Sr HR Leader / Principal Science And Technology

Amazon.Com, Inc. Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 1 month ago

The HR function at Amazon has a four-pronged mission: "Enable Growth", "Develop Large Leaders", "Cultivate Culture", and "Operate Optimally." This leader will focus on developing and implementing an HR strategy that supports a high growth environment and ensures that these strategies are aligned with the business objectives and Amazon's culture.

We are looking for a dynamic leader to join our Human Resources team as a Principal, HR Business Partner supporting the Inventory Planning and Control (IPC) team. IPC owns Amazon's global inventory planning systems - we decide and optimize what, when, where, and how much we should buy to meet Amazon's business goals and to make our customers happy. We do this for millions of items, for hundreds of product lines worth billions of dollars of inventory world-wide. Our systems are built entirely in-house, and are on the cutting edge in automated large scale supply chain planning, optimization and simulation systems. IPC is unique in that we're simultaneously developing the science of supply chain planning and solving some of the toughest computational challenges at Amazon. IPC is responsible for studying, designing, and building systems to suit Amazon's needs.

In this HRBP role you will be known as a thought leader. Ideal candidates have a history of driving innovation that leads to tangible results. You have experience seeing around corners to anticipate talent needs and have put strategies in place to meet the needs of a fast growing, dynamic business. You have a passion for innovation and testing new ways to assess and develop talent to ensure the right people are in the right role in all locations and business units. Ideally you have experience in applying operational excellence techniques to implement a vision.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish HR priorities and operating mechanisms to drive change

  • Understand business priorities and translate them into a Strategic HR plan that drives results in support of strategic business initiatives

  • Partner with business on organizational design and talent strategy

  • Review and analyze business unit data to identify trends and recommend solutions to improve performance, retention, and employee experience

  • Provide leadership coaching to build essential capabilities and address and resolve employee issues

  • Work with managers and employees to address all types of employee relations issues ensuring a balance in representing all parties' interests

  • Assess business unit's human resources training needs and conduct 1:1 and/or group training sessions as appropriate

  • Work with business groups to assess, create and implement innovative solutions for a variety of employee engagement initiatives within the client group

  • Provide ongoing support to the leadership team on human resources related matters, policies and procedures

  • Provide compensation support including salary planning, approval of salary actions, promotions and job re-leveling

Critical Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience providing HR support to fast paced, highly technical populations, including software engineers and scientists.

  • Experience as a strong advisor who is continually engaged deeply in the business to understand the current and future talent needs and be able to provide insight\input on the health of the organization.

Strong business and HR acumen, including strong problem solving skills, critical thinking, and willingness to be vocally self-critical

  • Proven effective consulting skills, with an ability to influence in all directions

  • Known for high judgment, bias for action, and demonstrated ability to deliver results

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal skills; high quality written document and report preparation

  • Experience partnering across multiple sites, time zones, countries, and HR disciplines

  • Agile, curious, and always learning

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Sr HR Leader / Principal Science And Technology

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