Aug 08, 2022

Director, Talent Business Partnership

  • Circle
  • Remote (Sacramento, CA, USA)
Full time

Job Description

Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of digital currency and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide. Circle platforms and products provide a suite of internet-native financial services for payments, treasury infrastructure and capital formation. Circle is also a principal developer of USD Coin (USDC), which has become the fastest growing dollar digital currency in the world. USDC has grown to over 53+ billion in circulation and supported over $1.9+ trillion in transactions in the past year. Circle’s payments and treasury infrastructure services available through the Circle Account and APIs helps bridge the legacy financial system and digital currency and blockchain based finance.  Circle’s SeedInvest service brings internet-native fundraising and capital formation to startups and growth companies.  Combined, Circle’s suite of services helps companies to participate in a more open, global and inclusive financial system.

What you’ll be part of:

With the mission “To raise global economic prosperity through the frictionless exchange of financial value,” Circle was founded on the belief that the internet, blockchains and digital currency will rewire the global economic system, creating a fundamentally more open, inclusive, efficient and integrated world economy.  We envision a global economy where people and businesses everywhere can more freely connect and transact with each other with new technologies for digital money and internet-native finance. We believe such a system can raise prosperity for people and companies everywhere. Our mission is powered by the values we espouse and which we expect all Circlers to respect. We are Multistakeholder, serving the needs of our customers, our shareholders, our employees and families, our local communities and our world. Furthermore, we are also Mindful, Driven by Excellence, and High Integrity.

What you'll be responsible for:

We are looking for a forward thinking, performance orientated, and culture-driven HR Business Partner Leader for our Talent team to ensure our motivated and highly talented people continue to develop and be successful as we accelerate our growth. The Director of Talent Business Partnership will be a player/coach where you’ll support a subset of the executive leadership teams with a people-forward and data driven approach as they build their organizations to scale, and you will manage a team of Talent Business Partners . The range of partnership with the executive leadership teams will cover how they lead and develop their teams, how they solve complex organizational challenges that arise as we scale, how we navigate employee relations issues, and how we motivate and retain the top talent that we have attracted and developed.

What you'll work on:

  • Mentor and manage a team of Talent Business Partner Managers (HRBPs) that will lead us in scaling our high performing global organization while ensuring that the organization's values are reflected in people-oriented decisions.
  • Partner with business leaders and their respective departments on strategic and operational execution including team effectiveness, change management, organizational design, performance management, retention, engagement, talent planning, professional growth and more.
  • Support managers by identifying and addressing organizational and people issues, remove barriers, increase engagement and effectiveness across teams.
  • Ensure that the leadership team has the "pulse of the company" to make proactive and impactful organization decisions. This will include spending time with the employees as well as building scalable solutions so that all employees feel empowered and connected to the business as growth continues and as a remote-first culture.
  • Drive the support and engagement of the organizational Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging initiatives through all levels of the business.
  • Partner closely with:
    • Business leaders to identify competency, knowledge, and talent gaps. 
    • Talent Acquisition on identifying critical roles and competencies to adequately staff and scale the functional business teams they support. Provide consultation on key hiring needs, job descriptions, required skillsets, and characteristics required for success in the team.
    • Talent Development on implementing succession planning programs for key contributor and leadership positions, training and development programs for preparing employees for increased responsibilities, and overall professional development programs to enhance employee knowledge and understanding of the business of the company and the fin-tech industry.
    • Talent Operations on all aspects of operational excellence within Talent, including activities related to new hire onboarding, employee policies, benefits, visa/immigration concerns, internal HR systems (WorkDay), data and reporting, and off-boarding.
    • Talent Rewards & Analytics on all talent rewards activities with a focus on compensation, employee leveling and salary ranges, geographical rewards strategy, equity, retention plans, and market challenges.   
  • Influence, coach and provide feedback to employees at all levels to empower employee development and high performance.
  • Partner with global and functional business counterparts to drive clear communication and people process planning.
  • Provide insights and recommendations on best practices that contribute to the Circle vision through effective business partnering, innovation, and execution.

You will aspire to our four core values:

  • Multistakeholder - you have dedication and commitment to our customers, shareholders, employees and families and local communities.
  • Mindful - you seek to be respectful, an active listener and to pay attention to detail.
  • Driven by Excellence - you are driven by our mission and our passion for customer success which means you relentlessly pursue excellence, that you do not tolerate mediocrity and you work intensely to achieve your goals.
  • High Integrity - you seek open and honest communication, and you hold yourself to very high moral and ethical standards. You reject manipulation, dishonesty and intolerance.

What you'll bring to Circle:

  • 15+ years of human resources experience including business partnering, talent management, organizational development, organizational effectiveness, and learning & development will be required.
  • Prior experience supporting an executive leadership team and their organization will be required.
  • Prior experience managing a team of people managers will be required. 
  • Prior experience in rapidly scaling a fintech or tech company will be given preference.
  • Proven experience developing trusted relationships at all levels of an organization including senior level talent to drive talent programs.
  • Proven experience designing talent management programs (succession planning, organizational design, performance management, organizational effectiveness).
  • International experience is also ideal given the diversity & cultures of the regions we operate in and will be given preference.
  • Comfort and experience with ambiguity.
  • Excellent decision making skills and a sense of urgency. You're able to juggle competing priorities with a focus on timely execution and follow through.
  • Strong business acumen coupled with emotional intelligence: you understand the key drivers and dynamics of a high growth technology business.
  • Level-headed leadership under pressure along with creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Proficiency in G-Suite, Slack and MacBook preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Circle. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.