Application Support/Workday Specialist (BB-7165D)

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The Application Support/Workday Specialist, will be expected to provide strategic oversight of all functional implementations to the market ensuring that project milestones are met and that markets are equipped to drive the HCM program forward. They will oversee the implementation and deployment of Workday within their respective Market with a focus on providing technical expertise to market HR Team ensuring completion of deliverables to time and quality and a successful go live.

Key Activities

  • Project Management for assigned market and integration related sub-projects (such as Workday (HCM) implementation, data migrations, time and attendance implementation, Payroll related implementation)
  • Ensure project-related governance, communication, planning, progress tracking, reporting, action management, resource management, risk management, issue/escalations management, testing, documentation and vendor liaison where applicable
  • Provide the overall drum beat of the integration, connect and communicate the direction from PMO/leadership to the extended team, report on the progress of the local activities to the overall project leadership
  • Translate global implementation plans into local actions, considering end-to-end process perspective and local requirements, while keeping the global design as close as possible
  • Support effective communication of the integration activities across the local stakeholders – HR or outside Support Engagement and Adoption (change management) activities locally, including sponsor engagement, communication or training activities
  • Work with the key process owners and workstream leads to keep track of the people data impacts for market reporting and analytics.
  • Ensure that the workstreams are organized and handled in sync with the overall integration timelines e.g. user acceptance tests.
  • Relationship Management

  • Serve as the ‘communications broker’ ; responsible for ultimate transparency for senior stakeholders.
  • Negotiate and successfully gain strategic alignment across stakeholders on roadmap and delivery priorities.
  • Design an organizational engagement model to ensure there is effective stakeholder coverage.
  • Be viewed as a trusted partner and the 'go to' person (consultant/advisor) for business leadership.
  • Build and maintain an internal network of connections that cross organizational lines.
  • Qualifications:


  • Sound global Project management skills and experience and IT- savviness
  • A collaborative, solutions-oriented approach
  • Facilitation and influencing skills with high degree of client orientation and service mind-set, cultural sensitivity
  • Proven experience of delivering successfully in a complex matrix management environment
  • Experience in working for automotive companies preferred, with blue and white-collar populations
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation skills)
  • Have availability for travel if necessary
  • Experience of system integration, vendor management on payroll or time is a plus.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships across the organization at all levels.
  • Who We Are

    About Cox Automotive

    There’s nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like , Manheim and vAuto.

    About Cox

    We are the Cox family of businesses. We’ve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions – Cox Communications and Cox Automotive – are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. We’re also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. We’re looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope you’ll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at

    Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer – All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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