Senior People Business Partner
Redwood City, CA
At Carbon, we make the impossible possible, to transform lives, industries, and the world. This is what motivates us. Sitting at the intersection of software, hardware, and material science, Carbon helps the leading companies around the world accelerate product innovation. We are proud to be the world’s leading digital manufacturing platform, transforming the way products are designed, engineered, manufactured, and delivered. To transform lives, industries, and the world, we believe we must have an open, inclusive, and diverse organization where all team members belong and are valued for what they bring.

In this role, you will be reporting to the Director, People Business Partners, and joining a diverse team with a vibrant culture, where team success is as important as celebrating individual contributions.

One of the key drivers to our success is an exceptional emphasis on our people. We believe that our competitive advantage lies in our talent.  Carbon is looking for an experienced People Business Partner to continue our efforts to nurture and retain top talent. This includes supporting our leaders and managers through scale and creating an environment where employees of all backgrounds can thrive. 

This role will be based in our Redwood City, CA office.


  • Serve as a trusted and strategic business partner to people managers and leadership in designated client groups to develop and retain top talent
  • Understand company goals and strategies and serve as client groups’ liaison to successfully deliver People Team programs and initiatives
  • Act as a champion of company culture, exhibiting core values to promote thoughtful decisions and drive effective change in a fast-paced environment
  • Provide insightful data in partnership with the People Operations team to guide and empower managers in making data-informed decisions related to their org
  • Provide ongoing support and guidance to managers  in the following areas: performance management, employee relations, organizational health and design, change management, employee development and recognition, and other strategic initiatives
  • Actively participate in planning and leading projects related to People initiatives and programs including engagement surveys, performance management, employee and manager training, etc.
  • Manage and facilitate employee relations cases as they develop, and bring in appropriate resources where necessary to address the situations
  • Establish a positive rapport with client groups to deliver coaching and development feedback to managers and employees
  • Requirements:

  • 6+ years of general HR experience with 3+ years in HRBP (or equivalent) role 
  • Strength in assessing an organization, identifying gaps, and developing solutions
  • Ability to build trust with teams and business partners across the entire organization
  • Strong influencing and consultative interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage change and resolve conflicts
  • Fluency with people-related metrics and digging into problems to craft unique solutions in a structured way
  • Collaborative and team-oriented mindset; low ego
  • Highly ethical character. Can be trusted to do only the “right thing” for employees, the company and shareholders
  • Excellent follow-through, performance, judgment, and sense of humor
  • Experience partnering and influencing leaders across diverse groups to help drive their people strategy and increase business results
  • You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Carbon, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills


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