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Senior Director, Human Resources Business Operations

Company: Ford
Location: Dearborn
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

About Ford

Come help build a better world, where every person is free to move and pursue their dreams... Ford Motor Company was built on the belief that freedom of movement drives human progress. It's a belief that has fueled our passion to create great cars and trucks. And today, it drives our commitment to become the world's most trusted mobility company, designing vehicles for a smart world that helps people move more safely, confidently, and freely. Ford is experiencing significant business transformation in an ever-changing digital world. We are dedicated to delivering distinctive products and solutions, having an "always on" relationship with customers and continuously improving our user experience.

The Opportunity

The automotive industry is evolving rapidly alongside the dramatic and unprecedented technological shifts in how people live, work and move. Ford is accelerating technical breakthroughs in electrification, connected car technologies and Internet of Things-related products and capabilities with the goal of becoming the world's most trusted mobility company. In this role, you and your team will lead overall leadership in the development and execution of the HR services functions, supporting Ford's overall strategic direction and focusing on the talent acquisition and management, culture management and employee engagement areas. As the HRBO Senior Director, you will provide guidance and consultation to both employees and management within Ford.

To succeed in this role, you will need experience supporting functions and leaders in a large, complex organization. You should have experience working in a strategic capacity within HR and driving complex and long-term goals such as workforce planning, organizational development and learning and development.

The Team

This role will report to the Executive Director, HR Business Operations.

The Senior Director, HRBO will be responsible and accountable for:

  • Providing strategic HR Business Operations support for a business unit executive leadership team.
  • Using strategic HR programs to support Ford's ongoing transformation. Ensuring the company has the talent, skills, business services and support necessary to succeed.
  • Developing and implementing best-in-class talent programs to prepare business units for the future of Ford, using workforce planning and organizational design strategies to get the correct talent into the correct areas within the company. Identify top talent in the market and attract and recruit them to the company. Developing and implementing learning and development, upskilling and other talent management programs to prepare employees.
  • Building a strong working relationship with the management team. Coaching and advising leaders on various HR issues, including terminations, performance management and potential changes to HR laws or regulations.
  • Championing a culture of innovation and growth, using it to keep employees engaged and happy.
  • Supporting executive talent, including acquisition, development and transitions.
  • Leading the HR team for the assigned functions, developing team members into future leaders.
    Knowledge Base & Experience
    • Experience with all functional areas of HR, especially talent, with a strong working knowledge of how each area interacts with business operations and how to advise business leaders proactively in each key function.
    • Track record of benefiting organizations and functions, creating high-performing functions through HR and talent solutions.
    • Experience operating in a large and complex global organization with a size and scope similar to that of Ford.
    • An understanding of how to best support high-level strategic initiatives such as organizational design or workforce planning.
    • Experience in a wide array of industries that have experienced fundamental transformation.
    • History of partnering closely with leaders, working in tandem to support their strategic needs effectively.
    • Knowledge of various well-being programs, keeping employees healthy, motivated and engaged.
    • An understanding of Agile and design thinking principles, as well as the ability to break down and solve problems.
      Professional & Cultural Characteristics
      • A collaborative individual who can form working partnerships quickly. Serves as a trusted advisor to company leaders and supports effective work toward achieving goals.
      • A person who operates with the urgency and desire to drive and succeed.
      • A strategic and tactical leader who can translate long-term goals into actionable steps.
      • A clear communicator with the ability to turn data-driven and technical information into accessible, concrete language.
      • An individual who possesses a high level of emotional intelligence, an openness to change and the willingness to merge ideas to bring the best solutions forward.
      • A well-cultivated critical thinker with a metrics-driven approach to all solutions.
      • A performance-driven, ambitious and change-oriented leader who shows ingenuity and fortitude in overcoming obstacles to achieve a greater impact in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
      • An open-minded thinker who continually evaluates and improves the business, as well as ensures problems' root causes, not merely their symptoms, are solved.
      • An inspirational coach, leader, colleague and culture champion within the company
        • Five+ years of management experience in HR, with a minimum of two years in a highly matrixed and decentralized organization with global key stakeholders.
        • Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred.
          What We Can Offer

          As part of the Ford family, you'll enjoy excellent compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation, and much more. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

          Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

          Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

          At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combatting COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.

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