Director Human Resources

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Arlington, VA, USA, United States

Posted on: 2023-09-15

Category: energy

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About the company:

Fluence is the leading global energy storage technology and services company, created and backed by Siemens and AES, two industry powerhouses and pioneers in energy storage. Fluence unites the scale, experience, breadth, and financial backing of the two most experienced icons in energy storage.

Our mission is to create a more sustainable future by transforming the way we power our world. Energy storage is critical to this transformation, yet today the market is fragmented and customers face the challenge of finding a trusted technology partner amidst conflicting technical claims, inexperienced vendors and installers, and new market entrants with limited power sector knowledge.

Fluence brings the proven technology solutions and services that overcome the commercial and regulatory barriers that stand in the way of modernizing our energy networks. We are the partner that can deliver at a global scale with the most experienced and knowledgeable team in the world.

Fluence (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services and digital applications for renewables and storage. With a presence in 30 global markets, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ platform, which delivers AI-enabled digital applications for managing and optimizing storage and renewables. The company is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids. For more information, please visit

We are guided by our passion to transform the way we power our world. Achieving our goals requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed.

We are Leading
Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day.

We are Responsible
Fluence is defined by its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity.

We are Agile
We achieve our goals and meet our customer’s needs by cultivating curiosity, adaptability, and self-reflection in our teams.

We are Fun
We value the diversity in thought and experience of our coworkers and customers. Through honest, forthcoming, and respectful communications we work to ensure that Fluence is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. 


Location: Alpharetta, GA or Arlington, VA Office location (Hybrid work) 

The Human Resources Director (HRD) will partner and coach business leaders in influencing and executing organizational effectiveness and talent management priorities aligning to the overall talent strategy and Human Resources programs across the Fluence organization.
This role will be the driver and influencer for talent and people strategies within the businesses and functions, ensuring linkage and support of business performance. 

This role serves as a strategic and operational leader who oversees all HR functions with a focus on talent readiness and building organization effectiveness. In this role you will collaborate as a strategic partner to drive forward the goals of Fluence and will partner closely with many stakeholders including CoE’s, regional partners, and cross- functional business leaders to ensure key connections, collaborations, and insights are leveraged, for the delivery of our business objectives. 

This role is responsible for forming strong business partnerships to support a scaling/growth organization; ensuring the leadership, talent capabilities and clarity required are in place for the successful execution of our strategy; Act as an advocate of change and lead from the front to ensure new ways of working are successful modeling the desired values and leadership behaviors.
You will use your knowledge of various HR functions and disciplines including talent acquisition, total rewards, learning and development, DEI, talent management, organizational effectiveness, and employee relations to provide tactical and strategic HR support to supporting business leaders.

As the Human Resources Business Partner, you will:
•Develop and implement HR strategies that align with the organization's overall business objectives.
•Provide guidance and counsel to senior management on HR-related matters.
•Stay informed about industry trends and best practices to ensure the organization remains competitive in talent management.
•Partner closely with the talent Acquistion team on recruiting strategy, employer brand and interview process, evaluating and pivoting as necessary to support hiring goals.
•Collaborate with hiring managers to ensure staffing needs are met efficiently and effectively.
•Promote a positive and inclusive workplace culture.
•Manage employee relations issues, including conflict resolution and disciplinary actions.
•Ensure compliance with labor laws and regulations, including maintaining employee handbooks and policies.
•Collaborate with senior leadership to develop and execute HR strategies that support the growth and success of the client group and achievement of business goals.
•Design and own talent management within business unit, which will include partnering with senior leadership on career ladders, compensation and leveling, and organizational planning and design. 
•Drive Center of Excellence programs to the business unit, such as succession planning, biannual review process, development opportunities and broader culture initiatives. 
•Lead various initiates to support employee engagement and retention, such as onboarding, employee surveys, exit interviews and team building.
•Monitor and analyze attrition, engagement, and other key HR and recruitment metrics to effectively make recommendations to senior leadership.
•Provide guidance and support to managers on employee relations, performance management, talent development, and organizational change.
•Act as a strategic advisor, analyzing workforce trends and proposing proactive solutions to address challenges and opportunities.
•Partner with other HR functions to ensure consistency in HR processes and policies across the organization.
•Drive diversity and inclusion initiatives, ensuring a diverse and equitable workplace.
•Stay updated on HR trends and best practices to enhance the effectiveness of HR strategies.
•Design and deliver solutions focused on growth, scale and exceptional employee experience (e.g. strategic planning, talent evaluation, change management and team building)

At Fluence we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace; if you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply!
Unlimited PTO
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Pet Insurance
Generous 401K Match
Annual Bonus Incentive
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Fluence Career Page: Fluence Careers

Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status. 

What will our ideal candidate bring to Fluence?

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 10 years of Human Resources experience; Experience in supporting global and technical environment preferred.  
  • Demonstrated aptitude for learning with the flexibility to adapt to shifting priorities and navigating ambiguous situations.
  • Elevated level of comfort collaborating and influencing senior leaders. Ensuring client satisfaction regarding projects and/or process goals and objectives and strategic initiatives.
  • Ability to work independently and has a high sense of personal accountability. 
  • Strong business and HR acumen, including strong problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and analysis.
  • Strong knowledge of employment laws and regulations.
  • Proven track record of successfully partnering with senior leadership to drive HR strategies.
  • Ability to manage complex employee relations situations with confidentiality and sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated experience in talent management, performance management, and organizational development.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement HR strategies.
  • HR certification (e.g., SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, or equivalent) is a plus.
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