Digital Change & Transformation Manager, WorkSmart

Available in: Birmingham, UK - Home Based, London, and Belfast

At Kainos WorkSmart, everything we achieve is because of the quality, talent and determination of our people, and their ability to deliver amazing digital solutions which meet the needs of our customers. Our goal is to be the leading Workday partner globally, with our people seen as the leaders in Workday deployment solutions. We do this by investing heavily in our teams and our people, giving them the opportunity to grow their careers with us and to build their knowledge and skills. We’re passionate about the need to ensure they are presented with the best opportunities while ensuring our customers get the solutions they need. 


We’re part of Kainos, which was established in 1986. We're rapidly growing and we’re the largest Workday boutique partner in Europe providing full-service Workday solutions to our global customers. 

As a Digital Change & Transformation Manager, you’ll to help shape and grow Kainos’ Global Change Management offering for its Workday Professional Services Business Unit.    

You will be joining a rapidly expanding team, which is at the forefront of Change Management, Agile Delivery and User Adoption practices.  Our team has been set up to help Clients to align their operational, technical and people related challenges deploying Workday solutions to meet their business objectives in today’s digitised world.  

We need to strengthen our team with individuals who have a proven track record in helping Clients find solutions to “making change happen”.   

You will be responsible for managing the delivery of change within a Workday environment across multiple sectors and industries supporting Clients in the following areas: 

  • Operating model design, development and delivery 
  • Vision and strategy creation 
  • Benefits management and realisation 
  • Defining change, engagement and training approaches and plans 
  • Supporting impact & readiness evaluations and supporting onboarding and business cutover; 
  • Change analytics and measuring user adoption both pre, during and post-go-live 
  • Leading readiness evaluations and decisions and helping Clients to prepare for and support go-live, business cutover activities 

You will –  

  • proactively drive thought leadership by generating white papers and best practice documentation that progresses market leading thoughts 
  • lead business generation and contribute significantly to the future growth of the WorkSmart Business Unit 
  • Contribute to the development of commercial propositions, processes and documentation such as SOWs, RFQs, RFPs and ITTs 
  • Be an internal change advocate, promoting our offering and services.

Minimum (essential) requirements  

  • Significant consultancy experience with a Cultural Change, Organisational Development and Engagement specialism 

  • Significant experience of ERP implementations (SAP, Workday, Oracle) planning and supporting the re-design and delivery of Corporate Services Functions (e.g. HR, Finance, Payroll, etc) on behalf of an external customer 

  • Evidence of leading and winning significant Transformational Change Programmes tenders; 

  • Substantial experience in managing and leading Project teams including Line Management responsibility 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including business writing and excellent spoken and written English 



  • Working knowledge of HCM, Financials or Payroll applications; 

  • Evidence of thought leadership in the public domain; 

  • Holds a current and recognised Project or Programme Management certification; 

  • Experience of user research, analytics and design disciplines and their contribution to the effective; 


Who you are: 

Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day, and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience.  

These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture.  

About us  

 Kainos is a high-growth IT services company providing digital technology solutions and agile software development to enterprise customers. Across our 30-year history, we have worked on transformational projects across government, NHS and a myriad of private sector clients. 

We’re an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a background check, however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn’t relevant to the role. It’s important to note – failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences.