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Sr. Human Resources Business Partner

Req id:  36520

Waterloo, ON, CA



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. 



The Opportunity: 

Focused on driving business success, the SR. HR Business Partner is a member of the business leadership team, providing confidential counsel to Senior and Executive level leadership in our Corporate organizations. This role is a strategic and operational in nature, with an assigned client base, working to ensure the company achieves its business goals and objectives.


The SR. HRBP acts as an internal consultant and resource, who proactively supports the unique needs of their function. Key areas of focus and consultation include: Leadership Development, Organizational Design and Restructuring, Talent Management and Workforce planning; Total Rewards; Employee Relations, and Employee Engagement. In addition, this role will partner with their assigned function to identify and resolve critical issues, while working alongside our HR COE (Centre’s of Excellence) to implement programs that align with Global HR Corporate objectives.


 You are great at: 

  • Applying strategic focus with regards to talent planning, employee engagement and organizational design efforts. Leading the business through the delivery of key programs in support of strategic goals.
  • Partnering with leadership teams to understand key business priorities and talent impact, while leveraging data to support future planning
  • Communicating HR priorities and goals with leaders to ensure an effective partnership, change management support, and timely implementation of plans 
  • Serve as the subject matter expert (SME) on the execution of Corporate Programs and Initiatives (Performance, Compensation Planning, M&A, Restructuring, Policy changes & Compliance Activity)
  • Communicating business initiatives and talent-related priorities to the extended HR team


What it takes: 

  • 10+ years of Human Resource experience in an HR Business Partner or HR Generalist capacity
  • 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 project management skills
  • Comfort and ability to thrive in a high change fasted paced environment, with strong change management experience
  • University degree, preferably in business/Human Resources, or equivalent combination of education/experience



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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.

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