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HR Director, Corporate Technology Office

Dublin, Ireland
Human Resources


Job Description

Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit
HR Director, Corporate Technology Office
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Eaton has an exciting opportunity for an HR Director to join the Corporate Functions HR team being dedicated to providing trusted business partnership to leaders and supplying HR subject matter expertise across a spectrum of topics.
The HR Director has responsibility for providing strategic HR leadership and support to the Chief Technology Officer and senior leaders within the Corporate Technology Office (CTO) organization. The role is responsible for multiple locations including locations in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. The HR Director drives the global functional talent management strategy, organizational effectiveness, executive level talent assessment/selection, and any executive-level employee relations management across approximately 1700 corporate CTO employees and 8500 matrix/sector engineering employees (in partnership with field HR leaders).  Additionally, the role provides full spectrum HR support to the US CTO teams, and partners with global HR professionals that provide full HR generalist support to client function resources in Ireland, Prague, Pune and Shanghai.
Specific responsibilities include:
  • Develop and implement global functional organization and talent management strategies in consultation with functional officer utilizing advanced organization development concepts, processes, and tools including assessment, diagnosis, design (OAD), talent reviews, and change management.
  • Champion organization change to facilitate alignment of human capital plans to the function’s strategic plan. 
  • Provide strategic leadership coaching to functional officers and leadership teams;
  • Build organizational capability to meet the current and future needs of the business (in the field of succession planning, talent acquisition, organization design, diversity, and retention; partner with Officers on leadership development nominations for programs)
  • Support executive and non-executive level Employee Relations activities by working with management to resolve conflict and facilitate achievement of established business objectives.
  • Develop and support functional learning resources;
  • Support officer on implementation of HR subject matter needs through liaison responsibilities with corporate HR subject matter experts based in the regions (e.g., Talent Acquisition, Assessment & Selection, Executive and Non-Executive Compensation, etc.). 
  • Strategically guide and oversee the functional corporate development & early talent programs
  • Collaborate with the team of Corporate HRBPs to optimize / leverage standard work and support across the Corporate functions for items such as wellness, I&D (Inclusion and Diversity), communications, Leadership Development, HR Services etc.
  • Work with Sector HR teams to facilitate the change management aspects of CTO enterprise deployments; provide change management expertise for CTO efforts.
    Partner with supported officer to:
  • Drive standard HR deployments and annual requirements (compensation planning, merit planning, Annual Performance and Development Planning, Employee Survey/Continuous Listening administration and action planning, etc.) and facilitate and support new HR program deployments through client group(s), such as: I&D, HR Services, Flex Work Solutions, etc.
  • Support key projects/initiatives for client group(s) by executing appropriate human capital plans


  • Experience partnering with senior/executive leadership to create and drive strategic HR and key functional organization initiatives on a global scale.
  • Experience coaching and advising senior executives on business critical issues.
  • Leadership experience in Organization Development, including Organizational Change Management, Compensation, Talent Assessment, and Employment Law coupled with practical savvy for coaching management on these topics and applying the knowledge to training and deployment.
  • Experience leading training and facilitation for broad audiences, including senior executives.
  • Implement / leverage processes, review metrics and measure on-going review of effectiveness for continuous improvement.   
  • Experience in a matrix organization.
  • Experience with organization assessment and design and developing / executing talent strategy preferred
  • M.B.A. or M.S. degree in human resources preferred.
  • Collaborative and team-work focused style a must.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in human resources.
  • Relocation within hiring region (EMEA)
  • 25% travel
What Eaton offers:
  • Eaton Business System offering various tools for management and people development
  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethics is really important for us
  • Challenging projects in dynamic collaborative team
  • Culture & Values - Eaton is more than the products we invent and produce – the way we do business is just as important. At Eaton, our values and culture define who we are – both individually and as an organization – and direct our activities every day.
About Eaton:
Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law. At Eaton, we see things differently.
We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently—if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you—then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you.
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We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Human Resources

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: CTO Corporate Technology Office

Job Level: Manager
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring region only
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 057677