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Human Resources Business Partner

Req id:  39026

Richmond Hill, ON, CA Waterloo, ON, CA

OpenText is a global leader in information management, where innovation, creativity, and collaboration are the key components of our corporate culture. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to partner with the most highly regarded companies in the world, tackle complex issues, and contribute to projects that shape the future of digital transformation.

The Opportunity: 


The HR Business Partner acts as an internal consultant and HR resource for senior leadership and their teams, as well as responding proactively to the unique needs of the business function and its region. This role will support a Business Unit within the Engineering organization, reporting to the Functional VP, HR leader for Engineering. 


Opportunity to grow and support a large business unit for OpenText while lending key leadership level support to ELT-1 and their teams.


In this role you will provide proactive HR consulting services in all areas of workforce planning including talent management, Organizational Design and Restructuring as well as Employee Engagement and People Manager/Leadership development. Additionally, this includes the identification and resolution of critical issues for the client groups and the implementation of HR Talent Initiatives that align to global HR strategic objectives.

The HR Business Partner will work collaboratively with HR Centre of Expertise (Total Rewards, HR Operations and Organizational Effectiveness, Employee Relations) as well as their Talent Acquisition partners, to ensure timely delivery of business solutions within the framework of the global HR strategy.  The HRBP team seeks to add value to discussions with business leaders, making compelling business cases for HR initiatives and offer insights and analysis to the business to aid effective decision making, while also supporting the flawless execution of HR management processes and tools.  

You are great at: 


  • Partnering with global leadership teams to understand key business priorities and HR implications
  • Collaborating with regional HRBP teams and HR COE partners to define and oversee workforce planning activities
  • Applying strategic focus and spends approx. 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
  • Communicating business initiatives and talent related priorities to the extended HR team
  • Communicating HR priorities and goals with leaders to ensure an effective partnership 
  • Supporting senior leaders in initiatives such as comp planning, leadership development, employee communications, organizational design, change management and performance management
  • Understanding overall Business Unit metrics and trends to engage in a dialogue with leaders to enable decisions and drive change

What it takes: 

  • 7+ Years of Human Resource experience in a HR Business Partner or HR Generalist capacity, preferred. 
  • High attention to detail and sense of urgency 
  • Customer focused with proven relationship building strengths and solid experience developing workforce plans based on business goals
  • Strong business acumen, evidencing the use of insights in the business environment to improve talent and business outcomes 
  • Strong analytic capability to identify and diagnose pressing business challenges, uncover insights to enhance decision making and can align organizational strategy to talent decisions
  • Strong financial acumen, competent in understanding financial statements and the overall financial health of OpenText. To be confident to interpret financial metrics and calculate the financial impact of HR decisions.  To be capable in building the economics of an HR business case
  • Ability to crate and foster stakeholder credibility and network. To be influential in optimizing stakeholder collaboration. To have an ability to present powerful presentations that drive stakeholders to action and be thoughtful in overcoming objections and secure stakeholder agreement to HR recommendations
  • Comfort and ability to thrive in a high-change, fasted paced environment 
  • University degree, preferably in business/Human Resources, or equivalent combination of education/experience

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We believe that our values are the compass that steers us in the right direction and helps us stay true to our mission. These values will not only guide our everyday decisions but also influence our strategic direction and the way we work. They reflect who we are as individuals and as a collective force, uniting us in our shared purpose. 

We create economic growth that is inclusive and sustainable. 

The world’s most trusted companies trust OpenText, and we demonstrate this in our actions as individuals, as a company, and as technology. 

We build global communities of purpose and challenge by supporting each other to exceed expectations and solve complex problems. 

We set high standards and exceptions, to learn, to be better. 

We tap into our creativity to deliver incredible experiences for customers, to ourselves, and for our planet. 

We believe a workplace should be human above all else. We ask excellence of our employees and reward it by creating an environment that is welcoming, challenging and that encourages real growth and development, not empty platitudes, or trinkets.” - Mark Barrenechea, CEO & CTO

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