Director, People Strategy

| Greater Boston Area

Director , People Strategy

Company Description

Rapid7 is helping organizations around the globe advance securely. Our technology, services, and community-focused research simplify complexity for security teams, helping them reduce vulnerabilities, monitor for malicious behavior, investigate and shut down attacks, and automate routine tasks. With more than 7,400 customers across 120 countries, Rapid7 is a recognized leader in cybersecurity that has proudly earned numerous industry accolades and strong recognition for our technology and culture. Learn more at www.rapid7.com.

The Opportunity

The People Strategy team is, at its core, obsessed with bringing out the best in our people to achieve transformational growth within themselves and for Rapid7 because we believe that our people are the lifeblood of our company and central to achieving our mission. We do this through a People Strategy partnership model that, at its core, starts with a deep understanding of our business, our culture and our people.

Rapid7 is looking for a business savvy, growth minded, collaborative, and people focused leader to join our People Strategy team and be a key driver in achieving this mission for our Products and G&A teams in North America. As a Director of People Strategy, reporting to the VP of People Strategy, you will partner with business leaders to develop, implement and improve people programs with a shared goal of creating incredible experiences for our employees, while supporting our growth and the achievement of Rapid7’s business goals. 

Essential Responsibilities 

The Director of People Strategy (North America Products and G&A), will be in charge of implementing, scaling and improving people strategy programs designed to support business goals within the Products and G&A teams. They will be responsible for the implementation of a business partner model that aims to understand overall people trends, challenges and opportunities and with the support of people strategist, they will implement solutions that increase engagement, strengthen management bench, and reduces unhealthy turnover thus creating the most productive and satisfying work experiences for our people. 

In addition, the Director will be leading the implementation (with a focus on scalability, accountability and consistency) of talent management processes such as talent assessments, 9 boxing, career development planning, continuous feedback and performance management with an emphasis on enabling leaders to make effective decisions that promote the development of our people and the success of our teams.

With a deep focus on our culture and the “HOW” we engage with our people, the Director of People Strategy is not your typical HR leader. We are looking for a leader who is passionate about our people and our business and is driven by the desire to make an impact in people’s careers and on our business.

WHAT THE ROLE WILL LOOK AND FEEL LIKE:

  • You will be managing the day to day people strategy initiatives for the Products and G&A teams. In doing so, you will not only manage the people strategist but be a trusted and knowledgeable leader partnering with the other people teams such as Total Rewards, People Development and Talent Acquisition to ensure seamless support to our people and teams.

  • You will be a partner and advisor to our business leaders and proactively diagnose and communicate trends around their people and teams (ie engagement, development, retention, collaboration) and lead the development of solutions to address them - with the goal of supporting their business goals through a people lens

  • In partnership with the Total Rewards leader and our People Strategy team, you will lead the execution of activities within the employee lifecycle for your line of business - including performance management, merit and bonus planning, promotions and internal transfers and exits/terminations.

  • You’ll be a key partner to the People Development team and help determine learning needs for our people and build strategies to ensure effective application of learning principles on the job

  • You will be a coach and advisor to our leaders in their efforts to strengthen their management bench and build teams that scale

  • Working with the with People Strategy team and business leaders, you’ll ensure that employee initiatives are in line with and reinforce our company’s culture and core values

  • You’ll lead and deliver with a consistent focus on building a high-performing culture of growth and development through effective leadership, communication and feedback

  • You’ll be laser-focused on understanding and leveraging People Strategy data to articulate insights and develop action plans to address people challenges

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • 8-10 years of professional work experience in HR (focus on Business Partner), Organizational Development, Talent Consulting or a related field

  • Bachelors of Arts or Science required

  • A natural leader with an impressive balance of business acumen, influencing skills, empathy, relationship building, and courageous authenticity with unquestionable integrity

  • A natural influencer with a clear point of view. You are seen as a trusted advisor, people seek you out, trust your advice and follow your lead. 

  • Excellent at delivering difficult feedback/messages with a unique balance of directness, objectivity and transparency

  • Embody Rapid7 core values in how you lead and manage through complex and challenging situations

  • Expert at coaching leaders through challenging team dynamics and helping them build alignment through effective communication, conflict resolution and an ability to truly understand the root cause of issues

  • Strong management track record in building and developing people strategy talent and skills

  • Leads teams with a learning mindset - you encourage your team to try something different and learn from mistakes

  • Proactive, self-motivated and has a strong work ethic 

  • Has an amazing attitude – personable, approachable, and always eager to help

  • You are an amazing communicator, able to effectively work with discretion and sensitivity across all levels of the business

  • Creates a team culture that handles ambiguity well – actually thrives in it

  • People love working with you because you:

    • You don’t just enjoying being in “HR” because you “love people.” You value the difference your role can make in the experience people have at work. 

    • Avoid drama like the plague

    • You provide insight and support without solving their problems for them

    • You are collaborative, warm, and instill a sense of support

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Location

Rapid7 is conveniently located between the North End and West End of Boston, with plenty of restaurants, bars and public transport close by.

What are Rapid7 Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Once a year, Rapid7 offices across the globe close for the day so employees can volunteer.
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong.
Stocked Kitchen
Rapid7 has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and all of the flavored sparkling water you can handle.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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