Director, People Business Partner


March 11, 2021

Boston, MA, US

The team:
At Datadog, People Operations is more than just human resources—it’s a data-driven team dedicated to constantly improving the way we hire, develop, and support our most valuable asset: our people. Our People team are strategic problem solvers who work closely with leadership and employees to ensure that Datadog keeps scaling smoothly and remains a great place to work.
The opportunity:
Datadog is seeking a global, director level People Business Partner to work closely with our CRO and senior leadership team, leading change and development through another hyper growth year. This person will be a key member of the People team, responsible for evolving and delivering Datadog’s core HR practices and contribute at a hands-on level to cultivate an open, dynamic and performance-driven culture. This will include coaching managers on how to lead their teams, navigating and resolving employee relations issues, and managing programs that help develop our people.
You will:
  • Lead a talented team of People Business Partners and support functions
  • Oversee the People function for the global sales team, partnering with our global sales leaders advising them on all things people-related, including performance management & coaching, employee relations, and organizational development
  • Provide analysis and consulting to sales leaders in order to make data-driven people decisions
  • Build, advise and consult on HR policies, guidelines, and programs, in collaboration with your HR colleagues
  • Work with managers to onboard new hires and administer various training programs
  • Collaborate with the People team and COE’s to design and implement unique employee programs and create a positive experience for client groups
  • Partner with sales leadership on key HR programs such as career paths, performance reviews, compensation & rewards
  • Coach and develop managers and individual contributors
  • Assist employees and managers in resolving workplace issues and grievances
  • Assess employee development needs, make recommendations, and implement appropriate solutions

You are:
  • An experienced people leader with at least 10 years of related HR experience, and experience leading a team
  • Experience should include working with senior leaders on organizational design, compensation planning and other strategic initiatives
  • Ability to adapt your approach and pivot your skillset day to day from strategic, high level program implementation to granular day to day needs of a fast paced business
  • Project management and change management skills, with the ability to drive programs independently
  • Strong analytical skills and able to translate data into action planning
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and able to build relationships at all levels of the organization

Bonus Points:
  • Experience in a high-growth technology company
  • Prior HRBP experience with sales organizations
  • Certified professional coach (such as ICF, ATD, CTI)

Equal Opportunity at Datadog:
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