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Veterans Preferred – Workday Services Integration Lead


This is a Full-time position in Dallas, TX posted February 11, 2023.

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply.

WPP is the transformation company. We use the power of creativity to build better futures for our people, planet, clients, and communities.

Working at WPP means being part of a global network of more than 109,000 accomplished people in 110 countries. WPP has headquarters in New York, London and Singapore and a corporate presence in major markets worldwide.

We create transformative ideas and outcomes for our clients through an integrated offer of communications, experience, commerce, and technology.

WPP and our award-winning agencies work with most of the world’s biggest companies and organisations – from Ford, Unilever and P&G to Google, HSBC, and the UN. Our clients include 61 of the FTSE 100, 317 of the Fortune Global 500, all 30 of the Dow Jones 30 and 62 of the NASDAQ 100. WPP are the leader in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and 8th in the FTSE 100 rankings for Women on Boards.

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Why we’re hiring:

At WPP, technology is at the heart of everything we do, and it is WPP IT’s mission to enable everyone to collaborate, create and thrive. WPP IT is undergoing a significant transformation to modernise ways of working, shift to cloud and micro-service-based architectures, drive automation, digitise colleague and client experiences and deliver insight from WPP’s petabytes of data.

In this role you will be a member of the Workday Services Team overseeing our technical solutions team of subject matter experts and providing solutions design analysis and architecture support to the wider Workday program and team, your role and team will grow as we further deploy and expand our Workday coverage both geographically and capability.

Reporting to Workday Services Technical Manager this role is accountable for ensuring that new Workday integrations or enhancements to existing integrations is designed and solutioned correctly, with responsibility to ensure all downstream impacts are captured and planned. You will also be required to manage and mentor a team of technical solutions architects, integration consultants and analysts who will provide their skillset across functional and business teams throughout the program lifecycle for BAU and project work.

This is an exciting and varied opportunity to establish a team that can utilise their creative and analysis skills to overcome complex technical issues helping Workday send and receive data critical to business functionality.

The Workday Services team provides technical program deployment, post go-live support and enhancement of the Workday solution that replaces some of our core technology and influences our ways of working for many of our colleagues at WPP. This flagship programme will see Workday deployed across our global landscape to address the technology needs of Finance, Projects (PSA) and our HR function – so essentially it touches all of our employees to some degree. The key to this programme is that technology is an enabler for change, it’s at the heart of what we do, but it’s not all of what we do. The people aspects of this programme are vital to its success. This role will help deliver that success on an ongoing basis for many years to come

What you’ll be doing:

  • Manage Workday integration team (Finance & HR) including solution architects, integration consultants & analysts
  • Manage integration support team and small projects as and when required
  • Work closely with the technical manager to allocate resources across support and project work
  • Build strong relationships with business stakeholders, Workday functional teams, 3rd Party System Integrators and WPP IT Strategy & Architecture and Service Management
  • Responsible for analyzing business requirements and extracting information of Workday implementation importance
  • Responsible for the delivery and reporting of Workday technical integration workstream deliverables
  • Responsible for the discovery and design of technical integrations for the Workday deployments and enhancements
  • Ensuring that technical solution deliverables are documented including requirements, design and testing requirements
  • Define and apply governance principles across the Workday technical solution and ensure design decisions are appropriately reviewed to ensure they meet the desired business end state and WPP architecture & security standards
  • Provide technical support and guidance to the Workday functional and testing teams
  • Provide technical governance and guidance to the WPP and 3rd Party implementation teams to ensure alignment of the developed solution to the overall Workday solution design.
  • Ensure developed solutions meet business, technical and operational support requirements.
  • Provide architecture support to the WPP Workday implementation and support teams
  • Maintain awareness of Workday technology e.g. WQL, Extend
  • Champion recommendations for continuous improvement including using technologies such as AI and RPA to give WPP a competitive advantage through its deployment of Workday

What you’ll need:

  • Exceptional experience with complex interfaces including Workday API’s, Studio
  • Outstanding ability to design and run efficient robust processes that provide the right oversight while being flexible to changing demands
  • Strong understanding of Workday integration and data architecture
  • Experience of solutions architecture and technical requirements gathering in a complex enterprise environment
  • Strong ability to lead, inspire, engage, and coach a diverse team and create an inclusive culture across geographical boundaries
  • Ability to manage to small projects with business stakeholders in an efficient and organised manner
  • Delivery focused, with high energy and drive, and ability to deliver through others
  • Strong risk awareness skills and management of risk
  • Creative solutioning and strong problem-solving skills with agility for fast and simple solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with superior presentation and written skills for both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Credibility, professionalism and strong personal integrity
  • Ability to mentor new team members from wide and varied backgrounds

Who you are:

You’re open : We are inclusive and collaborative; we encourage the free exchange of ideas; we respect and celebrate diverse views. We are accepting: of new ideas, new partnerships, new ways of working.

You’re optimistic : We believe in the power of creativity, technology and talent to create brighter futures or our people, our clients and our communities. We approach all that we do with conviction: to try the new and to seek the unexpected.

You’re extraordinary: we are stronger together: through collaboration we achieve the amazing. We are creative leaders and pioneers of our industry; we provide extraordinary every day.

What we’ll give you:

Passionate, inspired people – We promote a culture of people that do extraordinary work.

Scale and opportunity – We offer the opportunity to create, influence and complete projects at a scale that is unparalleled in the industry.

Challenging and stimulating work – Unique work and the opportunity to join a group of creative problem solvers. Are you up for the challenge?

WPP is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

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