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Human Resources Senior Transformation Leader

Honda North America
paid time off, paid holidays, sick time, tuition reimbursement, 401(k), relocation assistance
United States, Torrance
1919 Torrance Boulevard (Show on map)
July 08, 2023
American Honda Motor Co

Human Resources Senior Transformation Leader

Location: Torrance / hybrid remote

Level: IC 3

What Makes a Honda, is Who makes a Honda

Honda has a clear vision for the future, and it's a joyful one. We are looking for individuals with the skills, courage, persistence, and dreams that will help us reach our future-focused goals.

At our core is innovation. Honda is constantly innovating and developing solutions to drive our business with record success. We strive to be a company which serves as a source of "power" that supports people around the world who are trying to do things based on their own initiative and that helps people expand their own potential. To this end, Honda strives to realize "the joy and freedom of mobility" by developing new technologies and an innovative approach to achieve a "zero environmental footprint."

We are looking for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, continuous improvement values, and a strong work ethic to join our team.

If your goals and values align with Honda's, we want you to join our team to Bring the Future!

About this Position:

The HR Transformation leader will partner closely with the Sr. HR leadership team to lead, coordinate, and execute the planning and implementation of various strategic programs and initiatives for the HR organization. They will interface with HR and business leaders at all levels and become a true advisor and business partner while driving HR's strategic vision and project execution forward. The achievement of HR's future operating model is integral to elevating all aspects HR's performance from operational excellence to strategic innovation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Act as an advisor to the Sr. HR Leadership Team and business leaders at all levels on the HR agenda. Provide consultations and develop highly creative and innovative solutions around ongoing transformation efforts to achieve critical HR transformation objectives.
  • Establish operating processes and tools for effectively managing the HR function, including actively tracking key trends and metrics
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of established operation processes based on KPI and develop countermeasure actions when implemented processes are not too successful.
  • Serve as an LPL and lead the development of a project plan, evaluate the alignment to the project objectives for the HR BU, and to confirm effectiveness of the execution strategy. Develop project timeline and manage progress against deadlines and milestones
  • The LPL oversees and acts as the Expert Advisor to multiple Project Leaders (PLs) from all HR divisions and departments, managing as a single major project.
  • Manage the process for defining and prioritizing strategic initiatives, including the identification of emerging initiatives
  • Distribute, assign, and ensure completion of workstream responsibilities
  • Monitor risks, actions, decisions, and support workstreams in driving tasks to completion
  • Review and understand HR and business analytics, derive insights, and turn them into action and measure progress

Who we are seeking:

Required Work Experience:

  • 10+ years of experience across HR project management, HR Business Partnering or transformational change management
  • Total 15-20 years of prior experience in 2 or more functional areas in HR; HR business partner or generalist, or in HR COE roles
  • Prior experience with a distributed workforce and exposure to best-in-class HR from other organizations of similar size and stage of transformation
  • Prior experience leading, coordinating, and executing large-scale projects
  • Exceptional project management experience; a PMP is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to influence and build strong relationships at all levels
  • Superior consulting skills

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or related discipline or equivalent relevant experience
  • Advanced degree highly preferred

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to influence and build strong relationships at all levels

  • Working knowledge of key HR functional areas (Development, Acquisition, OD, etc.)
  • Networking skills
  • Strong business acumen, capable of connecting business goals to people management practices

Additional Position Factors:

  • Moderate Travel and fluctuating levels of discretionary time
  • Managing multiple concurrent tasks, meeting numerous deadlines, addressing many internal staff requests
  • Challenge of navigating a complex and evolving organization

At Honda, you will play a key role in our journey to become a company that society wants to exist now, and in the future. Your endless curiosity will drive innovation and your courageous spirit will challenge the status quo. We believe having a workforce made up of diverse thinkers and innovators makes us a better Honda. Respect for each other and respect for diversity each and every day drives our associates to contribute at the highest level and work effectively in a team environment. We make the dream of mobility a reality with our innovative and high-quality products. Together, we Bring the Future to our customers, associates, and communities. We are Honda!

What differentiates Honda and make us an employer of choice?

Total Rewards:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Annual Bonus
  • Manager Lease Car
  • Industry leading Benefit Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Paid time off, including vacation, paid holidays, sick time, personal days
  • 401K Plan with company match + additional contribution
  • Relocation assistance (if eligible)

Career Growth:

  • Advancement opportunities
  • Career mobility
  • Education reimbursement for continued learning
  • Training and Development programs

Additional Offerings:

  • Wellbeing program
  • Community service and engagement programs
  • Product programs
  • Free drinks onsite

Honda is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.