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Senior HR Business Partner

Job Description

Job: Human Resources
Primary Location: United States-California-Sunnyvale-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 200978


Joining Intuitive Surgical 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. 

Primary function of position:

  • Partnering with VP level leaders in the ION organization to ensure business strategies and priorities lead to the right talent planning, acquisition, learning, and retention results.
  • Partnering with the Lead HRBP for the group and the business leaders to make decisions about how to organize around the work, and adapt organizational strategies/plans where appropriate.

Job Description:

  • Driving talent operating mechanisms across the organization in all the disciplines and functional areas (ie: performance management, talent planning, pay for performance, etc)
  • Coaching leaders (VP Level and below) on talent planning and effectively leading and managing their teams, projects, contractors and vendors effectively.
  • Implementing and driving initiatives that affect talent retention, engagement, inclusion, and career development.
  • Working cooperatively with other the Human Resources Centers of Expertise and Finance, to deliver an experience where people can do their best work.
  • Establish measures of success in the design of programs and initiatives in partnership with the Centers of Excellence.
  • Manages all Employee Relations issues and escalates as needed
  • Have a passion for your profession mixed with a sense of humor


Skill/Job Requirements: 
  • Minimum 12+ years of experience in an HRBP capacity
  • Able to operate independently with direction from Leadership, as needed
  • Demonstrated high emotional intelligence.
  • Strong communication skills (both interpersonal and team facilitation). Experienced in tying talent and people impact to the business.
  • Proven record of accomplishments in applying judgment and obtaining results on critical priorities. Strong collaborator and facilitative partner.
  • Easily moves between highly varying levels of organizational abstraction (business strategy, project strategy, organizational strategy, etc.)

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.