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Accenture HR Ventures & Acquisitions Workday Transformation & Strategic Initiatives Manager* in Des Moines, Iowa

Organization: Corporate Functions/HR

Location: US Location Negotiable

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People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.

Human Resources professionals develop and execute HR strategies, programs and services across one or more parts of the employee lifecycle to attract, develop and retain a highly engaged and differentiated workforce that enables the execution of human capital and business strategies.

Job DescriptionThe HR V&A Workday Transformation & Global Strategic Initiatives Manager will work closely with the HR V&A leadership team in supporting/leading efforts to help drive a variety of exciting global initiatives impacting our business and acquired personnel, including the Workday transformation. This role will have split accountability between leading the Workday Transformation for HR V&A as well as supporting/contributing to other HR V&A strategic initiatives. Although initiative efforts will change/evolve, initially, the HR V&A Workday Transformation & Global Strategic Initiatives Manager will focus on the global rollout of Workday across Accenture and the associated transformation activities for the V&A ecosystem (e.g., HR teams, V&A leadership and teams, acquired leadership and employees). The HR V&A Workday Transformation & Global Strategic Initiatives Manager will be expected to interface with many HR and V&A leaders across Accenture’s geographies to optimize the increasing inorganic growth of Accenture.

Key Responsibilities – Workday Transformation

Team Leadership (each release):

  • Understand, capture, and articulate scope of work and what it means for V&A

  • Identify and mobilize working group across V&A ecosystem

  • Serve as a single point of contact for various Accenture Workday teams to collaborate/coordinate with

Project Management (each release):

  • Create and manage workplan

  • Establish cadence, schedule, run team meetings

V&A Solution Architecture (each release):

  • Serve as liaison between the Accenture Workday Transformation Advisor and V&A SMEs

  • Understand and navigate Accenture Workday team

  • Understand, capture, articulate end-to-end current and future process design

  • Understand, capture, and articulate impacts to Change Lead

  • Understand and articulate release deployment plan and impacts to V&A

  • Understand, capture, and articulate post-go-live support mechanisms for V&A ecosystem

  • Manage stakeholder expectations at various levels of leadership

Change Management (each release):

  • Partner with HR V&A Change Lead to:

  • Perform stakeholder analysis

  • Assess change impacts

  • Review and assist with change plan activities (communications, engagement, training)

  • Define and execute sustainability plan

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 6 years related HR and/or V&A experience

  • Minimum of 4 years Project Management or Change Management experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of demonstrated leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PowerPoint skills

  • Relationship skills

  • 2+ years Workday experience, preferably as an HR professional

  • Strong project management, leadership/facilitation of all levels of people inside and outside of your organization

  • Risk identification, analysis, and management as well as solution development or escalation

  • Good understanding of HR systems (SAP, Payroll, Recruiting/Staffing, etc.) and downstream impacts

  • Demonstrated experience developing and managing workplans and process documentation

  • Experience identifying lessons learned and process improvements to support continuous improvement

Professional Skills:

  • Effective working with tight deadlines, imperfect information, and ambiguity

  • Strong executive presence and effective communicator

  • Ability to effectively work virtually and across multiple time zones

  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment with inability to control project timelines (adjust on the go, meet last minute deadlines, schedule flexibility)

  • Ability to successfully/effectively work independently with little to no direction

  • Ability to build relationships while working remotely

    Pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, if you are located in Colorado, the expected salary range for this role is $90,900 - $153,299 and  information on benefits offered is here. ( If you are not located in Colorado, the salary range  may be different.

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