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Human Resources Business Partner
Ref No.: 17-09383
Location: White Plains, New York
Job Description:
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Required Skills
  • Demonstrate business and financial acumen
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve conflicts quickly with win-win solutions/outcomes.
  • Capable of managing multiple demands and priorities simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of and experience with HR functions, programs and practices.
  • Strong knowledge of employment laws such as ERISA, COBRA, ADA, and other federal and state laws covering discrimination and equal opportunity employment

Required Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 5 years' experience as a human resources generalist/business partner
  • Minimum 3 years employee relations experience consulting with senior managers
  • Possesses experience and knowledge in both functional and strategic aspects of Human Resources in at least 2 of the following areas: recruitment, organizational design, reward and recognition, leadership development, benefits, training and 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