Hrbp - Sales

Tableau Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 4 weeks ago

Who we are...

Tableau Software is a company on a mission. We help people see and understand their data. We are the market leader in the business intelligence industry for data visualization.

Tens of thousands of companies and organizations have chosen Tableau. From the executive suites of Fortune 500 companies to the jungles of Central America, from immunology research labs to high school robotics club meetings, our software can be found anywhere people have data and questions. Additionally, journalists, bloggers, and major media web sites have embraced our free product, Tableau Public, for its ability to help them share data online in the form of interactive visualizations.

Our culture is casual and high-energy. We are passionate about our product and our mission and we are loyal to each other and our company. We value work/life balance, efficiency, simplicity, freakishly friendly customer service, and making a difference in the world. Tableau offers exceptional professional and financial growth potential.

What you'll be doing

The Human Resources Business Partner is an integral part of the HR team, and plays a key role in supporting organization effectiveness and building organizational capability. This is an opportunity for a highly motivated, self-directed individual to gain experience in a fast-paced, dynamic, global organization.

This role is responsible for ensuring that HR programs support business objectives in areas such as recruiting and onboarding, training and development, employee relations, and rewards. HRBPs collaborate with members of the HR team across locations and geographies, Tableau's HR centers of expertise, and other key stakeholders to meet objectives that provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture. Successful candidates will have experience in global software/tech-enabled companies, the ability to make decisions using data, and excellent problem-solving abilities.

Some of the things you'll be doing include...

  • Partner with managers to ensure alignment and support of business goals through HR programs and initiatives

  • Provide employee relations support in matters including (but not limited to) coaching, conflict resolution, investigations, and performance management

  • Support client group managers and partner across teams to align on employee engagement efforts including (but not limited to) onboarding, retention, training, and career development

  • Support planning, communication and/or training for various events in the employee life cycle within the client organization, including (but not limited to) annual reviews, compensation planning, workforce moves and reorganizations, and career development initiatives

  • Partner with leaders to address people and organizational risk by monitoring overall employee satisfaction; provide coaching and feedback to managers and employees to positively impact turnover and retention

  • Analyze and leverage data in areas such as employee engagement, retention, and attrition to provide recommendations to stakeholders

  • Collaborate with leaders to develop and maintain a consistent talent review process and facilitate employee career development plans

  • Partner with Recruiting to coach managers on recruiting processes, talent pipelining, job descriptions, onboarding effectiveness; participates in interview loops and debriefs

  • Actively support diversity and inclusion initiatives, and help ensure they are integrated in program offerings and workforce decisions

  • Work with Compensation to assess and make compensation recommendations for internal transfers, promotions, and other pay adjustments; help evaluate and manage compensation exceptions

  • Identify gaps in policy and services; help to develop and roll out out policy changes and ensure business adoption and/or understanding of changes

  • Understand and counsel the business regarding employment law and legislation changes

  • Recruitment: Tableau hires company builders; employees are expected to be on the constant lookout for the best talent to bring onboard, helping Tableau continue to build one of the best companies in the world

  • Other duties as assigned

Who you are

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of multiple HR disciplines including performance management, talent retention and engagement, training and development, talent acquisition, compensation practices, and diversity

  • Experience with complex employee relations issues

  • Experience working in heavily matrixed global business environments with intersecting reporting structures

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, while also collaborating and communicating as an active member of distributed business and HR teams

  • Ability to influence various levels of leadership without direct authority, exercising tact and diplomacy

  • Strong planning, execution and multitasking skills; able to manage quickly changing priorities while meeting deadlines

  • Ability to manage ambiguity and collaborate across the organization in a manner that is focused on finding solutions

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with a drive to provide exceptional service to business partners

  • Strong listening skills and ability to relate to, influence, and coach employees of all levels in the organization

  • Knowledge of relevant legislative and compliance frameworks


  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience required; PHR preferred

  • 5+ years' HR Generalist and/or Business Partner experience

  • Experience working in a high growth company preferred

Setting Strategy:

  • The ability to create and articulate an inspiring vision for the organization, not only for the areas s/he is directly responsible for, but the enterprise as a whole.

  • The inclination to seek and analyze data from a variety of sources to support decisions and to align others with the organization's overall strategy.

  • An entrepreneurial and creative approach to developing new, innovative ideas that will stretch the organization and push the boundaries within the industry.

  • The ability to effectively balance the desire/need for broad change with an understanding of how much change the organization is capable of handling, to create realistic goals and implementation plans that are achievable and successful.

Executing for Results:

  • The ability to set clear and challenging goals while committing the organization to improved performance; tenacious and accountable in driving results.

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainly; the ability to adapt nimbly and lead others through complex situations.

  • A risk-taker who seeks data and input from others to foresee possible threats or unintended circumstances from decisions; someone who takes smart risks.

  • A leader who is viewed by others as having a high degree of integrity and forethought in his/her approach to making decisions; the ability to act in a transparent and consistent manner while always taking into account what is best for the organization.

Relationships and Influence:

  • Naturally connects and builds strong relationships with others, demonstrating strong emotional intelligence and an ability to communicate clearly and persuasively.

  • An ability to inspire trust and followership in others through compelling influence, powerful charisma, passion in his/her beliefs, and active drive.

  • Encourages others to share the spotlight and visibly celebrates and supports the success of the team.

  • Creates a sense of purpose/meaning for the team that generates followership beyond his/her.


Tableau Software is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Tableau Software is a company on a mission. We help people see and understand their data. After a highly successful IPO in 2013, Tableau has become a market-defining company in the business intelligence industry. Our culture is casual and high-energy. We are passionate about our product and our mission and we are loyal to each other and our company. We value work/life balance, efficiency, simplicity, freakishly friendly customer service, and making a difference in the world!

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