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Title:  Lead Program Manager, HR Operations


Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94089 Research Triangle Park, NC, US, 27709

Requisition ID:  32091


Are you data-driven?  We at NetApp believe in the transformative power of data – to expand customer touchpoints, to foster greater innovation, and to optimize operations.  We are designed for simplicity, optimized to protect, created to embrace future opportunity, and open to enrich choice.  We are the data authority for hybrid cloud, and we are helping our customers realize the full potential of their data.


We’ve built a Data Fabric for a data-driven world – to simplify and integrate data management across the resources that are best for the business.  With the Data Fabric, our customers can harness the power of cloud data services, build cloud infrastructures, and modernize storage through data management.

Job Summary


As a Lead Human Resources Program Manager, you provide project management support for one or more Human Resources functions. Projects span a definable timeframe and have a beginning and an end. You work with HR specialists in defining project scope and implementation strategies. May conduct research, compile statistics and prepare analysis, and make recommendations in support of project definition. This is a challenging position working in a very fast paced environment, with the opportunity to utilize your experience as a subject matter expert to positively influence team goals, as well as greater business outcomes.


***Sunnyvale, CA or Research Triangle Park, NC***


Human Resource Program/Project Managers are responsible for one or more areas of focus including:

  • Compensation, Benefits, Learning and Development
  • Global Mobility and Relocation
  • Coordinate project team responsibilities and deliverables
  • Define and gain approval for business requirements, process modeling deliverables, project plans and charters
  • Determine project cost and project timing based on scope and complexity of the project
  • Track, develop and create release calendar for project implementation
  • Track each project schedule and create a project plan with input from the cross-functional team
  • Schedule, attend and record meetings notes
  • Develop and create corporate communications plans to affected customers and stakeholders
  • Provide mentorship and support to more junior HR Project and Program Managers
Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent planning and organization skills, attention to detail, ability to handle multiple tasks, and work in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment to meet aggressive goals and pre-defined measurement criteria.
  • Demonstrated project and time management skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Outlook.
  • Strong and proven analytical skills.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships across all levels of the organization, including remote areas.
  • Use judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulation or government law.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of personnel administration.


Responsibility and Interaction:

  • The tasks this individual is responsible for are critical to the organization's future, have wide implications, and there may be multiple outcomes.
  • This individual will apply many years of expertise or unique technical/industry knowledge in solving problems that are unique and extremely complex given time, budget and resource constraints.
  • Demonstrate leadership and vision in determining and driving strategy decisions, process changes, business initiatives, etc.
  • This individual must work effectively with Staff to Executive levels employees within the function, across functions and outside of the organization.
  • This individual is a recognized expert and exercises wide latitude in determining own objectives and approaches to critical assignments.
  • Is seen as a leader, or 'guru' by others in the function and organization.

Typically requires a minimum of 15 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 12 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 8 years experience; or equivalent combination of applicable education/certifications/training and related experience.


So get ready to tap into the data visionary within, and join us as we accelerate digital transformation and empower our customers to change the world with data!


If you ask a NetApp employee why they work here, the answer is inevitably the same: the people. At NetApp, our culture is at the heart of what we do. We place importance in trust, integrity, teamwork, and caring above all else. NetApp is a place where people are empowered to make a difference. Empowered to innovate. Empowered to collaborate. Empowered to help ourselves and others be data-driven and change the world. We take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it’s the right thing to do.


We work hard but also recognize the importance of work-life balance for our employees because what’s important to them is important to us!  Recently we implemented Family First, which encourages employees to take paid time off to bond with a new child (through birth or adoption) or to care for a family member with a serious health condition.  Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to donate their time with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts and fitness centers. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  


Join us and see what empowerment can do. 



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Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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