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Sr. Human Resources Business Partner

Req id:  15051

Reading, GB



As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management.  





Focused on driving business success, the HR Business Partner provides both strategic and operational HR leadership to an assigned geographic client base, to ensure the company achieves its business goals.

The HRBP acts as an internal consultant and HR resource for senior leaders, managers and employees and responds proactively to the unique needs of the geography.  This role will partner with the business in relation to talent management; employee relations, organisational design, employee engagement and learning and development.  This includes the identification and resolution of critical issues for the geography and client groups and the implementation of HR policies and practices that align to global HR strategic objectives.  The HRBP adds value to discussions with business leaders, making compelling business cases for HR initiatives and offers insights and analysis to the business to aid effective decision making.

The HRBP will work collaboratively with HR Centre of Expertise in Total Reward, Talent Acquisition, Learning and Development and HR Shared Services to ensure timely delivery of business solutions within the framework of the global HR strategy.  The HRBP will additionally support the flawless execution of HR management processes and tools.

The HRBP is a member of business leadership teams and will provide specific confidential counsel and support to senior executives who lead their function based from the assigned HRBP geography




•             Actively partners with key executives and leaders in their geography, demonstrating clear business acumen and an ability to drive for results and get things done. Prioritises key business needs and drives HR initiatives delivering clear value add

•             Applies strategic focus and spends >30% of time on strategic issues such as talent planning, talent management, employee engagement and organizational design efforts. Leads the business through the delivery of key programs in support of strategic goals

•             Executes key HR Programs and initiatives in their geography in alignment with global HR and business requirements

•             Contributes to delivery of M&A activities within EMEA, partnering with the HR Corporative Development team to provide in region support across the M&A lifecycle.

•             Acts as an employee advocate






•             Proven Human Resource experience in a generalist capacity

•             Clear business acumen, evidencing the use of insights in the business environment to improve talent and business outcomes.  Capable of building a robust HR business case using organisation and financial data

•             Demonstrates strong organisation and prioritisation skills, able to manage own time effectively

•             Ability to take a pragmatic approach, balancing business imperatives with the needs of the individual

•             Proven ability to build credibility and strong relationships.

•             Able to be influential in optimising stakeholder collaboration, driving stakeholders to action and be thoughtful in overcoming objections and secure stakeholder agreement to HR recommendations

•             Experience of M&A activity and a sound understanding of the strategic, legal and employee considerations involved during acquisitions and legal entity mergers.

•             Experience of business restructuring and org design, particularly in the context of M&A transactions

•             Educated to degree level in HR/business related subject.  CIPD qualification preferred but not essential



At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

Social events 
With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

Explore your career and your potential. Become an OpenText Voyager.

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