Job Location:
USA, CA, Pleasanton

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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 inspire a brighter work day for all. Come join the world’s leading human capital management software company on this mission!

Our Workforce & Payroll business unit is seeking to hire a Payroll Product Operations Senior Manager. This role is instrumental in driving efficient, impactful business operations across Payroll Product Management.

The role will report directly to the Director of Business Operations with a dotted line into the VP of Payroll Product Management.

About the Role

Leadership Advisory

  • Acts as a strategic advisor to VP Product Management and Director of Business Operations on operating improvements for Payroll Product Management

  • Runs staff meetings for Payroll Product Management leadership team and extended organization

  • Fosters cohesion and connectedness across the leadership team

Product Management Empowerment

  • Develops and delivers training programs to skill Product Management organization

  • Keeps Product Management informed of release management processes and leads organization to navigate process changes

  • Equips Product Management to align roadmaps to strategy by managing and advising on the release scoping process

Cross-Functional Partnership

  • Works hand-in-hand with Development Operations to drive alignment across Product Management and Development teams regarding product builds, employee engagement, and ad-hoc projects

  • Collaborates with peer Product Operation Managers to promote and deliver consistent processes across the Workforce & Payroll business unit as well as the broader Product & Technology organization

  • Leads Payroll Product Management in identifying and gaining consensus with peer organizations to deliver interdependent features

Project Management

  • Proactively identifies and acts upon new process improvement projects

  • Analyzes and raises off-track product builds for leadership to take corrective action

  • Leads Payroll Product Management in fulfilling regular operating requests, such as Product Market Fit analyses

About You

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ years program or project management experience

  • 8+ years working with Product Management organizations

  • 8+ years working at an enterprise software or SaaS organization.

Other Qualifications:

  • Experience working with Workday Product Management preferred

​Leadership Advisory

  • Leads and guides meeting conversations and flow while driving consensus

  • Develops effective presentations to communicate with collaborators and to help expedite important decisions

  • Is seen as a trusted partner by team members and project contributors

Product Management Empowerment

  • Pivots and adapts to changing requirements

  • Evaluates issues in need of a decision; addresses inter-dependencies and is an active participant in the solution

  • Facilitates discussions and makes a recommendation to ensure timely resolution

Cross-Functional Partnership

  • Proactively translates complex project scope into sensible project plans by collaborating with cross-functional leads and aligning on priorities

  • Facilitates conversations that enable important project decisions to be made; keeps executive members updated and raises issues as required

  • Builds and manages strategic relationships

Project Management

  • Prioritizes own work and effectively manages several simultaneous projects with varying objectives, schedules and deadlines

  • Typically handles day-to-day work and new assignments with little direction or supervision

  • Proactively addresses issues by working with partners to negotiate win-win agreements with influence and diplomacy

Workday Pay Transparency Statement

The annualized base salary ranges for the primary location and any additional locations 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: $150,400 USD – $225,600 USD


Additional US Location(s) Base Pay Range: $133,800 USD – $225,600 USD

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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