Senior HR Business Partner (US Remote)

Burlington, MA, US, 01803

Human Resources

Sophos is a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, protecting more than 500,000 organizations and millions of consumers in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by threat intelligence, AI and machine learning from SophosLabs and SophosAI, Sophos delivers a broad portfolio of advanced products and services to secure users, networks and endpoints against ransomware, malware, exploits, phishing and the wide range of other cyberattacks. Sophos provides a single integrated cloud-based management console, Sophos Central – the centerpiece of an adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem that features a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity vendors. Sophos sells its products and services through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos has major hubs around the globe. More information is available at www.sophos.com

Role Summary

As a Senior HR Business Partner, you will support our Global Marketing Organization and our US and LATAM Sales Organization. Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, you will have overall responsibility and ownership for the success of core programs and annual HR rollouts for these client groups (annual review and rewards program, talent management planning etc.). You understand how to support a global organization and collaborate effectively with regional HR leaders and business partners.


The ideal candidate will be a member of the HR Leadership Team and will play a strategic role with the business and will be accountable for supporting the delivery of business outcomes. You will also provide day to day, hands-on, full cycle HR support to our US and LATAM teams.


You will join a global HR team that focuses on delivering results in a practical, simple, and highly effective way, just like our cybersecurity solutions.


What You Will Do

  • Partner with the Global Marketing Organization and the US/LATAM Sales Organization to design and deliver people plans that improve effectiveness, anticipate hiring and development needs, and help achieve overall business objectives
  • Collaborate effectively with the Sales and Marketing HR Business Partners (global, regional, and local)
  • Manage global HR programs and initiatives including annual performance and compensation reviews, talent planning, career development, recognition and retention programs, and employee relations
  • Understand the talent composition for client groups, including hiring needs, career progression, gap analysis, and work closely with the Talent Acquisition and FP&A team to define the talent plan and hiring needs
  • Provide day to day coaching and guidance to management in employee life-cycle areas including hiring, promotions, performance management, and terminations
  • Partner with HR centers of excellence (Talent Acquisition, L&D, Compensation & HR Ops) to implement and support ongoing HR programs and company-wide initiatives (eg. D&I programs)
  • Proactively support the company’s values and initiatives as it relates to employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, and environmental goals


What You Will Bring

  • 8+ years significant and relevant HR business partner experience, supporting distributed Sales and Marketing teams in a global technology company
  • Experience with global business practices and able to integrate programs into a global, scalable framework
  • Must have excellent business and HR acumen, with demonstrated ability to influence and build strong partnerships, along with exceptional emotional intelligence and program management skills
  • Responsive and will always proactively take ownership and initiative with a “get things done” mentality  
  • Proven ability and willingness to work at all levels – strategic, operational, and tactical
  • Excellent communication skills with demonstrated ability to adapt to a variety of communication styles and settings
  • Proven ability to communicate both verbally and written, in a clear and concise manner
  • Proven ability to manage priorities based on business needs and able to deliver results in a complex and fast paced environment
  • Highly knowledgeable with US employment and immigration laws
  • Wants to work with a highly collaborative team that holds each other accountable and is all about results
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field required, with Master’s Degree a plus

What’s Great About Sophos?

  • Our people are what makes Sophos special – we demonstrate shared vision, talent, innovation, and creativity, all of which are accompanied by a great sense of fun and team spirit.
  • Employee-led diversity and inclusion groups that build community within Sophos and provide internal education and advocacy (eg. Sophos Women in Tech group to improve gender parity, encourage gender-balanced leadership, and support career progression at Sophos)
  • Sophos Environment Network and employee challenges to contribute to sustainability and reduce our environmental footprint
  • Annual commitment to charity and fundraising across our global sites and volunteer days for employees to give back to local communities
  • Global trivia competitions to keep our minds sharp
  • Global Mental Health days off work for all Sophos to help employees relax and recharge
  • Monthly employee wellbeing webinars and training to support employee health and wellbeing
  • Employee rewards and thanks, such as our free annual subscription to Calm


Our Commitment To You

We’re proud of the diverse and inclusive environment we have at Sophos, and we’re committed to ensuring equality of opportunity.   We believe that diversity, combined with excellence, builds a better Sophos, so we encourage applicants that can contribute to the diversity of our team.  All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, sex, gender reassignment, marital status, race, religion or belief, color, age, military veteran status, disability, pregnancy, maternity or sexual orientation.  We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know.


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At Sophos, we want every organization to be protected by innovative, next-generation IT security, even those who don't have a huge IT staff. We protect organizations of all sizes, all around the world by making enterprise-grade security that is simple to deploy, manage, and use. It is our passion, and something we are truly proud of.

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