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HR Director

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Trimble Navigation Limited

, CO
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Human Resources Director

Westminster, Colorado

An integral part of the Global Trimble HR team, the HR Director will be responsible for all global HR related activity for our Emerging Markets Sector located in Westminster, CO. This leadership role will be responsible for executing our strategic global HR plan for this Sector including all Talent Management programs and HR business partner work. This role will be responsible for coordinating the HR strategy for this Sector around the world relying on our global HR colleagues in the various countries. The ideal candidate must work collaboratively across all Trimble Sector’s and other businesses plus build strong working relationships with the corporate staff. He/she will combine HR expertise and thought-leadership for this critical role with a pragmatic, hands-on approach to deliver best-in-class HR management and consulting to the Sector SVP. The Emerging Market Sector has over 1,000 global employees. This candidate must be willing to take ownership and accountability of assigned projects and responsibilities and work effectively with our HR team members around the world to ensure all Trimble HR goals and objectives are met. This role will be located in the Westminster, CO office and report directly to Chief Human Resources Officer who is located in our Westminster, CO office and also report indirectly to the SVP & Sector Head of the Emerging Markets Sector.

The ideal candidate will have an overall combined minimum of 10-15 years of comprehensive HR functional & business partner leadership experience focused on being a proactive, strategic partner with business General Managers. The candidate will help develop and facilitate the implementation of appropriate change management initiatives and will review current HR programs to ensure adherence to company and Sector goals. This role will be responsible for developing and administering innovative programs to retain and attract talent within the Sector as well. As the HR leader for a major Trimble Sector, the ideal candidate will need to have solid experience within most of the human resource functional areas including talent acquisition, change management, learning and development, compensation management, succession planning, target setting, employee relations and performance management.

Primary Duties:

Key HR leadership role on the Sector Management team and the global HR team with responsibility for all the Sector employees. Partnering with the sector management team on key business & HR initiatives is critical in this role ensuring the HR strategy is built around the business strategy.

Leads Sector HR team in the critical assessment of staff against industry trends and strategic initiatives. Actively manages the identification and development of key talent across the Sector driving high levels of retention.

Develops recruiting and retention strategies for the Sector with our global talent acquisition strategy.

Assesses broad organizational gaps and identifies and works with Sector management and general managers on plans to fill the gaps.

Acts as employee relations expert as needed.

Identifies, analyzes, develops, and implements training and organizational development programs with Corporate L&D function specific needed for the Sector.

Collaborates with business leaders and global HR partners to implement Trimble initiatives across all HR functions.

Role-models Trimble values, challenges employees to be extraordinary, embraces ambiguity and complexity, and utilizes coaching as a way to grow and improve employee capabilities.

Creates an environment that encourages collaboration, fosters innovation, and stimulates high performance.

Provides leadership, training and guidance to all HR team members and employees.

Desired Characteristics:


Demonstrates a proactive and collaborative approach to decision-making

Clear and strategic thinker; proven experience in translating strategies into actionable plans.

Strong program management and problem-solving skills

Capable of flawlessly executing multiple projects & initiatives simultaneously with strong attention to detail


Demonstrates respect for colleagues and works to build inclusive team environment

Builds strong relationships and has excellent interpersonal skills; politically savvy

Change Leader:

Acts as a catalyst for change and easily adapts to changing demands and conditions

Strong influencing skills and leads change management on various programs across the division.

Customer Focus:

Provides exceptional service and quality to internal clients

Ability to assess business needs and provide talent management solutions, practical models and tools that are easily understood and adopted by the business


Creates clear and concise oral and written communications


Bachelor’s degree in HR/management or related field. Master’s degree preferred. Professional certification a plus.

Minimum 10-15 years in increasingly more responsible HR leadership roles. Global high tech experience preferred with direct international HR experience.

Ability to lead, motivate and influence others in a global, matrix organization structure. Outstanding interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Strong employee relations and management partnering skills. Strong project management and high analytical capabilities with proven ability to deliver results. Proven ability to create consensus in a multinational structure. Knowledge of the laws and regulations governing global employment practices.

Demonstrated formal and informal leadership ability.

Experience working in a matrixed and decentralized organizational structure is highly desirable.

International living and working experience highly desirable.

Ability to travel domestically and internationally is required.

Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics.

Those who successfully lead others to meet our objectives are vital to our organization. Leadership at Trimble is much more than simply exercising assigned authority; we expect our leaders to embrace a mission-focused leadership style, by continually adapting to circumstances while not losing sight of the end goal; demonstrating strength of character, intellect and the ability to convert ideas to reality.

Trimble is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor. EOE/M/F/V/D

Company Profile
Positioning-centric information is changing the way people, businesses and governments work throughout the world. By applying Trimble's advanced positioning solutions, productivity increases and safety improvements are being realized.

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