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Global Selection & Assessment Program Manager



Canada · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Who we are

Samsara (NYSE: IOT) is the pioneer of the Connected Operations™ Cloud, which is a platform that enables organizations that depend on physical operations to harness Internet of Things (IoT) data to develop actionable insights and improve their operations. At Samsara, we are helping improve the safety, efficiency and sustainability of the physical operations that power our global economy. Representing more than 40% of global GDP, these industries are the infrastructure of our planet, including agriculture, construction, field services, transportation, and manufacturing — and we are excited to help digitally transform their operations at scale.

Working at Samsara means you’ll help define the future of physical operations and be on a team that’s shaping an exciting array of product solutions, including Video-Based Safety, Vehicle Telematics, Apps and Driver Workflows, Equipment Monitoring, and Site Visibility. As part of a recently public company, you’ll have the autonomy and support to make an impact as we build for the long term.

About the role:

As a Selection and Assessment Program Manager, you will be at the forefront of building, developing, implementing, and maintaining comprehensive, enterprise-wide skills and assessment programs. These programs focus on optimizing our selection process to hire quality talent as we grow. You are a strategic problem solver with deep expertise in skills and leadership behaviors, driven by a passion for organizational success.

This role is open to candidates residing in Canada or the US except Alaska, Austin metro, California, Chicago metro, Connecticut, Dallas metro, Denver metro, Houston metro, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Washington, and Washington DC metro.

You should apply if:

  • You want to impact the industries that run our world: Your efforts will result in real-world impact—helping to keep the lights on, get food into grocery stores, reduce emissions, and most importantly, ensure workers return home safely.
  • You are the architect of your own career: If you put in the work, this role won’t be your last at Samsara. We set up our employees for success and have built a culture that encourages rapid career development, countless opportunities to experiment and master your craft in a hyper growth environment.
  • You’re energized by our opportunity: The vision we have to digitize large sectors of the global economy requires your full focus and best efforts to bring forth creative, ambitious ideas for our customers.
  • You want to be with the best: At Samsara, we win together, celebrate together and support each other. You will be surrounded by a high-calibre team that will encourage you to do your best.

In this role, you will:

Program Management

  • Manage a comprehensive pre-employment selection and assessment process to identify top talent and ensure a strong fit with our organization's culture, operating principles, and values.
  • Build and implement an enterprise-wide skills and assessment programs that align with business needs and strategies.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to establish skills as the foundation for career growth, workforce planning, and learning and development.
  • Design, implement, and validate selection tools, including pre-employment assessment batteries, structured interviews, and business cases.

Analysis & Consulting

  • Serve as a subject matter expert on selection & assessment, offering clear guidance and execution on program implementation.
  • Conduct job analysis to identify critical skills and develop examination plans that effectively assess skills and capabilities.
  • Create, review, and interpret statistical analyses to establish measures and cut-off scores, evaluate assessment data, provide actionable insights, and ensure robust data validation and advanced analytics.
  • Collaborate with others to define job requirements, skills, capabilities, and selection criteria for roles across our enterprise.

Improve & Monitor

  • Provide expert guidance on evaluation processes with inclusiveness and bias avoidance.
  • Monitor and examine skills across the enterprise to gather key data insights and make recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrate business impact, continuously monitoring and improving the effectiveness of selection processes and assessment tools.
  • Provide training and guidance to the People team, Recruiting, and hiring managers on the implementation of selection processes, assessment tools and best practices in talent acquisition.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations on selection and assessment.
  • Champion, role model, and embed Samsara’s cultural principles (Focus on Customer Success, Build for the Long Term, Adopt a Growth Mindset, Be Inclusive, Win as a Team) as we scale globally and across new offices.

Minimum requirements for the role:

  • A graduate degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Learning & Development, Leadership/Organization Development, statistics.
  • 6+ years of experience in HR, Selection and Assessment, Talent Management, or Organizational Effectiveness within large or complex environments.
  • 2+ years of experience using project management tools (e.g., project charters, project plans, and communication plans).
  • Experience in testing and assessment applied to hiring and/or promotion, including developing/administering validated assessments.
  • Experience using statistical programming languages such as Python, R, or SPSS.
  • Demonstrated program management and organizational skills, capable of handling multiple projects simultaneously.

An ideal candidate also has:

  • Project Management Professional Certification.
  • Experience with cloud-based collaboration tools like Google Suite, Jira Workforce Management, Applicant Tracking Systems, Candidate Relationship Management, Zoom, Slack, Tableau, PowerBI.
  • Experience demonstrating the following competencies: Business Acumen, Ability to Execute, Leadership, and Functional Expertise.

Samsara’s Compensation Philosophy: Samsara’s compensation program is designed to deliver Total Direct Compensation (based on role, level, and geography) that is at or above market. We do this through our base salary + bonus/variable + restricted stock unit awards (RSUs) for eligible roles. For eligible roles, a new hire RSU award may be awarded at the time of hire, and additional RSU refresh grants may be awarded annually.

We pay for performance, and top performers in eligible roles may receive above-market equity refresh awards which allow employees to achieve higher market positioning.

The range of annual base salary for full-time employees for this position is below. Please note that base pay offered may vary depending on factors including your city of residence, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.
$128,095$165,770 CAD

At Samsara, we welcome everyone regardless of their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, and other characteristics protected by law. We depend on the unique approaches of our team members to help us solve complex problems. We are committed to increasing diversity across our team and ensuring that Samsara is a place where people from all backgrounds can make an impact.


Full time employees receive a competitive total compensation package along with employee-led remote and flexible working, health benefits, Samsara for Good charity fund, and much, much more. Take a look at our Benefits site to learn more.


Samsara is an inclusive work environment, and we are committed to ensuring equal opportunity in employment for qualified persons with disabilities. Please email or click here if you require any reasonable accommodations throughout the recruiting process.

Flexible Working

At Samsara, we embrace a flexible working model that caters to the diverse needs of our teams. Our offices are open for those who prefer to work in-person and we also support remote work where it aligns with our operational requirements. For certain positions, being close to one of our offices or within a specific geographic area is important to facilitate collaboration, access to resources, or alignment with our service regions. In these cases, the job description will clearly indicate any working location requirements. Our goal is to ensure that all members of our team can contribute effectively, whether they are working on-site, in a hybrid model, or fully remotely. All offers of employment are contingent upon an individual’s ability to secure and maintain the legal right to work at the company and in the specified work location, if applicable.

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