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Business & Strategy Comms Lead

Pleasanton, CA

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.


Workday is looking for an experienced communications professional to lead and design creative and innovative company-wide employee communications to help drive awareness and engagement of our key strategic initiatives.


We are seeking a strong communications professional to drive communications for internal strategy and operations, as well as cross-functional programs for multiple personas. This requires close collaboration with the SVP of Business Operations and SVP of Corporate Strategy to define, build, and execute the internal communication plan.


This innovative, creative, and highly organized individual must be able to thrive in a dynamic environment - managing a diverse portfolio of communications to all levels of the organization. They will work closely with other communications teams across Workday to ensure seamless and effective business communications.


About You

  • Create and drive a strategic global internal communications strategy and execution plan across multiple audiences and at all levels of Workday
  • Act as the primary interface to and partner closely with the Corporate Strategy and Business Operations team to align communication content
  • Create alignment and drive consensus with key partners and internal teams on the development, refinement, and implementation of new communications campaigns to support the understanding and operationalization of Workday’s strategy and operating processes 
  • Develop a communications plan and manage execution to support the understanding of Workday's strategy 
  • Track metrics that show the impact of communications and programs on employee engagement, productivity, and organization performance
  • Proactively manage priorities and pivot as needed


Basic Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience in communications roles, ideally within a technology company
  • Experience preferably in a fast paced, high tech company.
  • Ability to distill complex information into clear, concise messaging; ability to write in a simple, direct, warm and friendly tone.


Other Qualifications

  • Established track record collaborating with and proactively supporting senior leaders on communications strategies and best practices; client service mindset and consultative approach
  • Outstanding writing and editing skills; ability to write for a broad spectrum of audiences and multimedia communications channels
  • Experience with change management and communicating key initiatives across multiple internal target audiences
  • Innovative mindset – always looking for ways to improve how Workday communicates with and engages employees
  • Corporate Strategy, SaaS and Technology industry expertise, with specific knowledge and experience in the software market, is favorable.


Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in communications roles, ideally within a technology company
  • Experience preferably in a fast paced, high tech company.
  • Ability to distill complex information into clear, concise messaging; ability to write in a simple, direct, warm and friendly tone.


Other Qualifications

  • Established track record collaborating with and proactively supporting senior leaders on communications strategies and best practices; client service mindset and consultative approach
  • Outstanding writing and editing skills; ability to write for a broad spectrum of audiences and multimedia communications channels
  • Experience with change management and communicating key initiatives across multiple internal target audiences
  • Innovative mindset – always looking for ways to improve how Workday communicates with and engages employees
  • Corporate Strategy, SaaS and Technology industry expertise, with specific knowledge and experience in the software market, is favorable


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.


Primary Location Base Pay Range: $160,600 USD - $241,000 USD

Additional US Location(s) Base Pay Range: $131,200 USD - $241,000 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.


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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