Iron Mountain VP, HR Business Partner Data Center in Boston, Massachusetts


The VP of Human Resources (VP HR), reporting to the CPO, is responsible for the strategic support of the Data Center Business. This business is a high growth business unit, with an employee population of approximately 500 employees, with a revenues of over $200M distributed across the United States, UK, Singapore & Netherlands. The VP HR will be responsible for driving results and increasing the overall effectiveness of the business through a deep understanding of the business strategy. He/she will consult with senior leaders on matters related to organizational effectiveness, including but not limited to organizational development, operating models, employee engagement & culture, strategic workforce planning, change navigation, talent development, performance and compensation management activities. He/she will anticipate business needs and provide short & long term client-focused solutions that drive effective business results through the alignment of human resources best practices to strategic business goals.

Key Accountabilities

  • Trusted Advisor and partner to GM, Data Center, and the fellow direct reports to the GM, on issues of OD, Talent, and Change Management to drive strategic success.

  • Partnering with the senior leaders, develops business unit workforce strategies aligned and informed by business & enterprise strategy.

  • Uses a consultative approach to understand & develop (present & future) critical talent capabilities.

  • Broker specialty HR services to meet business needs & participate in the delivery of market-ready solutions as appropriate (e.g. talent & succession planning, workforce planning, org design, etc.).

  • Provides coaching and advice to senior leaders to strengthen their leadership capabilities and enable them to meet their business priorities.

  • Facilitate & drive transformational change to enable organizational effectiveness and employee engagement.

  • Build a high performing team of HRBP’s through leadership, mentoring and open communication.

  • Leader within the HR Leadership team, supporting and building enterprise wide HR strategy and priorities

  • Role requires 40 – 50% travel

Functional Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies

  • Demonstrates a minimum of 15 years of HR and/or OD experience.

  • Experience partnering with senior leadership on complex matters.

  • Strong M&A and integration experience.

  • Global orientation & experience required

  • Experience supporting and enabling a business during hyper-growth and scaling.

  • Experience operating & driving successful outcomes in entrepreneurial environments, large and small.

  • Possesses broad knowledge of all internal HR programs and services.

  • Ability to understand and develop strategies that impact overall effectiveness of the business unit and the broader organization.

  • Ability to influence, communicate and present effectively to all levels of the organization, in particular senior leaders and other key decisions makers.

  • A focus on organizational effectiveness throughout the business including sales, marketing, operations and product to ensure alignment across the full matrix.

  • Ability to develop and articulate data-driven business cases.

  • Has a strategic, solution-focused mind set; experience designing and managing successful people projects and programs; and has an established track record of innovation.

  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, negotiate, and influence thinking.

  • Experience working & leading and HR organization in a technology business

  • REIT experience is a plus

Consultative Capabilities/Characteristics:

  • Natural Curiosity

  • Ability to move from the strategic to the tactical and back again

  • Resourceful – doesn’t have to do all the work themselves; bring to bear many aspects (research/call people/reach out)

  • Can think outside the box (not: “We’ve always done it this way…”)

  • Seeing possibilities, but strategic & execution focus- broad wide lens

  • Modeling the change- “chunk it out”, simplify, pragmatic thinking, receptive to change- positive attitude towards change

  • Relates easily with the large non-exempt work force and the supervisors and managers who lead them

  • Picking spots – understanding what problem we are trying to solve (clear diagnosis, root cause)

  • Pleasantly assertive to get to the answer/question

  • “Project minded” – able to think through steps, establish milestones, define key stakeholders, etc.

  • Courageous

  • Achieving results through influence, collaboration, relationships

  • Active listening (asks self: “Whose need are you meeting?” when talking or asking questions/communication)

  • Analytical thinking; numbers-friendly

Iron Mountain is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, age, national origin, sex, sexual preference or handicap.

Iron Mountain is an equal opportunity employer, and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, disability, medical condition, U.S. Military or veteran status or other legally protected classifications in making employment decisions.

Requisition # 2018-19277

Category Human Resources

Type Full-Time

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