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Senior Consultant - Workday Configuration Specialist

Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Job ID R-128019 Date posted 13/05/2022



Leverage technology to impact patients and ultimately save lives

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, information technology? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the IT strategy in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? If so, AstraZeneca might be the one for you!


AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work.


It’s a dynamic and results-oriented environment to work in – but that’s why we like it. There are countless opportunities to learn and grow, whether that’s exploring new technologies in hackathons, or redefining the roles and work of colleagues, forever. Shape your own path, with support all the way. Diverse minds that work cross- functionally and broadly together.


  • Functional Analyst responsible for making configuration changes in Workday as per Business requirement.

  • Coordinate with internal and external HR domain experts to define requirements and determine recommended solutions to gain approval and complete project/Data change work you're doing.

  • Transfer knowledge of system deployment and functionality to business users via formal and informal training sessions

  • Pro-actively seeks and identifies continuous improvement opportunities and participates in new release feature and functionality reviews to provide ongoing technical guidance and support.

  • Works to streamline complex business challenges into simple, elegant technology solutions

  • Look out for new Workday feature enablement and provide an argument propose to HR partners to enrich the Workday landscape

  • Support release management, reviewing release summary and identifying enhancements relevant to the HCM system and impacts to downstream systems.

  • Manage relationships with HR partners to proactively identify and address issues and provide timely support.

  • Develops hypotheses to explain why usability, process, functional and data issues have occurred or are likely to occur.

  • Individuals in this role will be experienced in analysis, software engineering, configuration, testing, or any other IT Applications Engineering subject area.

Mandatory skills

  • Experience with modules of workday like Core HCM, Compensation.

  • Experience working with business requirements through to system level Functional Specifications.

  • Ability to influence and motivate other team members and partners through strong dialogue, facilitation and persuasiveness.

  • Preferred HCM Fundamentals, Compensation

  • Configuration & Administration of Custom Fields

  • Business Process Fundamentals

  • HCM Transactions

  • Hands-on experience with data analysis, data manipulation, and conversions

  • Ability to envision, model and perform system configuration of complex data flows and workflows

  • Strong Workday networking skills with good internal/external links

  • Effective communication and collaboration within the team and business


We’re a network of high-reaching self-starters who contribute to something far bigger. We enable AstraZeneca to perform at its peak by delivering premier technology and data solutions.

We’re not afraid to take ownership and run with it. Empowered with unrivalled freedom. Put simply, it’s because we make a significant impact. Everything we do matters.


Are you already envisioning yourself joining our team? Good, because we’d love to hear from you! Click the link to apply and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.


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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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