Job Locations:
USA, CA, Pleasanton
USA, TX, Frisco
USA, GA, Atlanta
USA, IL, Chicago

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

Do What You Love. Love What You Do.

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.

Workforce Strategy is part of the Talent Acquisition Center of Excellence (COE) function that fuels excellence and continuous improvement for all of Workday. TA Workforce Strategy team delivers value to TA by providing hiring insight to achieve our hiring plans, guiding strategic investments and acting as the leader for budget & expense forecasting. We are building operating practices that contribute to a functional transformation to fuel growth and scale. We are committed to working hard, having fun, and making an impact.

About the Role

Key Responsibilities: 

 Lead the Financial Planning & Forecast Process

  • Lead financial planning – Act the leader of the financial planning processes by driving processes for expense planning focused on return on investment for all TA budget owners.

  • Forecast – Lead TA in forecasting expenses to ensure budget accountability while making in year adjustments.

  • Strategic – Translate ambiguous requests into investment recommendations.

  • Communication – Own executive communication on expenses, key decisions needed, risks & opportunities.


Improve Process Efficiency

  • Automate – Reduce manual activities by identifying and solving for opportunities to eliminate manual work.

  • Expense Structure – Create & maintain an hierarchy of expenses to support and simplify how expenses are led and analyzed.

Vendor Management

  • Build a VMO – Develop a Vendor Management Program within TA by defining key activities, owners and operating rhythm.

  • VM Lead – In collaboration with contract leads, drive the day to day activities related to performance management, service management, renewal planning, and performance management. 


Program Leadership

  • Collaboration– Partner with leaders in TA, Finance & Procurement

  • Operate Independently – Navigate ambiguity in roles, processes and decisions by applying logic and solutioning

This position reports to the Director of TA Workforce Strategy. 

About You

Do you love partnering with business leaders to drive business outcomes? We are looking for a self starter who thrives in a role that balances driving continuous improvements while independently delivering on financial deliverables & strategy.


Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in TA operations and/or strategic budgeting & forecasting.

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Proven track record in leading business partners to deliver strategic budgets & forecasting.

Other Qualifications:

  • Vendor management experience.

  • Willingness & ability to tackle projects outside of immediate scope.

  • Passionate about simplifying complexity through automation.

  • Keen ability to translate ambiguous into recommendations.

  • Passionate about collaborating with business partners to deliver business outcomes.

  • Experienced in communicating complex information in simple terms.

  • Experience with Workday reporting, Prism or other reporting tools.

  • Experience establishing data structure to enable value add reporting.

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: $128,400 – $192,600


Additional US Location(s) Base Pay Range: $103,000 – $192,600

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.

Are you being referred to one of our roles? If so, ask your connection at Workday about our Employee Referral process!