Workday PSA Functional Lead at WPP, London, £Day Rate Option

  • Contract Spy
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Aug 05, 2022
Duration not stated

Contract Description

Working at WPP means being part of a global network of more than 100,000 talented people in 112 countries. Our company creates transformative ideas and outcomes for its clients through an integrated offer of communications, experience, commerce and technology. WPP and our award-winning agencies work with most of the world's biggest companies and organisations - from Ford, Unilever and P&G to Google, HSBC and the UN. Our clients include 69 of the FTSE 100, 348 of the Fortune Global 500, all 30 of the Dow Jones 30 and 70 of the NASDAQ 100.

WPP has headquarters in New York, London and Singapore and a corporate presence in major markets worldwide. The company is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange.

WPP IT provides IT services for WPP, the world's largest creative transformation company. WPP is reinventing creativity on an ever-broader canvas, bringing together unrivalled talent, resources and skills to provide an integrated offer of communications, experience, commerce and technology for clients.

WPP IT is undergoing a significant transformation to modernise ways of working, shift to cloud and micro-service-based architectures, drive automation, digitise colleague and client experiences and deliver insight from WPP's petabytes of data

WPP have selected Workday as their innovative HCM, Finance & PSA (Professional Services Automation) system of choice to meet changing demands and roles will be instrumental in rolling out and servicing one of the most exciting Workday programmes for a global business right now.

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Why we 're hiring:

 

Permanent or Contract role (daily rate GBP, Hourly rate USD)

 

At WPP, technology is at the heart of everything we do, and it is WPP IT's mission to enable everyone to collaborate, create and thrive. WPP IT is undergoing a significant transformation to modernise ways of working, shift to cloud and micro-service-based architectures, drive automation, digitise colleague and client experiences and deliver insight from WPP's petabytes of data.

WPP have selected Workday as their innovative HCM, Finance & PSA system of choice to meet changing demands and this role will be instrumental in rolling out one of the most exciting Workday programmes for a global business right now.

In this role you will be part of PSA team that owns the operational requirements for all WPP Waves within the program, WPP businesses and operate as a champion for the solution with operational stakeholders. You will actively engage with and build a highly productive and trusted working relationship with your SI counterpart to co-develop the Workday PSA functional design and drive subsequent downstream activities; configuration, testing, and business acceptance in all PSA modules i.e Projects/Project Billing/Customer Contracts/Customer Accounts/Banking/Reporting for PSA.

You will be working closely with the Centre of Excellence Manager and other Workday Team Leads in implementing the IT vision and strategy. You will provide your expertise on Workday PSA and bring your skills to establish world class approaches to process modelling and process re-engineering. This role supports a range of other key activities such as training, change management, and business readiness throughout delivery.

WPP IT will consider both permanent and contract applicants for this position. Role can also be flexible across a number of EMEA locations.. If we have an operating company in your location then we can consider your application.

What you 'll be doing:

  • Support/Lead the design, development and implementation of all PSA modules as Projects/Project Billing/Customer Contracts/Customer Accounts/Banking/Reporting for PSA.
  • Support the solution design for PSA function in all PSA modules as Projects/Project Billing/Customer Contracts/Customer Accounts/Banking/Reporting for PSA.
  • Support SI counterpart and WPP E2E Architect to develop the functional solution for the Finance & PSA function and ensure cross-workstream alignment
  • Facilitate and participate in design workshops, ensuring the necessary WPP SMEs are engaged in the design process. Own the resolution of open design issues
  • Represent WPP specific requirements in design workshops (e.g., unique operating procedures, legal & SOX practices)
  • Develop and populate Configuration Workbook for Finance & PSA function with support from SI counterpart. Review other functional materials and deliverables (e.g., Design Blueprints)
  • Support the Technical Team to determine integration requirements and review associated integration specifications
  • Maintain Configuration Workbook throughout the Config. & Prototype phase, including communicating updates across workstreams
  • Attend prototype playback sessions and provide timely feedback in accordance with project timelines
  • Support WPP Data team to support source-to-target mappings and executions of data conversions (e.g. entity / cost centre alignment)
  • Engage with WPP businesses and the WPP Test team to support execution of testing for all test phases
  • Support development of test scenarios and other supporting test assets (e.g., crib sheets)
  • Execute test scenarios throughout E2E Test (including Data Validation) and work with businesses and WPP Test team to support defect resolution
  • Ability to consult, capture and analyze requirements from both business and technical stakeholders
  • Experience defining and documenting high-level business requirements of process flows across multiple supporting systems
  • Ability to translate complex concepts into easily-to-digest deliverables including text-based documents and visual presentations/diagrams
  • Solution oriented mindset to identify where improvements can be made to existing business challenges
  • Excellent communicator with ability to tailor style depending on audience
  • Experience collaborating across business, project and 3rd party technical consultants assigned to the project

 

What you 'll need:

  • Excellent global implementation experience with Workday Financials/PSA
  • Substantial practical experience gained on Workday Financials/PSA implementation projects
  • Experience with hands-on design, administration and implementation of Workday PSA in a number of PSA modules; Projects/Project Billing/Customer Contracts/Customer Accounts/Banking/Reporting for PSA, including end-to-end greenfield implementations
  • In depth knowledge of Workday system lifecycle
  • You are exceptional at communicating concepts and ideas to stakeholders at all levels, in different shapes depending on the context
  • Very strong communicator capable of engaging and influencing leaders
  • Inclusive and collaborative style to build strong relationships
  • Drive a shift to a highly engaged, diverse team with an inclusive culture where WPP values are role modelled throughout.

 

Who you are:

You 're open : We are inclusive and collaborative; we encourage the free exchange of ideas; we respect and celebrate diverse views. We are accepting: of new ideas, new partnerships, new ways of working.

You 're optimistic : We believe in the power of creativity, technology and talent to create brighter futures or our people, our clients and our communities. We approach all that we do with conviction: to try the new and to seek the unexpected.

You 're extraordinary: we are stronger together: through collaboration we achieve the amazing. We are creative leaders and pioneers of our industry; we provide extraordinary every day.

What we 'll give you:

Passionate, inspired people - We promote a culture of people that do extraordinary work.

Scale and opportunity - We offer the opportunity to create, influence and complete projects at a scale that is unparalleled in the industry.

Challenging and stimulating work - Unique work and the opportunity to join a group of creative problem solvers. Are you up for the challenge?

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