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Sr. HR Leader

Sr. HR Leader

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Amazon Corporate LLC
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Human Resources
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Job Description

Seeking Sr. HR Leader to drive the development and implementation of the HR strategy for the Grand Challenges team, whose initiatives are often outside of Amazon's current lines of business, and whose ethos is to build teams that move fast, take risks, and revolutionize the problem space. As an early member of a small team you will have the opportunity to help shape and influence, partnering with business leaders to develop the talent strategy needed to support high growth, and build a work environment where employees can develop, contribute and thrive.

You will focus on talent management, rewards/recognition, organizational design and effectiveness, workforce planning, employee development and engagement. To be successful in this role, you must understand business priorities and translate them into an HR agenda that supports the business. You’ll help business leaders look around corners with data-driven recommendations for new innovative initiatives as well as iterating on current programs that improve performance, retention and the employee experience. You will spearhead coordination with other teams within HR/Amazon as well as lead and participate in cross group and company wide projects such as creation of new job families and career paths for Amazon’s employees, development of internal processes and policies, plus recognition and retention programs.

As an HR professional, you must have the ability to diagnose issues, see patterns of problems as you dive deep and recommend immediate and long term programmatic solutions. You must be able to collaborate across groups, influence all levels of the organization, and roll up your sleeves and engage on a hands-on basis. You need business acumen, executive coaching skills, excellent communication skills, and planning/project management skills. You must be able to balance competing priorities and conflicting opinions, and facilitate the best decisions for employees and the business in an environment of ambiguity and rapid change.

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience
• 10+ years of experience in an HR generalist leadership role evidencing strong business acumen and ability to work well across different functions in order to integrate HR and business strategies
• Proven ability to diagnose issues, drawing on both professional experience and strategic thinking skills, and drive appropriate solutions with self-initiative
• Not hindered by ambiguity or competing priorities. This means you are not only able to develop and drive initiatives, but can also roll up your sleeves, dig in, and get the job done.Strong analytical skills, including the understanding of metrics to support plans and monitor performance
• Excellent written and verbal communication; high quality document preparation and presentation skills; strong facilitation skills
• Exceptional listening skills and ability to relate to, influence, and coach employees of all levels in the organization
• Experience in coaching senior leaders and managers
• Strong talent assessment skills
• Ability to work independently, as well as an active member of both business and HR teams
• Experience working with global teams, including driving organizational change initiatives and developing talent management plans
• Excellent knowledge of employment laws such as ERISA, COBRA, ADA, and other federal and state laws covering discrimination and equal opportunity employment.

Preferred Qualifications

• HR experience in high-tech, start-up and/or entrepreneurial environments.
• Able to travel, as appropriate.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.