Principal Corporate Strategy Leader



Pleasanton, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, October 4, 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.
Do what you love AND Love what you do! Not just cliché – it’s life At Workday. We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business of enterprise applications. Our VIBE (Value, Inclusion, Belonging, Equity) culture ensures the value we place on employees is not compromised in the process of delivering on innovation. We work hard, and we're serious about what we do. But we like to have a good time, too. In fact, we run our company with that principle in mind every day.

About the Role

We are looking for an outstanding corporate strategist to partner directly with C-Level Leaders & Executive Committee members to help tackle the most important questions and challenges facing Workday. This is a highly visible role that will have extensive cross-functional interaction and partner to the ECOM team. Responsible for delivering critical initiatives, providing recommendations to senior executives, building, implementing, and leading the frameworks and processes necessary for critical strategic initiatives.

About You

Basic Qualifications

  • Ability to influence leaders across different functional teams and very quickly establish credibility at the executive level while driving decisions to move forward.

  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, results-oriented work environment and be aligned to the Workday culture and values.

  • Support the ongoing discovery and evolution of new or existing growth opportunities

  • Conduct comprehensive market research and analysis to identify emerging trends, competitive opportunities in the software industry. Stay updated on industry developments to inform strategic decision-making.

  • Identify potential partnerships, Evaluate potential investments and provide strategic recommendations.

  • Develop financial models and forecasts to support strategic initiatives. Monitor financial performance against strategic objectives and make necessary adjustments.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to communicate the strategy to all levels of the organization.

Other Qualifications

  • Minimum 7-10 years of experience working in a corporate strategy role, business development, or related roles, preferably in the software industry

  • Preferable to have a background in Management Consulting

  • High intellectual curiosity, superior organizational, communication, presentation, structured thinking and analytical skills

  • Results-oriented approach to drive end-to-end projects with complete, accurate and timely delivery of analyses and project objective

  • Strategic Thinking: evaluating industry trends, developing long-term implications and recommending pragmatic strategies for new business opportunities

  • Communications skills: ability to develop rapport and credibility across the organization, promote ideas and proposals persuasively

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: $172,800 - $259,200

Additional US Location(s) Base Pay Range: $151,200 - $259,200

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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