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Sr HR Business Partner, AWS

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
5 days ago
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking for a HR Business Partner to drive the development and implementation of HR strategy in support of our Databases organization and to be the AWS HR Leader for our Canada based teams.

About AWS:
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About the Role:

A HR Business partner in this role is both a strategic and hands-on leader that provides full cycle Human Resources support for our Databases organization and HR direction for our for AWS Canada based teams. Based in Vancouver, Canada, this role will be a part of a fun, passionate and dynamic HR and business team. In this role you will help us execute on our HR mission to: Enable Growth, Develop Large Leaders, Cultivate Culture, and Operate Optimally. You will collaborate with HR teams across Amazon, influence the Databases organizational strategy and structure, and create a meaningful team culture that enables our builders to bring their best selves every day. You will think strategically, use data to guide your work, you will play a critical role advancing a more diverse, accessible, equitable, and inclusive organization through our hiring, promotion, retention, and inclusion practices.

• Function as a business partner to key AWS leaders and their respective organizations; engage in strategic planning meetings to translate business needs into HR plans, and coach and mentor at leadership at all level in the organization
• Lead the annual HR efforts relating to Talent and Performance Management, Compensation Management, Succession Planning, and Leadership Development for respective client groups
• Drive operational excellence and efficiency in HR processes to enable the organization to hire and develop talent at scale and consistently to Amazon principles
• Partner with other HR Leaders based in Canada, to ensure top notch HR practices and to enable continues business growth
• Partner with other HRBPs in AWS and Databases globally, COEs and SMEs as appropriate to support these businesses and subsidiary businesses
• Take a true hands-on approach as well as the ability to successfully monitor the "pulse" of the employees to ensure a high level of employee engagement
• Initiate and facilitate change management within a rapid and complex changing work environment


• Bachelors Degree required in Human Resources Management or related field (or equivalent).
• Candidate should have at least 8 years of experience in progressive HR roles with broad knowledge and experience in human resources practices , including employee relations, talent development, performance management and compensation.
• 2-3 years HR experience in a fast pace, high tech environment.


• Master's Degree in Human Resources Management or related field is preferred.
• Able to travel domestically and globally, as needed.
• 5-6 years HR experience in a high tech environment.
• Experience in the development and administration of HR compensation plans.
• Experience assessing management and executive talent
• Experience leading HR practices for a specific location

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