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The Functional Architect provides expert guidance and delivery for functional area engagements. This individual serves as both a functional leader and assists business development teams by providing solutions guidance and design/strategy support through the sales process. This person is a Senior Workday product expert who works closely with Engagement Managers, managers, functional area leads, senior client resources and business development teams. This person will provide overarching strategic guidance and leadership on engagements to ensure a robust and complete solution that meets the clients’ needs and allows for future enhancements with limited rework.

Key Responsibilities
• Provide functional leadership on multiple, concurrent Workday functional area implementations.
• Act as a sounding board and provide ad-hoc advice for EM and leads.
• Serve as an advocate and escalation point for the EM and functional team and ensure issues are being addressed.
• Oversee all functional areas... on assigned implementations, ensuring efficient and accurate design and configuration of the delivered solution.
• Mentor junior project resources by providing guidance allowing them to learn new skills and functional areas, lead client sessions, and configure the solution.
• Utilise Cynergy methodology to deliver Workday implementations.
• Provide end to end solution design details during the sales process.
• Support the Business Development Lifecycle by serving as product SME and may assist the lead Sales Manager to qualify business development opportunities.
• Support the transition of the client via the formal Sales to Delivery process.  Provide guidance and solution recommendations to existing project teams when required.
• Support Pre-sales meetings and Orals in person or remotely based on client requirements.
• Accurately estimate effort and resources required to complete projects as related to areas of expertise.

Duties & Tasks
• Attend regular Workday KSS calls for product areas.
• Drive team and individuals to achieve high client satisfaction levels.
• Provide feedback to managers to facilitate practice growth and development for project team members.
• Ensure that issues and risks are being discussed openly with the appropriate people.
• Support the sales team by:
• Assisting Solution Architects with estimating projects, as necessary.
• Participating in Sales Orals meetings for proposed assignments.
• Assisting with or reviewing estimates for Change Orders in functional areas.
• Participating in discussions regarding functional areas that may come into scope for project or client.

Education And Experience
• Current Workday Certification.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
• Certified in at least two Workday Financials subspecialities in addition to their area. Must be able to lead in each of these areas.
• Completed 3 full lifecycle Workday Implementations.
• Led at least 2 Workday implementations.

Why Choose Cognizant
• Entrepreneurial environment that welcomes your ideas
• Opportunity to do great work
• Outreach programs that support communities and tap into your volunteer spirit
• Learning opportunities to help current needs and advancement
• Global operations, with opportunities in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific
• An abundance of Affinity groups to meet your needs

Cognizant Core Values
• Start with a point of view: I apply my expertise to gain trust and to lead our clients forward.
• Seek data, build knowledge: I use facts to guide my actions and decisions.
• Always strive, never settle: I act with agility and creativity, determined to stay one step ahead.
• Work as one: I deliver solutions that draw upon the full power and scale of Cognizant.
• Create conditions for everyone to thrive: I include, enable, and invest in everyone around me.
• Do the right thing, the right way: I always make the ethical choice
New Zealand

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