Lead Workday Implementation / Talent Solutions (all genders)

25 Nov 2021
10 Mar 2022
As the WD Implementation Lead for Talent & Performance, you will play a key role in the cultural development of Europe’s leading online fashion platform. Your work will be crucial in evolving our company-wide Talent Practices, with a particular focus on our approach to feedback, performance and growth as an integrated experience for our Zalandos.

At Zalando, our vision is to be the starting point for fashion - one that is inclusive by design. We only assess candidates based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. We welcome applications from people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, personal expressions, racial identities, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and disability statuses. We only want to know why you’re great for this role, so please avoid including your picture, age, and marital status in your CV as well.

We want to provide you with a great candidate experience. Please feel free to inform us of any accommodations you may need, so we can best support and assist you throughout the hiring process.

do.BETTER - our diversity & inclusion strategy: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/diversity-inclusion
Our employee resource groups: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/diversity-inclusion/our-employee-resource-groups

  • You are an expert in the areas of Talent and Performance Management, and are leading the Workday implementation pertaining to Zalando’s Talent Practices
  • You steer the work of your team and provide institutional knowledge as well as insights into Zalando systems, templates, and processes during the design workshops
  • You provide input to future-state design and you facilitate the setup of data collection and validation for business functions
  • You ensure deep improvements to the current practice and strive for simplification and business relevance
  • You work closely with other P&O product domains (e.g. Compensation & Benefits, Diversity & Inclusion, Learning & Development, Leadership, People Operations, People Tech) to ensure all processes are tightly integrated
  • Together with your team, you validate and test the data as well as the target design during various stages (iterations) to ensure that requirements are captured
  • You are aware of the design decisions being made in other projects such as ServiceNow in order to reduce risk of changing design
  • You coordinate Subject Matter Experts and other resources to get decisions made and validate the design
  • You review design documents, functional specifications, and test results to provide sign off
  • You work with the P&O Services and Solutions Lead to manage work plans, milestones, staffing requirements (and budget)
  • You report important issues, status, and actions required, escalating issues when required
  • You co-coordinate iteration meetings and complete assigned tasks for each iteration
  • You act as a change agent for the project with influence on how the project is perceived in the organization

  • You have 8+ years of experience in Workday’s Human Capital software implementation, with a particular focus on talent and performance management
  • You gained your experience preferably in a fast-growing digital company, or as a management consultant (m/f/d) at one of the top-tier consultancies
  • Track record of successfully guiding and steering teams, putting collaboration at the core of how our teams work, proven examples of having developed high performing teams
  • Experience in setting up talent/performance development strategies and their implementation in a cloud-based HR IT suite
  • Able to work with a fair degree of autonomy across multiple responsibilities and demonstrate tremendous initiative and sense of personal accountability, while remaining a team player
  • The ability to propel for results, setting, prioritizing and achieving multiple and sometimes competing goals and timetables
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills to clearly articulate complex concepts, ideas, and processes with the proven presence especially with senior stakeholders
  • Business fluent in English, knowledge of German is advantageous but not mandatory

Career Development
  • We offer peer-to-peer performance reviews twice a year
  • Learn and develop through our extensive Zalando training platform
  • Join regular all-hands, team meetings, Q&A-sessions, and quarterly anonymous employee surveys to ask your questions and provide your feedback
  • Support from an international team of experts; mentoring and professional development opportunities

  • 2 days paid leave per year for volunteering
  • Minimum of 27 holiday days per calendar year
  • Online sports courses, wellbeing, and nutrition advice offered by Humanoo personal wellbeing coach app
  • Mental wellbeing support by our Employee Assistance Program and professional consultants to help you find health resources

  • Flexible working hours
  • Relocation assistance for internationals
  • If you work from an office in your role, a choice of office equipment to be delivered to you, to support you working from home due to COVID-19 safety

  • Access to the employee shares program
  • 40% shopping discount on products shipped and sold by Zalando, and 30% discount on Zalando Lounge
  • Discounts from a wide range of external partners

  • Employee parents’ forums and employee resource group
  • Supported transition into and out of parental leave, with a buddy and re-onboarding plan
  • 3 fully-paid child sick days per year
  • Free counselling, assistance, and referral service for all matters concerning yourself and your family via the Fürstenberg Institute
It’s the perfect time to join Zalando on our journey, from being a pioneer in the world of e-commerce, to the starting point for fashion in Europe. We connect customers, brands, and partners across 23 markets.

Help us drive digital and sustainable solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 46 million active customers through a team of diverse skill-sets, cultural backgrounds, and interests.

Our values: https://jobs.zalando.com/en/our-founding-mindset
do.More - our sustainability strategy: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/sustainability
Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/insidezalando

Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via email.

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