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Title:  Sr Director, HRBP Corporate Strategy


Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94089

Requisition ID:  31890


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

NetApp is in the process of transforming its human resources function to effectively support the needs of the business.


Reporting directly to the VP Human Resources, Product Business Units & Corporate, this newly created Senior Director of Human Resources will be responsible for providing strategic HR leadership support to the corporate functions, transformation group and C suite executive leaders and their teams to achieve targeted business results.  


Specifically, the Senior Director of HR will be responsible for:


  • Acting as a trusted advisor, thoughtful sounding board and business partner for the CFO, General Counsel, Chief Strategy Officer, VP Corporate Communications, CHRO and other senior business leaders, functioning as the expert on people and organizational issues
  • Creating and executing people-related strategies tied to the business’ strategies and needs, ensuring talent implications are effectively identified and addressed
  • Executing effective talent management strategies across the corporate functions, with primary emphasis on recruiting, performance management, succession planning, employee development, engagement and retention
  • Strengthening organizational design and effectiveness
  • Championing diversity and inclusion efforts, ensuring the business has the breadth of talent necessary to achieve its growth plans
  • Championing the NetApp culture, driving an environment of engagement, open communication, and high ethical standards
Job Requirements

The Senior Director will be a broad-based business-person with strategic insight and proven, in-depth experience supporting the corporate functions from an HR perspective as an actively contributing member of a senior HR management team. This leader will be a collaborative, change agent and results-oriented executive. He/She will be an excellent manager with strong business acumen and will have a sound background working as a strategic human resources business partner.  Against that background, the individual we seek will have:

  • A minimum of 10+ years of HR experience in progressive HR business partner roles, including functional leadership at the divisional level for a growth-oriented technology organization
  • Strong ability to work outside traditional functional silos and build relationships across the organization at all levels, particularly with C suite executives and senior business leaders
  • Broad-based HR generalist, with expertise in executing talent management strategies to drive key business outcomes
  • Strategic and innovative thinker
  • Results-oriented, motivated leader who consistently operates at a very high energy level
  • Proactively owns initiatives with the ability to navigate around obstacles and persevere through setbacks
  • Innovative and creative with a strong mindset for continuous improvement
  • Excellent communicator both oral and written, with an ability to present views in a clear and compelling manner
  • Adept at leading through influence across all levels of the organization

A minimum of 10+ years of HR experience in progressive HR business partner roles, including functional leadership at the divisional level for a growth-oriented technology organization

Must have a bachelor’s degree

Master’s in human resources or Business Administration highly desirable


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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