Autodesk Director, People Insights in Montreal, Quebec
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We are currently seeking a Director, People Insights to build and evolve a world-class people analytics function at Autodesk. This is a critical leadership role within our People & Places (PPL) organization with responsibility for helping us to create a foundation of data science and analytics to enable our mission to drive better business outcomes by empowering our employees to achieve the new possible – shaping the world and their future.
In this role, you will drive the vision and strategy to realize actionable insights from data that inform better talent and business decisions. You will lead and develop a small, but mighty team of data scientists and data experts who are passionate about leveraging their complex modeling and analytics expertise to find insights that add business value and drive better employee experience outcomes, while making data easier to access and consume. As a strong people leader and data whisperer, you thrive on thinking big and using data to guide your team’s work priorities and outcomes. You are adept at artfully challenging conventional narratives, as you lead our shift from data collection and reporting toward evidence-based research and data insights.
Build and develop a people analytics and insights function beginning with setting a data and insights strategy and 3-year roadmap
Provide thought leadership and direction for the full lifecycle of people analytics, including sourcing, retention, development, organizational health and culture, exit information and alumni status
Collaborates and influences multiple internal and external partners across PPL and Autodesk to ensure data strategy objectives are achieved and enable the discovery of insights that drive business actions
Develop data reporting and dashboard strategy for executive staff, people leaders, employees and PPL partners to scale analytics and democratize data and insights across the enterprise
Develop people predictive analytics to identify significant differences, relationships, and trends in data, as well as factors that could affect the results of research, and translate data and trends into strategies and stories to achieve client, program, and business objectives for resource optimization
Run and implement surveys including designing questions and reports, delivering executive presentations, creating complex data models and performing analysis to identify trends used for actionable insights and workforce decision-making
Evaluate the effectiveness of all workforce strategies (e.g., training/development, compensation, inclusion & diversity, performance, etc.), in partnership with PPL leadership team and program leaders, and clearly communicate and influence leaders on findings and recommendations
Partner closely with HR Technology and IT to define and build the data collection, retention and reporting technologies to enable the People Insights team and data insights strategy
Provide coaching and training on the use and interpretation of data insights
Develop and maintain appropriate benchmarks with other organizations
Demonstrate good judgment and discretion in dealing with highly sensitive data
Coach and develop team of data scientists and data experts enabling them to thrive and realize their potential
8+ years of related experience in business intelligence, data mining, workforce analytics or market insights, with at least 5 years at a leadership level
Strategic orientation and demonstrated ability to build complex statistical models needed to understand issues at a detailed level and forecast impacts of change
Have led the interpretation of statistical data in a simplified and understandable way to non-experts (both written and verbally) in the form of graphs, charts, tables and executive presentations, etc.
Experience managing and analyzing structured and unstructured data using tools such as SQL, R, Python, SPSS, STATA or Tableau and experience troubleshooting others' analyses
Demonstrated strengths in collaboration and influencing skills and ability to anticipate problems and opportunities and the initiative to pursue solutions
Extraordinary analytical skills required, with mastery of business intelligence or related discipline, along with critical thinking skills in formulating hypotheses, interpreting results, and being able to make educated guesses when data may be sparse or unavailable
Attention to detail is a must and you have experience working in high-growth, performance focused environments with the ability to work under pressure and within tight deadlines
Excellent executive presentation skills with the ability to distill and present actionable information from complex research
PhD in Data Analytics or related graduate education with 5+ years of experience in an industry emphasizing people research in organizations (e.g., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Economics, Management, Policy Analysis, etc. or related degree), or MS with 8+ years of experience as described above
3+ years’ experience managing a team of quantitatively oriented people analysts
Experience developing tools, conducting empirical research, practical implementation, knowledge of best practices in at least three of the following areas: employee engagement, learning and development, performance management, diversity, compensation, or retention
Experience with systems such as Visier and Workday
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Autodesk is the global leader in design and make technology, including industry-leading 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software and services, that offer customers better outcomes though automation and insights for their design and make processes. With over $3.5 billion in revenue and more than 12,000 employees, Autodesk has established itself as the leading provider of design and make technology that empowers innovators everywhere to achieve the new possible – for products, their businesses and the world. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you've experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. With a vision of a better world designed and made for all, Autodesk serves customers in architecture, engineering, and construction; product design and manufacturing; and digital media and entertainment industries. Its customers design, fabricate, manufacture, and build anything by visualizing, simulating, and analyzing real-world performance early in the design process.