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Workday Functional Analyst

Job Number:  31267
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna IT China - Minhang
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Shanghai, SH, CN

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 involved with the implementation of Workday in the Asia Pacific region, assisting the Groups and Divisions with Workday specific configuration and data questions. Once the implementation is complete, this role will transition to the support team and will be responsible for the ongoing administration, development, and support of Workday. The role requires gathering of requirements, solving issues, developing, and executing new enhancements and projects. Workday modules include: Core HCM, Compensation, Talent Management, Absence Management, Benefits (for NA only).

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides Workday implementation assistance, including configuration, data and business processes
  • Provides Workday subject matter functional expertise for day-to-day support and development including data uploads (EIB), testing and other troubleshooting support
  • Maintains training and communication material, and may participate in delivery of training
  • Develops and drives innovative and proactive change efforts for HR process improvements, including enhancements to our 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

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • 3-5 year’s Workday functional experience, including implementation of at least 2 -3 of the Workday functional areas that Magna is implementing, as well as post implementation support 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, AMS experience, knowledge of automated testing tools – specifically Kainos, Jira and TestRail 

Knowledge and Education

  • Completion of University Degree

Work Experience

  • 3 to 5 Years of Work Related Experience

Additional Information

  • Office environment
  • Ability to work across multiple time zones, as required by the global nature of this role
  • 5-10% Regular Travel
  • Strong English skills are mandatory

05--Information Technology F--Permanent/Regular 

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