Head of HRBPs, R&D

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What Asana is looking for in applicants

At Asana, we are innovating to build the future of work. We’re building collaboration software that makes it easier for the world’s teams to work together effortlessly and focus on the work that matters.

We’re a product-led organization looking for an experienced, strategic People Partner leader(Human Resources Business Partner manager) to work with our Engineering and Product organization. This role will partner closely with our technical Leadership team and cross-functional stakeholders to create and execute on people strategies that accelerate our R&D objectives and enable us to scale for hyper growth. 

What you’ll achieve

  • Manage a small team of People Partners supporting our technical teams (Engineering and Product/Design) 
  • Strategic thought partner for our Engineering and Product leaders; becoming a trusted advisor on organizational design, change management, people strategy, and employee engagement initiatives.
  • Partner with the Engineering & Product Leadership team to proactively identify organizational needs, evaluate options, develop and drive needed change initiatives to support the broader talent strategy and business goals. 
  • Be a champion of the Asana and Engineering/Product culture and values; help to make Asana a place where all our engineers belong and thrive.
  • Use people metrics to drive key insights and decisions for talent growth and retention.
  • Collaborate with other parts of the People Operations team to execute cyclical programs including compensation review, feedback cycles, engagement surveys and development programs. 
  • Working with two other people partners that are dedicated to Asana’s Product & Engineering teams, collaborating to provide support to the group’s managers and employees..
  • Serve as a coach and confidant to all levels of Engineering management, for personal growth and professional success.

About you

  • 8+ years of progressive People Operations (Human Resources) experience with 5+ years as a people partner or equivalent. 
  • 5+ years of management experience. 
  • Experience working with Engineering, Product or tech teams is a plus.
  • Experience with organizational design and effectiveness, change management, performance management, leadership coaching, learning and development programs, total rewards and compliance.
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills with the ability to build relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Data-driven, decision maker & pragmatic problem solver who can find root causes of issues and gain leadership support to address them.
  • Proven ability to manage priorities among multiple stakeholders and multitask or  re-prioritize as needed in a high-velocity environment.
  • Collaborate effectively across a broad set of stakeholders and make decisions without having full consensus. 



About us

Asana enables millions of teams around the world to achieve their goals together, from small projects to strategic initiatives. For the past 5 years, we've been named a top workplace by Fortune, Great Place to Work, Fast Company, Glassdoor, and Built In for our inclusive culture that drives business results. After spending more than two years physically distanced, we're safely and mindfully returning to in-person collaboration, adding more flexibility to our office-centric hybrid culture. With offices all over the world, we are always looking for curious, collaborative, and mission-driven people to help us enable the world’s teams to work together effortlessly.

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