HRIS Manager - Workday

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HRIS Manager - Workday

  • Set clear goals and envision / execute on the system roadmaps for the Global HR functions
  • Hunt for big ideas that identify and solve important HR problems and move beyond incremental features to a complete end-to-end solution
  • Create and prioritize the backlog
  • Manage the backlog, often working through competing priorities
  • Write business requirements / user stories, create wireframes, organize and facilitate prototype reviews and UAT, and support training delivery
  • Work with IT / vendors to estimate, implement, and build the right features / enhancements / break fixes & thoughtful, end-to-end solutions are a must
  • Use a combination of product instinct, data, and teamwork to ensure we provide well-crafted solutions
  • Lead through process excellence and demonstrate effective project management skills for complex projects as well as anticipate likely risks and implement mitigation plans
  • Take ownership for a successful product outcome and anticipate needs across HR functions, system development/IT, HR operations, and production support teams
  • Support strategic consultation on HR technology and trends to the business and drive product roadmap with the Global HRIS Director


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Technology
  • 5- 10 years experience in Workday with increasing responsibility for plans and programs for HR, Payroll, and HRIS
  • 5+ years experience managing complex HR projects to successful completion
  • 3-5 years experience in implementing programs for HRMS in PeopleSoft or Workday
  • 3+ years experience in HR knowledge in any of the various functions of HR such as Compensation, Benefits, Communications, Training, and Recruitment.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to use a variety of approaches to collaborate with and influence functional counterparts, supplier partners, contract resources, and IT peers
  • Ability to work with a global perspective
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification is not necessary but helpful
  • Experience in supporting programs for both HR and HRIS systems
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate both written and verbally in an organized and concise manner

What You Need to Succeed

  • A "driver" personality - constantly pushing toward clarity and delivery while balancing the need for great collaboration across a variety of stakeholders to achieve your objectives
  • Grit - You never hesitate to roll up your sleeves and tackle something hands-on, you persevere when others fall away
  • A high bar across the board - from your own contributions to the people you work with to the projects you work on
  • Savvy with data - You know how to leverage data to make decisions
  • Desire to learn - Learning and improving your craft is important for all of us, if you're constantly learning you're in a better position to create awesome new applications for our employees
  • Self-directed - Able to navigate ambiguity and work independently
  • A track record of successful project delivery and extensive (8+ years) Workday product management experience, ideally in a corporate environment
  • Deep functional experience with HR Core, Advanced Compensation, Absence, Payroll and Benefits (you understand what it takes to make these core HR functions successful)
  • Hands-on experience with Workday and previous experience with similar HCM a plus

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Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Rakuten Americas focuses on E-Commerce, Curated Web, Canada, and United States. Their company has offices in San Francisco Bay Area and San Mateo. They have a very large team that's 5000+ employees.

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