Job Location:
Japan, Tokyo

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 Team

Workday has been regularly recognized among the World’s top Workplaces. In these uncertain times, we’re growing and looking for future Workmates keen to join us on our journey.
We’ve just opened a new HR Strategist opportunity. A HR strategist at Workday is about advocating our innovative HCM solutions in the market and transform HR functions with our clients, especially Japanese multinationals. If you have in-depth knowledge of global HR transformation then this may be the best career move you could hope to make. We have invested in the Japan market and has been growing rapidly for the last several years. We have so many opportunities in the market, and the role is brand new and you can be part of our exciting journey.

About the Role


  • HR Transformation: Assessing the readiness of global HR Transformation with Workday in Japanese Companies, and propose global HR transformation roadmap
  • Supporting Sales Activities/Deal Support: Working closely with sales teams, and provide advice on Sales Manager forecast based on readiness assessment
  • Winning Proposal: Building rapport and sharing workday vision with champions at prospects (one that is eager to transform to HCM at client sides), and propose winning scenarios to them
  • HCM Expertise: Leverage in-depth knowledge of Human Capital Management and HR practices in Japan to advocate for our innovative cloud-native HCM solutions.
  • Community Building: Cultivate and lead a community of HR professionals, industry experts, and potential clients, providing valuable insights into the unique HR landscape in Japan.
  • Networking: Forge and nurture relationships with influential HR thought leaders, organizations, and potential strategic partners in Japan.
  • Training and Workshops: Deliver comprehensive training sessions and workshops to educate internal teams and external stakeholders about our cloud-native HCM solutions, and the model of next-gen human capital management,  emphasizing their relevance to the Japanese HR landscape.
  • Metrics and Reporting: Implement robust metrics to measure the impact of our evangelism efforts, providing data-driven recommendations for further optimization.
  • Collaboration: Work in close partnership with the sales, marketing, and product teams to ensure our evangelism strategies align seamlessly with our overarching business goals.

About You


  • HR Transformation: Experience in supporting and implementing global HR transformation for Japanese companies by integrating global HR policy, organization, and processes in top-tier HR consulting firms (experience in system evaluation, selection, and implementation is a plus)
  • Expertise in Japanese HR Practices: In-depth knowledge of HR practices, regulations, and compliance standards specific to the Japanese market.
  • Assessing Readiness and Proposing Roadmaps: Assessing the readiness for global HR transformation at multinational companies, and making proposals for HR transformation to CHRO and other senior management at client
  • Creating Pipeline: Part of the role as a Sales/PreSales finding precise opportunities among prospects, and creating strong pipeline through evangelize HR transformation for prospects
  • Deep HCM Knowledge/Experience: Strong understanding of Human Capital Management principles and technologies, and their application within the Japanese context.
  • Networking Skills: Strong networking abilities with a proven track record of building and maintaining relationships within the Japanese HR community.
  • Content Creation: Proven ability to create diverse, impactful content tailored to the Japanese HR market.
  • Analytical Skills: Proficiency in data analysis to derive actionable insights for refining evangelism strategies.
  • Adaptability: Comfortable in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, open to feedback, and dedicated to continuous self-improvement.
  • Team Player: Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams across different geographies.

Our Approach to Flexible Work

With Flex Work, we’re combining the best of both worlds: in-person time and remote. Our approach enables our teams to deepen connections, maintain a strong community, and do their best work. We know that flexibility can take shape in many ways, so rather than a number of required days in-office each week, we simply spend at least half (50%) of our time each quarter in the office or in the field with our customers, prospects, and partners (depending on role). This means you'll have the freedom to create a flexible schedule that caters to your business, team, and personal needs, while being intentional to make the most of time spent together. Those in our remote "home office" roles also have the opportunity to come together in our offices for important moments that matter.

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