Workday Functional Analyst – HCM

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Type: Contract to Hire
  • Job #244790

Workday HCM Functional Analyst

The Intersect Group is seeking a Workday HCM Functional Analyst for our direct client. This role is responsible for leading and driving technology initiatives ensuring that our customer is leveraging the most up-to-date functionality within the Workday ecosystem. This role will report to the Technology & Enablement Manager.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to; managing twice a year upgrades, identifying how to leverage HR systems and/or application functionality more proactively to problem solve and serve the business, evaluation of system functionality, testing of system configuration changes, project management of small to mid-size HR projects, and supporting the development of integrations between Workday and both internal and external systems.

The goals and objectives of the Workday Analyst include but are not limited to:

  • Align with colleagues throughout the business to develop best in class HRIS solutions to serve the business needs.
  • Provide support for the HRIS and other related systems such as troubleshooting, resolving HRIS performance issues, maintaining configuration of business rules and workflows, and ensuring overall data integrity.
  • Partner with business leads and colleagues to update and organize activities tied to the HRIS, including HCM, talent management, performance, compensation, succession planning, payroll, learning, onboarding, and benefits.
  • Provide consultation to the Services team leadership, building domain knowledge, gathering requirements, providing solutions and impact analysis
  • Research and recommend improvements to the existing system, prioritize backlog configurations, and recommend new tools or software programs to streamline processes while enhancing the end-user experience and enabling business
  • Management of both small and large scale projects that pertain to the Workday environment – including necessary training and comms.
  • Serve as subject matter expert on current and upcoming Workday capabilities
    • Evaluate releases and functionality to identify opportunities to improve and optimize the use Workday
    • Configure, test, validate and implement Business Process changes in Workday
    • Assist in testing of integrations, security, annual events
    • Maintain master data values in Workday (ex: Job Profile, Job Family, Job Group, Roles, Custom Organization Types, Positions, Locations)
    • Serve as an escalation resource for Tier 2 & 3 issue
  • Participate in scheduled and ad hoc training in order to improve policy and process acumen


  • The ideal candidate will have previous Workday experience and a demonstrated understanding of Workday configurations.
  • The ability to manage multiple high-priority assignments simultaneously while meeting deadlines and quality standards.
  • Must possess strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills with both technical and end users.
  • Ability to own and drive efforts to standardize, optimize, and simplify processes and technical solutions.
  • Must have or obtain Workday Pro certification in core functional areas.
  • Previous HR experience, including HR operations and employee data management is highly desired.
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