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

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 Role

This seasoned Principal Product Manager should be well connected in the Japanese market and a subject matter expert in HR practices. They will work closely with Workday’s oCHRO Product Management leadership team, Product Strategy team, and over time with Implementation Services and Sales teams. 

While partnering with Workday functional and technical product experts, the Principal Product Manager will set priorities and document detailed requirements starting with HR Core, Absence, Benefits, Compensation, Time Tracking and Scheduling.  This professional will act as an advisor to our product owners and may participate in feature design work.

About You

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • 10+ years of experience in the Japanese market

  • 5+ years of experience in a Product Management related role or knowing how to translate customer and market needs into product deliverables  

  • Deep HCM knowledge and expertise across HR Core, Absence, Benefits, Compensation, Time Tracking, Scheduling

  • Knowledge of Competitive landscape and other products being used in the Japanese market

  • Strategic thinking and experience in defining product vision and roadmap

  • Strategic thinking and strong analytical skills

  • Strong communication skills to interact with team members, management, customers and other stakeholders at Workday

  • Experience presenting to executive audience

Other Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal skills 

  • Good organization and leadership skills

  • Skilled in time, priority and task management

  • Ability to anticipate problems, resolve ambiguity and take decisive action

  • English speaker

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