Requisition Number: 2022-09-01569-0171-001
Job Title: Manager, Workday Support Group
City: New York
State: NY
Shift: Monday - Friday; 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Hours: 35

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The Firm was established in 1884 and has more than 1,000 lawyers. Headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm provides coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients around the globe. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

Manager, Workday Support Group

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Description/Job Summary

The Manager, Workday Support Group (WSG) is responsible for the leadership of the WSG as it delivers various administrative functions across employee life cycle, employee onboarding and retention & related compliance of HRIS records and personnel files. The Manager will support the day-to-day operations of the HR department through completion of regularly assigned duties, testing of systems releases, completing special projects and supporting end users with Workday and other HR technologies.


  • Provide leadership and direction to the staff of the WSG
  • Oversee all key Workday tables, including security roles, organizational assignments, and job and position changes
  • Monitor the WSG team’s activities to ensure priorities are being followed and that the group’s objectives are being accomplished
  • Publish metrics on usage, issues and adoption opportunities.
  • Evaluate upcoming Workday releases for process optimization
  • Partner with HRIT to ensure integrations, configuration and integrations are fit for purpose
  • Communicate the objectives of the HR department, the HR Technology and Analytics team, and the Workday Support Group to the members of the WSG
  • Update Stakeholders on opportunities for successful Workday adoption
  • Assist CHRO and Director of HR Technology and Analytics with special projects
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Required Skills

  • Ability to identify and drive continuous improvement recommendations
  • Operates independently and receives assignments in terms of overall goals and objectives
  • Ability to provide leadership and direction to a team to enable their success at performing their duties and responsibilities
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, work independently, prioritize workloads, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to use tact and discretion and maintain utmost confidentiality of personnel information
  • Ability to deliver exceptional client service at all times; exercise courtesy and diplomacy with Firm personnel and representatives outside of the Firm
  • Ability to operate as an effective member of a cross-functional team on special projects as requested by the Director and/or CHRO
  • Highly dependable and demonstrated consistent, effective leadership skills to enable the accomplishment of responsibilities and defined objectives.
  • Proficiency with MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint required
  • Strong oral, written and verbal communication skills; excellent follow up skills
  • Experience creating and presenting Leadership updates
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and problem-solving skills

Required Experience

  • 5+ years of relevant experience working in HRIS
  • Prior Workday implementation experience
  • Prior experience with Workday stabilization and production support including configuration and reporting

Preferred Experience

  • Prior experience working in shared service model preferred
  • Prior experience with Ultipro and ADP preferred
  • Experience with BI preferred
  • Prior experience with talent management and applicant tracking system preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of experience within a corporate HR environment preferred

Required Education

  •  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience required
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