VP, Human Resources Business Partner, North American Operations


: $162,540.00 - $162,540.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

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The VP- Human Resources, North America is the senior HR Business Partner for the EVP, North America Operations, his leadership team and the North America Operations unit of approximately 1,500 staff located in multiple locations. This role is a part of the North America HR and North America Operations Leadership teams as well as the Global Operations HR Leadership team. It provides HR leadership and guidance to a North America Operations unit that is transforming through process standardization, reengineering and automation initiatives. The incumbent will influence overall HR objectives for North America and execute HR strategy and objectives aligned to the business priorities of NA Operations. This individual will have a dual-reporting relationship to the Executive VP of North American HR and the Senior HR Business Partner for Global Operations. Strong organization development and change management skills are preferred.

The VP, HR Business Partner must be highly credible, approachable and experienced at providing advice and counsel to both managers and employees and will be expected to be a trusted advisor to management and an employee advocate and have the experience and judgment to balance the needs of stakeholders.


HR Business Partner

Provide advice, coaching, support and input to NA Operations leaders to execute on talent management strategies and plans to attract, retain and develop talent, build pipelines for leadership succession and effectively deploy Leading Insurance - General Company s human capital as a distinct competitive advantage. Talent management includes talent acquisition, development, assessment and succession, retention and engagement. Within each of these disciplines there are programs and initiatives (e.g., workforce planning, annual compensation planning) to be effectively executed.

Engage with senior leaders to understand priorities as they evolve and develop strategies and tactical plan to address them.

Utilize current business priorities and leverage that information in HR planning and prioritization efforts and execute tactical plans to address deliver results in these key areas.

Engage collaboratively within NA Operations as an employee advocate to ensure that issues and obstacles are identified and addressed.

Partner with others in HR and within client groups in execution of diversity and inclusion initiatives.

HR Management

Manage staff of HR professionals.

Coach direct reports around expectations of HR and the HR competency model and identify development priorities to enhance impact and effectiveness and support their growth.

Set goals for direct reports and the team aligned to HR priorities and provide continuous performance feedback.

HR Leadership

Partner with other members of Global Operations and NA HR leadership teams in setting HR strategy and evolving the HR operating model to support business transformation and the workforce/workplace of the future.

Actively engage as a member of the Global Operations HR Leadership team in planning and execution of HR priorities that are aligned to business priorities.

Collaborate with the EVP, HR for North America and her team to leverage the NA COEs to ensure seamless implementation of programs and initiatives and a positive employee experience.

Effectively engage with field HR partners to support NA Operations initiatives

Deliver key communications within the business areas and influence messages as they are developed


10+ years of experience in Human Resources or other relevant discipline

Bachelor of Science degree in an HR or business discipline or equivalent experience

Experience in a progressive HR operating environment highly desired

Ability to lead and influence within HR and North America Operations

Demonstrated credibility as a trusted advisor to senior leaders; effective relationship skills; ability to engage with employees and leaders at all levels

Highly developed communication skills including effective writing style, presentation development, listening and ability to articulate a point of view clearly and persuasively

Budget/tracking experience for a unit of 1,500 staff/contractors/vacancies as well as matrixed units for corporate initiatives including talent/succession initiatives -- partner closely with divisional finance and NA Ops to maintain a position number database.

Proven ability to advocate for and facilitate change and business/functional transformation

Well organized with ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment

Creative, proactive and energetic, self-starter, strong work ethic, flexible

Courageous, collaborative, resilient

Agile learner and able to work comfortably in a changing environment

Solutions-oriented approach to problem solving and conflict management

Commitment to excellence

Strong performance orientation with a demonstrated ability to execute under tight deadlines

Reputation and track record for developing HR talent

Highest degree of integrity and ethics

Associated topics: administrator, associate director, chief human resource officer, director, guide, leader, manager, monitor, senior director, vice president * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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