Director People Partner/Communications Specialist
Marketing & Communications, People & HR
torrance, ca, usa
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023
Divergent is on a mission to democratize the design and manufacture of vehicles. We want to enable a future where small entrepreneurial teams across the globe will bring increasingly material and energy efficient transportation solutions to market with a fraction of the capital and time.
Divergent has invented a complete manufacturing solution to address system level challenges. The Divergent Adaptive Production System (DAPS) is a complete software hardware solution designed to replace traditional vehicle manufacturing. To make the complex simple, it is a complete modular digital factory for complex structures. Given a set of digital requirements as input, the machine automatically computationally engineers, additively manufactures, and assembles any complex structure. The system is able to move seamlessly between manufacturing different vehicle models.
Purpose of Role
The Director, People Partner for Divergent is a versatile, highly motivated and dedicated individual who thrives on solving complex challenges, fostering innovation and enabling the company to achieve its business objectives. The People Partner will collaborate closely with leaders at all levels within the business to align the People strategy with the broader vision of our dynamic company. This position will work with the broader People Team to deploy best in class company programs that drive and align with the company’s business objectives.
Essential Job Functions:
Partner with leaders and managers to ensure team structure and roles are aligned with business objectives
Collaborate closely with business leaders to gain a comprehensive understanding of business operations and strategic imperatives to facilitate alignment between People initiatives and business objectives.
Collaborate with People partners and functional leaders to craft messages, narratives and positioning strategies that foster awareness and understanding of key programs, policies, and initiatives relevant to the industry for both leaders and employees.
Ensure all People-related communications (both internal and external) are consistent across all channels and aligned with Brand standards and business priorities
Cultivate strong, trust-based relationships with leaders and employees, serving as a living embodiment of the core values that drive excellence at the company
Galvanize, educate and influence leaders to execute people-related strategies, fostering continuous improvement in line with industry best practices by challenging workplace paradigms
Deliver strategic People consulting services throughout all stages of the employee lifecycle, encompassing attraction, recruitment, onboarding, engagement, development, retention and separation with particular emphasis on the company’s unique needs.
Proactively assess the development needs of teams and employees, offering recommendations and implementing tailored solutions that empower employees to excel and drive growth.
Manage employee relations matters within the context of performance management, conflict resolution, investigations and employee concerns, while proactively devising strategies to address emerging trends within the industry.
Collaborate closely with virtually every department throughout the company and offer support to different teams in aligning culture-building and development opportunities to facilitate sustainable growth.
Knowledge, Skills and Ability
Comprehensive knowledge of HR best practices including State and Federal labor law
Track record of building and deploying tools and messaging for all People programs as well as internal company communications
Proven ability to successfully roll out innovative people related programs and initiatives aligned with business goals to drive employee engagement.
Exceptional relationship-building skills and the capacity to inspire and influence at all levels.
Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities, with the ability to make data-driven decisions.
Exceptional communication, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
Ability to articulate value-based solutions to complex business problems.
6+ years of progressive HR experience, with at least 4 of those years as an HRBP.
Demonstrated experience collaborating with teams to resolve complex people related challenges at all levels of an organization.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with maturity and confidence in working with colleagues at all levels of the organization
Divergent is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Our positions adhere to all statutory and regulatory requirements. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
No agencies, no solicitations, and no calls please. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.