Intuitive Surgical Careers

Director HR Business Partner

US-CA-Sunnyvale, California
Human Resources

Job Description

Job: Human Resources
Primary Location: United States-California-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 190644


Company Description:

Who is Intuitive Surgical? The numbers tell an amazing story. Learn more about our company.

Joining Intuitive means joining a team dedicated to using technology to benefit patients by improving surgical efficacy and decreasing surgical invasiveness, with patient safety as our highest priority. 

Director HRBP, Chief Medical Office Support (Sunnyvale). Are you looking for a dynamic role that can significantly influence the company’s future strategic direction? Are you looking for an HR role giving you a high level of autonomy to design and implement HR initiatives that will drive business strategies? If so, Intuitive is looking for a dynamic, creative, curious-minded individual to help support the key strategic organizations.

The Director, HR Business Partner is a global role and will provide strategic consultative support to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and her team in the areas of workforce planning, organization design and effectiveness, team development, leadership coaching, talent management, and change management. Develop talent strategies that enable business success in alignment with corporate/functional group objectives. Facilitate team assessments and interventions that enable high performance and organizational health. Deliver HR programs in partnership with global HR team.

Key Responsibilities:

Thought Leadership

• Build a strong consultative relationship with senior executives, functional group leaders and their organizations such that you are viewed as a trusted advisor and sounding board.
• Proactively collaborate with client group leaders and the HR team to translate business needs into impactful talent strategies and solutions that address the needs of the business while taking into account the broader implications.
• Partner with the extended HR team and client group leaders to drive implementation of strategies and programs, measure and track success and proactively drive improvement.
• Serve as a thought leader for the client groups on leadership expectations, culture, team performance and organizational design.
Talent Management:
• Partner with the CMO and her functional leaders to ensure employee experience and performance is aligned with Intuitive’s culture and business objectives.
• Implement initiatives that will result in strong employee engagement and are in alignment with the Intuitive culture.
Change Management:
• Lead, develop, champion and promote change in the workplace that is aligned to the company strategy and culture, building employee and organizational support and commitment.
HR Program Delivery:
• Partner with the extended global HR team and business leaders to deliver programs and initiatives in the areas of performance management, compensation planning, recognition, career development, organizational design, workforce planning, succession planning, and talent development.
• Define, review and analyze business metrics to recommend systemic improvements.



• 14+ years in a fast-paced global environment with career progression and 8+ years as an HR Business Partner supporting clients at the Executive level
• Experience as an organizational leader with strong business acumen
• Proactive collaboration with the global HR team and demonstrated ability to impact and influence to achieve business and organizational objectives
• Analytical and conceptual thinking skills; ability to support recommendations through data and analysis.
• Ability to remain focused with strong attention to detail, and deliver exceptional quality work
• Ability to take a systems view outside the function and across the BU/company
• Successful experience managing HR programs and projects.
• 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.
• Ability to set priorities and be flexible in a changing environment
• Familiarity and comfort in working in a highly matrixed organization
• Knowledge and demonstrated experience in working and communicating across cultures
• Relevant industry experience a plus
• BA/BS degree or equivalent education and experience
• Ability to travel internationally approximately 15% of the time

We are an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.
We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.