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Strategic HR Business Partner, Director Level

REQ: REQ-143304 Human Resources

Panasonic Avionics Corporation
  • Irvine, CA, United States
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Our new global headquarters is conveniently located in Irvine, CA near John Wayne Airport in the Park Place development. For our onsite and hybrid employees you will be able to enjoy amenities such as access to many restaurants and shops, running trails, a fitness deck, outdoor seating, dry cleaning, car wash, free garage parking, car charging stations, shuttle service for train commuters, outdoor games like bocce, horseshoes, gaming tables, pickle ball, and basketball. For more information on Park Place visit         Who We Are:    Ever wonder who brings the entertainment to your flights? Panasonic Avionics Corporation is #1 in the industry for delivering inflight products such as movies, games, WiFi, and now Bluetooth headphone connectivity!        How exciting would it be to be a part of the innovation that goes into creating technology that delights millions of people in an industry that’s here to stay! With our company’s history spanning over 40 years, you will have stability, career growth opportunities, and will work with the brightest minds in the industry. And we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that will help our organization thrive! We seek diversity in many areas such as background, culture, gender, ways of thinking, skills and more.        If you want to learn more about us visit us at And for a full listing of open job opportunities go to          The Position:      Works closely with executives, senior leadership and staff to define and execute HR strategies that enable accomplishment of business objectives. Translate current and future business needs into an overall integrated strategic HR plan including talent management & succession planning, talent acquisition, employee engagement, organizational effectiveness, compensation/benefits and change management. Develop workforce plans and understand external customer trends and issues in the industry that could potentially impact business. Lead management in organizational assessment and diagnosis to revise business strategies into actions that deliver results. Provide demonstrated change management leadership. Oversee staff of HR managers and professionals. Advise and coach leaders on driving the organizational values and culture. Serve as a strategic business partner, change agent, and member of the line management staff.     
  • Business Partner Management
    • Partner with senior leadership to plan, develop and implement talent initiatives in support of strategic business goals
    • Influence effective decision making and drive organizational growth.
    • Be responsible for successful change management and organizational design solutions leveraging people, process, and technology
    • Provide full scope HR Business Partner support for senior leadership and provide consultation, recommendations, and fact based guidance to leadership and employees
    • Work with business leaders to enhance organizational performance and cultural cohesion in areas of organizational capability, workforce planning, talent management
    • Translate current and future business needs into overall integrated strategic HR plan
    • Collaborate with leaders and fellow HRBP’s to create efficient, consistent, and scalable solutions for the business.
    • Work with global HR team to execute business strategy and operational needs and broader enterprise HR initiatives.
    • Provide research, advice and opinion regarding emerging people issues and human capital risk facing the business
    • Participate with HR leadership on HR strategic plans with a perspective from the business functions
    • Participate in development of Global HR budget
    • Manage and develop HRBP teams aligned by business units and functions
    • Partner and collaborate with COEs (Global Talent Management, Global Talent Acquisition, Global HR Operations) to ensure strategic solutions to process improvements, tools and systems to meet the distinctive challenges and needs of the business
    • Manage HR projects as required, such as implementing new HR initiatives as developed in collaboration with COE’s
    • Champion organizational values and culture
    • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal department as needed/required
    • Recruit and hire for key leadership roles
    • Recognizes, analyzes and diagnoses key trends in HR KPI’s / metrics to uncover root cause. Develops and designs solutions, based on root cause analysis work
    • Partner with Intl HRBPs on business and HR strategies
  • Staff Management
    • Oversee department budget
    • Manage high level professionals (HR Business Partners)
    • Hire, develop, and appraise direct reports

The salary range of $151,000 - $253,000 is just one component of Panasonic’s total package. The final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to individual’s knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this role may be eligible for discretionary bonuses and incentives. The minimum hourly wage for this role will be the greater of the posted range, or minimum wage for the location where the employee will be working, subject to local minimum wage requirements.        

What We’re Looking For:    
  • SPHR, PHR, SHRM-CP desire
  • 10+ years HR business partner experience
  • 5 years staff management experience
  • Advanced knowledge of best practices in HRBP role, closely partnering with business leaders, driving collaboration and implementing change projects
  • Proven track record in enabling and driving organizational change and performance excellence
  • Requires the ability to change the thinking of, or gain acceptance from, others in sensitive situations, without damage to the relationship. Utilize an enterprise wide consultative approach to produce effective solutions.
  • Proficient in the use of MS office suite of software applications i.e. Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Outstanding communication skills, ability to articulate, communicate and interact with multiple constituencies in the organization including Executive Management level.
  • Advanced Project and Change Management skills
  • Strong consulting, negotiation and influencing skills at all levels.
  • Strong team building and leadership skills for driving high performance teams.
  • Ability to manage cross-functional program teams.
  • Ability to hire, appraise, and develop direct employees.
  • Ability to thoroughly and clearly articulate his/her position(s) concerning problems and/or solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and deliver effective presentations.
  • Ability to work effectively with people under pressure including people from diverse cultural and political backgrounds.
  • Outgoing, self-motivated, well organized and detailed oriented.
  • Creative problem solver and able to resolve conflicts and filter conflicting agendas to determine path forward.
  • Demonstrated excellent ability to diffuse high pressure situations, articulate and resolve problems, and work out difficult situations/problems.
  • Demonstrated excellent organization and planning ability to handle large complex teams and situations.
  • Managerial courage
  • Business acumen
  • Organizational agility
  • Political savvy and interpersonal savvy
  • Intellectual horsepower
  • Strategic agility
  • Leading change
  • Coaching and Developing Others
      Our Principles:    Contribution to Society | Fairness & Honesty | Cooperation & Team Spirit | Untiring Effort for Improvement | Courtesy & Humility | Adaptability | Gratitude        What We Offer:     
  • At Panasonic Avionics Corporation we realize the most important aspects in leading our industry are the bright minds behind everything we do. We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive, comprehensive and flexible benefits program.       
  • Paid time off: Exempt Salaried employees receive flexible paid time off. This means that there is no fixed number, range, or limit to the amount of Personal and Vacation Days that may be taken for exempt employees. Non-exempt hourly employees accrue 14 vacation days per year + 7 sick days + 3 personal days. Accrual rate increases with tenure. All employees receive 11 company paid holidays per year. We also close our offices at the corporate level in the U.S. between Christmas and New Year. For operational positions that are expected to work on holidays, we provide additional compensation for hours worked.       
  • Health Insurance: Medical insurance offerings from Aetna and Kaiser (CA &HI). Options for Employee Only, Employee + Spouse/Domestic Partner, Employee + Children, or Family. Dental PPO and DMO options & Vision insurance through EyeMed or VSP.        
  • 401K with 50% match on up to 8% contribution, full vested from day 1.      
  • Washington residents only are eligible for: Washington’s Family and Medical Leave program and Washington’s Paid Sick Leave program.      
  • Other offerings include: Wellness Program, Counseling services, FSA & HSA, Life Insurance for employee, spouse and child, AD&D Insurance, Long-term and Short-term disability, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Legal Assistance, Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection, Dependent Care FLSA, Education Assistance, Commuter Program, Employee Purchase Program, Service Award Program.        
     All applicants are subject to Company policies, third party customer and worksite requirements, and government requirements, regarding vaccination and/or testing for COVID-19.  Where permitted by applicable law, applicants may be required to be fully vaccinated with an authorized COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, unless they are eligible for and obtain an exemption based on a reasonable accommodation because of a disability or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. While the Company strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccinations, it may require vaccination and/or testing for positions in which third party customer, worksite, or government requirements apply, in accordance with applicable law. At those locations where requirements apply, exemptions will be considered based on applicable law.      Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Avionics Corporate.      #LI-Hybrid   #LI-ST1             

REQ: REQ-143304 Human Resources

  • Irvine, CA, United States
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