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Director of Strategic Initiatives - Talent

Company: Workday, Inc.
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: March 15, 2023

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2. Collect statistics to optimize site functionality Director of Strategic Initiatives - Talent page is loaded Director of Strategic Initiatives - Talent Apply locations USA, CA, Pleasanton time type Full Time posted on Posted Yesterday job requisition id JR-76065 Your work days are brighter here. At Workday, it all began with a conversation over breakfast. When our founders met at a sunny California diner, they came up with an idea to revolutionize the enterprise software market. And when we began to rise, one thing that really set us apart was our culture. A culture which was driven by our value of putting our people first. And ever since, the happiness, development, and contribution of every Workmate is central to who we are. Our Workmates believe a healthy employee-centric, collaborative culture is the essential mix of ingredients for success in business. That's why we look after our people, communities and the planet while still being profitable. Feel encouraged to shine, however that manifests: you don't need to hide who you are. You can feel the energy and the passion, it's what makes us unique. Inspired to make a brighter work day for all and transform with us to the next stage of our growth journey? Bring your brightest version of you and have a brighter work day here. About the TeamAt 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.

The Talent Pillar is looking for a Director of Strategic Initiatives to work closely with our leadership team to develop, oversee and implement initiatives to accelerate productivity and communications across the pillar.

Our teams embrace innovation and not only demonstrate this in our technology and teams, but also in how we work. This role must collaborate both within the pillar and across Workday in order to advocate for improving existing capabilities as well as driving forward strategic programs and bringing a business mindset to those programs.About the RoleThe Director of Strategic Initiatives manages business processes for the pillar, manages key projects, ensures communication to key stakeholders and within pillar organization, and manages cross-functional operational programs. They will drive business effectiveness and efficiencies across the product pillar and will work closely with other Directors of Strategic Initiatives and the Product Business Operations team to share best practices. We are looking for someone who is passionate about driving continuous improvement and thrives in an employee-first, customer-centric culture.This position is based in our Pleasanton, CA headquarters and is a unique opportunity to be part of a high-performing, innovative and fun team that loves building the next generation of Talent experiences for our customers.In this role, you will:

  • Drive Pillar Communication : Develop key internal and external pillar communication strategies, ensure alignment with employee communications, and coordinate town halls/planning events/etc. as applicable. Build trust with stakeholders through transparency and collaboration.
  • Own the Operational Life Cycle : Manage and support all pillar business and operational reviews and ensure they drive business trajectory and performance. These include (among others): OKRs, plan-execute-analyze cycle, partnership with GTM and stakeholder teams, employee recognition programs, and operational work streams with People & Purpose and Finance.
  • Be a Talent Data Evangelist : Curate the overall narrative for all business-related metrics: regularly review key metrics to understand data trends and provide key insights to drive operational excellence throughout the pillar.
  • Lead Key Programs: Identify and support strategic programs and orchestrate the execution of associated projects for the Pillar. These could include (but are not limited to): change management, new process adoption, operational efficiencies, GM Analyst briefings preparation, external events preparation, strategy presentations. About YouWe are looking for someone who can:
    • Build strong connections across Products, Tools, Services, Sales, etc.
    • Communicate clearly and be comfortable influencing others and managing stakeholders
    • Think about problems from different perspectives and can use data from multiple sources to make informed decisions
    • Balance strategic outcomes with the details and operational metrics to achieve them
    • Proactively identify challenges and opportunities, take initiative to drive change, and see through execution
    • Articulate a point of view on their pillar's performance based on business literacy and acumen
    • Embrace new situations and exhibit high learning agility
    • Embody the agile philosophy, with a test and learn mentality and an iterative way of working to improve the team's operations Basic Qualifications:
      • 10+ years of experience in program management, product development, strategy & business, or similar work
      • Bachelor's degree requiredOther Qualifications:
        • You possess excellent communication and organizational skills
        • You are comfortable influencing others, empowering teams, and managing stakeholders 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 - -to explore what, if any, reasonable accommodations or exemptions Workday is able to offer. Workday Pay Transparency Statement The base pay range for the primary location of this job is listed below. Workday pay ranges vary based on work location. As a part of the total compensation package, this role may be eligible for the Workday Bonus Plan or a role-specific commission/bonus, as well as annual refresh stock grants. Recruiters can share more detail during the hiring process. Each candidate's compensation offer will be based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, geography, experience, skills, future potential and internal pay parity. For more information regarding Workday's comprehensive benefits , please click here . Primary Location: USA.CA.PleasantonBase Pay Min to Max Range: $155,100 - $232,700 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! Similar Jobs (4) Director of Strategic Initiatives - Higher Education locations 2 Locations time type Full Time posted on Posted 4 Days Ago Director of Diversity Talent Acquisition locations USA, CA, Pleasanton time type Full Time posted on Posted Yesterday Can't find a suitable opening? Join our talent community and receive the latest Workday news, content, and be first in line for new job opportunities. Join our Talent Community ! Are you being referred to one of our roles? If so, ask your connection at Workday about our Employee Referral process! Being a Great Place to Work 0:00 -/ - 2:09 Are you interested in contract opportunities at Workday? Please visit the Contractor Positions at Workday page About Workday At Workday, our employees have always been our number one Core Value. We understand that everyone has unique experiences and perspectives which is why our mission is to create a safe space where all people and ideas are welcomed. Our commitment to value inclusion, belonging, and equity (VIBE---) and creating a brighter workday for all is the cornerstone of all we do. Join us! Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world's largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Organizations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises have selected Workday.Workday is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Workday are considered without regards to age, ancestry, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, protected family care or medical leave status, race, religion (including beliefs and practices or the absence thereof), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.Further, pursuant to applicable local ordinances, Workday will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.We do not accept resumes from headhunters, placement agencies, or other suppliers that have not signed a formal agreement with us. To review our data use practices, visit our Recruiting Privacy Policy . You may view the Workday's Pay Transparency Policy , and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notice , by clicking on their corresponding links. -Workday is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans during our application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at

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