Mars UK • Chicago, Illinois, United States

P&O Solutions Sr. Program Manager - Core Workday HCM and Cross Domain Expert

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

We are looking for a P&O Solutions Senior Program Manager who will be responsible for HR solutions design, customer partnership, process, and project management.

This is a global role that provides leadership, project management, and technical expertise in support of Workday Cross Discipline initiatives to maximize technology solutions for the Core HCM team and beyond.

The role will participate in early project development including deployment of new HR systems connected to Workday, Workday modules, and custom solutions.

What are we looking for?

The successful candidate will have strong business process architect experience gathering requirements, designing, delivering, and supporting business transformation using Workday and bolt on solutions in multiple areas of Workday with a focus on core and cross domain expertise. They will have proven subject matter expertise and driven decision making related to the functional solutions, understanding its impact to other areas of the application.

  • 8+ years of proven leadership experience with HR technology solution design

  • Dedicated global Workday expertise required

  • Past completion of multiple Workday certifications preferred

  • Stronger people leader who can collaborate, in a matrixed environment, with multi-cultural and remote peers/ project teams

  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of core HCM systems with broad tech experience across RPA, Service Now and other HR Technology

  • Proven track record managing projects and getting things done effectively and efficiently

  • Participation in Workday implementation projects preferred

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Innovative Leader in HR technology that manages a progressive agenda including leveraging existing technologies while adopting new digital HR technologies to enhance customer experience.

  • Leads and develops the HR technology function.

  • Enables the technology ecosystem by focusing on global consistency, compliance, scalability and data accuracy.

  • Provides guidance globally for Global HR solutions and works closely with IT / vendor to ensure continuity and improvement of services to HR and the business.

  • Identifies and supports effective continuous improvement approach and implement change communication mechanisms with appropriate compliance.

  • Act as communicator and innovative voice to stakeholders, providing concise translations of technical requirements to non-technical teams

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.

  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.

  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.

  • [Insert any additional market/role specific benefits that the candidate might be interested in]

Find out more about what Mars can offer you by visiting our Global Careers site.


Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave

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Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
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