Tesla's goal is to accelerate the world's transition to electric mobility with a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars. Palo Alto, California-based Tesla designs and manufactures EVs, as well as EV power train components for partners such as Toyota and Daimler. Tesla has delivered more than 2,300 Roadsters to customers worldwide. Model S, the first premium sedan to be engineered from the ground up as an electric vehicle, began deliveries to customers today. Tesla plans to build 5,000 Model S vehicles in 2012, and 20,000 in 2013.
The HR Business Partner will provide HR partnership and leadership to various business units at Tesla Motors Inc. The successful candidate will develop and implement HR initiatives focused on achieving business objectives. This position is both hands-on and strategic to provide human resources expertise in the areas of employee relations, workforce planning, performance management, compensation, employee retention, coaching/development, conflict management, and more. This position is based predominately Palo Alto, CA with time split in Fremont, CA.
Advise, influence and guide all levels of management on the HR implications of business strategies and all aspects of people-management and leadership.
Partner with HR and management in organizational assessment and diagnosis to revise business strategies into actions that deliver results and improve organizational capability while maintaining an enterprise view point.
Resolve employee relations issues through a systematic approach with clear documentation and follow through.
Anticipate the need for change and influence change before a crisis or inflection point arrives. Consciously strive to build networks of support for change goals and objectives.
Provide guidance on, and help conduct, the investigation of complex complaints and concerns that could result in legal ramifications or organization exposure; assess the severity, involve appropriate individuals and facilitate appropriate action based on established practice.
Partner with Staffing to provide strategic staffing and recruitment consultation. May assist in identifying, interviewing and selecting qualified candidates for senior/critical positions.
Conduct gap analyses and ensure appropriate career development programs and initiatives are aligned with critical skill development and succession planning for designated functional teams.
Develop and manage communications regarding organizational structure, employment-related news, and HR-related programs and policies.
Partner with Compensation on making recommendations for assigned groups on job creation/leveling for roles, review of relevant market data and subsequent communications/recommendations made to the business unit. Consult on proposed promotions, as well as help drive the annual focal review process.
Bachelors Degree required
5+ years of experience in a HR Business Partner or strategic HR Manager role, with broad experience in management coaching, employee relations, recruiting, compensation, training, and HR project management and program implementation
Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, statutes, etc. which govern employment policies and practices. Thorough understanding and application of internal and external HR principles, concepts, practices and standards
Experience successfully implementing programs across geographically distributed teams
Ability to build strong working relationships across all levels of the organization, including remote areas
Excellent planning and organization skills, attention to detail, ability to handle multiple tasks, and work in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; must be an articulate and persuasive communicator
Ability to objectively coach employees and management through complex, difficult, and emotional issues
Limited supervision and direction is provided, as this individual can operate and drive results and set priorities independently
Working knowledge of MS Office. Experience working with HR sytems
Strong business and compensation acumen
Tesla Motors is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, present or past history of mental disability, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law.