Join TuSimple and help change the way the world moves.  Together we're making freight transportation safer, more efficient, and more environmentally friendly.

TuSimple Company Overview

Join TuSimple and help change the way the world moves.  Together we're making freight transportation safer, more efficient, and more environmentally friendly.

TuSimple is a fully commercialized autonomous trucking company.   As a multi-national Artificial Intelligence Technology Company, we are at the epicenter of the Autonomous Vehicle Universe. Our breakthroughs are leading the industry in autonomous trucking.  

While inventing the framework of Autonomous Driving, our live fleet of autonomous Trucks have fully evolved land freight.    TuSimple is leading the way by hiring the most talented researchers, engineers, and scientists.  

TuSimple was founded half a decade ago with the goal of bringing the top minds in the world together to achieve the dream of a driverless truck solution. With a foundation in computer vision, algorithms, mapping, and Artificial Intelligence, TuSimple has created the first commercially viable Autonomous Freight Network.

Opportunity Overview 

As a true industry-disrupting technology company, we, at TuSimple, know that our success is amplified by our ability to not only effectively adapt to change--but also to embrace all that comes with our incredible momentum… 

This is why we are eager to welcome a cultural maven and leadership development guru, or as we have aptly titled it “Director of Organizational Development”. 

As our Director of OD, you will leverage your passion for talent development and culture transformation to instigate changes that allow TuSimple to become more nimble, more scalable, and unwaveringly resilient. 

Utilizing a scientific, evidence based approach to design overarching talent strategies, you will lead our Talent and Technical Training teams to create programs, content, tools, training offerings, and systems which build and enhance both foundational and transformative organizational capabilities. You will operate as a consultant and collaborative partner to the Business HR team, supporting them with diagnosing organization effectiveness issues through the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, identifying talent strategies and options to address gaps and build necessary capabilities, and then crafting and executing high impact implementation plans.

If your track record is filled with exciting and successful transformation initiatives, and you bring bold yet substantiated ideas to the table while exerting influence through simple but poignant questions like: “if not now, when?”...then we should talk. Apply today!

Role Responsibilities

  • Partners with the Head of People Operations to refine and execute the strategy for the Organizational Development team and deliver a portfolio of team effectiveness, organization design, talent management, and other culture initiatives in support of TuSimple’s strategic and culture objectives. 
  • Partners with the Business HR team and leadership to identify Organizational Development priorities & objectives, and diagnose organizational/team challenges. Architects Organizational Development solutions to accelerate effectiveness and capability building, including tools, trainings, programs, etc. for onboarding, talent assessment, gap analysis, succession planning, career development, change management, effective communication, etc. Customizes Organizational Development solutions to specific department requirements, as necessary. 
  • Designs, develops, and implements organization-wide and department-specific leadership development interventions, including training, assessments, programs, coaching, etc. Provides 1-on-1 coaching and mentorship for senior leaders. 
  • Develops and deploys analytical tools to measure the impact and effectiveness of various Organization Development initiatives across the organization. Utilizes data to enhance programs and strengthen alignment with organizational objectives. 
  • Leverages technology to provide meaningful and easily accessible development that is applicable and relevant across diverse employee profiles. 
  • Oversees the talent-specific aspects of the HRIS system. Regularly gathers feedback on HRIS systems’ talent tools, processes, and procedures with focus on ways to optimize and enhance the customer experience. Partners with the head of Total Rewards to spearhead the identification, prioritization, development, testing, and implementation of system enhancements and applicable training, as it relates to the functional areas of Organizational Development. 
  • Operates as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Organizational Design, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Engagement, Culture, Coaching, Organizational and Team Effectiveness, and Change Management. 
  • Stays abreast of new and evolving Organizational Development approaches, trends, best practices, tools and industry specific information through research and networking. Provides thought leadership, insights, and recommendations for optimizing and streamlining throughout the organization. 
  • Facilitates the development and Organizational Development capabilities of the Business HR team through training, mentoring, coaching, and consulting.
  • In collaboration with all People Operations teams, ensures connectivity across the entire employee lifecycle to create a compelling, meaningful, and aligned employee experience - weaving inclusion, diversity, equity, and action throughout. 
  • Provides strong leadership in the recruitment, training, and development of top-quality talent, ensuring the high level of performance and productivity. Builds morale, motivates, and instills productivity and teamwork, creates and promotes a positive and collaborative work environment. Creates a culture of continuous improvement for processes, systems, data, training, people, etc. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience & Skills Required 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Psychology, Organizational Development, Organizational Psychology, Education, Management, Business, or related field. 
  • 10 years experience in Human Resources, including 5 years experience with designing, developing and executing organization wide talent programs with emphasis: in workforce & succession planning, talent development, coaching, people analytics, change management, group dynamics & team effectiveness, and organization design. 
  • 2 years of experience leading a team of talent and technical training professionals. 

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree + in Business Administration, Human Resources, Psychology, Organizational Development, Organizational Psychology, Education, Management, or related field. 
  • SPHR, ODCP, ODCC, and/or Coaching Certification. 
  • Experience working with highly technical teams. 
  • Experience working in a start-up environment. 

Technical/Specialized Skills 

  • Deep understanding of learning theories and development methods and trends for diverse levels of employees. 
  • Proven ability and experience with Use and familiarity with multiple change, team building, strategy, succession planning and competency model 
  • Strong ability to diagnose internal customer needs and identify or develop talent management solutions to meet those needs 
  • Proven ability to develop, design, implement, and measure talent management systems, processes, and tools (e.g. performance management, competency models, assessments, employee engagement, succession planning, development, etc.) 
  • Demonstrated success with aligning organization, group, and department initiatives with leadership development that creates and implements a vision of cultural transformation in a systematic way. 
  • Expertise with and ability to facilitate large-scale, organization wide change management initiatives. 
  • Proven success with building capabilities among leaders and employees that develop talent and support organizational strategy and objectives - including individual development plans for high potential employees and key contributors. 
  • Deep knowledge of and ability to evaluate, ascertain, and implement assessment tools, as appropriate for Organizational and Leadership development needs. (e.g. 360 feedback, MBTI, StrengthsFinder, DiSC, etc.). 
  • Proven success with designing and implementing trainings for diverse audiences, utilizing multiple formats and technological solutions. 
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse individual and team performance issues, design and implement appropriate interventions, facilitate and consult throughout the intervention implementation, and evaluate outcomes. 
  • Strong negotiation skills; proven track record of successfully negotiating with executive leaders and vendors. 
  • Change agent with a proven track record of producing and effectively rolling out innovative solutions. 
  • Superior relationship management skills, including utilizing partnering, consulting, and leadership skills to build credibility across all levels within and externally of an organization.
  • Exceptional analytical and decision-making skills with established understanding of business implication of decisions.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of employment legislation at the Federal, State, and Local levels

TuSimple Benefits

  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you and your family
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served every day
  • Full kitchens on every floor with unlimited snacks, drinks, special treats, fruits, meals, and more
  • Stock options / equity
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Monthly team building budget
  • Learning/education budget  
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employer-paid long and short disability

TuSimple is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above-listed items.

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