As a leading global animal health company, Elanco delivers innovative products and services to improve the health of pets and farm animals around the world because we believe making animals’ lives better, makes life better. Since 1954, we have provided solutions that support veterinarians, farmers and pet owners to advance our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life. Elanco’s promise to employees: Together, we foster an inclusive culture where everyone can make a difference, encouraging ownership, growth and well-being.

The Workday Consultant supports and maintains the global human resource information system, Workday. The role serves as a primary contact for issue resolution, questions or requirements that result in functional configuration changes, and business process design for the Benefits and HCM Modules.

Responsible for helping to ensure data integrity, testing of system changes, and analyzing business processes for improvement opportunities. Workday modules supported include core HCM and Benefits. Elanco is a global organization that supports more than 40 countries on the Workday platform.

Key Responsibilities & Deliverables:

Process Expertise and Business Partnership

  • Provide Workday functional consulting and direction to members of the CoEs, HR functions and business
  • Designs and Develops and configures processes using Workday at Elanco
  • Experience in requirements gathering, fit gap analysis, and configuring proof of concept design sessions
  • Supports functional system configuration in Workday with a strong focus on the Benefits and HCM
  • Prepares adhoc reports as needed using Workday or other tools
  • Understand functional and technical architecture of Workday and related interfaces that serve as data providers
  • Must be comfortable developing and owning processes and procedures including researching best practices, requirements gathering, documenting, and communicating new process and procedure to Elanco’s Global organization

Process Governance

  • Assists and in some cases owns the formulation of procedures and best practices for users of HRIS systems
  • Propose, document, and implement new or revised processes to improve data integrity, security management, configuration and promote the consistent use of HR data and HRIS systems
  • Monitors business processes in Workday to ensure alignment with process flow documentation
  • Adheres to all company, country, local and other applicable laws or SOX requirements with respect to data usage and storage

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in HR Operations, HRIS, HR Technology or IT with an emphasis on Workday configuration roles
  • Must have strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco Animal Health does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this position

Additional Skills and Preferences:

  • Workday Benefits and HCM configuration experience highly preferred
  • Must have strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong analytic and diagnostic skills as well as a data-driven and metrics-driven approach
  • Experience with SAP, or other HCM system.
  • Accuracy and thoroughness while meeting customer needs in timely manner
  • Ability to refine processes based on best practices
  • Ability to work across cultures and across diverse management styles


  • This role can be located anywhere in the US with ability to travel to Elanco’s corporate headquarters in Greenfield, IN, as needed

Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status