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Senior Human Resources Business Partner

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Human Resources
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About Akamai


As the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery and security platform, Akamai makes it easier for our customers to provide the best and most secure digital experiences on any device, anytime, anywhere. Akamai’s massively distributed platform is unparalleled in scale with over 200,000 servers across 130 countries, giving customers superior performance and threat protection. Akamai’s portfolio of web and mobile performance, cloud security, enterprise access, and video delivery solutions are supported by exceptional customer service and 24/7 monitoring. To learn why the top financial institutions, e-commerce leaders, media & entertainment providers, and government organizations trust Akamai please visit www.akamai.comblogs.akamai.com, or @Akamai on Twitter.​


Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome and enabled to share and benefit from each other’s diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more at www.akamai.com/diversity.



About the Team


The Akamai Human Resources (HR) team guides and coaches leaders and managers in effective HR and management strategies and practices that positively impact our dynamic business.  This role is an important part of the HR team ensuring consistency in our practices and advocating for the business, employees, and managers.



About the Job


As a Senior Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) you will be an integral part of the Human Resources strategic business initiatives during a transformational time, working closely with peers and the Centers of Excellence across HR (COEs), in support of the Divisions and functions within APJ. You'll be on the front line of partnering with Senior Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents and Senior Directors, driving all organizational development needs, talent management, change management and business initiatives. You will be a crucial member of the Leadership team as well as the HR Business Partner community and practice.  You will drive processes that support change and optimize the company’s investment in human capital while ensuring alignment and support of corporate culture and business initiatives.  



Responsibilities


  • Assess culture, market and employee trends.  Educate leaders on effective HR practices that will positively affect the business.
  • Identify, support, and drive change management and OD efforts as needed, consulting with relevant HR leaders as appropriate. 
  • Coordinate with other Global HR Business Partners on shared issues and solutions.
  • Act as the Geographical HRBP Partner within the APJ region.
  • Collaborate with the functional HRBPs in implementing HR initiatives across the Divisions and functions within APJ.
  • Work with the employee relations center of excellence to facilitate the resolution of all matters.
  • Collaborate with appropriate COE organizations and peer HRBPs (both functional and GEO based) to gather information, address concerns proactively, and ensure business compliance with HR programs.
  • Ensure that business leaders are making decisions and taking actions that are in accordance with company policy and legal requirements.
  • Assist in the development, design and execution of corporate HR programs and projects.  Must possess the initiative and capability to own and drive a program or project to completion with little to no supervision.
  • Improve manager and employee performance by pro-actively identifying and assessing problems; evaluating potential solutions; implementing selected solution; coaching and counseling leaders, managers, and employees.
  • Partner with COEs (within HR and external to HR) to actively manage the employee life cycle; pro-actively identify trends, gaps in process, support, capabilities and/or efficiencies and address to resolution.
  • Protect organization's value by keeping information confidential.
  • Update job knowledge and capabilities by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. 
  • Support Functional programs as applicable and appropriate.
  • Participate in M&A process as applicable.

Qualifications


Basic Qualifications


  • Minimum 8 years of related HR experience plus a Master’s Degree or Minimum 12 years related HR experience plus a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Ability to successfully navigate and deliver in a global, high-growth, changing environment in high tech working with technical organizations.
  • Executive presence and strong communications skills, and ability to influence at the senior leadership level.
  • Demonstrated success working in a highly collaborative, matrixed environment, with a track record of accomplishments with measurable business impact.
  • Ability to travel up to 20%.


Desired Qualifications


  • Experience working both with both technical and field Sales organizations and understand the nuances in approach and enabling success with each.
  • Ability to address difficult issues and make tough decisions.
  • Skilled at driving change, shaping culture, influencing leadership, developing talent, managing risk and ensuring compliance.
  • Full knowledge of legal implications of the employment relationship in the U.S.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications and presentations skills.
  • Excellent project management skills along with negotiation and mediation skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and ability to communicate with all levels of management and employees.
  • Proven background as an effective strategist and practitioner with a solid track record of successfully implementing HR programs and initiatives.
  • Versatility, flexibility and enthusiasm.

About Akamai Technologies

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone - and attacks and threats far away. Akamai's portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visit www.akamai.com and follow @Akamaijobs on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.


Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other’s diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more at www.akamai.com/diversity.


Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here

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