Product Manager - Talent



Product, People & HR
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

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!

Workday is looking for an experienced product manager who will discover and define customer problems and encourage solutions that generate measurable value and meet the needs of our holistic business. As a Product Manager on the Talent Optimization team, you will deliver products that champion our mission statement: "Empowering employees to discover their true passion and achieve their fullest potential". Our team supports several product areas, enabling you the opportunity to work on employee reviews, goals, feedback, check-ins, calibration, succession plans, and Manager Insights Hub. We work hard but we also have fun! Does this sound appealing to you?

About the Role

What we’re looking for

While we look for common skills and capabilities in all our candidates, each team offers unique ways to elevate Workday products to the next level. If you have these skills, Workday may be the place for you:

  • A highly motivated quick learner who enjoys solving creatively tough problems independently in a fast paced agile environment.

  • An outstanding operator who can lead tactical execution and coordination on complex initiatives across functions in an organized fashion while avoiding unnecessary overhead. Can lead projects effectively with high standards of accountability.

  • A naturally hardworking and experienced doer who can synthesize complex inputs and trade-offs into a compelling plan and direction with agreement from team members, contributors, and stakeholders.

  • A strong communicator, both verbal and written, who can easily and intuitively adapt content and form to various types of audiences. Be comfortable influencing others and collaborating with stakeholders.

  • A skilled and curious researcher who puts users at the center of ideation, design and execution and who has the ability to conduct in-depth market analysis and competitive landscape research, as well as primary user research.

In this role, you will:

  • Coordinate and lead product discovery to feed the strategic backlog in the Talent Enablement product area.

  • Form product theses about how to serve those markets, and collaborate closely with engineering and design teams to test and iteratively refine them.

  • Synthesize customer insights for developers to help advise the design of the product.

  • Write detailed product specifications, including UX mockups, and detailed user stories.

  • Work closely with product leads across the business to inform the portfolio product vision and long-term roadmap.

  • Be responsible for the release plan and functional backlog for your product area, and align it with all stakeholders and dependencies.

  • Set and track metrics for the Talent Enablement product area

  • Engage directly with customers in both structured and unstructured settings and communication.

  • Provide mentoring and leadership to more junior team members, encourage and empower.

  • Be an evangelist for Talent Optimization across the company. Be the product champion externally.

About You

Basic Qualifications:

  • 4+ years in Product Management and/or domain experience

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the Talent & Performance Enablement and Human Capital Management space

  • Proven design and delivery record for cloud solutions

  • Solid understanding of software product design, UX, and UI fundamentals

  • Experience with Workday is highly desirable

Why you should join

If you want to build products that will transform the future of work, impact the lives of millions and have a blast while doing so, this might be the right job for you!

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.

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