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Sr. Director, HR Business Leader Product Operations

Company Description

At Intuitive, we are united behind our mission: we believe that minimally invasive care is life-enhancing care. Through ingenuity and intelligent technology, we expand the potential of physicians to heal without constraints.

As a pioneer and market leader in robotic-assisted surgery, we strive to foster an inclusive and diverse team, committed to making a difference. For more than 25 years, we have worked with hospitals and care teams around the world to help solve some of healthcare's hardest challenges and advance what is possible.

Intuitive has been built by the efforts of great people from diverse backgrounds. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere. We strive to foster an inclusive culture built around diversity of thought and mutual respect. We lead with inclusion and empower our team members to do their best work as their most authentic selves.

Passionate people who want to make a difference drive our culture. Our team members are grounded in integrity, have a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and bring diverse, real world experiences to help us think in new ways. We actively invest in our team members to support their long-term growth so they can continue to advance our mission and achieve their highest potential.

Join a team committed to taking big leaps forward for a global community of healthcare professionals and their patients. Together, let's advance the world of minimally invasive care.

Job Description

Primary Function of Position:

As part of the global People and Strategy Consulting function of HR, the Sr. Director, HR Business Leader (HRBL) will provide human capital-centered thought leadership and strategic solutions to address business challenges of the executive leadership team across product and product enabling functions.  Reporting to the Vice President, People Strategy and Consulting, this leader will partner closely with our CoE’s (Centers of Expertise), People Services and People Solutions teams to proactively deliver initiatives and insights that drive and sustain human performance across the product operations teams. This individual will be a direct people manager to a small team of HRBLs and will be responsible to guide and support their team in the development of unique solutions as well as cross-functionally aligned initiatives.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Proactively collaborate across client group senior leaders to translate business needs into impactful talent strategies and solutions that support business objectives and success. Identify areas of cross-functional impact and align solutions appropriately while considering broader implications within the overall enterprise.
  • Serve as a thought leader for the client groups on leadership expectations, culture, organizational performance and organizational design. Provide consultation on organizational health data; leverage business information and data analytics to inform solutions.
  • Leveraging the extended HR team, develop and deliver focused solutions to support the unique talent strategies.
  • In partnership with leadership, develop strategic long-term organizational talent plans to inform and establish workforce plans in support of future scale and growth. 
  • Build a strong consultative relationship with senior leadership as a trusted advisor and sounding board. Provide coaching & mentoring to business leaders.
  • Implement corporate strategies and programs into the business; measure and track success and proactively drive improvement. Influence the design of future enterprise programs to better support the business.
  • Drive and coordinate major change management initiatives aligned to the functional and company strategy and culture, building employee and organizational support and commitment.
  • Anticipate gaps / future people requirements and develop sourcing, performance and rewards strategies for business-critical roles. Influence, consult and provide insights to business leaders in executive-level calibration reviews.   
  • Educate and advise senior leaders on complex people matters related to their team members within their function/site/country guiding them through legal requirements and dynamics to come to an effective resolution.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong business acumen
  • Cultural leadership – modeling value and expectations
  • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills; ability to support recommendations through data and analysis.
  • Ability to generate and apply novel talent solutions to support the business. 
  • Ability to remain focused with strong attention to detail and deliver exceptional quality work.
  • Ability to influence and challenge executive leaders (SVP/EVP)
  • Ability to lead and coach a team of senior-level talent (Directors)
  • Exceptional communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to build trust, credibility, and strong, productive relationships.
  • Proven ability to work positively, collaboratively, and professionally within a team and across a global organization.
  • Ability to drive change, think strategically and operationally.
  • Familiarity and comfort in a highly matrixed organization.
  • Ability to set priorities and be flexible in a changing environment; will be expected to use sound business judgement both in the moment as well as recognizing when others need to be involved in the decision-making process.
  • Ability to be in the office 3+ days a week
  • Ability to travel 10-15% of time.

Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelors (BS/BA) in Business Management, Human Resources, or related field is required; Masters in similar fields ideal but not required.
  • Minimum of 15 year’s experience; of which 8+ years as an HRBP or in client-facing capacity
  • Minimum of 5+ years as a people leader.
  • Experience in a high growth, high tech global company.
  • Relevant industry experience and/or experience in medical device and/or engineering/technical organizations.

Additional Information

Due to the nature of our business and the role, please note that Intuitive and/or your customer(s) may require that you show current proof of vaccination against certain diseases including COVID-19.  Details can vary by role.

Intuitive is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information or any other status protected under federal, state, or local applicable laws.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.

Preference will be given to qualified candidates who do not reside, or plan to reside, in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, or Tennessee.

We provide market-competitive compensation packages, inclusive of base pay, incentives, benefits, and equity. It would not be typical for someone to be hired at the top end of range for the role, as actual pay will be determined based on several factors, including experience, skills, and qualifications. The target salary ranges are listed.

Base Salary Range Region 1: $250,900 USD - $376,300 USD
Base Salary Range Region 2: $213,300 USD - $319,900 USD
Shift: Day
Travel: 10% of the time
Workplace Type: Set Schedule - This job will be onsite weekly, the percentage of onsite work will be defined by the leader.

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