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Brown-Forman Business Systems Analyst - Workday (HRIS) in Cincinnati, Ohio

Meaningful Work From Day One

The Business System Analyst with Workday experience and knowledge will be an integral part of the HRIT Team bringing a technical understanding of Workday HCM design and solution options and providing related consultation. This position will develop creative approaches to solve complex business challenges. This role will act as an internal consultant to our Global HR stakeholders and be part of a team of Workday specialists that sits in Information Technology. In addition this role will partner closely with our Total Rewards Business Partners, HR Operations Team, People Strategy and Analytics, Payroll, Global HR Business Partners and Corporate groups. Close collaboration with teammates across the globe is a requirement to optimize our Workday investment and ensure employee/manager and HR experience is top focus.

What You Can Expect:

This position is responsible for the analysis, development and implementation of Workday Business Processes, Configuration, Condition Rules, Workday Request FrameWork and Workday Reporting. Workday experience should include HCM, Recruitment, Absence, Time Off, Time Tracking, Benefits, Compensation, Payroll, or Talent Management. Working knowledge of Workday Report Writer, Workday Calculated Fields, Workday Dashboards and other Workday reporting tools. Has a working knowledge of EIB’s, Report Writer and calculated fields.

Responsibility Execution:

  • Create and maintain positive stakeholder relationships

  • Communicate and collaborate with cross functional teams in other business units to meet business objectives.

  • Directly partners with the HRIT team, global business partners, process owners and super users to understand and develop their technology requirements.

  • Has the capability to evaluate and assess business and user needs and can develop a technology that meets the requirements and is compatible with existing systems and B-F IT’s strategy.

  • Responsible for the analysis and development, implementation, modification and installation and support and testing of technologies for process improvements.

  • Configuration of Workday business process and request framework which impact a global workforce

  • Prepare flowcharts, models, procedures, and create feasibility studies to design possible system solutions.

  • Analyze system user requirements to define, design, and complete system configurations, enhancements, and modifications.

  • Create and maintain business and system process documentation, technical specifications, and test scripts while documenting test results. Ensures quality assurance of production system changes.

  • Act as a liaison to business clients and technology resources, coordinating and documenting the functional requirement definitions for the business area and related initiatives.

  • Prepare project plans to provide input into decisions about prioritizing projects and allocating IT resources.

  • Serve as the in-house expert on assigned technologies, business processes and end-user information delivery tools.

  • Maintain effective working relationships with B-F personnel and external partners.

  • Develop and maintain professional knowledge of new and emerging trends in software and hardware technology with specific emphasis on Workday and other HR Systems

  • Understand the flow of data through integrations within existing systems and be able to develop enhancements or new connections.

  • Support of break-fixes.

Project Management:

  • Manage and participate in division level projects/ assignments with typically a medium to high degree of complexity and change management components.

  • Follow IT project methodology, responsible for all aspects of project life cycle management and the coordination of resources across IT and within the business operating units.

  • Participates and leads the execution of technology implementation initiatives, within accepted timelines, budgets and resources.


  • Provide ongoing support to include:

  • Establishing and enforcing standardizations of business operating processes, procedures and policies,

  • Investigate and resolve end user questions and complex problems; design, configure and document solutions, and transfer key knowledge to the business.

  • Monitor system performance.

  • Responsible for identifying, training and supporting B-F users across multiple departments and geographic locations.

We Are Looking For People Who:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Human Resources or Human Capital Management (or related)

  • 2-3 years of Workday Experience

What Sets You Apart:

  • MBA or Master’s Degree in Computer Science (or equivalent)

  • Workday Pro Certification

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities for Success

  • Solid understanding of Human Resources functions

  • Excellent attention to detail, strong communication skills & solid work ethic.

  • Proven ability to configure Workday Business Processes and combine knowledge from multiple disciplines (e.g. cloud solutions capability, Standard industry best practice) in order to produce an optimal business solution.

  • Working knowledge of Workday reporting, data sources, EIB’s and automation of process

  • Ability to coordinate with functional and technical staff, leads system-related projects and initiatives (such as, Workday new releases, adoption, and implementation of new functionality, integrations and business process changes) in HR and Payroll, including implementation, review, and testing prior to go-live.

  • Ability to manage and/or participate in global level projects/assignments with a medium degree of complexity.

  • Ability to facilitate workshops and deliver effective presentations that are valued by the client.

  • Possess the skills to initiate, evaluate, develop, defend, and influence users adoption of solid, actionable recommendations.

  • Strong experience with process design & requirements gathering.

  • Understanding of Workday cloud architecture and Tenant Strategy and change control through environments

  • Understanding of integration of Workday with other HCM modules such as Talent Acquisition, Learning Management Solutions, Corporate Technology Solutions and experience interacting with technical teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage tasks, schedules and risks/issues.

  • Excellent client interaction and communication skills (written and verbal). Must be able to facilitate meetings to gather requirements and present solutions

Nothing Better in the Market:

Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer premium and equitable pay. We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce​. We are dedicated to creating a responsible drinking culture, providing a safe, inclusive, and engaging workplace, protecting the environment, and making a positive contribution to our communities.

Location Options:

  • Louisville, KY Headquarters Office

  • B-F Regional office in Atlanta, GA or Dallas, TX or Irvine, CA

  • Locations across the US for a remote work from home set-up

This position is posted with multiple locations, you only need to apply to one of the postings to be considered for all locations and/or the remote work option.

B-F can employ a remote worker in the majority of the states in the US, however if you are located in one of the following states, relocation would be required. VT, RI, CT, NJ, DE, WI, MN, ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, LA, MS, NM, AZ, UT, OR, AK, HI

Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Global Information Technology

City: Louisville

State: Kentucky

Country: USA

Req ID: JR-00002752