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People & Culture Team Leader, People Operations Americas

Requisition Number:  17767
Contract Type:  Permanent

Manassas, VA, US

People Operations has as main purpose to create efficiency and scale for the People & Culture function, strengthen local employee experience and making life simpler for employees and local people managers. 

In this role, you will lead the US regional team which comprises People Partner and People Solution team members and whose responsibilities encompass all aspects of the employee life cycle for the Americas, including onboarding, performance management, career development, dispute resolution, terminations, legal coordination, and work arrangements while acting as single point of contact for employees and local people managers on all day-to-day People & Culture matters.


You will be responsible for (this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Define and drive the agenda and priorities for the US People Operations Team 
  • Together with the local People Partners and People Solution team members, manage and execute all aspects of the employee lifecycle for the Americas and in alignment with the overall P&C framework
  • Collaborate with People Centers of Expertise and Talent & Culture Business Partners to implement and execute locally on P&C programs and processes such as performance management, diversity & inclusion, local pay equity and learning & development
  • Advise managers on local labour law as well as SES procedures and policies, managing dispute resolution, terminations, legal coordination and work arrangements
  • Build engagement and contribute to a ‘Great Place to Work’ experience in the Americas region; foster a healthy workplace environment in cooperation with local people managers
  • Lead the local implementation of key people related business initiatives
  • Collaborate with other regions to contribute to the identification of solutions for improvement on people processes and ways of working 
  • Mentors and coach team members, supporting them in developing their skills, elevate their contribution and grow their impact on the business





Must Have

  • Higher education / Professional certification in Human Capital, Law, or related field
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience in a similar role 
  • Proven experience working in an international organisation
  • People managerial capabilities with the ability to build and manage high-performance teams
  • Computer proficiency in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other Talent related tools & systems
  • Fluency in English


Nice to Have

  • People management expertise with the ability to inspire the team members and keep them motivated to reach their best potential
  • Communication and interpersonal skills, committed to develop trust relationships and collaborate at all levels of the organization with an inspiring & coaching mindset 
  • Solid facilitation and negotiation skills; able to listen and influence others based on sound logic
  • Proactivity, perseverance, flexibility and integrity
  • Problem solving and project management skills
  • Growth mindset, staying current with trends and actively evolving professional know-how


SES is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to workplace diversity & inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or other characteristics protected by local, state, or federal law.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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