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EMEA Regional People Director

Saggart, Ireland, Ireland
Nov 28, 2019


Job Description


Join our team and unleash your creative genius! At Xilinx, we make the impossible possible. Together we can shape the future and enable great technology that changes the way people live and work.

Our People Team function is embarking on a transformation journey with the objective of delivering excellence in service delivery and business partnering. As this strategy continues to drive the effectiveness and performance of the business, best in class People support and leadership becomes ever more important. We will strive to lead the way in role modelling our core values of Excellence Teamwork and Accountability and will focus on delivering an outstanding end to end candidate and employee experience.

As the EMEA Regional People Director you will be a key senior member of the global People Team. The location for the role is Dublin and reports into the VP of Global BPs.

Included in the EMEA region are 15 sites with approximately 750 employees. The regional HQ in Dublin is home to over 300 employees with the remaining 450 spread across the UK and mainland European offices. All HQ functions are represented in the Dublin office with the remote EMEA sites comprising predominantly sales and R&D functions. Two R&D acquisitions in Cambridge, UK and Dresden, Germany in 2019 have significantly added to the regional headcount growth in addition to a new R&D site opening in Armenia this year. Integration of these teams is ongoing.


  • In partnership with the site leader in Ireland who is also VP of Engineering, you will oversee the running of the region to include regional/site activities, communication, external brand/networking.

  • As regional partner to the global BPs, you will share in the creation and delivery of the people agenda through effective business partnering, providing thought leadership for talent, organisation effectiveness and culture change, and you will be able to apply your strong business and financial acumen and data analytics capability to be a real strategic partner to the business.

Aspects of this business partnership will include:

  • Strategic support for business change and organisational shaping

  • Workforce planning, recruitment and onboarding

  • Building Capabilities and Talent Plans aligned to Strategic Workforce Planning

  • Talent management and succession planning

  • Leadership coaching and team effectiveness

  • Leading the people aspects of acquisition and divestment work affecting the functions in the region.

  • Culture and employee engagement

  • You may take ownership for global HR initiatives where appropriate.

  • As the key senior HR representative for the EMEA region, and drawing on your external network, you will provide high level insight to the BPs and COE leads on socio-economic factors that may impact future geo footprint, compensation and benefit decisions and you will collaborate with other BPs, the CoEs and People Team Services to deliver people solutions to the business.

  • Although you may not directly manage the entire people team in the EMEA region, you will be responsible for their engagement and cohesiveness and will act as coach/mentor.

  • You may have direct responsibility for several people team managers in the region.

You will bring to the role strong business acumen and a grasp of how financial and commercial acumen are critical considerations that shape people plans.

People data and interpreting analytics are essential in providing insights and solutions to drive decision making. You will be comfortable driving and challenging the business leaders where you can add a differing view point/consideration. A command of financial budgeting, unit P&Ls and general numeracy is important.

  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent

  • Experience of working globally

  • Technical people knowledge / skills associated one or more of the following disciplines – Strategic Workforce Planning / Resourcing, Performance & Reward, ER, L&D, OD and organisational change

  • Strong project management skills and able to demonstrate experience of managing complex projects through a complete project life-cycle

  • Significant strategic HR Business Partnering experience, including managing complex business change

  • Self-starter with a drive to make things happen at pace; understands the importance of the operation and is not afraid to get in to the detail.

  • Strong emotional intelligence, listening, influencing and coaching skills

  • Resilience and agility: may thrive in chaos!

  • Excellent communication and analytical skills

At Xilinx, we are leading the industry transformation to build an adaptable, intelligent world. ARE YOU bold, collaborative, and creative? At Xilinx, we hire and develop leaders and innovators who want to revolutionize the world of technology. We believe that by embracing diverse ideas, pushing boundaries, and working together as ONEXILINX, anything is possible.

Our culture of innovation began with the invention of the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), and with the 2018 introduction of our Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP), has made a quantum leap in capability, solidifying our role as the adaptable platform supplier of choice. From the start, we have always believed in providing inventors with products and platforms that are infinitely adaptable. From self-driving cars, to world-record genome processing, to AI and big data, to the world's first 5G networks, we empower the world's builders and visionaries whose ideas solve every day problems and enhance people's lives.

If you are PASSIONATE, ADAPTABLE, and INNOVATIVE, Xilinx is the right place for you! At Xilinx we care deeply about creating meaningful development experiences while building a strong sense of belonging and connection. We foster an environment of empowered learning, wellness, community engagement, and recognition, so you can focus on work that matters - world class technology that improves the way we live and work. We are ONEXILINX


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