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Employer Provided Salary: $127,500-$172,500 Annually
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Role Description

The Workday Product Owner will act as a pivotal figure within our organisation, bridging the gap between our technical teams and business stakeholders to ensure the successful deployment and utilisation of Workday solutions. This role requires a deep understanding of both Workday functionality and the business processes it supports, enabling the translation of business requirements into effective, scalable, and sustainable Workday configurations. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with a strong focus on delivering value through innovative solutions, enhancing user experiences, and streamlining operations.

This Workday Product Owner role offers a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on our organisation's efficiency and effectiveness. The ideal candidate will bring a combination of technical expertise, business acumen, and a passion for innovation to drive the successful adoption and optimisation of Workday solutions across the company.

Responsibilities

  • People Management:  Serve as the Workday team manager, developing, growing, coaching and supporting their directs to be successful.  When needed providing hands on guidance within Workday.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Serve as the primary liaison between the business units and the technical team, ensuring clear communication of requirements, timelines, and potential challenges. Facilitate stakeholder meetings to gather requirements and feedback, and to keep all parties informed of project progress.
  • Roadmap and Strategy Development: Develop and maintain a detailed Workday implementation roadmap, aligning product capabilities with business objectives. Prioritise initiatives based on business value and impact, ensuring resources are allocated effectively.
  • Backlog Management: Own and prioritise the product backlog, ensuring that the team always has an adequate amount of prior prepared tasks to work on. Define user stories and acceptance criteria, and refine them with the development team.
  • Configuration and Customisation: Guide the configuration, testing, and deployment of Workday solutions based on business requirements. Work closely with technical teams to ensure customisations and integrations meet business needs while maintaining system integrity.
  • Change Management: Lead change management efforts related to Workday deployments, ensuring users are prepared for new processes and features. Develop training materials and deliver training sessions as needed.
  • Performance Monitoring: Monitor the performance of Workday solutions, gathering and analysing data to drive continuous improvement. Address any issues that arise, coordinating with the technical team to develop and implement solutions.
  • Adoption & Usage Monitoring: Proactively monitor adoption and usage of our solutions to continuously improve the user experience and when needed lead changes that drive increase in satisfaction and usage.
  • Compliance and Security: Ensure Workday configurations comply with relevant laws, regulations, and best practices. Work with the security team to safeguard sensitive data within the system.

Requirements

  • Educational Background: Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field.
  • Workday Experience: Minimum of 7 years of proven and demonstrated experience with Workday HCM. Certification in Workday is highly desirable.
  • Product Management Skills:  Exceptional product management skills translated into owns their platform and solutions to ensure customer satisfaction and business value. 
  • Project Management Skills: Strong project management skills, with experience leading cross-functional teams and managing complex projects. Familiarity with Agile methodologies is preferred.
  • Analytical Skills: Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Communication Skills: Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to engage effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Change Management: Experience in change management, capable of driving adoption of new technologies and processes within an organisation.
  • Collaboration: Strong collaborative skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment and foster cross-departmental cooperation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands on WD experience 
  • Experience leading a WD team
  • Well versed in all things HR Tech and People processes

Total Rewards

Salary/OTE is just one component of Dropbox’s total rewards package. All regular employees are also eligible for the corporate bonus program or a sales incentive (target included in OTE) as well as stock in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). 

Current Salary/OTE Ranges (Subject to change):
C$127,500 - C$150,000 - C$172,500 

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What are Dropbox Perks + Benefits

Dropbox Benefits Overview

We’re proud to offer benefits that help all Dropboxers take care of their holistic selves, so they can keep flowing at work.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Sabbatical
At Dropbox, this is called 'Recharge'
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

In order to be successful in our Virtual First environment we needed to make changes that would allow employees to have more control over both where and how they work. Therefore, we embrace “non-linear workdays” with defined core collaboration hours that overlap across time zones. Beyond that, we encourage employees to design their own schedules to balance collaboration with needs for individual focus. We’ve also moved from “all day syncs” to an “async by default” culture, reserving meetings for discussion, debate, and decision-making, and handling all other work in our deep focus hours.

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