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Human Resources Business Partner - Assistant Director

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Role Summary:

Engage and collaborate with the leadership teams for our PMO and Change Management CoE to build organizational and people strategies that deliver business results. Provide strategic, trusted consultation and thought leadership to executive leaders and their teams to forecast, identify, create and implement proactive business and talent solutions that align with enterprise people strategies. Areas of focus will evolve and currently include - talent strategy, DI strategy, organizational design and transitions, workforce strategy and planning, data and analytics and engagement strategies. All responsibilities include using data and analytics to inform business consultation and talent solutions.

Responsibilities of HR Business Partner:

  • Partners with department Leadership Teams to co-create organizational and people strategies that deliver business results.

  • Provides strategic, trusted consultation enterprise and outside business perspectives, and thought-leadership to the EO/DH and their leadership teams to forecast, identify, create and implement proactive business and talent solutions. Actively contributes to the leadership team and ensures solutions are aligned with enterprise people strategies (e.g., Employee Value Proposition, Leadership strategy, etc.)

  • Serves as the quarterback to ensure effective execution of business and talent solutions with key partners across HR and the organization (e.g., business leaders, COEs; other HR business partners; communications, finance and technology partners, etc.)

  • Proactively uses data and analytics to inform business consultation and talent solutions. Applies data analysis skills and judgement to accurately interpret findings and to provide data insight-based approaches.

  • Navigates multiple systems and programs including analytic tools, talent management and other HR systems.

  • Handles multiple priorities, partners, and changing business landscapes, flexing work approach and style to support highest priorities across the organization and within HR.

  • Engages and advise on escalated issues or issues impacting the department head (political impacts or precedent setting).

  • Areas of focus will evolve but currently include Talent and DI strategy, organizational design and transitions, workforce strategy and planning, data and analytics, and engagement strategies.

  • Continually develops skills to maximize value to the business and within the HR organization.

Qualifications

  • 7+ years of human resources experience including a Bachelor's degree in HR or an equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible work experience.

  • Significant experience as a business partner to top leadership teams.

  • Demonstrated expertise in business and talent strategy, workforce planning, data and analytics, organizational design, and talent management.

  • Engages in and models courageous and constructive dialogue; confidence to offer a new and potentially challenging idea to foster conversation and critical thinking; ability to deliver difficult / complex messages and help others understand multiple points of view.

  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate and respond quickly and creatively to change and shifting, sometimes competing, priorities. Comfort operating through risk and uncertainty in a high- volume work environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to co-create business and talent solutions and quarterback teams in the execution of solutions with business leaders that enable the achievement of business goals.

  • Demonstrated strength in business acumen. Strong strategic perspective to use outside in perspectives (including HR thought-leadership) and to make internal connections for the business. Ability to forecast and proactively address business/people needs.

  • Excellent consultative, interpersonal/influencing skills, including the ability to build trusted advisor relationships across the organization.

  • Strong analytical, data and technology skills.

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This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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