Director, HR Business Partner

Maxar Technologies
Westminster, CO
Added: March 26, 2024

Maxar is seeking a Director, Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) based in Westminster, CO reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer, to directly support executive leaders within the organization. This Director, HR Business Partner acts as a Business Consultant to help leaders look around corners with data-driven recommendations that improve employee performance, retention, and experience. This role is part of a team of HR Business Partners who anticipate our clients’ needs and innovate value-adding solutions in collaboration with leaders and People Operations, driving the delivery and execution of enterprise-wide HR initiatives and programs within lines of business.

The Director, HRBP works directly with leaders to help design and implement HR strategies that foster the organization and people development. They will provide leadership for the execution of initiatives that support talent management, performance management, change management, new leader assimilation and coaching, organizational design, and organizational effectiveness. This role requires the ability to thrive in ambiguous situations, strong analytical skills and the ability to translate client business goals into human resource capabilities needed to achieve results.

Essential Responsibilities:

Talent and Performance Management –

  • Champion a high-performance culture by partnering to execute on leader-led activations supporting all performance and talent management initiatives.
  • Identify opportunities and assist in implementing and executing talent initiatives and Performance Management expectations including OKR/goal setting processes, performance management process, development plans, talent calibrations, employee engagement surveys, and more.
  • Use diagnostic skills and leverage Maxar tools, systems, and processes to challenge and support leaders to address specific performance issues and improve their teams' performance.
  • Use business insights to implement programs to identify and support the right internal moves to develop loner term leadership capabilities within Maxar.
  • Partner with the business leaders and Recruiting functions to constantly raise the talent bar.

Organizational Development & Change –

  • Partner with leaders to apply theories of change management, teambuilding, effective communication, feedback, coaching, mentoring, leadership development, and facilitation.
  • Guide leaders through OD development from preliminary diagnosis, collecting data, feedback of the data to the client, data exploration by the client group, action planning, and taking action to support the business and strategic objective.

Strategy Deployment -

  • Develop and adapt HR initiatives and activations in a way that best supports the business strategy
  • Highly analytical about leading functions, ensuring that the organization rigorously measures and analyzes the right metrics and processes to drive success.
  • Consistently applies Maxar's policies and practices while having a pragmatic and flexible approach to solving for business issues.

Employee Engagement, and Well-Being -

  • Partner to administer onboarding, employee experience, wellness, learning and development programs.
  • Coordinate and implement standard engagement processes to the teams this role supports.
  • Assist teams in applying tools to improve engagement levels while educating leaders and employees on roles and responsibilities to create high engagement levels and challenging them to play their role effectively.
  • Partner with the Benefits team to support well-being initiatives.

HR Effectiveness and People Policies & Practices -

  • Maintain compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment.
  • Influence Executive Leaders, through effective partnership, to make decisions that represent our culture and values.
  • Perform employee relations functions (e.g. dispute resolution, performance issues, termination requests, employee conduct investigations, etc.) by applying employment law and company policies and practices for standard cases appropriately and determining when to seek legal advice.
  • Influence and advise employees to solve business problems, new and complex business tasks, and issues based on Maxar's core values.
  • Use and create HR best practices and processes to drive HR effectiveness.

Business Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business or related field preferred
  • Minimum 5 years working in an HR Business Partner, HR Generalist, or HR Consultant role directly support Executive, C-Suite leaders.
  • Has supported/advised client groups of >150 employees for all HR related matters.
  • Has worked in or demonstrated effective partnerships with non-HRBP HR disciplines for a $300M+ annual revenue organization (e.g., employee relations, compensation, benefits, talent acquisition, talent, HR operations, etc.)
  • Has had accountability for successfully leading employee relations investigations and finding appropriate resolution.
  • Has had involvement in succession planning at an organization with >300 employees
  • Has applied change management tools, methodologies, and practices to an impactful change event.
  • Has activated performance review/management processes, merit processes, engagement processes, and employee development processes for a mid- to large-size organization or client group of >150 employees.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Human Resources, Business or related field.
  • Certifications for Human Resource Professionals (PHR/SPHR, SHRM-CP/SCP, etc.).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, high quality document preparation, and solid presentation skills.
  • Strong business acumen and ability to work well across different functions in order to integrate HR and business strategies.
  • Exceptional listening skills and ability to relate to, influence, and coach employees of all levels in the organization.
  • Ability to work independently and actively as a member of both Business and HR teams.

Why join us?

There is a reason we receive awards like Best Place to Work, Best Employer, Top Workplace and Candidate Experience winner. Our strength is in our people. Each team member makes a unique contribution to our collective mission, and we recognize that with best-in-class offerings like:

  • Work-life balance to include flexible working opportunities and generous time off.
  • Family-first benefits like adoption reimbursement, pet insurance and mental health resources.
  • Educational perks such as student loan repayment, paid certifications and tuition reimbursement.
  • Career growth opportunities including an internal mobility program and leadership training and development.
  • Diversified healthcare and investment options including multiple medical plans and 401(k).
  • Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.