Vice President, People Business Partners

People Business Partners

Mountain View, California

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Confluent is pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure focused on data in motion. Have you ever found a new favorite series on Netflix, picked up groceries curbside at Walmart, or paid for something using Square? That’s the power of data in motion in action—giving organizations instant access to the massive amounts of data that is constantly flowing throughout their business. At Confluent, we’re building the foundational platform for this new paradigm of data infrastructure. Our cloud-native offering is designed to be the intelligent connective tissue enabling real-time data, from multiple sources, to constantly stream across the organization. With Confluent, organizations can create a central nervous system to innovate and win in a digital-first world.

We’re looking for self-motivated team members who crave a challenge and feel energized to roll up their sleeves and help realize Confluent’s enormous potential. Chart your own path and take healthy risks as we solve big problems together. We value having diverse teams and want you to grow as we grow—whether you’re just starting out in your career or managing a large team, you’ll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.

About the Role:

This leadership role at Confluent will act as a critical catalyst, shaping the long-term people strategy for the People Business Partners organization. As the VP of People Business Partners, we are looking for a practiced, passionate, and pragmatic operator who can bring thought leadership, strategic thinking, and experience with executive coaching, OD/OE, manager enablement, engagement, and team effectiveness initiatives. The ideal candidate will recall a history of success managing matrixed change strategies, influencing stakeholders at all levels, and developing and executing a results-oriented people business partnering plan within a high-growth global environment. This position reports to our Chief People Officer.

What You Will Do:

  • Design organization and people strategy initiatives in alignment with the business needs. Accountability and ownership for engagement and retention.
  • Advise & collaborate with business leadership and People team leadership to develop the organization's goals and strategy in all aspects of the employee lifecycle: attraction, engagement, development, org planning, and retention.
  • Lead change management processes as the company shifts from hypergrowth to scale
  • Partner with the People Leadership Teams, Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Employee Experience, and People Operations, to guide their roadmaps and content development in line with the business goals and to enable the delivery and execution of those initiatives in the business units. 
  • Provide coaching and support to build manager capabilities through coaching and implementation of manager enablement best practices and programs 
  • Lead the implementation of a streamlined, transparent, and efficient ER CoE. 
  • Use data to measure success: learn, iterate, and improve; analyze trends and develop proactive actions
  • Communicate with a diverse population and flex your style according to the audience

What You Will Bring:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent working experience
  • 15+ years of HR Business Partner Experience, including both direct client support and management coaching experience
  • 5+ years experience in managing a global team. 
  • Demonstrated competence in the various HR functional areas, especially organizational design/organizational effectiveness, executive coaching, and change management
  • A strong balance of IQ and EQ with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in an unstructured environment and work autonomously
  • Successful history managing multiple complex issues and prioritizing projects concurrently
Come As You Are

At Confluent, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. The more diverse we are, the richer our community and the broader our impact. Employment decisions are made on the basis of job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Confluent requires all employees (in office and remote) in the U.S. to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Consistent with federal, state, and local requirements, Confluent will consider requests for reasonable accommodation based on medical conditions/contraindications or sincerely-held religious beliefs where it is able to do so without undue hardship to the company.

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Adjustable Working Arrangements
Robust Benefits
Rest and Recharge Days
Weekly Lunch Spend
Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO)

Confluent is Remote-First

At Confluent, we care about how you work - not where. We encourage you to apply for positions outside of the listed location or your immediate region.

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