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Director, Human Resources Business Partner



People & HR
California, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Big Data isn’t a problem. It’s an opportunity.

At Alation, we help people find, understand, and trust data. So they not only excel in their work — they drive value for their enterprise, team, and role. In the words of one customer, “Alation makes me look like a rockstar.”

We help companies you know and trust empower their people with the best data every day. Alation helps Discover Financial Services quickly generate value from their data to create the product and customer service innovations that help the iconic credit card company remain number one in customer satisfaction. And real estate giant Keller Williams uses Alation to govern the more than 70 TB of data that empowers their global team of over 190,000 agents.

With $340M in funding – valued at over $1.7 billion and 550+ customers, including 35% of Fortune 100 companies- Alation is poised to capitalize on data as an opportunity. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation was named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces list for the fourth time. Do you want to join a team that welcomes new ideas, supports your growth, and recognizes your unique value?

Join us!

Job Description:

Alation seeks an HR Business Partner Director to oversee the HRBP team within the People Team. The ideal candidate will be strategic and scrappy, driving our culture as we continue to grow.

This position is a Director level role with direct reports both inside and outside the U.S. This candidate will be a working member of Alation’s Extended Leadership Team (ELT) well as provide client support for one of our businesses, partnering closely with key stakeholders, advise, drive strategy and influence functional leaders on issues involving people strategy, engagement and retention, talent development and coaching, organizational design & development, change leadership, and solutions design.

The candidate will partner closely with COEs and HRBPs to identify, design, and implement HR initiatives that support the organization's business needs.

This role is a hybrid role with the expectations of going to work at our HQ office in Redwood City, California, at a minimum of 2x a week, and will report to the SVP of People.

What you'll be doing:

  • Collaborate with leadership and other relevant team members to guide people programs and talent model strategy--including performance management, compensation, retention, talent development & feedback, employee engagement & retention, and internal communications.

  • Partner with the VP of People & Culture and COE’s to promote a learning culture by supporting leaders and emerging leaders with unbiased perspective, counsel, and direct and caring feedback in areas such as organizational design and planning to scale with Alation's needs.

  • Engage in strong talent management practices to ensure that business leaders know their talent and support their growth, leading to higher employee engagement and retention.

  • Help determine and develop all employees by creating career paths and training development options for all employees.

  • Provide coaching/guidance on skill-building, talent development, career pathing, change management, collaboration, and resolving sticky situations.

  • Work closely with the People Ops Team by analyzing trends and using data to inform, develop people programs, and influence change.

  • Work with Talent Acquisition to build a strong talent pipeline for future roles.

  • Provide inspirational leadership and coaching to the HRBP team, specifically building and developing a newly formed team.

  • Seek opportunities to explore the use of technology and/or more automation wherever you spot inefficiencies to better Alation’s practices.

Who you are:

  • 10+ years of professional (ideally start-up) experience in various aspects of HR. Must have an in-depth understanding of HR programs--including total rewards, leadership development, coaching, performance management, and compliance/labor relations. A bachelor’s degree, PHR or SPHR, and/or SHRM are preferred.

  • Natural, authentic people leadership skills. You are talented at building trust-based relationships at all levels and facilitating difficult conversations and topics. You are a great listener, possess strong interpersonal skills, and are quick to build trust. You maintain objective, honest, confident, and clear communication.

  • Flexibility. You know how to zoom out to think on behalf of an organization and can zoom in to tackle nuances at an individual level. You can pivot quickly on the fly--a listening ear to a concerned employee one moment and a trusted advisor to leadership the next. You take comfort in significant responsibility--no matter how administrative or strategic.

  • Fluency in “people problem-solving." You’re a quick study who can chart the best action while accounting for potential impact across people, teams, and Alation. You have intrinsic curiosity and apply creative thinking to continually improve what exists at Alation.

  • Alignment with Alation’s people philosophy. You believe in the impact of building a high-performing team, understand the work that is necessary to keep employees engaged to meet company goals, and are willing to persevere to get us there. You have a deep level of self-awareness and openness to learn and grow.

  • You know how to use data and tech to glean insights. You are innately curious and are energized by peeling the onion back to understand root causes and impact analysis through data.

  • Gumption to take the wheel before being asked. You raise the bar on delivering a great product. You are a go-getter and diligent project manager, process-driven with exceptional attention to detail, and super-organized with tremendous and highly accountable follow-through.

  • Developer of Talent. You have a good eye for finding and developing talent. You have experience coaching teams and leaders at all levels of the organization on personal and team development.


Compensation Pay Range:

$183,300.00 - $210,600.00

Salary Information

The base salary range is specific to the United States. The salary of the final candidate selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to internal equity, experience, education, work location, specialty and training. If the final candidate has a different level of experience, the base salary target range may be lower or higher than what is published.

Alation, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual’s race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Company will strive to provide reasonable accommodations to permit qualified applicants who have a need for an accommodation to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a job interview) if so requested.

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