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Sr. Manager, Global Sales Compensation

Company: Workday, Inc.
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Do what you love. Love what you do. At Workday, we help the world's largest organizations adapt to what's next by bringing finance, HR, and planning into a single enterprise cloud. We work hard, and we're serious about what we do. But we like to have fun, too. We put people first, celebrate diversity, drive innovation, and do good in the communities where we live and work. About the Team We're growing our Global Sales Compensation team, and seeking a versatile Senior Manager level financial professional to join the team. In this position you will partner closely with leaders within the Finance and Sales organizations and lead a team responsible for planning, operations, systems, and controls of the variable incentive compensation plans here at Workday. About the Role As the Sr. Manager, Global Sales Compensation, you will lead a team as Workday's global operations expand. We're looking for a leader who wants to make their mark on a growing organization and develop business partnering skills, is a self-starter, a great communicator and who enjoys collaborating with people with a diverse set of talents, in a dynamic fast paced environment. Job Responsibilities include and are not limited to: Lead and improve the global sales compensation process end to end Trusted advisor to sales operations, sales and finance leadership Manage the configuration, functionality and performance of the incentive compensation software application for calculation and communication of world-wide commissions. Workday utilizes the Xactly "Incent" SaaS-based incentive compensation management application. Manage the quarterly commission calculation process for our direct and indirect sales teams. This includes understanding and applying the commission plan consistently, maintaining quotas and rates, and ensuring Xactly commission calculations align with the plans. Ensure accurate and on time commission processing within the quarterly close process, liaising with Sales Operations, Finance and Human Resources organizations. Prepare periodic accrual and payout calculations for the Finance organization. Be a first point of contact for commissions issue resolution and escalations from employees and sales management, escalating where appropriate. Management of payment and claw back processes for sales teams in the US, Canada, EMEA and Asia. Provide input to the Sales Operations team in design of compensation plans, including with respect to Xactly and Salesforce.com systems functionality, implementation processes and the overall implementation timeline. Participate in developing and ensuring appropriate internal controls and provide support for applicable audits of processes, calculations and payment activity. About You Basic Qualifications: BA/BS degree 7+ years experience in commissions, sales operations, compensation, or payroll with a software company. Other Qualifications: Understanding of sales compensation and familiarity with how software companies go-to-market Ability to manage ambiguity Excellent organizational, multitasking and prioritization skills Excellent analytical skills and an understanding of the common elements of variable incentive compensation plans Experience in a high-growth corporate environment with global operations; software/technology company experience preferred Experience with CRM systems and Sales Operations processes preferred Attention to detail and accuracy Ability to learn new concepts and technology quickly Strong communication skills and professional presence, including ability to handle confidential and sensitive compensation matters with discretion Ability to manage programs and processes globally, managing multiple projects simultaneously while adhering to strict deadlines. Superior problem solving skills. Must be able to accurately compile and synthesize both quantitative and qualitative data. Willingness and ability to adapt to the rapid business and organizational changes that accompany a high-growth environment. #LI-MC3 As a federal contractor, Workday is requiring all new hires to verify that they are fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 within 72 hours of beginning employment with Workday, consistent with applicable law. Workday is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates who are not vaccinated due to a sincerely held religious belief, medical reasons, or other legally-protected reason should contact accommodations@workday.com to explore what, if any, reasonable accommodations or exemptions Workday is able to offer. Pursuant to applicable Fair Chance law, Workday will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Workday is an Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Are you being referred to one of our roles? If so, ask your connection at Workday about our Employee Referral process!

Keywords: Workday, Inc., Pleasanton , Sr. Manager, Global Sales Compensation, Executive , Pleasanton, California

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