Lead HR Business Partner – Associate Director

Grant Thornton 10/24/2018 5:50:20 AM
JOB ID: 041946 Specialty:
Regional, Regional




Grant Thornton is collaborative, entrepreneurial and on the move. As part of a dynamic global organization of 42,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader.

Lead People & Culture Business Partner – Associate Director

Job Description:

The Lead People & Culture Business Partner is an integral leader in the People & Culture Embedded team. The Lead Business Partner will lead a team of People & Culture (P&C) Business Partners across the U.S. who provide talent support and strategy to our Service Line professionals. This role will collaborate closely with the P&C Service Line Director to understand business needs and strategic priorities in order to ensure delivery of an aligned talent strategy. The Lead People & Culture Business Partner will report directly to the P&C Service Line Director.

Core Responsibilities:

· Partners closely with P&C Service Line Director and Service Line Leaders to develop and execute talent strategies (ex: succession planning, talent engagement, retention, development, promotion)

· Collaborate with P&C Business Partners to influence and advise the business, work together to create solutions

· Provide HR Business Partner level support to a specific talent population within the Service Line

· Provide appropriate geographic based people support related to culture, engagement, diversity, and inclusion

· Development and ongoing training of team

· Collaborate with other P&C Business Partners and Generalists to knowledge share, leverage best practices, and drive greater consistency in the partnership/support that the client receives

· Maintain a holistic view of initiatives and priorities across and within P&C Service Line teams with a special emphasis on timing and promoting opportunities for consistency in experience

· Maintains advanced knowledge of key industry and organizational metrics to support the strategy of the firm, service line and regional practices, and the business priorities of the market, office or practice

· Uses data and metrics to make critical decisions; identifies patterns; reports findings and trends

· Proactively interacts with client base to strategically identify People & Culture/HR Talent goals and objectives to ensure they are consistent with the business goals of the client base supported

· Supports the execution of the firm strategy by co-designing and implementing a business-aligned people agenda that delivers measurable value to the business and an exceptional experience to employees and Partners

· Partners with hiring managers/partners and Campus/Experienced Hire Talent Acquisition to ensure top talent is sourced and selected for critical hiring needs

· Manages, mentors, and coaches staff within his/her scope


Qualifications (Characteristics, skills/abilities, academic)

The ideal candidate will be:
A business-minded HR/People leader with multiple years of increasingly responsible People & Culture/Human Resources leadership positions with demonstrated ability to thrive in a culture that is collaborative, service-oriented, and consultative
A functional People & Culture/Human Resources specialist who delivers services with a pragmatic approach to business partnership and operations
An outstanding people leader with an engaging and approachable personality. Will have significant history of coaching and mentoring staff and influencing change at all levels
A proven expert in prioritization and negotiation with demonstrated ability to be effective in supporting multiple business leaders/Partners working in various locations across different business units
Highly collaborative and action-oriented, with a leadership style characterized by strong influencing skills
A change agent who can build collaborative relationships across a matrix organization
Thinks team; not self

The Ideal Candidate Will Possess:

Bachelor’s degree in related field
8 - 10 years of HR related experience
PHR or SPHR certification and prior People & Culture/ HR consulting experience preferred
Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing People & Culture/ HR and strategies
Demonstrated experience in defining and implementing detailed People & Culture/ HR business processes
Working knowledge and experience with HR systems and business technology
Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills
A reputation for discretion, integrity, judgment, responsiveness, and strong attention to detail


Grant Thornton LLP promotes a nationally recognized culture of health and offers an extensive array of benefits to meet individual lifestyles. For a complete list of benefits, please visit www.gt.com.

Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd., one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton has revenues in excess of $1.3 billion and operates 58 offices across the U.S., with more than 565 partners and 8,000+ employees.

Grant Thornton works with a broad range of publicly- and privately-held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations. Core industries served include consumer and industrial products, financial services, not-for-profit, private equity, and technology. Grant Thornton focuses on serving dynamic organizations that pursue growth holistically — whether through revenue improvement, leadership, mission fulfillment or innovation.

It is Grant Thornton’s policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 041946

Regional, REG
Regional, Regional