Site Leadership, Employee Experience and Listening Principal Program Manager



Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

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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

Workday is seeking a Site Leadership, Employee Experience and Listening Principal Program Manager.

The role is accountable for leading the site leadership program across a portfolio of North America offices. This includes supporting a community of named site leaders across our global locations and partnering with a range of stakeholders such as Workplace and Business Technology to deliver on the future of work and a remarkable employee experience. In addition, this role will lead site specific employee experience related projects.

This is an individual contributor role with responsibility for a portfolio of North America offices. With their analytical and program delivery expertise, this role brings to life the experiences that help our employees feel engaged and valued, which in turn helps us achieve our business goals.

About the Role

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have had exposure to multiple HR COEs, with specific experience in program management, project delivery excellence and guiding business executives (site leaders) to the accountabilities of the program. The candidate will bring a passion for employee experience, including an interest in the changing nature of how we work.

Interested candidates should have demonstrated experience leveraging people data, internal and external research, industry trends, and other employee listening tools to understand and diagnose problems and implement recommended solutions. Candidates should have a track record of delivering on programs cross-functionally, managing all phases and aspects of implementation, and be comfortable presenting and influencing a range of audiences through the executive level.

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute on the site experience program by onboarding, training, and coaching site leaders to deliver on program objectives

  • Coordinate ongoing operations of multiple site-level councils/stakeholder groups (which includes site leaders and other teams which influence site experience). This includes hosting recurring meetings, soliciting input on agendas, and reporting out to various audiences on progress

  • Work with Site Leaders to think critically about the ideal, regionally tailored employee experience and the steps to take to achieve business outcome

  • Analyze, interpret and communicate people related data effectively and responsibly and work with site leaders and stakeholder partner teams to respond to people related issues swiftly and with precision

  • In partnership with site leaders and other stakeholder groups, including Business Technology and Workplace, identify, diagnose, and deliver solutions for site-specific challenges. Develop responsive actions in response to data.

  • On occasion, lead strategic global initiatives around employee experience priorities

About You

Required Qualifications

  • 10+ years of demonstrated capability in employee experience, HR program management, people analytics consulting, HR strategy, and/or business partnering roles (or combination thereof)

  • Demonstrated ownership of complex, cross-functional talent experience/strategy projects in a global organization of at least 5,000 employees

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to gracefully navigate, listen, synthesize, influence, de-escalate issues across multiple stakeholders. You refuse to be blocked.

  • Forward thinking and strategic, yet pragmatic and operationally savvy

  • Ability to provide clarity amid rapidly changing priorities and direction, with a structured approach to problem solving and decision making

  • Organizational agility and ability to navigate complex multi-stakeholder/cross-company processes to influence senior level leaders and deliver impact

  • Excellent written and verbal skills with the ability to craft and deliver clear, impact-oriented executive communications

  • Ability to rapidly build trust with team members and stakeholders with strong self-awareness, interpersonal skills and comfort with open and honest interactions

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.GA.Atlanta

Primary Location Base Pay Range: $138,600 - $207,800

Additional US Location(s) Base Pay Range: $131,700 - $247,200

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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