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Workday/ERP Functional Consultant Finance

Amsterdam · Full time · IT Other

Workday/ERP Functional Consultant in Amsterdam

Background of the organization            

Stage Entertainment is one of the world’s largest musical theatre producers and owners. Stage Entertainment has offices and owns theatres across Europe and produces some of the biggest titles in musical theatre in Europe, West End and Broadway. Its international show portfolio ranges from iconic titles such as Hamilton, Mamma Mia!, Chicago, Lazarus, Disney’s The Lion King and Aladdin to originally developed work from within the group such as Anastasia and Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, a wide variety of shows that excite broad audiences from London to New York, from Madrid to Hamburg, and from Amsterdam to Paris.  

Stage Entertainment operates an integrated business model combining both production capabilities with theatre operations. Stage Entertainment has played a key role in the development and widespread popularity of the musical genre in Europe. The rapid growth of the company since its origin has been the result of a drive and passion for theatre embodied by all those working at the group. From the start Stage Entertainment produces top-quality productions in its network of theatres to create lasting and memorable customer experiences.

The Group’s head office is located at De Boelelaan in Amsterdam and employs approximately 50 people.


After implementation of Workday for HR we are now implementing Workday for Finance within the Stage Entertainment Group. For our Finance and IT department at our HQ at the Boelelaan in Amsterdam we are now looking for a Workday/ERP Functional Consultant, with (initial) focus specifically on Workday Finance.

General description of the role

The Workday/ERP Functional Consultant will own, implement and maintain the Workday IT domain and reflects the technical relevance of being data driven and digital focused. It is also about identifying processes for improvement and driving valuable adoption.

The role is expected to strongly collaborate with colleagues in all layers of the Stage Entertainment Group to secure the best experience for operational units and the best possible usage/working (the success) of (initially) Workday Finance within the Group.

The role will be based at De Boelelaan in HQ Amsterdam the Netherlands and will report to Edwin Suk our Group IT Director. Hybrid working (office/remote at home) is part of our employment conditions. Regular travel will be needed, initially to Germany.


You are a Functional Consultant with experience in ERP and financial applications (e.g. Workday/AFAS/Navision). Given the (initial) focus, it will be considered a benefit (but not a must-have) if you have Workday Finance experience. As important is your passion for supporting people and optimizing our system processes and that you are comfortable to challenge and be challenged. Fluent in English (and another language is a plus).

You will be responsible for supporting the implementation, maintaining, and delivering changes for Workday Finance. You will be working as part of an expert team and will be encouraged to support and collaborate with your IT and Finance team.  

The role

As part of this varied role, you will be:

  • Implementing functional changes into Workday Finance (design, build/configure, test)

  • Maintaining and improving the IT (data) architecture of the HR/ Finance system Workday

  • Providing daily support (e.g. monitoring, issue resolution) and project delivery work

  • Supplying towards, improving and advise over team standards and best practices (quality assurance) to meet the organizational needs and ensure a functional collaboration across the Stage Entertainment landscape

  • Design, develop, maintain and support and monitor integration, customizations and adaptations (ETL)

  •  Ensure compliance with applicable policies for IT architecture, privacy and security

  •  Test and assist in testing of integrations, Workday functionality (unit testing) and end to end testing.

  • Be the bridge between business, finance, technology and vendor

You have

Here’s what we’re looking for from our Workday/ERP Functional Consultant:

  • Experience as Functional Consultant (ERP and financial applications) where we will consider it as a benefit (but not a must-have) if you have experience in Workday Finance development and/or maintenance

  • Understanding of finance and HRM operations

  • Ability to communicate clearly and lead end-users and present information to a non-technical audience

  • Preferably technical experience with XML and Java and knowledge of the Workday SDK or extensive knowledge of a comparable SDK and APIs

  • Delivering projects, driving forward standard methodologies

  • Ability to work independently and address problems

  • Understanding of architecture principles, data models, functional interactions, privacy regulations and security and recognize and understand impact of changes, also to other systems downstream

  • Knowledge of and experience with testing

  • Project management skills

  • Experience with Agile - Scrum delivery methodology would be an advantage


Amongst others Rense Mandema (Director Group Control ) and Edwin Suk (Group Director IT) will conduct the interviews. A reference check will be part of the procedure as will be a business case.

We offer you a versatile and varied position with plenty of room for personal input and development in a professionally innovative growing company but also a very collegial and driven working environment with lots of room for training, personal development and growth. Stage Entertainment always wants to bring out the best in everyone. This is a position where you can actually have an impact. In addition, Stage Entertainment has excellent secondary employment conditions, including:

  • 25 vacation days.

  • A good pension scheme.

  • Travel allowance.

  • Hybrid working is possible.

  • You will have an impact and work in a diverse, passionate and international company.

  • Plenty of opportunities for training and education.