Senior Talent Partner, France, AWS Commercial Sales EMEA PXT


AWS Sales, Marketing, and Global Services (SMGS) is responsible for driving revenue, adoption, and growth from the largest and fastest growing small- and mid-market accounts to enterprise-level customers including public sector.

At AWS we’re working to be the most customer-centric Cloud Services company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented people. We are looking for a dynamic, bright, and organized self-starter with a passion for talent management to join our team as a Senior Talent Partner supporting the French AWS Sales, Marketing and Global Services (SMGS) organization. This role is part of a fun and passionate global HR and business group and requires strong client management and team collaboration across organizations. We are looking for a professional who has the ability to diagnose issues, spot patterns, and develop solutions that de-risk and accelerates the business, in addition to an ability to assess and coach talent at an executive level. The Senior Talent Partner is a skilled communicator and facilitator, with experience driving strategic people conversations with senior leaders. Finally, this leader must be strategic and a systems thinker, with the skills necessary to clearly define problem statements and iterate, launch and scale mechanisms that address them. They will demonstrate analytical capabilities and be able to influence business priorities with data-driven recommendations.

Key job responsibilities
The Senior Talent Partner is responsible for ensuring our executive talent management processes (e.g. Directors and VPs) are launched, scaled, and improved upon across France. This includes leading the talent cadence for comprehensive succession planning, critical role mapping, executive promotions and talent movement at a country and area level (across business lines and functions). In doing so, the Senior Talent Partner ensures our French leadership teams are consistently inspecting and assessing their organizational effectiveness, the strength of their leadership teams and succession plans, the depth of our leadership pipeline, their leadership capacity needs, and whether we have an optimal match between critical talent and critical roles. When opportunity to improve is identified, the Senior Talent Partner consults with relevant business leaders and then builds, iterates, and scales solutions to address. This role is responsible for building and launching our first “area focused” talent management strategy, which spans organizations.

A day in the life
The Senior Talent Partner is a skilled program manager with talent management capability. They have experience driving strategic people conversations with senior leaders and facilitating conversations across large groups of executives. In this role, the Senior Talent Partner will plan, coordinate, and facilitate bi-annual executive level talent reviews across French Sales businesses. They will need to work back from the needs of the business vis a vis our talent, driving buy in from HR and business leaders. Finally, the Senior Talent Partner, France will support a set of projects related to building capability across critical roles, globally. As such, the leader must be strategic and a systems thinker, with the skills necessary to move from “idea” to “process.” They will demonstrate analytical capabilities and be able to influence business priorities with data-driven recommendations. They will work closely with HR Business Partners, the AWS Talent Management COE, and other Talent Partners globally to invent and simplify and deliver results for our business.

About the team
This role sits on the AWS SMGS Executive Talent Management team and is matrixed into the AWS Global Sales PXT (HR) organization. The primary client for this role is the AWS Global Sales organization due to leadership footprint; however, the Senior Talent Partner will also work cross functionally to take a regional view of executive talent management across our Partners, Global Services, Public Sector, Industries and Marketing businesses. The Senior Talent Partner is an influential partner to our regional HR Director(s) and the interim VP, in addition to Talent Partners representing non-French based organizations.

We value innovation and recognize this sometimes requires uninterrupted time to focus on a build. We also value in-person collaboration and time spent face-to-face. Our team affords employees options to work in the office every day or in a flexible, hybrid work model near one of our Munich, French Amazon offices.

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– Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience with 7+ years progressive in Talent Management or Human Resources.
– Demonstrates business and HR acumen, including problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and analytical acuity.
– Proficient in partnering effectively with senior leaders through skillful navigation of ambiguous situations using strategic planning and effective project management.
– Communication, coaching and influencing skills across diverse counterparts, globally.
– Fluent in both French & English


– Master’s Degree in Business, Organizational Psychology, Human Resources Management or related field.
– Program Management certification
– Experience leading complex program management initiatives across matrixed organizations
– Demonstrated agility in thriving within fast-paced and innovative environments.
– Experience working with global organizations

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