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

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.

Our Talent Optimization and Skills Product Management team is growing, and we are looking for an experienced Product leader to guide global teams of passionate PMs across our portfolio of Talent products. We are crafting the next generation of performance and growth tools for global Talent teams, enabling them to understand and improve their workforce. We build our Talent solutions using modern technologies, providing an unparalleled level of agility, ease-of-use, and delivery of insights. We are passionate about innovation and not only demonstrate this in our technology and tools, but also in how we work.

About the Role

This role has Product leadership responsibility for the Talent Optimization and Skills products, which includes influencing the strategy, defining the roadmap, and planning and driving its execution. We are looking for someone who is passionate about building Talent Optimization experiences that help businesses fully leverage their talent while empowering workers to drive their own career paths.

This position is based in our Pleasanton, CA headquarters.  This is a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative and fun team that loves building the next generation of Talent Optimization experiences for our customers.

In this role, you will:

  • Empower others: Foster the growth of an inclusive, high-performing team and promote a culture that encourages individual decision-making and innovation.

  • Own the Product Lifecycle: Influence and drive vision for the Talent Optimization products using domain expertise, internal and external best practices, market research, Workday’s company strategy, and customer insight. Transform strategy into roadmap and drive design and capability delivery on highest impact areas for customers to execute on their talent optimization strategies. Work with Engineering to manage the release process and tightly integrate and balance functionality and feasibility.

  • Cross-functional collaboration:  Collaborate with internal cross-functional product partners to deliver persona focused solutions that transform the performance and talent lifecycle.

  • Be a customer advocate: Foster innovation in the customer experience by combining functional and operational knowledge in the Talent Optimization domains. Engage customers and users to determine business requirements, technical considerations and strategic objectives, as well as provide recommendations based on your industry and product experience.

  • Be a product evangelist: Collaborate and communicate across the Workday eco-system including Sales, Marketing, Services and other Product teams to promote your products both internally and externally as well as ensure a cohesive message. Build trust through transparency and collaboration.

About You

Basic Qualifications

  • 10+ years Product Management or Product Management adjacent experience

  • 5+ years experience leading teams of 5+ people

  • 1+ year in a Director level role or equivalent

  • Deep knowledge of corporate Talent Optimization domain or HCM

  • Experience building SaaS solutions

  • BS / BA degree

Other Qualifications

  • Experience with Workday is highly desired

  • Experience supporting global teams in different time zones

  • Demonstrated ability to inspire and grow others

  • Show passion for building great products and solving complex customer and business problems

  • Think big picture but is not afraid to roll up their sleeves

  • Put users at the center of ideation, design, and execution

  • Communicate clearly and be comfortable influencing others, leading teams and managing key relationships

  • Rigorously analyze, prioritize, and negotiate to deliver enhancements

  • Embody the agile philosophy, with a test and learn mentality and an iterative way of working to improve your team’s products

Workday Pay Transparency Statement – United States 

The annualized base salary ranges for the primary location and any additional locations in the United States (US) are 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, job duties, and business need, among other things. For more information regarding Workday’s comprehensive benefits, please click here.

Primary Location: USA.CA.Pleasanton


Primary Location Base Pay Range: $243,200 – $364,800


Additional US Location(s) Base Pay Range: $212,000 – $364,800

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.

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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