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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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HR Program Director


Santa Rosa, California, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Jan 07, 2021


The Human Resources Business Partner (Program Director level) (HRBP) serves as a member of the Global Function or Operating Unit (OU) HR team. This role will partner with the Global Function or OU HR Teams to maximize achievement of short- and long-term business goals across other groups within the other OUs, functions, regions, and corporate to assist in driving overall people strategies for the business. This position will partner closely with the Global Function or OU HR Leader (manager of this position), who serves as the key HRBP to the Global Functions or OU Group President.

The HRBP is responsible for championing the HR service delivery model by collaborating with other HRBPs, HR Centers of Expertise (COE) and AskHR resources to ensure effective execution of programs and initiatives in talent acquisition, culture change, diversity and inclusion, performance management, talent management and development, employee relations, total rewards and recognition, training, change management, and organization effectiveness.

**Location: Business is based out of Medtronic Santa Rosa, California. Candidates can reside within commute distance to this or another Medtronic campus location, ideally based in the California North/San Francisco Bay Area.**


This highly valued, impactful position will serve as an integral link between executive leadership and other members of the global functions or OU leadership team functions and/or integrated operating unit businesses, including:

Designs, implements and executes human resources strategies for business operating unit and/or functional groups.

Partners with business operations to ensure a complete understanding of business needs and objective and proactively resolves HR and business issues.

Provides solutions through organizational effectiveness and employee life cycle management.

Anticipates and plans for long-term human resource needs and trends in partnership with business management.

Responsible for and/or serves as a HR liaison in key projects.

Connecting Business and People/Talent Strategy

Provide strategic direction to build upon our high-performance culture

Actively participates with business leadership in strategy development and operational planning

Establish strong partnering relationships across Medtronic business groups, regions, and functions to enable business outcomes

Maintain an outside-in perspective to leverage current industry and Medtronic best practices and insights in support of business and talent strategies

Enabling Talent Destination Strategies (OU HRBP)

Partner with clients to implement regular Talent Reviews, Organization Reviews, Career Development Planning, Performance Reviews, Workforce Planning, Organization Health assessments and surveys, etc.

Identify and plan for future talent needs while growing the talent bench

Drive progress toward Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Engagement (GIDE) 2020 (and beyond) aspirations and ensure diversity of talent. Establish and maintain a high level of awareness and collaboration as the OU Liaison for our GIDE strategy.

Lead talent strategies to enable rapid global growth, including potential MA

Strengthen succession planning talent readiness pan-MDT

Manage OU HR projects in partnership with the OU HR Lead, such as Talent Management strategy, strategic workforce planning, functional excellence strategies, and organizational capability assessments

Drive Organizational Health Survey (OHS) culture initiatives and execution with the functional staff leaders

Leading Organizational Design

Design strategic initiatives to ensure organizational effectiveness, with specific focus on global team effectiveness, operating model effectiveness, and regional and functional operational efficiency

Partner with management to assess organizational capabilities in alignment with business strategy

Ensure effective organization structure, design, and staffing models

Assess and facilitate organization design and leadership changes

Enabling Leadership Effectiveness

Influence business outcomes through credible and authentic relationships with leaders and colleagues

Counsel leaders in alignment with Medtronic policies/practices, legal considerations, and company prioritiesadvocating both company and employee concerns

Serve as a trusted advisor and coach to senior leaders in the global function/OU, giving effective feedback, performance coaching, and development advice in support of their leadership effectiveness

Creating an Aligned and Cohesive HR Experience for the Function and/or Operating Unit.

Key integrated partnerships include but are not limited to:

Talent Management - Partner to implement regular talent and organizational reviews, career development planning, performance management, workforce planning, and organizational health assessments/surveys.

Organizational Effectiveness Partner to consult, assess and drive organizational effectiveness strategies

Talent Acquisition Partner to identify key functional and leadership talent to strengthen the talent pipeline and increase organizational diversity.

Total Rewards - Partner to effectively implement and communicate Medtronic compensation and benefits programs to successfully attract, motivate and retain employees. Ensure clear differentiation of performance in rewards and recognition.

Employee Relations - Partner to anticipate, identify and facilitate resolution of employee relations issues.

Inclusion and Diversity - Drive progress toward GIDE 2020 aspirations and ensure diversity of talent.


Bachelors degree and 10+ years of progressive experience in HR with 7+ years of managerial experience or Advanced Degree and 8+ years of progressive business management experience, with exposure to high performing organizations, including best practices in HR or 8+ years of progressive experience in HR and 7+ years of managerial experience.


Masters degree in Business, I/O Psychology or Human Resources

5+ years of experience implementing and leading organization design/development initiatives

Successful track record as an HR Director

Previous HR leadership roles in a high-growth, fast-paced business

5+ years of experience in providing work direction and leadership to people and teams

Experience in HR strategy development and execution

Experience in a global, matrix management structure

Experience in a medical device or related healthcare industry

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Business acumen: Good business sense and judgement reflected in key decisions made

Problem solving: Well-honed analytical and problem-solving skills. Creative, risk-taking and results oriented mindset

Influencing: Communicates with impact. Uses tailored communication and creates authentic and trusting relationships to influence clients, especially related to organizational planning design. Confidence in own ideas as demonstrated by external conference speaking engagements, published articles, participation in panel discussions, industry association work, or teaching

Consulting: Strong coaching, consulting and facilitation skills

Leadership: Demonstrated ability to accomplish work through others, including leading project teams. Demonstrated experience in initiating and leading change, including modeling the importance, motivating others, managing the key drivers of change, and overcoming obstacles

Self-Management: Self-directed work style, able to work autonomously with minimal direction and deliver results with customer service skills, action-oriented, operates with sense of urgency. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously

Flexible: Demonstrated career flexibility and adaptation skills (e.g., successful industry or company changes with minimal learning curve; cross-cultural experience and flexibility if dictated by scope of organization)

Collaborative: Reaches across boundaries internally and externally to develop and extensive network of partnerships. Experience in a global, matrix management structure, and working with a virtual workforce. Ability to manage a complex set of stakeholders

**About Medtronic**

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)
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