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Senior Human Resources Business Partner

Location Burlington, Massachusetts

Company Overview:

At Nuance, we empower people with the ability to seamlessly interact with their connected devices and the digital world around them. We are creating a world where technology thinks and acts the way people do by designing the most human, natural, and intuitive ways of interacting with technology.

Our nimble technology uses analytics and advanced algorithms to transform the inanimate into animate and reduce complicated processes into simple ones.

Job Summary:


As a Senior Human Resources Business Partner, you will be one of the primary Human Resources contacts for the Global R&D organization. You will provide human resources support to all levels of management and employees. This includes change management, team effectiveness, and driving the roll out of Corporate Human Resources programs. As well, you will be responsible for addressing any and all Human Resources-related matters on a day to day basis.


  • Consult with senior management on organizational/business issues, including change management, talent, culture, team functioning, leadership effectiveness and succession planning
  • Continuously assess the needs and performance of the assigned business area and target organization development, leadership development, and team development efforts to improve the organization
  • Deliver services that address division challenges related to business alignment, organization effectiveness, and leadership capability.
  • Develop and/or implement company-wide policies, programs, and initiatives (e.g. talent assessments/succession planning, reward programs, workforce planning) for assigned division.
  • Partner with M&A HR Team to support and facilitate merger and acquisition activities, including organization design, integration and assimilation.
  • Collaborate across the HR function to effectively leverage in-house expertise in aid of solving issues.
  • Assist the Employment team in the implementation of staffing strategies, and supports hiring processes for a variety of levels from temporary staffing to executive placement.
  • Facilitate development and roll out of various geographically specific initiatives; collaborate with regional HR to address country-specific needs, as required.
  • Conduct fact finding investigation activities related to internal and external inquiries, complaints and concerns.
  • Perform daily HR management activities
  • Perform tasks related to securing and keeping the products, tools, and processes that you are responsible for securing


  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent work experience, with a minimum of 8 - 10 years related human resources experience
  • Master’s degree or MBA preferred
  • Broad-based human resources experience as a generalist
  • Exceptional organizational, time management, negotiation, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.
  • Creative, flexible, innovative team player who can also work well in a leadership capacity with minimal oversight
  • Highly developed analytical skills
  • High energy and superb follow through
  • Customer service focus
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to all levels of the company
  • Demonstrated success building business relationships and advising and coaching management on human resources solutions
  • Highly proficient using MS Office and other business tools

Additional Information:

Nuance offers a compelling and rewarding work environment. We offer market competitive salaries, bonus, equity, benefits, meaningful growth and development opportunities and a casual yet technically challenging work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team and become part of our continuing success.

Nuance Communication Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster and its supplement is availablehere. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call 781-565-5086 – Human Resources Department and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


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