and Calibration.
  • Requirements gathering, business analysis and presentation capabilities.
  • Experience working in a client facing role with both technical and functional stakeholders, strong relationship management skills and a passion for client satisfaction and delivery excellence.
  • Experience implementing Workday, SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Ultimate Software, ADP, Ceridian, or similar applications is an asset.
Other Qualifications
  • Workday Talent Certification is a definite asset.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant working experience required.
  • Knowledge in other HR related areas such as HCM, Learning, Recruiting, Compensation, Benefits, Payroll, Time Tracking and Absence are an asset.
  • Ability to work on multiple engagements and deliverables simultaneously.
  • Mentoring junior members of the team.
  • Ability to learn technology quickly through instruction and self-training.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, results-focused environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Additional languages to ensure communication with our internal and external stakeholders is an asset.
  • Canadian travel may be required. Occasional international travel is a possibility.
In British Columbia, the expected annual total compensation range for this position is $98,000 to $127,000 . The determination of an applicant's compensation within this range is based on the individual's location, skills & competencies, and unique qualifications. In addition to total compensation, KPMG also offers a comprehensive, competitive Total Rewards program.

Providing you with the support you need to be at your best
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