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Director – R&D People Partner
Posted on 2/28/2023
Remote • United States
Experience Level
  • You want to impact the industries that run our world: Your efforts will result in real-world impact-helping to keep the lights on, get food into grocery stores, reduce emissions, and most importantly, ensure workers return home safely
  • You are the architect of your own career: If you put in the work, this role won't be your last at Samsara. We set up our employees for success and have built a culture that encourages rapid career development, countless opportunities to experiment and master your craft in a hyper growth environment
  • You're energized by our opportunity: The vision we have to digitize large sectors of the global economy requires your full focus and best efforts to bring forth creative, ambitious ideas for our customers
  • You want to be with the best: At Samsara, we win together, celebrate together and support each other. You will be surrounded by a high-caliber team that will encourage you to do your best
  • BA/BS degree in HR, Business Administration, Psychology, communication or other related discipline
  • 10+ years of HR business partnering experience supporting senior leaders or management consulting
  • A combination of HR experience in the following areas: Organizational design, succession planning, performance management, diversity and inclusion, business consulting, compensation and rewards, recognition programs, culture keeper, employee engagement, coaching and development, talent acquisition, data analysis, and employee relations
  • Demonstrated solid judgment and experience assessing risk relative to the business
  • Propensity to thrive in ambiguity and grey area
  • Strong bias for action and not afraid to “roll up your sleeves”
  • Experience using data to identify insights that drive action
  • Experience helping global and/or matrixed organizations scale
  • Effective communication and critical thinking skills
  • Consulting, coaching and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, iterative environment, open to changes in focus and direction
  • Masters or MBA
  • Experience working in a technology environment
  • Establish yourself as a trusted and reliable partner for the leaders and employees in your organization
  • Work closely with leaders and managers to understand and conceptualize their specific business, organizational and people landscape
  • Deliver targeted solutions and recommendations with a focus on scale and growth, using an analytical and fact-based approach
  • Proactively assess team, manager, organizational development needs, make recommendations, and implement appropriate solutions
  • Assume shared responsibility for the organizational and cultural health of the department and the effectiveness of its leadership team(s)
  • Provide strategic business partnership, thought partnership, and coaching to all levels of the organization
  • Collaboratively partner with regional people partners to understand and raise regional priorities, and partner on execution of people priorities
  • Provide advice and guidance on varying employee topics and issues
  • Work closely with our Employee Relations Partners, supporting employee relations issues as needed
  • Drive and support cyclical talent management programs
  • Participate and lead projects as an integral member of the People Operations team
  • Lead by example as a people manager, hire great talent, inspire and develop your teams and achieve high quality results
  • Champion, role model, and embed Samsara's cultural principles (Focus on Customer Success, Build for the Long Term, Adopt a Growth Mindset, Be Inclusive, Win as a Team) as we scale globally and across new offices

1,001-5,000 employees

IoT platform
Company Overview
Samsara’s mission is to increase the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of operations that power the global economy. The company is building a connected operations platform for tracking fleets of vehicles and other equipment.
  • Health, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their families with premiums 100% covered
  • Mental health and wellness support
  • Family planning resources and parental leave policy
  • Quarterly reimbursement account you can use for wellness, family care, professional or personal development expenses
  • Flexible PTO and family leave
  • 401k with up to 4% matching
  • Bi-annual company events
Company Core Values
  • Focus on customer success
  • Build for the long term
  • Adopt a growth mindset
  • Be inclusive
  • Win as a team