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Workday Functional Analyst

Job Number:  49192
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna IT Canada � Aurora East
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Aurora, ONTARIO, CA, L4G 0G9

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 Workday Functional Analyst will be responsible for the ongoing administration, development and support of Workday. The role requires gathering of requirements, solving issues, and developing and executing new enhancements. Workday modules that this role will support primarily include: Core HCM, Compensation and Benefits (for Canada/US). Other modules include: Talent Management and Absence Management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides Workday subject matter functional expertise for day-to-day support and development including business process configuration, data upload (EIB), testing and other troubleshooting support – specifically for Core HCM, Benefits (Canada and US), and Compensation modules
  • Maintains master data values in Workday 
  • Maintains training and communication material, may participate in delivery of training
  • Develops and drives innovative and proactive change efforts for HR process improvements, including enhancements to end user experience
  • Liaise with HR, Payroll, vendors and external consultants
  • Handles ad-hoc or complex mass uploads 
  • Supports HR users with completing processes as required
  • Participates in deployment of new businesses: map current processes and data, identify gaps with Workday processes, recommend changes, define requirements, configure, test and validate changes
  • Assists with bi-annual releases, including analysis of impacts of new functionality, testing of integrations and cross functional up and downstream analysis
  • Work with a global Workday support team on day to day activities

Knowledge and Education

Completion of University Degree

Work Experience

3 to 5 Years of Work Related Experience

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • 3-5 year’s Workday functional experience
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical mind; demonstrated critical thinking and analytic skills with strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to accurately collect information in order to understand and assess the clients’ needs and situation
  • Excellent collaborator and a team player
  • Well-developed root-cause analytical skills with the ability to configure and troubleshoot issues and defects 
  • Ability to prioritize workload and provide timely follow-up and resolution
  • Ability to manage confidential and sensitive employee information 
  • Understanding of HR operations and experience in employee data management
  • Ability to understand business priorities and align technology opportunities 
  • Ability to set priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Focus on quality and customer service
  • Preferred: Workday Functional Certifications; Workday Pro certification in one or multiple HCM modules, and previous support experience

Additional Information

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

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At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

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