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Senior HR Business Partner
Ref No.: 18-29404
Location: White Plains, New York
Summary:
  • The HR Business Partner will support Business Unit leaders and their teams in the execution and development of HR programs and initiatives.
  • The business partner must understand their client group's strategic priorities, the business imperatives, and customer's business.
  • Proactively consults with clients and recommends HR strategic solutions to improve critical business outcomes.
  • Collaborates with HR specialists on the delivery of strategic initiatives.
  • Serves as consultant and adviser to business unit leaders in the effective management of their workforce through implementing performance management; organizational design; analysis and implementation; change management; talent assessments; leadership development; and succession planning programs.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Supports large/complex Business Unit and may support additional Business Units.
  • Implement and project manage key HR initiatives and programs within various business units.
  • Partner with Compensation, Recruiting, Talent, and Benefits departments to address trends, organizational changes, and drive programs.
  • Consult with managers and staff on employee relations issues, conduct investigations and make recommendations in response to management and staff concerns.
  • Provide managers with strategic direction regarding organizational structure and approaches to leverage staffing and talent needs.
  • Ensure uniform administration of policies and practices.
  • Oversee all policy development and compliance.  Recommend policy enhancements that further HR and organizational initiatives.
  • Review and analyze data to identify trends and recommend solutions to improve the overall health of the organization and monitor the "pulse" of employees to ensure a high level of employee engagement.
  • Lead discussions and train management on various HR-related topics.
  • Deliver HR core processes to business units including: performance management, change management, succession planning, staffing & selection, and salary planning.
  • Analyze performance gaps and organizational trends to identify targeted actions and HR programs that mitigate people related risks and solve the business problem.
  • May provide advice and counsel to HR Business Partner.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong business and financial acumen.
  • Demonstrated ability to remove and overcome barriers to promote collaboration between and within HR and the business.
  • Leverage relationships throughout the organization to influence individuals and outcomes.
  • Experience partnering with senior business leaders.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate organizational change and foster linkage between business objectives and human resources activities.
  • Ability to create and maintain a positive employee relations environment throughout complex and changing situations.
  • Demonstrated capability to communicate and work effectively at all levels of the organization, inspiring respect and credibility.
  • Demonstrated creative and innovative thinking.
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills.
  • Effective listening skills, with flexibility in approach to solutions.
  • Strong problem-solving, decision-making, and organizational skills.
  • Skilful in resolving conflicts quickly with win-win solutions/outcomes.
  • Capable of managing multiple demands and priorities simultaneously.
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience with HR functions, programs and practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment laws such as FMLA, COBRA, ADA, and other federal and state laws covering discrimination and equal opportunity employment.
 
Education, Experience and Certifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Minimum 7 years' progressive experience in human resources.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience as a human resource generalist and/or business partner.
  • Possesses experience and knowledge in both functional and strategic aspects of Human Resources in at least 2 of the following areas: recruitment, organizational design, employee engagement, leadership development, succession planning, learning and/or workforce planning.
  • HR experience in utility/energy/technical environment preferred.
  • Experience coaching managers in the design and composition of organizational structures
  • Experience developing communication plans for business units.
 
Physical Requirements:
Approximately 10% travel, primarily within NY State.