As a People Business Partner (PBP) supporting the Americas Sales organization, you have the opportunity to align business objectives with people strategies, in partnership with leaders and managers. These initiatives will enable the company’s overall business strategy, culture, and values, and will directly contribute to the scaling of an inclusive, results-oriented, and high-performance work environment. With past experience working in fast-paced tech companies, the ideal candidate will recall a history of success leveraging deep HR subject matter expertise and growing business acumen to deploy the relevant manager coaching, manager/team enablement, and organizational development initiatives to assist in enabling the business to meet mission-critical deliverables.


The sales organization has transitioned to a consumption-driven model, marking a pivotal milestone in our organizational journey. This is a fantastic opportunity to grow your business and sales acumen, while working with a dynamic and motivated team tasked with driving a high performance, high accountability culture to meet and exceed sales goals.


This position reports directly to the Director, People Business Partnerings (based in the US) and will be based in the US.


What You Will Do:

  • Partner with managers and leaders across the Americas sales organization to assess business goals, and deploy talent strategies that advance priorities and drive scale
  • Analyze data to ascertain key insights that anchor and inform talent strategies to advance business objectives
  • Support full-scale People programs and processes for client groups, including performance management, compensation program administration, talent management, workforce planning, talent & leadership development, employee engagement & retention, org culture, and diversity & inclusion
  • Collaborate with team members across the people team, including compensation, recruiting, learning & development, benefits, and mobility, to help design and implement people programs and initiatives, which attract, develop retain, engage industry-leading talent
  • Design and lead efforts to evolve and strengthen our culture, including openness and inclusion
  • Develop trusting, value-add, credible relationships with business leaders, HR, and stakeholders
  • Act as a cultural steward to scale the Confluent culture as we grow our teams and locations


What You Will Bring:

  • As a thought partner to leaders at all levels, you have a consultative mindset and have demonstrated your ability to think critically
  • You also have a good grasp of different coaching and influencing practices to help your leaders think through challenges and associated solutions
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication which help you build your executive presence
  • You have a strong balance of IQ and EQ with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

In practice, this may translate into you having the following prior experiences and knowledge:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent working experience
  • 5+ years of Business Partner experience with accountabilities that include direct support of VPs
  • Experience partnering with client-facing organizations (direct experience working with sales organizations is preferred)
  • Prior experience in a different HR specialism (Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, L&D, HR Programs, etc.)
  • First-hand experience working within an international, fast-growing organization with progressive HR practices
  • Demonstrable experience engaging managers on thoughtful deployment of compensation programs, such as bonus, stock, and merit to help retain, recognize, reward top talent
  • Demonstrated competence in the various HR functional areas, especially career development, performance management, manager enablement, and change management
  • Demonstrated competence in managing complex employee relations and in training managers on handling these sensitively
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