HR Business Partner

Job Summary

Progress is an experienced, trusted provider of products designed with customers in mind, so they can develop the applications they need, deploy where and how they want and manage it all safely and securely. We take pride in what we do, always valuing the whole person—at work and in life. Our diverse life experiences enrich our culture because people power progress. 
Join us as a People Business Partner (PBP) as we challenge ourselves and the business through strategic partnership and HR expertise. As a PBP, you will report to and partner with a People Business Partner Senior Manager to develop and execute strategic programs for global organizations. This job is ideal for someone who is interested in getting into a strategic PBP role and exploring all domains and responsibilities of that role. The PBP job is diverse in nature and allows for experimentation and learning from a team of experienced Business Partners. 

What you will do:
  • Serve as a co-pilot to a PBP Senior Manager Business Partner to: 
  • Support and execute a broad-based and transformational talent agenda designed to onboard, develop, and retain the very best talent in the business.  
  • Partner with senior manager- and director-level leaders on best practices that promote employee engagement and foster a high-performing global workforce by training leaders and creating aligned action plans.  
  • Contribute to the development of, and execute, highly effective leadership teams (ex. leadership team health assessment, succession planning and development)  
  • Contribute to establishing strategic people metrics, reports, dashboards to foster analysis of complex situations for the organizations you support and recommend appropriate plans to optimize talent, structure, and culture. 
  • Advise on organizational changes to optimize organization and talent (through creating and analyzing the need of new jobs, employee programs, organizational structure, promotions, and individual development plans).   
  • Facilitate tailor-made and off-the-shelf workshops and trainings  
  • Enable and drive global development and succession plan initiatives  
  • Establish trust and credibility with leaders as a valued sounding board on organizational and talent matters.  
  • Play a supporting role M&A work, preparing for and integrating acquisitions into the business.  

This role works in close collaboration with our People Team Centers of Excellence: Total Rewards, Organizational Effectiveness, HRIS, Talent Acquisition and our People Experience Team, our global, people operations team. 
What you need to have:   

  • 4+ of HR experience, with at least 1 year in a BP function/role.  This role is right in between a junior and senior level PBP. 
  • Experience partnering with management to understand the talent needs of an organization  
  • Experience working with people-related metrics, data and reporting to drive strategic conclusions and recommendations   
  • Analytical and proven problem-solving skills including the ability to diagnose root cause  
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of holistic HR related processes, tools and programs is essential (such as performance management, talent development & engagement, etc)   
  • Experience facilitating trainings  
  • Experience with organizational design  
  • Proven ability to work effectively with multiple, global sites over across wide range of time zones 
  • Proven ability to work effectively on a team, providing support to other team members  
  • Comfortable challenging the status quo with a passion to deliver results in a dynamic environment  
  • Ability to effectively utilize collaboration technologies and HRIS platforms (Workday is a plus)  
  • Curiosity, desire to learn and further develop your business partnership skills   
  • Experience in an international technology company preferred, however those coming from biotech/other sciences, or telecom-based companies will also be considered.  

What we offer in return is the opportunity to elevate your game and to also enjoy:


  • Generous remuneration package
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan Enrollment

Vacation, Family, and Health

  • 30 days paid annual vacation
  • An extra day off for your birthday
  • 2 additional days off for volunteering
  • Premium healthcare and dental care coverage
  • Additional pension insurance
  • Well-equipped gym on-site with CrossFit equipment and a climbing wall
  • Co-funded Multisport card
  • Daycare Center for your little ones onsite
  • Flexible working hours and work-from-home allowance
  • Free underground parking with a designated space for bikes and electric scooters

And most importantly a great company culture with wonderful colleagues to learn from and collaborate with! 


We Make Progress

Progress is an inclusive workplace where opportunities to succeed are available to everyone. As a multicultural company serving a global community, we encourage a wide range of points of view and celebrate our diverse backgrounds. Our unique combination of perspectives inspires innovation, connects us to our customers and positively affects our communities. It is only by working together and learning from each other that we make Progress. Join us!

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