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People and Culture Business Partner

Apply now Job no: 613865
Work type: Permanent
Location: Lone Tree, Colorado
Categories: Human Resources, North America, Individual Contributor

People and Culture Business Partner

Change people’s lives and love what you do!  Cochlear is the most recognized brand in hearing health care.

Human needs have always been our inspiration, ever since Professor Graeme Clark set out to create the first multi-channel cochlear implant because he saw his father struggle with hearing loss. We always start with people in mind – thinking about their needs.

For this reason, our products, services and support will continue to evolve and improve. We are by our customers’ side through the entire hearing journey, so they can experience a life full of hearing. Our employees tell us that the number one reason they enjoy working for Cochlear is the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives and working in an organization where they can be part of bringing the mission to life each day.


About the role

As Cochlear continues to grow and service our customers, we are recruiting for a People and Culture Business Partner in our Americas head office based in Lone Tree, CO. This role offers a hybrid work environment with a combination of in-office and remote work from home.

In alignment with our organizational principle of providing a safe work environment, employees of Cochlear are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The only allowable exceptions include qualifying medical and religious accommodation. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination will be required prior to your start date.

To be successful in this role you’ll be able to provide Business Partner service delivery across the organization.  You’ll work collaboratively with the Executive Business Partner and Centers of Expertise to deliver on our global people strategy and operational plan including leading deployment of our people processes across business functions to drive effective talent and performance outcomes. This Manager level role is responsible for managing People & Culture related duties on a professional level and supports various departments across the organization. This role is responsible for supporting and guiding the business, employees, and management in the areas of performance management, employee relations, departmental projects, training, coaching and development, State and Federal employment law compliance and regulatory compliance.

Key Responsibilities

  • As a strategic and tactical Business Partner work in a consultative and collaborative manner across the organization to provide P&C service delivery to drive business strategies and objectives to meet the needs of the departments.
  • Provide guidance to people managers, including coaching, counselling, onboarding, career development, performance management and performance improvement.
  • Deploy full employee lifecycle people processes in close collaboration with Business Partners and Centers of Expertise. Work closely with leaders to educate, coach, and advise on our people processes to ensure they are utilized effectively to deliver outstanding performance outcomes.
  • Identify and implement ongoing improvements to our people processes and practices to drive simple, consistent ways of working.
  • Provide employee relations consultation and conduct workplace investigations in the areas of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, safety and other types of complaints.

Key Requirements

To add value to Cochlear in this role you'll be able to meet and demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities in your application and at interview:


  • 5-7+ years of increasing responsibility in Human Resources, working across the full employment life cycle with an emphasis on employee relations
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Management, Psychology, Communications or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Strong understanding of State and Federal legislation with an ability to enforce adherence and communicates Human Resources programs, policies, procedures, to employees and management teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a high degree of confidentiality and discretion to employment matters.
  • Ability to objectively coach employees and management through change and complex, difficult, and emotional issues.
  • Previous experience with employee relations consultation and conduct workplace investigations in the areas of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, safety and other types of complaints.


Physical & Mental Demands

The physical and mental demands described below are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to be in a stationary (seated/standing) position; utilize business technology for work product delivery, communicate orally and in writing with others internal or external to the organization, utilize problem solving/critical thinking skills to discern and convey information.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus. The individual is regularly required to utilize comprehension, critical thinking, communication, problem solving, organization reasoning, relating to others and discernment of items such as product specifications, procedures, and processes to customers (whether internal or external).  Influence, organization/classification of information and planning are also required.

The work environment is a home/office environment, and is representative of those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

In addition to the opportunity to develop your knowledge and grow professionally, we offer competitive wages and benefits.  The Target Salary Range/Rate: $90,000 - $110,000 based upon experience as well as an opportunity for bonus.

The overall benefit program includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability, pet insurance, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, 401K Matching, PTO (vacation, holidays, floating holidays, sick and volunteer time off), tuition reimbursement, transportation supplementation, maternity and paternity leave, onsite gym and cafeteria and wellness programs.

Apply now by completing your application form online. Applicants must meet the job specific application criteria to be considered. Visit our careers site at to learn more.  

Cochlear Americas is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local lawIn addition, Cochlear will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.  If you require accommodation with completing the online application, please contact us via web or phone at 303-264-2549.

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