Sr. Manager, People Business Partners

  • South Jordan, UT
  • Full-time

Company Description

Founded in 2004 and trusted by Fortune 500 companies, Pluralsight is the technology learning platform organizations and individuals in 150+ countries count on to innovate faster and create progress for the world.

Working at Pluralsight

At Pluralsight, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to create progress through technology. That everyone should have access to the skills of tomorrow. That technology can make the world a better place. Through the work we do everyday, we empower the people who power our world.

And we don’t let fear, egos or drama distract us from our mission. We’re adults, and we treat each other that way. We have the autonomy to do our jobs, transparency to eliminate office politics and trust each other to do the right thing. We thrive in an environment with creativity around every corner, challenges that keep us on our toes, and peers who inspire us to be the best we can be. We bring different viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences, and united by our mission, we are one.  

Job Description

We’re on the hunt for a dynamic, whip smart, leader and strategic People Business Partner for our technical business units. Pluralsight is at an unprecedented moment in our growth as a company and the Business Partner Team is at the forefront of designing People solutions that will propel us toward incredible growth in the marketplace and in the direction of our mission. You will lead a team of business partners and sit on a functional leadership team to partner closely with leadership and team members on all people and organizational-related issues (including engagement, employee relations, workforce planning, onboarding, benefits, coaching, development, organizational development, etc). You will collaborate with the People & Places team in the design and implementation of a variety of people programs that give leaders and team members (employees) leverage in driving business results. Because of your leadership, the leaders that you serve will foster teams where their team members do the best work of their lives. In your role, this is what you will enable.


  • You are an incredible leader and business partner who can lead and develop a team
  • You can handle any situation, boldly influence others and create strong relationships across the business
  • You see every opportunity as a chance to develop a leader
  • You are thoughtful about your language, knowing language creates
  • You are a demonstrator of self leadership. How you organize your business, team and outcomes as a demonstration to your client group.
  • You see client groups as client groups with a customer focus in approach.
  • You are passionate about business impact; you are a business problem-solver that truly understands the strategic value the People org has on delivering a business unit’s key objectives connected to the company vision.
  • You won’t deliver a program unless you can see how it impacts business results and the vision.
  • You are a bit of a data nerd - it is rewarding for you to review and analyze business data and metrics to identify trends and recommend solutions to improve employee experience, performance, and retention
  • You are a creative problem solver who doesn’t rely simply on “best practices” of the standard HR playbook. in fact, you think like a founder or business leader yourself.
  • You are balanced in your approach, using data, empathy and good judgement to business and people problems
  • You are committed to the philosophies and values Pluralsight is committed to over looking good or being liked.
  • You are artful in conversations - in communicating clearly, listening intently, asking strategic questions that drive to the core of what needs to be discussed, and focus outcomes over output
  • You value global and cultural acumen and demonstrate an understanding of other people’s cultural, values, beliefs, and perceptions which may differ from your own
  • You lead with candor - your connectedness with people has people trust and follow you.
  • Can blend the balance of care for people and care for the cause seamlessly


  • You are a master at building/leading teams and career development
  • Lead with business acumen.  Know the business and understand what drives business results within your functional team. Know everything about the organization’s finances and operations and how talent management affects each. Approach problem solving from a business-first perspective.
  • As a true leader partner, you will grow your team’s global leadership capability
  • Act as a champion for our team members and as a change agent; balancing the needs of team members, your functional business unit, the People Team, and the company
  • Leverage fact-based thinking to understand and serve as a consultant on various people related touchpoints, referring issues to the appropriate SMEs. You see yourself as a quarterback to ensure that situations are handled consistently, fairly, and efficiently.
  • Apply ethical practices in all you do, approaching situations fairly and consistently without bias and by using data
  • Identify coaching needs and provide day-to-day performance management guidance to leaders (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions), supported by data
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition to deliver key hires to the business through a strategic, well-designed and fully-baked headcount planning approach
  • Deliver succession planning, development, change management, leadership development, and employee relations to your functional org
  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues. Conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations if and when they come up.
  • You will become a role model for our values, using them as your operating system.
  • Identify opportunities to add and create values through people (the way they are led, developed, and enabled for doing their best work)
  • As a true leader partner, you will grow your team’s global leadership capability


  • You have built and lead business partner teams with excellence
  • You have a strong track record of results and influence as a leader and a leader partner which has moved the needle across the company; delivering impact that support a high performing culture
  • You have been a key member of a functional business leadership team who’s thought partnership has made significant contributions to the business strategy
  • You have led through numerous crucial conversations with influence and ease
  • You have  the business acumen of technical Product, Development, & IT orgs; giving you the credibility you need to coach leaders far more experienced than you

Additional Information

Be yourself. Pluralsight is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.