Workday Configuration Analyst (Talent Management))

| Holmdel, NJ, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 79,350-130,365 Annually
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Workday Configuration Specialist - Talent Management

Do you want to be part of a collaborative HR Technology team?


Guardian is seeking a Specialist to support and enhance Workday Talent Management, while working as part of the team responsible for providing technology to the Human Resources department.

You are:

As a Sr. Workday Configuration Specialist, you will work closely with the business areas to define and deliver HR technology strategy and will be involved in a range of other HR transformational projects including HR technology strategy, process redesign/standardization, and merger and integration support. You will lead at least two or more of Workday's modules comprised of Talent Management and Core HCM.

For each of the Workday modules that you oversee, you will be accountable for all the following:

  • Developing a trusted advisor relationship with business contacts through effective communication and efficient, quality execution of projects.
  • Serving as primary, daily contact to business owners on delivery of services.
  • Ensuring delivery of high-quality services and products to HR business.
  • Design and build Workday solutions in Talent and Core HCM space.
  • Perform Impact analysis with clear outcomes and get alignment from all parties involved.
  • Building relationships internally and collaborating effectively on cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrating natural ease and effectiveness when dealing with clients/colleagues at all levels.
  • In addition, there will be specific regular events and strategic/operational projects that correlate to each individual Workday module which you will manage and/or support such as:
  • Setting up and using project management processes/systems for work stream (includes planning the life cycle of the project, identifying key project activities and milestones).
  • Gathering requirements.
  • Leading configuration design sessions.
  • Developing product configuration based on best practices and performing unit testing.
  • Creating/Managing the testing strategy while collaborating with QA testing team and UAT testers.
  • Partnering with User Enablement/HR Communications to update training and other delivery tools.

You have:

  • Demonstrated ability supporting enterprise HR applications with 7 years of work experience.
  • Three or more years of demonstrated expert-level proficiency in Workday Core HCM and Talent space experience with the following - Talent Management Skills/strategy, Job/Career framework, Career Hub, Gigs/Flex teams, Mentoring, career pathing, and interconnections to other modules - Recruiting, Learning and Compensation).
  • Expert knowledge and direct experience of Workday Talent Management functionalities configuration and integration required.
  • Ability to enable and enhance the Talent optimization modules with new setup, new functionality for all kinds of business needs.
  • Workday Report Writer a plus.
  • Understanding of Workday data, overall flow of Talent process, data flow between modules and integrations to other systems.
  • Expert-level proficiency with MS Excel.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to drive discussions to closure, aligning cross functional groups with an accountability attitude.
  • Exceptional critical thinking skills with strong attention to detail; keen ability to multi-task and prioritize work deliverables as needs evolve.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead complex multi-functional technical project deliverables.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the concepts of HR service delivery
  • Bachelor's Degree required.

Nice to Have Skills -

  • Working in an agile environment.
  • Divestiture, merger experience.
  • Familiarity with Corporate Governance processes related to new applications, SSO, Information security governance and risk assessments.


  • Hybrid: Two Days a week in our Holmdel, NJ, New York, NY or Bethlehem, Pa offices, and Three days a week remote.

Salary Range

$79,350.00 - $130,365.00

The salary range reflected above is a good faith estimate of base pay for the primary location of the position. The salary for this position ultimately will be determined based on the education, experience, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate. In addition to salary, this role may also be eligible for annual, sales, or other incentive compensation.

Our Promise

At Guardian, you'll have the support and flexibility to achieve your professional and personal goals. Through skill-building, leadership development and philanthropic opportunities, we provide opportunities to build communities and grow your career, surrounded by diverse colleagues with high ethical standards.

Inspire Well-Being

As part of Guardian's Purpose - to inspire well-being - we are committed to offering contemporary, supportive, flexible, and inclusive benefits and resources to our colleagues.

Health Care

  • Choice of [high deductible/copay] medical plans* with prescription drugs, including coverage for fertility and transgender inclusive benefits
  • Dental plan
  • Vision plan
  • Health care accounts - flexible spending, health reimbursement, and health savings accounts
  • Critical illness insurance

Life and Disability Insurance

  • Company-paid Life and Disability insurance plus voluntary supplemental coverage
  • Accident insurance

Retirement and Financial

  • 401(k) retirement plan with a company match, plus an annual age/service-based Company contribution and an annual profit-sharing contribution, if applicable
  • Complimentary 1:1 financial guidance with a licensed Fidelity representative

Time Off and Remote Work

  • Flexible work arrangements (part in-person/part remote)
  • Unlimited paid time off for most roles plus time off for volunteering, jury duty, voting, and bereavement
  • Personal holidays for colleagues to use in recognition of religious, cultural, or civic days
  • Paid parental leave and paid family and medical leave policies

Emotional Well-being and Work-Life

  • Emotional well-being, mental health, and work/life resources powered by Spring Health
  • Wellness programs, including fitness program and equipment reimbursement
  • Child, adult, and elder back-up care support through Bright Horizons
  • Adoption assistance
  • College planning
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan assistance
  • Commuter benefits in select metropolitan areas

Equity & Inclusion

Opportunities to build inclusive and meaningful connections through involvement in colleague-led affinity groups:

  • Employee Resource Groups:
  • Colleague Connection Committees
  • Community Involvement Committees

A culture that encourages colleagues to bring their authentic selves to work

  • Voluntary self-ID
  • Pronunciation and phonetic spelling of names

Benefits apply to full-time eligible employees. Interns are not eligible for most Company benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Guardian is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.


Guardian is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. Guardian also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants (and employees) to accommodate the individual's known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, unless doing so would create an undue hardship. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact [email protected].

Current Guardian Colleagues: Please apply through the internal Jobs Hub in Workday.

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Guardian Life operates in the Financial Services industry. The company is located in New York, NY. Guardian Life was founded in 1860. It has 8709 total employees. To see all 34 open jobs at Guardian Life, click here.
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