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Workday Manager



Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024
At Side, we believe everyone should own their path.
Side is a real estate startup that pioneered the concept of brokerage-as-a-service to help top real estate professionals create and run their own companies without having to operate a brokerage. Our proprietary platform makes the real estate transaction process far more efficient for both agents and home buyers/sellers.
Before Side, exceptional real estate agents had two choices: You could join an antiquated traditional brokerage, relinquish control of your business, and pay hefty fees for marginal value. Or you could start your own independent brokerage, massively increase your liability, and take on the burden of running your own back office. We created a third option: Own your own business and run it on the Side platform. Agents get to focus on what they do best — selling real estate — while Side operates in the background to facilitate their transactions, and help them grow.
Side is led by experienced industry professionals and world-class engineers who develop technology designed to improve agent productivity and enhance the client experience. The company is backed by over $300 million in funding from top-tier venture capital firms, including Coatue, Tiger, D1, Sapphire, Trinity, and Matrix.. Headquartered in San Francisco, Side currently operates in 16 states, with plans to expand nationwide in the coming years. We were named Company of the Year by Inman News (the leading industry publication) and a Most Innovative Company of 2022 by Fast Company.
At Side, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate and innovate your way to success. Becoming an inSider means that you’ll be empowering business leaders to become business owners, all while forging your own path with like-minded entrepreneurs. Join us at Side and own your career, your impact, and your life!
About the role
This role should be of interest for those who have a strong background in finance and accounting systems integration and maintenance. As the systems manager you will be owning the Workday product roadmap plan, establishing implementation timelines and providing budgetary guidance; managing implementation partners and holding them accountable for deliverables; ensuring proper testing and deployment practices are adhered to; serving as a mentor and visionary to the financial systems business and technical stakeholders. This role requires a person who thrives at operating at a high-level in an extremely face-paced environment. This individual is obsessively detailed and displays this in every aspect of their work.

What you'll be doing

  • Management of cross functional projects, being focused on overall project plans, scope, and resourcing
  • Tracking project milestones and communicating status to both internal teams and external teams during weekly meetings
  • Providing support creating approach and materials for Workday involving both business and technical stakeholders
  • Providing support, gathering business requirements, and translating into design options
  • Documenting/defining processes to show where business and system processes align
  • Design and development of end-user training materials and communication plans
  • Establishing ‘train the trainer’ model and supporting the execution of the training
  • Development of user acceptance testing plans/scripts as well as facilitating various testing cycles
  • Coordinating roll-out activities
  • Defining post production support model and coordinating the hand-off between internal teams
  • Prepare and facilitate Steering Committee presentations
  • Developing program-level communications to all stakeholder levels
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive Workday documentation for future reference.
  • Identify and manage potential project risks associated with Workday implementations or upgrades.
  • Generate reports and dashboards to monitor system performance and provide data-driven insights for business decisions.
  • Ad-hoc presentations for the business as needed

What would make you a strong fit

  • BA/BS Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Workday ERP / HCM implementation expertise
  • 5+ years of experience managing large scale, multi-pillar ERP and HCM implementation
  • Candidate has a strong understanding of Accounting and Finance business processes (For example: Procure to Pay, Order to Cash, Record to Report, RTP, ACH)
  • Demonstrated experience acting as the liaison between business and IT stakeholders with communication skills to speak appropriately to both parties (translating ‘technology’ to the business and vice versa)
  • 4 years of Workday Financials experience
  • Experience in full life-cycle project development including requirements, design, development, testing and roll-out
  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing a business issue and developing a future state recommendation
  • Ability to set agendas and facilitate meetings, while focusing in on critical path discussion topics and necessary decisions
  • Experience creating training/user documentation
  • Ability to self-manage tasks
  • Exposure to project related work and standard software implementation artifacts
  • Ability to work with teams to uncover, define and document business processes and align them to system processes
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work remotely and independently in support of clients and team members
  • Experience with data management, security protocols, and user access controls within Workday is a plus.
  • Strong understanding of business processes and the ability to translate them into Workday configurations.
  • Experience with reporting and analytics tools for Workday is a plus.
Side is dedicated to working with the highest skilled people from the most inclusive talent pool feasible. We maintain that diversity in all aspects leads to positive change, solutions and innovation for our customers and career fulfillment for our employees. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply!
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