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Guidehouse HRIS Manager in Des Moines, Iowa


Guidehouse is a leading management consulting firm serving the public and commercial markets. We guide our clients forward towards new futures that build trust in society and your professional skills along the journey. Join us at Guidehouse.


Guidehouse is seeking an HRIS Manager to join our team. As an HRIS Manager, your primary focus will be to support the enhancements of the human resource management system (Workday) and talent acquisition system (iCIMS) with an emphasis in all HCM Solutions areas across core, compensation, and recruiting/staffing. You will serve as a functional and technical point of contact in support of HR Functional Leads and subject matter experts to consult, design and implement holistic end-to-end solutions that enable improved business processes and capabilities. Additionally, you will integrate with business leaders to understand business direction and provide a pro-active, creative and consultative approach to problem solving, new and innovative solutions while managing customer expectations and priorities through disciplined task/project management activities. If you have a proven record of success in the design, implementation, and roll-out of system enhancements as it relates to Workday HCM (HR) and iCIMS Talent Acquisition products, including implementations, configurations of security and control, and/or optimizations of business processes, then we want to hear from you.

What You’ll Get to Do:

  • Identify and address customer needs, including developing and sustaining key functional and IT relationships

  • Lead the planning and execution of projects, business requirements, business processes and workflows, system configuration and changes, controls and security optimization

  • Apply creative thinking and individual initiative and a call for action and urgency

  • Operational and Production Support: drive the resolution of complex business technology challenges. Provide support for assigned functional area(s), including researching and resolving system-related problems, unexpected results or process flaws; recommending solutions or alternate methods to meet requirements. Maintain foundational data. Help support integrations between Workday/iCIMS and other internal and external systems/vendors.

  • Projects/Process Improvement: Lead or coordinate functional requirements and solution design activities across initiative teams, various Information Technology (IT) groups, and business stakeholders to collaboratively develop effective solutions. Recommend process/customer service improvements, innovative solutions, policy changes and/or major variations from established policy. Serve as a key liaison with third parties and other stakeholders (e.g. payroll, IT, Finance, etc.). Use project management skills in managing projects. May provide overall project management for a given HR initiative. Partner/lead OCM and Communications activities to deliver integrated service model in OCM/Communications/Training to internal customers

  • Reports/Queries: Write, maintain and support a variety of reports or queries using appropriate reporting tools. Assist in development of standard reports for ongoing customer needs. Help maintain data integrity and accuracy in systems by running queries and analyzing data.

  • System Maintenance: Assist in the review, testing and implementation of Workday/iCIMS upgrades or patches. Collaborate with functional and technical staff to coordinate application of upgrade or fix. Document process and results.


  • Bachelor’s degree in technical field

  • 5+ years of related experience in project implementations, business analysis, process design and managing customers

  • 2+ years of prior experience implementing or maintaining Workday HCM preferred

  • 2+ years of prior experience implementing or maintaining iCIMS Talent Acquisition platform preferred

  • Experience with Workday and iCIMS Report Writing preferred

Additional Requirements

The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.


About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program