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The HR Business Partner will support the Human Resources function and drive strategies and provide solutions that align with global business objectives. The incumbent will have accountability for the HR Leadership team, their management teams and functional areas. The role will have both global and regional responsibilities. They will partner with other members of HR to ensure a seamless, cohesive approach.

Reporting to the Head of HR Strategy and Planning, The HR Business partner will provide strategic HR consulting to HR as well as support for activities associated with the overall of management of the Human Resources function.  Additionally, this role will provide support for HR strategic planning, HR development, HR budget management and participate in and lead enterprise-wide and HR projects.


Skills and Knowledge

  • Substantial knowledge of the Corporate and Human Resources business unit strategies
  • Innovative approach to develop clear, actionable steps coupled with an ability to execute HR solutions in support of the overall business strategies
  • Significant knowledge of HR policies and processes (e.g. workforce planning, talent management, compensation, performance management, employee relations)
  • Understanding of organization development and organization effectiveness concepts and their applicability to organizational performance 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and to develop strong working relationships within a global, matrix organization 
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to interpret data/metrics to improve outcomes 
  • Exceptional judgment with a demonstrated ability to make sound decisions and offer creative, alternative solutions while mitigating risk
  • Proactive communication style; Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to determine when to escalate an issue, within the appropriate management chain
  • Knowledge of local and regional employment laws
  • Strong proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Peoplesoft• 

Major Duties

  • Prioritize and drive innovative strategic initiatives that address specific business requirements such as: location strategy, employee engagement, organizational design and structure, business reengineering, change management, productivity improvements, expense reductions and revenue generation, diversity planning, talent management, and compensation plans.
  • Strategically collaborate with Business Partners and HR COEs to actively promote the integration of organizational effectiveness and change management competencies through education, partnership and consultation.
  • Monitor key metrics, data, trends and processes to make recommendations and plan for continuous improvement.
  • Stay abreast of internal policies and external best practices within financial services, human resources and corporate industries to continually drive towards improvement and excellence.
  • As lead relationship manager, partner with HR and HR areas of expertise to develop and implement HR specific plans.  
  • Provide expert advice and coaching to senior managers, and employees.   Be a trusted advisor to senior management by building and establishing effective, consultative relationships. 
  • Manage or participate in projects as required in functional and cross-functional business and/or HR initiatives.

Experience

 

  • HR consulting experience with demonstrated success in executing HR strategies, policies, and procedures to meet the business’ objectives
  • Prior experience working with a global leadership team in a heavily matrixed environment
  • Experience designing and implementing global operational processes that have had a clear impact on efficiency and effectiveness
  • Experience identifying operational issues and implementing strategies to resolve problems
  • Strong change management and influencing skills
  • Exceptional communication skills that appropriately challenges status quo or ideas, allows for candid conversations and leads with credibility 
  • Prior  project management experience 
  • Proven ability to develop credibility with senior leaders and HR colleagues by leading with data and facts
  • Analytical skills with ability to use data to drive decisions

For more than a century, Northern Trust has worked hard building our legacy of outstanding service, expertise and integrity. From a Chicago-based bank founded in 1889, we now have more than 20 international locations and 18,500 employees globally. We serve the world’s most-sophisticated clients – from sovereign wealth funds and the wealthiest individuals and families, to the most-successful hedge funds and corporate brands.

We burnished our reputation as a global leader delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions enabled by sophisticated, leading technology. And through it all, we continually laid a solid, forward-looking foundation on which future generations can continue growing and achieving greater.


As of March 31,2019, Northern Trust Corporation had:

$10.9 trillion in assets under custody/administration
$8.2 trillion in assets under custody
$1.2 trillion in assets under management
$122 billion in banking assets

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