The University of Southern California (USC) has established a Workday Financials deployment program covering our academic enterprise as well as our hospitals. This program is critical to USCâs overall goals to improve administrative efficiency. Workday Financials will be paired with the existing Workday HR and Payroll solutions implemented in 2013.Â
We are currently seeking a Functional Design Manager (IMAGINE Finance) to join our Workday Financials deployment program team. The Functional Design Manager will be responsible for managing the overall functional design of the Workday application as well as the team of analysts responsible for creating the design. The successful candidate will lead the design of the businesses processes, manage the team of analysts, provide leadership and creative direction, define business analysis strategy, alignment with other USC-ITS initiatives, and optimize efficiency and effectiveness.
ITS is committed to providing information technology services and support to the university. ITS provides essential, university-wide services such as:
Enterprise information systems
University wired and wireless networks
This is a fixed-term position with an anticipated end date of December 31st, 2021. Please note that this is a full-time role eligible for benefits, including medical, dental, and vision plans.
What Youâll Do:
Drives the development of product strategy and design in collaboration with other ITS department leads to ensure the quality and accuracy of solutions. Ensures that designs are in alignment with application services strategies and enhances the customer experience. Oversees the configuration of best-practice application functions for academic tools that are aligned with business objectives. Configures application functions independently or in a team environment
Collaborates with administrative and academic units in business planning activities to align technology solutions and deliver best-in-class services to students, faculty, and key stakeholders. Enables opportunities for functional teams to deeply understand their customers and stakeholders
Defines and manages the methods and procedures required to satisfy stakeholder requirements and goals. Drives continuous improvement by establishing surveys and metrics to monitor success. Monitors and reports on the progress of the team
Manages the development of team members by helping them set and achieve goals for their career growth. Fosters an inclusive environment that values differences and creates a sense of belonging and appreciation for team members. Leads by example, demonstrating strong ethics, high accountability, and actively drives the process of embedding the ITS values and behaviors. Contributes to a culture of trust and transparency. Drives best-in-class customer service to USC through effective team member engagement
Supports the vision for Functional design. Works with other ITS leaders to develop and manage a holistic strategy for delivering service quality and continuous service improvement. Supports governance for design through the implementation of standards, procedures, and quality measures
Manages the implications of security and compliance guidelines by embedding university policies and procedures into work plans and workflows. Works closely with customers to relay the importance of and sensitivity around risk identification, mitigation, and remediation. Establishes governance for functional design through the implementation of standards, procedures, and quality measures. Accountable for the execution of the functional design service portfolio
Builds and maintains strong relationships with customers, partners, and stakeholders to ensure that consistent, reliable service is delivered to a range of university stakeholders.
Works closely with ITS leadership to identify, implement, and support cost-effective, leading solutions for functional design by maintaining currency with industry standards, supporting process optimization, providing input to department budget planning, and monitoring and managing resources
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time
The Must Haves:
Bachelorâs degree in a relevant field, such as business management or administration, computer science, computer information systems, etc., or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
Six years of experience in information technology, management, higher education, or a related field
Three years of experience in a management or leadership role
Strong understanding of leading business-process practices within information technology environments.
Extensive experience with platforms (e.g. software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud-based applications) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions to support students, human resources, payroll, and/or financial services
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to articulate a vision and strategy and present technical topics in a business-oriented fashion to non-technical audiences
Experience influencing established policies, processes, and procedures to align with innovative solutions
Demonstrated experience managing, engaging, and developing large, high-performing teams.
Experience influencing established policy, processes, and procedures to align with innovative solutions
Proven ability to anticipate customer needs and future and emerging trends
Proven ability to understand and work with large, complex IT systems, and interpret, analyze, and apply pertinent policies, procedures, regulations, and requirements
The Nice to Haves:
Bachelor's degree in business administration, computer science, information technology, or relevant field
Eight years of experience in business management or administrator
Five years of experience in a management or leadership role
Working experience with Workday
Experience in higher education, and/or Health Care
Come and join the Workday Financials deployment team â a team that works as trusted partners shaping an environment of innovation and excellence for the university.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 6 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Three years' experience in a management or leadership role. Demonstrated understanding of leading business-process practices within information technology environments. Extensive experience with platforms (e.g. software-as-a-service [SaaS] and cloud-based applications) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions to support students, human resources, payroll, and/or financial services. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to articulate a vision and strategy and present technical topics in a business-oriented fashion to non-technical audiences. Experience influencing established policies, processes, and procedures to align with innovative solutions. Proven ability to anticipate customer needs and future and emerging trends. Demonstrated experience engaging, managing, and develop large, high-performing teams. Proven ability to understand and work with large, complex IT systems, and interpret, analyze, and apply pertinent policies, procedures, regulations, and requirements.
Internal Number: REQ20084010
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.