Workday HCM Consultant

Available in:
Birmingham, Derry-Londonderry, Dublin, 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 and we’re the largest Workday boutique partner in Europe providing full service Workday solutions to our customers.

Workday HCM Consultant

For two years running, Gartner has named Workday a leader in cloud HCM solutions. Workdays HCM solution allows organisations to plan, recruit, nurture talent and provide the training their people need to lead using just one system. It provides complete visibility into the global workforce, providing better visibility and better accessibility to all it’s users, allowing companies to engage and grow their people. This is the solution that our Workday HCM Consultants deploy, not only for our customers, but in Kainos itself. Kainos WorkSmart is the leader in Workday HCM implementations in Europe.

Learn more about Kainos WorkSmart here: https://www.kainosworksmart.com/

Learn about Workday HCM here: https://www.workday.com/en-gb/applications/human-capital-management.html

What you’ll do:

You’ll be, or will become, a Workday Certified HCM Consultant responsible for deploying Workday HCM into our customers using our own deployment methodology.

Your role starts with our customers, joining them in workshops to elicit their needs and understand their wants which meets their business requirements. You’ll help them design processes that make the most out of Workday and you’ll guide them with your knowledge in aligning their processes to Workdays capabilities. You’ll understand where blockers form and you’ll track issues and risks, working with your Engagement Manager and other team members to mitigate these, while keeping our customers informed.

You’ll configure and test the solutions that you’ve designed and then deliver them into production, ensuring that Workdays capabilities are being maximised in delivering our customers needs.

Minimum (essential) requirements:

  • Excellent customer focus, able to assess customer needs, build relationships and manage customer expectations. You will know when to push back, when to escalate, and when to go above and beyond to satisfy a customer
  • Strong communicator, able to communicate with customers and colleagues with impact, credibility and empathy, including in a remote working situation. Sound ability to formally present to senior Client audiences
  • Strong commercial awareness and full understanding of project and business dynamics
  • Broad business and technology understanding and a good awareness of industry trends in both HR and HR technology
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and make sensible decisions under pressure taking a balanced view of Customer demands and Kainos commercials
  • Ability to widen and maintain a network of external contacts
  • Strong consulting skills e.g. presenting, leading workshops, demonstrating and explaining complex functionality or solutions to customers
  • Able to lead a functional workstream on a prime implementation throughout the full project lifecycle
  • Able to become an acknowledged subject matter expert e.g. Workday Product Lead
  • Willing and able to act as a role model within the capability and mentor and/or line manage more junior consultants
  • Willing and able to support the sales process including the production of estimates for the delivery of work packages
  • Participation in recruitment by conducting interviews and helping select candidates
  • Able to implement improvements in tools and/or processes to help the practice

Desirable:

  • Workday HCM Certification

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. 

Do you love working on challenging projects, delivering complex solutions in simple forms? Is mentoring and growing people something you love? Are you looking to move to a company that let's you write your own story and craft your own brand? If this sounds like you, you’ll find may more people guided and motivated by the same principles and dreams at Kainos. Come and find out more. You’ll fit right in

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.


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.