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Senior Human Resources Business Partner

General & Administrative
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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 a segment of the Media and Carrier Division. You'll be on the front line of partnering with Senior Vice Presicents, 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.  

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 lead HRBP within the Media & Carrier Product, Engineering and Marketing organization.  
• Partner 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.
• Ability to travel up to 10%.

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

Required Education and Experience
Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements:

• Minimum 8 years of related HR experience plus a Master’s Degree or
• Minimum 12 years related HR experience plus a Bachelor’s Degree

Required Skills
• Minimum of 8 years’ experience in Human Resources supporting high tech organizations or supporting technical divisions
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience supporting Executives and/or senior leadership

Desired Skills

• 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 is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet business ready—fast, reliable, and secure—for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Akamai has offices around the world and operates the most pervasive, highly distributed CDN—with more than 200,000 servers in 110 or more countries—delivering up to 30% of all Web traffic. Learn more at

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

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