Director of Human Resources

Get to Know Us:

It’s fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they’re doing!

At BlackLine, we’re committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business of enterprise applications.

Since being founded in 2001, BlackLine has become a leading provider of cloud software that automates and controls the entire financial close process. Our vision is to modernize the finance and accounting function to enable greater operational effectiveness and agility, and we are committed to delivering innovative solutions and services to empower accounting and finance leaders around the world to achieve Modern Finance.

Being a best-in-class SaaS Company, we understand that bringing in new ideas and innovative technology is mission critical. At BlackLine we are always working with new, cutting edge technology that encourages our teams to learn something new and expand their creativity and technical skillset that will accelerate their careers.

Work, Play and Grow at BlackLine!

Make Your Mark:

The Director, Human Resources is a leadership role and the most senior business partner to multiple executive leaders and will lead and coach a team of Human Resources Partners. This role is responsible for building relationships across the organization and partnering with the business leaders to provide insights based on talent analytics and metrics to recommend talent strategies and program execution that propels talent decisions to enable and accelerate long term growth for BlackLine and our people. The Director, Human Resources will engage with the business in workforce planning to analyze workforce trends, identify talent needs and critical skills gaps, and forecast and develop plans for key staffing through internal progression and external hires. This position will lead strategic, project-based people and business initiatives and programs. Its impact are highly visible with frequent C-level executive interaction.

You’ll Get To:

  • Provide direct leadership of a team of Human Resources Partners, acting as a strong role model, providing coaching, mentorship, and motivation for professional growth.
  • Work with business leaders and finance partners on annual workforce planning, including forecasting and developing plans for key staffing.
  • Establish key talent metrics and KPIs to report on and measure performance within the business unit and proactively highlight areas of risk and opportunity.
  • Use data driven approach to analyze trends, inform decisions, and implement actions to increase productivity and retention (engagement survey data, performance data, exit trends)
  • Collaborate with operational leaders in the development of an empowered and accountable culture with shared priorities for a positive work environment.
  • Adapt organization-wide DEI programs to the business unit.
  • Leverage human resources subject matter expertise in the formulation, recommendation, and deployment of highly complex HR programs and policies that combine strategic sense with tactical execution.
  • Lead the roll out of cyclical programs across supported business units, such as continuous and annual performance management, compensation review processes, global engagement surveys and action planning, talent assessment and succession planning, etc.
  • Serve as a thought leader in shaping and creating development programs for high potential employees that increases organizational effectiveness and supports employee career growth.
  • Consult executive leaders regarding talent development needs of the business line (e.g., career planning, learning initiatives, etc.) and work collaboratively with Talent Development team to create development programs for key talent.
  • Work collaboratively with Talent Acquisition and Total Rewards to align compensation with competitive market expectations.
  • Design, facilitate, and lead change efforts/communication strategies related to HR and other organization wide programs.
  • Collaborate with global peers to stay abreast of talent matters in regions falling within assigned executive leader(s) organization.
  • Provide coaching and guidance to leaders on performance management.
  • Conduct complex investigations related to employee concerns.
  • Works collaboratively through shared services and COEs, indirectly directs the work of others through influence to achieve business outcomes.
  • Exercise independent discretion and judgment to make critical decisions in administering internal policies and controls in compliance with applicable legislation (SOX, Information Security, ESG, internal audits).
  • May serve as the company Human Resource representative with external governing agencies, and other duties as assigned.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Accomplished Human Resources leader and manager with 8 – 10 years of progressive experience in Human Resources business partner role (preferably in a global business).
  • Requires a university degree or its equivalent in experience in Human Resources, Business or related field.
  • Leverage interpersonal and organizational savvy, relates well to others, builds relationships throughout the organization, and is a quick study to organization dynamics.
  • Function as an objective and trusted advisor able to effectively collaborate with and engage stakeholders in difficult discussion, to challenge assumptions, advise on the talent implications of decisions and then present alternate explanations and solutions
  • Comprehensive knowledge in the areas of organizational design, staffing, learning/development practices and principles, and employment law matters (ethics, conduct, employee wellness, staffing, wage and hour, leaves of absence, etc.).
  • Able to intake information and insights, frame the need and deliver consultative or hands-on problem-solving support in managing complex employee relations matters, workforce plans, and organizational design/structure
  • Strategic, big picture thinker able to translate strategies into action and link HR goals to organizational goals
  • Agility to work swiftly within tight time constraints and adapt to changing priorities while remaining calm under the pressure of multiple projects and demands
  • Leverages knowledge of project management fundamentals to organize, prioritize and time manage work with keen attention to detail and accuracy in presentation of information.
  • Ability to apply change management and diversity, equity and inclusion principles to assist in business transformation, aligning stakeholders around implementation of initiatives influencing organizational culture.
  • Effectively copes with change, ambiguity and risk and can comfortably adapt and respond to the changing demands of a fast paced, high growth environment.
  • Possesses a propensity and ability to turn obstacles into challenges and motivate and inspire those they work with to keep morale and productivity high
  • High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications or other similar collaboration tools is a must. Experience with HRIS, and ATS platforms (SuccessFactors is a plus)
  • Highly effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Can-do attitude, committed to finding solutions not only to solve problems but to prevent them in the future.

We’re Even More Excited If You Have:

  • Experience working for a global company a plus.
  • Experience working in a SaaS company and knowledge of Tech industry is also a plus

Thrive at BlackLine Because You Are Joining:

  • A technology-based company with a sense of adventure and a vision for the future. Every door at BlackLine is open. Just bring your brains, your problem-solving skills, and be part of a winning team at the world’s most trusted name in Finance Automation!
  • A culture that is kind, open, and accepting. It’s a place where people can embrace what makes them unique, and the mix of cultural backgrounds and varying interests cultivates diverse thought and perspectives.
  • A culture where BlackLiner’s continued growth and learning is empowered. BlackLine offers a wide variety of professional development seminars and inclusive affinity groups to celebrate and support our diversity.

BlackLine is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, race, age, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, ancestry, color, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, medical condition, genetic information, or any other protected class or category recognized by applicable equal employment opportunity or other similar laws.

BlackLine recognizes that the ways we work and the workplace itself has shifted. We innovate in a workplace that optimizes a combination of virtual and in-person interactions to maximize collaboration and nurture our culture. Candidates who live within a reasonable commute to one of our offices will work in the office at least 2 days a week.

Salary Range:

USD $161,000.00 – USD $227,900.00

Pay Transparency Statement:

Placement within this range depends upon several factors, including the applicant’s prior relevant job experience, skill set, and geographic location. In addition to base pay, BlackLine also offers short-term and long-term incentive programs, based on eligibility, along with a robust offering of benefit and wellness plans.

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