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Alight Workday Adaptive Planning Senior Manager - Virtual North America in Woburn, Massachusetts

Our story

At Alight, we believe a company’s success starts with its people. It’s why we’re so driven to connect passion with purpose. Our team’s expertise in human insights and cloud technology, allows companies and employees around the world to transform and thrive.

With a competitive total rewards package, continuing education and training, and tremendous potential with a growing global organization, Alight is the perfect place to put your passion to work.

Join our team. Because transformation takes a workforce. Learn more at .

The Workday Senior Manager role is a critical management position within the Workday Adaptive Planning team. In addition to managing end-to-end deployments for clients and more complex projects, the Senior Manager position is also expected to lead a team of resources providing mentoring, training, and project support within their team.

In this leadership role, it is expected that the Senior Manager works to constantly elevate the teams capabilities by supporting new initiatives as assigned by Directors to further our position as a thought leader in how Workday Adaptive Planning is best deployed. This includes helping with Alight POV’s on implementation methodology, being an industry-specific thought leader on the use of the solution or leading key functions within the business.

Senior Managers are expected to be able to define project timelines, lead scoping and design of the most complex Adaptive projects with often requirements that are not clearly defined by the customer. They need to be able to provide clear guidance on best practices in all areas of Adaptive Planning and guide very large projects from start to finish meeting client expectations for both timeline and budget.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage, coach and mentor a team of Workday Adaptive Planning consultants (People Manager) – typically up to 5 individuals on a senior managers team.

  • Typically overseeing 10-20 projects at any one time.

  • Provide technical guidance to team members on more complex model elements.

  • Ensure success of team members Adaptive projects and provide overall mentorship and training for team development. Assist and participate in implementations as the system architect designing and executing on complex models with a track record of success leading this complex phase of work for all but the most complex projects.

  • Maintain proficiency and certification in the Workday Adaptive Planning solution suite

  • Review and analyze spreadsheet-based financial models and re-engineer into Workday Adaptive Planning

  • Provide guidance to clients regarding finance best practices to be incorporated in their model

  • Contribute to project management and ensure client satisfaction

  • Provide guidance to clients regarding finance best practices to be incorporated in their model

  • Oversee project management activities and act as escalation point for client issues.

  • Run meetings and complex projects independently with clients overseeing activities of other Adaptive consultants and their deliverables.

  • Deliver end to end complex projects without additional oversight, deliver on budget and with high levels of client satisfaction.

  • Responsible for weekly client meetings and project budget management of multiphase/complex Adaptive deployments.

  • Review weekly project progress with all managers and team members to ensure on time and on budget delivery of all projects within the team.

  • Fulfill other consulting and management duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

  • 10+ years of work experience with at least 2 in a managerial role

  • 3-5 years of experience working with Workday Adaptive Planning Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field

  • Strong financial and/or management accounting background

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Highly skilled with MS Excel and strong technology acumen

  • Well organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • This opportunity does not offer sponsorship.

  • Travel up to 15%.

By applying for a position with Alight, you understand that, should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with Alight’s employment policies. Background checks may include some or all the following based on the nature of the position: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, and criminal check, search against global sanctions and government watch lists, credit check, and/or drug test. You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Alight believes diversity should be visible, valued, and sustained throughout the organization. And we’re committed to enabling an inclusive culture of belonging that engages all colleagues and grows the diversity of our talent to proudly represent the clients and communities we serve .

As an affirmative action employer, we adhere to the principles of equal employment opportunity in the workplace as defined in our diversity policy statement.

Diversity Policy Statement

Alight does not discriminate against anyone based on sex, gender, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics or conduct covered by federal, state or local law. In addition, we take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, disabled persons, disabled veterans and other covered veterans.

Alight provides reasonable accommodations to the known limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants for employment with disabilities and sincerely held religious beliefs, practices and observances, unless doing so would result in undue hardship. Applicants for employment may request a reasonable accommodation/modification by contacting his/her recruiter.

Authorization to work in the Employing Country

Applicants for employment in the country in which they are applying ( Employing Country ) must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the Employing Country and with Alight.

Note, this job description does not restrict management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job to other entities; including but not limited to subsidiaries, partners, or purchasers of Alight business units.


We offer you a competitive total rewards package, continuing education & training, and tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organization.

Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act Statement. Please note, offers are being determined on an individual basis. Alight takes into consideration the candidate’s experience, education, certification/credentials, market data and internal equity. The estimated minimum salary for this role is $92,100.00/year (full-time). In addition to the base salary, this position may be bonus eligible. For specific benefit details, please visit this URL:


Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job to other entities; including but not limited to subsidiaries, partners, or purchasers of Alight business units.

Alight Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, veteran, marital, parental, citizenship, or domestic partner status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Alight Solutions is committed to a diverse workforce and is an affirmative action employer.