Job Location:
USA, CA, Pleasanton

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

We are currently seeking an experienced and dynamic P&P (HR) Senior Project Manager to join our Strategic Planning & PMO team at Workday.This individual needs to be agile, able to move with speed, and balance between communicating frequently with senior executives while at the same time being deep into the details of the project plan.This team is the center hub for all projects related to supporting our employees, including our most impactful projects. This team will work on the most complex, most cross functional HR projects for Workday. Together we will bring problem-solving, organization, and just the right level rigor to managing projects across the HR portfolio.

About the Role

  • Project Manage cross-functional and global People & Purpose (HR) projects that may span the full HR suite (Talent, Total Rewards, Recruiting, Operations, Diversity)

  • Supports the development of a strategic plan, outlining key milestones and tasks to help achieve the project objective; once plan is developed ensure the cross-functional team continues to refine and keep it current 

  • Identify project risks and issues and support the development of mitigation strategies

  • Identify dependencies on other cross-functional teams and create connections that enable achievement of project goals

  • Coordinate with the extended P&P team to ensure plans are delivered consistently across the globe with a focus on delivering a remarkable employee experience for Workmates

  • Support the development of project scoping, framing, and resourcing

  • In partnership with Project Lead and Executive sponsor, develop framework for status updates, meetings, escalations that ensure accountability and achievement of project objectives

About You

  • Three to Five years of relevant and successful project management experience of highly complex projects; competence or experience in Compensation, Benefits, Talent, Diversity, or Talent Acquisition a plus

  • Passion around project management – PM nerds welcome!

  • Understanding connections and how to optimize for fast delivery: familiarity with concepts like design thinking or systems thinking

  • Comfortable managing client relationships with senior executives in ambiguous and fast-paced environments

  • Knowledge of project lifecycle phases, project management tools and significant experience managing multiple projects to deadlines, holding others accountable, and developing and maintaining project plans with dependent efforts and major milestones

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and relationship-building skills

  • Strong decision-making and problem solving skills

  • Highly organized, exceptional time management and task prioritization abilities

  • Innovative take on project communications:  Summarize progress, status, risks, issues without overwhelming core team members, as well as provide executive summaries

  • Even more so, you can communicate to all levels of the company on the health of the program, including status and adjustments necessary to the roadmap at the executive level


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 [email protected] 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.Pleasanton

Base Pay Min to Max Range: $128,400 – $192,600

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.

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