Senior Director, Human Resources Business Partner

Job ID
Human Resources - Generalist
Pos. Type
Full Time

Company Overview

At Nuance, we empower people with the ability to seamlessly interact with their connected devices and the digital world around them.  We are creating a world where technology thinks and acts the way people do by designing the most human, natural, and intuitive ways of interacting with technology.


Our nimble technology uses analytics and advanced algorithms to transform the inanimate into animate and reduce complicated processes into simple ones.


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Job Summary

Located in Burlington, Massachusetts, the Senior Director, HR Business Partner will report to the Vice President, Global Human Resources. The HR Business Partner will be responsible for strategic human resource activities within Nuance.


This role exists to ensure that the division’s HR function is well organized and operates in a way that is most effective for the division, particularly by providing managers with the appropriate support to run their businesses efficiently and build high performance teams. The HRBP will need to quickly build strong relationships throughout the organization and gain the confidence and commitment of the business and HR community.




  • Consults with senior management on organizational/business issues, including change management, talent, culture, team functioning and leadership effectiveness.
  • Develops a divisional talent strategy with senior management based on the business strategy and aligned with corporate talent management planning.
  • Develops strategic workforce plans that are aligned with business strategies and objectives.
  • Continuously assesses the organization and targets organization development, leadership development, and team development efforts to improve organizational functioning.
  • Develops and/or implements company-wide policies, programs, and initiatives (e.g. talent assessments/succession planning, reward programs) for assigned division.
  • Contributes to and actively participates in the success of assigned division.
  • Delivers services that address division challenges related to business alignment, organization effectiveness, and leadership capability. Collaborates across the HR function to effectively leverage in-house expertise in aid of solving issues.
  • Supports merger and acquisition activities, including integration and assimilation, as required.
  • Collaborates with regional HR to address country-specific needs, as required.





Number of Years of Work Experience:  Experience with a large corporation in multiple HR roles over the past 15+ years; experience in both corporate HR functions and global generalist organizations; enterprise software and/or technology company experience strongly preferred.


Required Skills:


  • An independent, confident demeanor and ability to work in a fast-paced, high-growth technology environment whose characteristics include both a “start-up” entrepreneurial culture and management of large, established businesses.
  • Exceptional influencing, consulting, and networking skills; strong strategic skills.
  • Strong business acumen, creativity, and tolerance for ambiguity.
  • Ability to identify, support, and drive change throughout the company as it continues to refine its business model, working closely with the business unit senior leadership and their direct staff to build an organization through best practices.
  • Ability to travel 10-15%.
  • Desire to be an outstanding team player – cross-cultural understanding is important.
  • Effective communication and leadership skills; unquestionable integrity.
  • Good judgment and fact-based decision making. 

Education: BA or equivalent required.

Additional Information

Nuance offers a compelling and rewarding work environment. We offer market competitive salaries, bonus, equity, benefits, meaningful growth and development opportunities and a casual yet technically challenging work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team and become part of our continuing success.


Nuance Communication Inc.  is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster and its supplement is available here. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call 781-565-5000 – Human Resources Department and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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