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Senior Manager, Workday

Job Number:  13111
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna IT Canada
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Aurora, ON, CA

Group Description

At Magna, we create technology that disrupts the industry and solves big problems for consumers, our customers, and the world around us. We’re the only mobility technology company and supplier with complete expertise across the entire vehicle.

We are committed to quality and continuous improvement because our products impact millions of people every day. But we’re more than what we make. We are a group of entrepreneurial-minded people whose collective expertise gives us a competitive advantage. World Class Manufacturing is a journey and it’s our talented people who lead us on this journey.

Role Summary

The Senior Manager, Workday will lead a global functional and technical team responsible for Magna’s Global HR system (Workday) and employee data, including identifying emerging system requirements, monitoring and managing system performance in collaboration with the Business HR and IT teams, and driving process improvements & change initiatives.

Key Responsibilities
  • Overall ownership for ongoing design, deployment, and maintenance of Workday HCM globally, including integrations and data requirements
  • Serve as a strong consultative partner to business and functional leaders to champion adoption, continuously improve service delivery, system usability and functionality in alignment with HR strategy and initiatives
  • Participate in the governance process, road mapping exercises and cross-functional resource planning
  • Participate in the deployment of feature releases and system maintenance, ensuring client requirements are met
  • Evaluate feasibility of system modifications and enhancements
  • Lead the Workday support team ensuring day-to-day systems support is balanced with strategic enhancements and projects
  • Overall accountability for data governance, security and compliance within Workday
  • Maintain awareness of Workday future releases / roadmap and 3rd party vendor plans and the potential impact of those plans on current and future HRIS functionality
  • Proactively identifies and recommends opportunities for operational excellence and process improvements to eliminate inefficiencies and better support business needs
  • Assess, manage, resolve and escalate (if necessary) risks and issues
  • Effectively manage a global support team made up of functional and technical resources; Manage a global team, and lead, mentor, counsel and manage their performance and training needs
  • Develop and promote continuous learning within the support team
  • Effectively develop and manage a large global departmental budget
Knowledge and Education
  • Completion of University Degree
  • Workday Skills & Tools: Workday Pro certification –technical and functional streams (Core HCM, Workday Engagement Manager certification an asset)
Work Experience
  • 3 to 5 Years of Work Related Experience
Key Qualifications/Requirements
  • Experience in deployment of feature releases and system maintenance, ensuring client requirements are met
  • Experience in overseeing day-to-day systems support
  • Leadership experience required
  • Minimum of 3 years in a manager or team lead position
  • Experience with overall accountability for data governance, security and compliance within Workday
  • Experience with managing a large departmental budget
  • Strong English skills (written and oral) are mandatory
Work Environment
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other computer components.
  • Regular overnight travel around 10-25% of the time.

05--Information Technology F--Permanent/Regular 

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