Workday Functional Analyst, Open to flexibility

London (Greater)
22 Dec 2018
17 Jan 2019
Contract Type

Workday Functional Analyst, Open to flexibility

As the Workday Functional Analyst, you will be responsible for solution design, change management and blueprint control of Workday Configuration to support global/local enhancements or change requests contributing ongoing maintenance and enhancement of our global HR system. You will likely be aligned to one area but in some cases, it may be necessary/appropriate to split the role's focus more than one specialism.

The preferred location for this role is Brentford, UK however we encourage applications from Mississauga, Canada and RTP, USA as well.

The role will provide systems support and analysis and is expected to leverage the technology to provide solutions to meet the business requirements. Business requirements will be submitted by HR and other users of HR information systems throughout the company. An excellent attention to detail is required as all changes are subject to compliance and governance audit processes and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively will be essential in this case. The successful candidate will be required to present globally impacting functional solutions to key stakeholders at Design Authority to gain approval to progress the changes whilst protecting the global design template and promoting the Workday brand.

  • A sound knowledge of HR systems and processes with considerable experience in HR System Administration or Support. Specific Workday experience is desirable
  • Strong learning agility and adaptability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Confident to make routine decisions and challenge stakeholders appropriately in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.
  • Be IT literate with a sound knowledge of Microsoft Packages including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Case Management Tools, etc.
  • The role requires an investigative nature, the desire to problem solve and ability to think outside of the box
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and notable ability to build and maintain good working relationships
  • Ability to manage and analyse substantial amounts of data
  • Experience of release management would be an advantage but not essential

Take a look at the requirements and apply via our online portal using your cover letter and CV to tell us more about you and why you're the perfect person for the role.
Please ensure you apply before COB 17TH January to ensure you're in the running!

(Please take a personal copy of the Job Description, as this will not be available online post closure of the advert)

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Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.

Why You?

Basic qualifications:

  • 2 years+ Workday System Administration or ••• 2 years+ Workday System Administration or equivalent experience
  • Experience working in a complex Global corporation
  • Detailed knowledge of business processes and understanding of Workday Security and Reporting
  • Functional understanding and extensive experience of Calculated Fields

Additional Experience for Compensation / Talent & Performance alignment

  • Experience of an Annual Performance and Reward Cycle or equivalent (Performance, Merit & Bonus)

Preferred qualifications:

  • see above

Why GSK?:


At GSK we are a science-led global healthcare company. We research and develop a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare. Our mission is inspiring and challenging - to help people do more, feel better and live longer.

We have a significant global presence with commercial operations in more than 150 countries, a network of 86 manufacturing sites in 36 countries and large R&D centres in the UK, USA, Spain, Belgium and China.

At GSK we are all inspired by the difference we make and challenge ourselves every day to improve the lives of patients and consumers. That's why we have created an environment where everyone feels valued, able to develop, contribute to our mission and be proud of what we achieve.

You will join GSK's vision to do more, feel better and live longer:
Find out how you can do this .

Click here to meet your team.

To support you in achieving your role and career ambitions you'll be given the opportunity to:

  • Play an important role in delivering our mission
  • Be an essential part of diverse, global team
  • Develop others as part of your own professional growth

You will also have regular personal development meetings with your line manager to give you the opportunity to create a fulfilling career at GSK.


The Total Reward Package offered is:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Competitive On Target Bonus
  • 26-days paid holiday
  • Personal Healthcare, with the option to purchase family cover
  • GSK Pension

Contact information:
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