Human Resource Manager-Service Line HRBP

Grant Thornton 1/11/2019 8:07:03 AM
JOB ID: 042481 Specialty:
Denver, Colorado




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Human Resources Manager - Service Line HRBP

Embedded Talent Team

The Human Resources Manager (HRM) serves as an integral business partner in the People and Culture (P&C) Embedded team. The HRM will provide support, delivery of people related programs and initiatives and strategic direction and counsel to the service line employees and leaders. The HRM is responsible for collaborating closely with other HR business partners/advisors to understand business needs and priorities in order to ensure that HR talent delivery needs are effectively and efficiently met within the business. This role is also responsible for collaborating with the national People & Culture operational and functional areas (P&C Operations, Compensation/Benefits, Talent Acquisition, Learning & Organization Effectiveness, Employee Relations, People Experience and Diversity & Inclusion) to design and deliver on a high-performing, business-aligned people agenda. The HRM is also responsible for providing distinctive service to their business clients, employees and partners within the service line.

The HRM works with various service line Partners/Functional Leaders, service line Lead P&C Business Partner and service line HR Director to address human development needs within the various offices and ensures that appropriate learning and development solutions are delivered to meet these needs. The HRM is responsible for “high touch” people experiences, such as performance management, retention practices, employee issues, and general talent programs for the service line. This role is critical in executing all “people” initiatives, providing exceptional internal support, and driving a high-performance culture within our People & Culture Community and our Firm.

The Human Resource Manager role serves as a key member of the People & Culture Embedded team and People & Culture community in the support of firm-wide goals and objectives. This role will report to the P&C Associate Director who is the Lead P&C Business Partner.

Core Responsibilities:

Delivery of people related programs and initiatives developed/supported by SL HR
Collaborate with the P&C Advisors to ensure a consistent and comprehensive delivery experience nationally
Drive the execution and delivery experience expectations
Serve as primary investigator for non-Partner/Principal and Managing Director ER matters
Become knowledgeable and supportive of the strategy of the firm, service line practices, and the business priorities.
Uses data and metrics to make critical decisions; identifies patters and reports findings & trends.
Proactively interacts with the service line Partners or functional leaders to strategically identify functional HR/ Talent goals and objectives to ensure they are consistent with the business goals of the firm/service line.
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 the employees.
Drives national HR/Talent policies, procedures, and practices and ensures they are implemented successfully at all levels.
Oversees the service line execution of all general HR/Talent programs including the following: performance management, training, employment law compliance, compensation and benefits administration, new hire orientation/onboarding, employee relations, and retention.
Oversees HR/Talent risk management issues, conducts investigations of workplace policy violations, and monitors AAP / EEO and other regulatory compliance.
Partners with hiring managers/partners and Campus/EH Talent Acquisition to ensure top talent is sourced and selected for critical hiring needs.
Manages, mentors, and coaches service line/office/HR/Talent staff.


The ideal candidate will be:

A business-minded people leader with several years of increasingly responsible HR/Talent positions with demonstrated ability to thrive in a culture that is collaborative, service-oriented, and consultative.
A functional HR/Talent specialist who delivers services with a pragmatic approach to business partnership and operations.
An outstanding coach and mentor with engaging and approachable personality. Will have experience working successfully with all levels of staff, from front-line through senior executive.
Experience in prioritization and negotiation with demonstrated ability to be effective in supporting multiple business leaders/ partners working across different business units.
Highly collaborative and action-oriented, with strong influencing skills; someone who is a change agent who can build collaborative relationships across a matrixed organization.
Confident and strong personal initiative as someone who is willing to get out in the field, roll up their sleeves, and do whatever it takes to get the job done.
Operationally focused with ability to think strategically and deliver tactically.
Metrics-focused with ability and history of using analytics to solve problems and develop solutions.

The Ideal Candidate Will Possess:

Bachelor’s degree in related field
5-7 years of HR related experience
PHR or SPHR certification and prior HR/Talent consulting experience preferred
Demonstrated experience in implementing HR/Talent strategies.
Demonstrated experience in defining and implementing detailed HR/Talent business processes.
Strong verbal and written communication & presentation skills.
A reputation for discretion, integrity, judgment, responsiveness, strong attention to detail and common sense.
Past experience functioning as an HR/Talent Manager within an HRBP model, ideally in a matrixed environment within a services industry.
Experience in managing, mentoring and developing a team of HR/Talent practitioners
Solid PC skills with proficiency in MS Office.
Ability to travel on occasion to service client base.


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Requisition ID: 042481

Denver, CO
Denver, Colorado