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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Human Resources Leader - California in Thousand Oaks, California

Sensata is searching for a California Human Resources Leader to manage our three California locations. All three sites are combined manufacturing and business centers with a total headcount in California of over 550 people. We are currently located in Carpinteria, Thousand Oaks and Vista. As a key member of the HR team, this role will be responsible for leading and assisting in the development and execution of HR strategies, initiatives, and programs in support of business plans and overall corporate objectives. This role may also play a key role in future M&A, as Sensata continues to expand its technology footprint on the west coast. In addition, he/she will be the main HR partner to the General Manager for our 165M Aerospace business unit, which is based out of our Thousand Oaks location. This position will report to a senior leader of the HR team.


  • Partner with the business in developing an understanding of the people and organizational strategy needs and assist in designing and executing solutions in the areas of: talent management, leadership development, succession planning, organizational structure, business process improvement, performance management, global teaming, rewards and recognition strategies, communication, staffing and engagement

  • Proactively initiate dialog with management, provide advice on issues affecting morale, performance, development and organization effectiveness, helping to determine root causes and recommending appropriate next steps

  • Lead, coach and develop a high performing HR team and support individual development

  • Support the development and execution of annual processes such as Talent Management, Succession Development, Compensation Review Process, 360 Feedback process, etc

  • Assist in creating and launching new programs aligned with our HR strategy

  • Ensure site compliance as it relates to state and federal laws, and the effective resolution of day to day HR matters.

  • Utilize reports and analyze data in support of day to day operations and process improvement

  • Interact with all levels in the organization across cultures and time zones

  • Develop productive relationships across the HR centers of excellence (COE’s) and across the global Sensata organization


Job Requirements:

  • BA/BS in Human Resources, Organization Development or Business required

  • 10+ years of experience in HR is required; with at least 5 years’ experience being a site HR leader

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of California and federal employment law

  • Strong sense of business ethics including the ability to appropriately handle confidential information

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills who communicates with clear rational and appeal

  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise with Excel and PowerPoint

  • Comfortable developing and giving presentations both locally and to broader parts of the organization

  • Travel between CA locations required, along with 10-15% of travel outside of CA

Additional Details:

The following is preferred experience, but not required:

  • M&A, including due diligence and integration

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Working at a multinational company


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  • Collaborating at Sensata means working with some of the world’s most talented people in an enriching environment that is constantly pushing towards the next best thing.

  • Employees work across functions, countries and cultures gaining new perspectives through mutual respect and open communication.

  • As OneSensata, we are working together to make things work together

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