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Senior People Business Partner

People & Places

Remote, United States

Job ID: R01093

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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:

As a People Business Partner (PBP) supporting the CFO and the Legal organizations, you have the opportunity to align business objectives with people strategies, in partnership with leaders and managers. These initiatives will enable the company's overall business strategy, culture, and values, and will directly contribute to the scaling of an inclusive, results-oriented, and high-performance work environment. With past experience working in fast-paced tech companies, the ideal candidate will recall a history of success leveraging deep HR subject matter expertise and growing business acumen to deploy the relevant manager coaching, manager/team enablement, and organizational development initiatives to assist in enabling the business to meet mission-critical deliverables.  


The CFO and Legal organizations are working on their transformation to scale, automate, and mature their practices globally. This is a fantastic opportunity to grow your business and financial acumen, while working with a team for whom employee engagement and growth truly matters. 


This position reports directly to the Director, People Business Partners (based in the UK) and will be based in the US.


What You Will Do:

  • Partner with managers and leaders across the CFO and Legal organizations to assess business goals, and deploy talent strategies that advance priorities and drive scale
  • Analyze data to ascertain key insights that anchor and inform talent strategies to advance business objectives
  • Support full-scale People programs and processes for client groups, including performance management, compensation program administration, talent management, workforce planning, talent & leadership development, employee engagement & retention, org culture, and diversity & inclusion
  • Collaborate with team members across the people team, including compensation, recruiting, learning & development, benefits, and mobility, to help design and implement people programs and initiatives, which attract, develop retain, engage industry-leading talent
  • Design and lead efforts to evolve and strengthen our culture, including openness and inclusion
  • Guide managers and leaders on sensitive employee relations matters while partnering with employees as a trusted confidant and advocate
  • Develop trusting, value-add, credible relationships with business leaders, HR, and stakeholders
  • Act as a cultural steward to scale the Confluent culture as we grow our teams and locations


What You Will Bring:

  • As a thought partner to leaders at all levels, you have a consultative mindset and have demonstrated your ability to think critically
  • You also have a good grasp of different coaching and influencing practices to help your leaders think through challenges and associated solutions
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication which help you build your executive presence
  • You have a strong balance of IQ and EQ with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills


In practice, this may translate into you having the following prior experiences and knowledge:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent working experience
  • 5+ years of Business Partner experience with accountabilities that include direct support of VPs
  • Prior experience in a different HR specialism (Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, L&D, HR Programs, etc.)
  • First-hand experience working within an international, fast-growing organization with progressive HR practices
  • Demonstrable experience engaging managers on thoughtful deployment of compensation programs, such as bonus, stock, and merit to help retain, recognize, reward top talent
  • Demonstrated competence in the various HR functional areas, especially career development, performance management, manager enablement, and change management
  • Demonstrated competence in managing complex employee relations and in training managers on handling these sensitively



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.



At Confluent, we are committed to providing competitive pay and benefits that are in line with industry standards. We analyze and carefully consider several factors when determining compensation, including work history, education, professional experience, and location.   This position has an annual estimated salary of $98,900 - $116,190, an annual bonus, and a competitive equity package. The actual pay may vary depending on your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location. In addition, Confluent offers a wide range of employee benefits. To learn more about our benefits click HERE.


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