Implementation Strategy Architect - Planning
Pleasanton , California
October 17, 2017
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Job Description
Planning Deployment Strategist
The Deployment Strategists have primary responsibility for guiding customers and project teams to a successful deployment of Workday Planning.  They advise projects using their deep product and solution expertise to validate design decisions, propose better design and configuration options, and assess deployment readiness.  They are the final decision makers on whether or not a project should be moved into production from a product configuration perspective.  They serve as the voice of Workday from a product perspective during complex deployments.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
  • Project guidance:
    • Serve as the senior Workday representative for product and solution issues on Planning deployments
    • Work closely with Deployment Field Readiness Architects to drive both strategic and tactical direction for Workday Planning.
    • Drive both high-level and detailed product and solution discussions with clients and partners
    • Evaluate deployment design decisions and provide feedback to the customer and project team
    • Identify,  propose and enforce improvements to design and configuration to meet customer requirements
    • Determine deployment readiness based on design decisions and project progress. 
    • Work with Customer Success and Engagement Manager to develop plans to turn around troubled Planning deployments
    • Work with Engagement Managers and Services Alliances Manager to identify critical gaps in partner deployments and help develop strategies to close those gaps.

  • Sales
    • Assist BDM's with SOW's and project estimations where applicable.
    • Assist with sales teams where/when applicable on difficult sales cycles that require implementation experience.

  • The eyes and ears for product and solution issues in the consulting ecosystem
    • Work closely with Deployment Field Readiness Architects to gather feedback from customers and consultants on new features
    • Provide input to education services on both services and customer training
    • Assist the Delivery Assurance group with configuration best practices for the Planning product
    • Act as an escalation point for Delivery Assurance team
    • Work closely with PMO team to ensure Workday methodology is being adhered to within the consulting ecosystem.
    • Escalate product and solution related deployment issues to the Implementation Strategy & Enablement group
    • Influence product direction based on customer needs and deployment needs
    • Keep up to date and provide feedback on feature designs, product roadmap and development progress of specific product area.

Knowledge Base:
  • 2+ years implementing the Workday or SAP or PeopleSoft solution
  • 6-10 years Planning/CPM/EPM implementation experience
  • Experience in a liaison role with a software development team
  • Knowledge of Workday or SAP or PeopleSoft  HCM or Financials
  • Proven track record of consulting on complex product areas for customers
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • The person must be a software "product" person, a person that enjoys learning and tinkering with the software.  Someone who is passionate about functionality and meeting the business needs of customers through software.
  • The person must be skilled with their communication & human interaction so they are viewed as a partner and asset to Product Management and Development.
  • Passion for customer service
  • *LI-PF1

A little about us:
Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world’s largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Organizations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises have selected Workday.

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