Director Biz Ops Enterprise Planning



Pleasanton, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 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

Workday is growing rapidly across our product and market segments. In order to maintain our growth trajectory, it's critical that we constantly search for driving cross functional collaboration. Workday’s Corporate Strategy and Business Operations team works on high visibility projects and company wide operational topics in conjunction with business leaders across the organization. This team partners closely with Workday’s senior executive team to define, align on, and implement the company’s global Strategy and Business Operations.

About the Role

Workday’s Business Operations team plays a pivotal role in connecting our strategy to execution and ensuring progress on our highest strategic priorities and long-term growth objectives in partnership with business and product leaders across the organization. You will play a highly visible role in building out scalable operations to drive Workday’s business planning practices. In this role, you will identify opportunities to improve and streamline our approach to ensure we are on track to achieve our growth goals.

About You

The successful candidate will have prior experience leading high visibility strategic and/or planning initiatives in a software setting, whether through work in Enterprise Planning & Performance, consulting, corporate strategy, or a business operations role at a technology company. Possess strong problem structuring skills and analytical competence, and be a clear communicator in delivering recommendations to senior executives. You enjoy cross functional work and leading work by influencing others.

The ideal applicant will also have experience working cross functionally with finance, GTM, and product & technology leaders. Experience working with SaaS applications, HRM, Financials, Planning, and enabling cloud computing services are an advantage.

Basic Qualifications

  • 10+ years in Business Operations, Enterprise Planning, Strategic Finance in B2B SaaS and/or strategic consulting in Technology and Business Operations space

  • Bachelor's Degree; MBA preferred.

  • Experience partnering with executives and other senior leaders to prioritize, scope and align key functional initiatives using data and analytical methods

  • Proven ability to advocate for Workday’s strategy, mission and culture while being respectful and adept to all stakeholders perspectives in driving cross functional work

Other Qualifications

  • Strong leadership skills and executive presence

  • Track record of successful delivery of company-critical, cross-functional projects with proven business impact

  • Comfort with ambiguity and drive to take on new challenges and responsibilities

  • Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills; strong interest in structuring complex problems and presenting well-supported solutions

  • Experience with SaaS and enterprise software products or services and business model

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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