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
The Enterprise Portfolio and Program Management Office (EPPO) drives cross company transformation initiatives for Workday. We are a high performing team of thought leaders who inspire new ways of thinking about business challenges and collaborate cross functionally to deliver optimal business outcomes as part of our program initiatives.
About the Role
If you are passionate about the people side of change and believe that the best experiences are
those delivered together as a team, we want to talk to you! This role requires knowledge of all
things change management and a desire to coach and guide cross-functional colleagues along the way. You will partner closely with business leads, program managers and other change managers in defining and implementing large, cross-organization transformation programs. These programs include strategic changes impacting organizations, systems, business processes, and job roles.
This highly visible role will have extensive interaction across all levels and functions within Workday. We are looking for a leader who understands the value of structure while balancing the need for agility and innovation. Using change management methodologies, this role will be responsible for change assessments, impacts and gap analysis, communication and training plans, people-centered risk mitigation, and delivering measurable change adoption. The role will also help to design and lead cross-functional change teams on enterprise transformation programs.
Must be able to demonstrate skills within the following four capabilities that are critical to leading change management:
Develop change management strategies and plans including an assessment of risk, readiness and resistance.
Ensure sponsorship from leaders such as creating core principles for change initiatives.
Systematically identify, plan, and implement actions designed to engage with stakeholders.
Define the most effective training approach to educate and transfer knowledge/skills.
Build and manage change networks of change champions to drive awareness, understanding, commitment and adoption for the change.
Develop the communications strategy expressing the goals and methods for communicating changes along with the key messages and level of information needed for target audiences identified.
Create overarching branding and a change campaign to coalesce support behind a change and appeal to the target audience.
Develop clear and compelling content targeted to audiences.
Assess the most effective communications channels and vehicles to convey key messages.
Ensure alignment to a common goal and the scope of change.
Articulate clear roles and responsibilities, and drive accountability.
Enable structures for promoting engagement and ownership of the change.
Communicate and enforce a standard process for decision making.
Leverage collaboration tools (e.g. Zoom, Slack) to collaborate and drive the change forward.
Determine the feedback and data collection mechanisms to measure adoption, satisfaction, and ongoing needs to achieve goals and objectives.
Optimize processes and drive ongoing efficiencies.
Define methods to sustain behaviors and reinforce the changes.
Identify deviations from performance expectations and implement strategies for corrective action.
8 - 12 year of change management leadership experience managing highly visible large-scale change initiatives
6 - 8 years of project/program management experience
Software industry experience with an enterprise products company a plus
Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with staff, colleagues and cross-functional teams and third parties.
Excellent listening and communication skills
Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of stakeholders and audiences
Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships at all levels of the organization, and strong track record influencing at all levels
Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations
Resilient and tenacious with a propensity to persevere
Forward looking with a holistic approach to solutions
Highly organized and detail oriented with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics
Problem solving and root cause identification skills
Strong team player and ability to work collaboratively with and through others
Expertise with collaboration tools (G Suite, Zoom, Slack and Smartsheet)
Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges
Change management certification or designation desired (e.g. Prosci, CCMP)
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, pleaseclick here.
Primary Location: USA.CA.Home Office Bay Area
Primary Location Base Pay Range: $195,200 USD - $292,800 USD
Additional US Location(s) Base Pay Range: $159,900 USD - $292,800 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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Workday is an Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
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