Sr HR Business Partner

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Additional Location(s)
    San Jose strongly preferred
  • Area of Interest
    Human Resources
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

Sr. HR Business Partner

What You'll Do

There has never been a better time to be leading HR in Cisco. We are implementing innovative change and supporting a business going through an incredible amount of transformation. This role is no exception.


You will collaborate and partner with HR Solutions and Centers of Excellence to implement solutions and deliver services aligned with Cisco's corporate-wide HR strategy. You will be a thought-leader, influencer and someone who is not afraid to challenge the status quo. You will be ambitious to support our business growth. You will have track record of role modeling great team leadership, development and engagement.

Who You'll Work With

We are currently searching for an experienced and talented HR Business Partner to support our Finance organization. Working with our senior leaders, you will play a critical role in inspiring today's talent for tomorrow's Cisco. In this role you will develop people strategies that accelerate capability in Cisco's business and our employees by transforming Cisco's talent, leadership, culture, and organization.


Who You Are

You are a talented and ambitious professional with the ability to develop organizational and talent strategies to enhance this challenging, complex and fast-paced organization. You will act as a trusted counsel and advisor to the business, as a leader with HR expertise and perspective. Some of the responsibilities of this role include:

  • Business Strategy, HR Development and Culture Change
  • Large-scale Structural Organizational Design and Development
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
  • Executive Team Assessment, Development and Coaching
  • Acquisition Integration Planning and Executive Assimilation
  • Talent Assessment and Analytics
  • Senior Leadership Partnership and Coaching
  • Leadership Development
  • Change Management, focused on shifts to culture, leadership and management requirements
  • HR Team Leadership and Development
  • HR Operational Excellence: providing leadership and oversight of Performance Management, Career Development, Executive Compensation and Rewards, Talent Review, Pulse Survey, Executive Recruiting

Our Minimum Qualifications for This Role

  • 10+ years HR experience or equivalent in roles of increasing complexity/scope.
  • 5+ years of experience partnering with executive level stake holders within a complex matrixed environment.

Our ideal candidate possess these capabilities:

  • Strong business acumen
  • Track record of credible transformation-centric business partnership and change leadership
  • Demonstrated success in establishing business relationships as advisor, source of judgment and expertise, ability to influence in a complex, fast-paced matrix environment
  • Expertise to identify and drive HR solutions aligned to business strategy
  • Effective pacing, prioritization and sequencing of work
  • Intuitive, conceptual, systems-focused thinker
  • Data-oriented decision-maker
  • Courage to propose solutions others are reluctant to address, act in the face of resistance in the best interests of the business
  • Extensive capacity to influence business leaders individually and collectively
  • Organizational navigation and political savvy
  • Experience of compensation and benefits, specifically sales compensation planning and execution
  • Experience of partnering collaboratively across complex, matrix HR organizations and delivering through others
  • Global experience and complex, large team leadership experience
  • Proven ability to lead and develop a diverse team
  • HR exposure to Sales or Service Provider organizations would be preferred

Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren't afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.


We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.


We Are Cisco.

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