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Workday Functional Specialist

Strive Consulting

This is a Full-time position in Atlanta, GA posted February 22, 2021.

This IT position will support a designated Business Product Owner and/or Leads during the ERP implementation project. At the end of the ERP Project, this position will reside in the Enterprise Architecture team and will be the on-going IT contact for the designated Workday Product Owner.


  • Support Product Owners/Leads in any of the following areas:
    • revenue
    • operational reporting
    • budgeting & forecasting
    • accounts payable
    • purchasing
    • travel & entertainment
    • general ledger
    • period close
    • investments / consolidations
    • prepaid assets
    • fixed assets
    • capital software
    • intangible assets / goodwill
    • payroll
    • debt
    • treasury
    • tax
  • Work directly with and support the designated business Product Owner and Leads in order to meet the established ERP Project Schedule.
  • Train alongside the designated Product Owner and Leads in learning the functionality and technical capabilities of the new ERP application.
  • Complete any technical requests submitted by the product owner or program lead in the area of:
    • Initial set up of the new ERP application, along with the Product Owner and/or Lead(s)
    • Data conversions from Lawson to the new ERP
    • Oversee the design, development, testing of Interfaces or the use of ERP connectors to other applications identified during the project with the appropriate technical developer or team
    • Assist the Product Owner, Leads and work with the Security Officer with setting up workflows.
    • Customization, if required, this position will work with the ERP Implementation Partner to develop a Key Decision Document that can be understood by the business and lay out options and pricing for business, IT and Steering Committee approval
      • Submit the approved customization request to the EA F2A Agile team
    • Configurations which are technical in nature
      • Supporting the Product Owner and Leads in understanding the configuration decisions and collaborating to arrive at the ‘best decision’
  • Work with the Enterprise Architecture specialist to define the best possible design to make the Workday platform and ERP echo system work for Vizient to support future business growth.
    • Assure the proper master data sources to deliver process integration
    • Promote the build it once and eliminate redundant touchpoints
    • Integration with source and target systems
    • Integration with the security model
  • Work with the ERP Security Officer to establish the appropriate security roles for the application(s) which align with the overall Security Architecture of the new ERP.
    • Assign security roles for all identified users in order for them to perform their business functions within the application
    • Assure all security roles within the application are free of any segregation of duty issues
  • Support the Product Owner in all reporting aspects
  • Be the technical liaison for the assigned application with other ERP Functional Specialist positions
  • Drive the system adopt versus adapt enhancement strategy

After the ERP Implementation:

This position will perform the daily IT support of the assigned ERP application(s) and its users.

  • Approve new user security requests
  • Designated IT Support for the Product Owner/Lead with any Workday technical related questions/issues
  • Review any new security role requested by the Product Owner for segregation of duty issues and alignment with the overall ERP Security Architecture
  • Open tickets and follow through with the ERP vendor to obtain timely resolution to application production issues
  • Address any failed interface or related data issue with the data owner
  • Test any new ERP application functionality release and review with the Product Owner and Security Officer for a timely implementation in order to keep the application current with the latest software release
  • Maintain ERP application IT documentation in a centralized repository

Required skills

  • 3-5 years in an operational or technical consulting role supporting implementations of Workday (preferred)
  • 3-5 years of previous consulting experience or professional experience either as an internal consultant or with a consulting/software company
  • Ability to learn technology quickly through instruction and self-training
  • Keen understanding and demonstration of data migration/conversion practice and tools
  • High attention to detail with drive to dig in and solve complex issues and thoroughly test
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated experience in Reporting/Analytics
  • Self-starter with proven ability to work within a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to adapt to frequent changes
  • Excellent communication (both written and oral) effectiveness with project leadership