Job Description

Workday Recruiting Workstream Lead
Salary: Competitive Salary & Package (Dependent on Experience)

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

Accenture are currently recruiting for a Workday Recruitment lead to join our fun and diverse team of Workday experts. We have an exciting and expanding pipeline and are seeking skilled and driven candidates to lead the end-to end implementations for our global customers, who sit across multiple industries.

Join us and be part of the Accenture Workday UKI practice and support our continually growing ecosystem with reach across EMEA and the rest of the world.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the Workday Recruiting workstream to drive decisions and recommend best practice to clients based on insights from your product and industry experience

  • Primarily responsible for the design of client's future recruitment offering and considering recruitment market trends and Workdays recruiting roadmap

  • Work to define and clarify global and local legal and regulatory requirements e.g., GDPR; translating business needs into the Workday Talent Acquisition solution and configuration that conforms to best practices

  • Understand and apply Workday and Accenture methodologies to project deployment and lead the workstream to support architecture, scoping, build, test, deploy, and post-production phases of the projects

  • Coordinate with consultants from around the world and ensure effective collaboration with other workstreams to ensure deliverables and timelines are met

  • Be part of Accenture’s Workday community of practice by collaborating with your colleagues to improve internal capability and contributing to developing internal assets and offerings


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Existing and up to date Workday HCM and Recruiting certification

  • Experience as Workday Recruiting workstream lead for end-to-end global implementations

  • Have a strong understanding of all Workday HCM modules, business process framework, business model and security

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management Studies or a related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Workday’s overall Talent Optimisation suite is a bonus e.g., Talent & Performance, Learning

  • Experience with liaising with Talent Acquisition Leadership and C-Suite

  • The ability to lead an onshore or offshore team

  • At least 3 years of consulting experience, most recently in a consultant or similar level role

  • At least 3 years of experience in Human Capital Management industry

  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 80%

Set Yourself Apart :

  • Desire to broaden your expertise by obtaining Workday certifications and/or gaining deep expertise in additional functional areas

  • Ability to create and sustain a relationship with clients, inspiring confidence in themselves and the delivery team while driving to reference-ability

  • Thrive in a diverse, fast paced environment

  • Think analytically and can effectively apply logic to solve problems

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and meet deadlines, despite conflicting demands

  • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate and team with others

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and can clearly articulate complex messages and requirements for various audiences, including but not limited to, functional end-users and executive stakeholders.

  • Strong desire to work with clients and provide exceptional client experiences

What’s in it for you

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 25 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role as there will be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients and partners to enable delivery of the first-class services we are known for

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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