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Fortive Corporation People Data Governance and Analytics Director in Everett, Washington

The People Data Governance & Analytics Director is responsible for enabling Fortive with people data insights to make decisions now and for the future. This will be through setting the strategy, building a roadmap, implementation, and sustaining it. The role will establish data governance and security to ensure data quality. Initially, the role will be focused on establishing foundational data and reporting with a plan to scale and mature to deliver advanced analytics.


  • Build the people analytics strategy and roadmap with short- and long-term valued outcomes

  • Develop foundational data and reporting including back-end architecture and front-end user experience strategy

  • Drive strategic decisions with people data insights aligning with business strategy and priorities.

  • Partnering directly with senior leadership to understand and solution with data

  • Owning the digital solutions strategy for employees use of primary people data including tools used by persona

  • Develop and implement a technology framework for people data and analytics

  • Build and lead a team of analytics professionals through a organizational changes to better align our people analytics talent with our strategy

  • Partner closely other relevant organizations that can support and deliver advanced analytics

  • Support advanced analytics and research efforts across workforce strategy, diversity, talent lifecycle, employee listening and productivity practice areas

  • Establish data governance standards and best practices that maintains high data quality and security: Promote data consistency, accuracy, and completeness with data standards.

  • Develop an ongoing governance methodology that includes intake, prioritization to ensure work is aligned to business objectives

  • Drive the change from reporting to story-telling with real-time analytics and insights based on advanced analytic modeling and HR data science.

    You will be successful in this role if you have:

  • Deep understanding of HR processes and experienced with major redesign with proven ability to enhance the employee experience

  • Knowledge of underlying data structures and formats, including flat files, Excel tables, or relational databases to be visualized.

  • Have built a people analytics function from ground up including building tools, people and processes

  • Demonstrated ability to work at varying levels and create solutions for all

  • Strong communicator and influencer, evidenced through moving the organization forward with evidence of change management methodologies applied

  • Demonstrated ability to continuously improve processes or eliminating inefficiencies

  • Ability to collect and synthesize information, making it relevant, understandable, and actionable for key stakeholders

  • Ability to balance and effectively prioritize multiple projects with competing deadlines

  • Ability to translate raw data sets into themes and action plans. Utilizes data to tell a story and derives insights to inform workforce-related business decisions, identify gaps, and build/enhance existing analytics tools and reporting.

  • Strategy & Innovation: Advances the use of complex analytical techniques and statistical thinking across the People team by developing a long-term strategy and roadmap for People Analytics.

  • Deep knowledge and expertise around data governance best practices to protect and maintain high data quality.


  • Degree required in Engineering, Science, Business, or IT/Data or extensive analytic experience, including demonstrated expertise in building advanced analytics, business intelligence, and comprehensive data visualization experience

  • 10+ years of professional experience in a quantitative or analytics role such as Workforce Analytics, Data Science, or People Analytics.

  • Built, developed and led a high-performing team and culture with 10+ people; 5+ years in a leadership role preferred

  • Experience with HR systems; Oracle, Workday, SAP and data warehouse

  • Experience with people analytics systems such as OneModel, Visier and/or extensive use of development and data warehouse tools such as; SnowFlake, AWS, Azure, Oracle Fusion Analytics Warehouse, Python, Power BI, Tableau

  • Demonstrated experience in building operational reporting through to advanced analytics and delivering people insights to business leaders.

  • Extensive experience showing strong interdepartmental leadership with the ability to identify problems and develop and implement solutions.

  • Although remote candidates will be considered, candidates in Everett, WA or Pittsburgh, PA are preferred

  • Travel required of 20% to global locations

We are a diverse team 17,000 strong, united by a dynamic, inclusive culture and energized by limitless learning and growth. We use the proven Fortive Business System (FBS) to accelerate our positive impact.

At Fortive, we believe in you. We believe in your potential—your ability to learn, grow, and make a difference.

At Fortive, we believe in us. We believe in the power of people working together to solve problems no one could solve alone.

At Fortive, we believe in growth. We’re honest about what’s working and what isn’t, and we never stop improving and innovating.

Fortive: For you, for us, for growth.

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Fortive’s essential technology makes the world stronger, safer, and smarter. We accelerate transformation across a broad range of applications including environmental, health and safety compliance, industrial condition monitoring, next-generation product design, and healthcare safety solutions.

We are a global industrial technology innovator with a startup spirit. Our forward-looking companies lead the way in software-powered workflow solutions, data-driven intelligence, AI-powered automation, and other disruptive technologies. We’re a force for progress, working alongside our customers and partners to solve challenges on a global scale, from workplace safety in the most demanding conditions to groundbreaking sustainability solutions.

We Are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Fortive Corporation and all Fortive Companies are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. Fortive and all Fortive Companies are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should ask to speak with a Human Resources representative to request an accommodation.

Everett, WA: The salary range for this position is $161,690- $300,380

National: The salary range for this position is $140,600- $261,200

This position is also eligible for bonus and equity as part of the total compensation package.

Base pay offered may vary depending on various factors, including, but not limited to: job-related knowledge; skills; experience; and other eligibility factors such as geographic location. The Total Rewards package includes competitive base pay and an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and several programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.