Global Data Privacy Program Manager, Workday, Inc. Pleasanton, CA

Are you a self-motivated privacy professional looking to join one of the hottest SaaS / cloud companies in the world?  Do you enjoy building and managing compliance programs in fast-paced and rapidly growing environments?

Since day one, protecting the security and privacy of our customers’ data has been a priority for Workday. The Global Data Privacy Program Manager is an important part of Workday’s Privacy, Ethics and Compliance team that will play a critical role in meeting Workday’s privacy obligations. The position will focus on product reviews and internal and external policy, processes and procedure development.

Skills and Experience:

  • 4-6 years of privacy program management experience, with security or compliance background preferred
  • Familiar with global privacy and compliance standards, such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation and APEC Privacy Framework
  • Able to quickly synthesize and determine the impact of proposed privacy standards and regulations on product and processes
  • Familiar with Cloud Computing and Software as a Service
  • Consulting or advisory experience on privacy matters
  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy
  • Skilled at explaining complex topics and gaining support and consensus with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Organized, responsive, and able to prioritize and manage multiple projects
  • BA or BS degree
  • CIPP or other certifications a plus


  • Develop and maintain internal practices and policies to support Workday's privacy initiatives, including communicating privacy objectives to internal stakeholders
  • Perform privacy reviews working with product development teams to support Workday’s privacy by design approach for new product features
  • Communicate Workday’s data processing strategy to third parties, including customers and vendors
  • Support Workday’s customer outreach efforts by ensuring compliance with law and the development and maintenance of marketing collateral  
  • Collaborate regularly with leadership to provide strategic guidance on emerging privacy requirements
  • Support the business on a global basis by partnering across the organization to help ensure compliance with Workday’s privacy obligations and applicable data protection laws
  • Provide strategic privacy advice across the business with a focus on innovative approaches to compliance

Application Submission Information:

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