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Mgr & HR Business Partner

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Location: Columbus, OH, United States
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Req ID: R00934047

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Job Title: Manager, HR Business Partner    

Job Code: 107745

Job Summary

The HR Business Partner (HRBP) Manager develops and leads the execution of an HR strategy that advances NiSource’s business priorities. The incumbent serves on the leadership team of the functions / teams that they support, with direct accountability for talent and organizational outcomes for his/her assigned business areas and teams. The HRBP builds strategic, influential partnerships with the business leaders and other HR centers of excellence (COEs) such as Employee and Labor Relations, Compensation, I&D, and Talent Management, to prioritize, plan and deliver a proactive people agenda, leading to improved talent, culture and business outcomes.

This role would likely be assigned to partner with senior level leader(s) and his/her team(s).

Key Results

  • Talent and organization strategies to drive business results and targeted people outcomes
  • Execution of performance and talent management processes
  • Actionable plans that drive culture and engagement
  • Enhanced leadership team effectiveness
  • Achievement of future state organization, talent, capabilities, structures and workforce
  • Advanced inclusion and diversity culture, initiatives and results
  • Collaborative partnerships with HR colleagues
  • Contributions to Human Resources function success
  • Strengthened HR performance and capabilities
  • Principle Duties & Responsibilities

    Business Partner & Trusted Advisor

  • Serves as a trusted advisor and coach to leaders
  • Supports the business with advice and counsel to ensure integration of the HR strategy with the business strategy
  • Develops and implements a talent strategy by translating the unit’s business priorities into a comprehensive people agenda
  • Leverages talent data and metrics to understand key issues, inform decision making and monitor progress of plans
  • Partners with the business to implement the people agenda, using metrics to check progress and adjust plans along the way
  • Talent Management

  • Assesses future talent needs and identify capability and key succession gaps
  • Proactively develops workforce plans to anticipate future workforce needs
  • Plans for and delivers annual talent management processes such as goal setting, performance discussions, succession planning and rewards
  • Champions NiSource’s Talent Philosophies and educates leaders to ensure consistent application
  • Uses metrics and data to measure progress across the talent lifecycle
  • Partners with officer and high-potential talent and their leader(s) to ensure effective development plans are in place and progress is made toward career readiness goals
  • Organizational Development

  • Provides change leadership and expertise, driving implementation of organizational planning by assessing capabilities, structures and workforces, with fostering continuous improvement mind-sets and behaviors
  • Ensures leaders are implementing and delivering engagement action plans based on culture assessments as well as measuring and communicating progress of those plans and holding leaders accountable
  • Uses a data-driven approach to assess culture and working environment, partners with centers of expertise to apply interventions designed to advance culture and business performance
  • Proactively partners with business leader and their leadership team to achieve high team performance
  • Leveraging Human Resources

  • Partners with Centers of Expertise to ensure HR support is allocated and prioritized for most critical and impactful business needs
  • Leverages talent from Centers of Expertise to deliver upon people agenda
  • Identifies continuous improvement opportunities and suggests/owns improvements; shares key learnings with appropriate resources and peers
  • Required Qualifications for Position

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years’ experience in a role demonstrating execution of Human Resources and/or Organization Development theory, practices and techniques in support of business objectives
  • 2+ years managing and developing direct reports and teams
  • Advanced knowledge and abilities in talent management, culture development, team effectiveness, leadership assessment, change management, engagement, organization design, capability development, and coaching
  • Effective project management skills to drive effective execution
  • Proven accomplishments implementing business segment goals across multiple functions, regions or geographies
  • Uses insight about the business environment to improve talent and business outcomes
  • Leverages data to support business decision making
  • Experience interacting and partnering with senior business leaders
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in a fast paced, high stress business environment
  • Anticipates and prevents future problems, takes charge to bring about change, and taking initiative within role
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven, successful results on assignments requiring collaborative work across organizational boundaries
  • Uses networks in strategic activities to drive better talent outcomes
  • Ability to persuade and influence business leaders and other key stakeholders
  • Strong ability to manage conflicts and diffuse tensions in a matrix business environment
  • Seeks new opportunities to learn new and necessary skills and knowledge to perform work effectively
  • Travel requirements: 5-20% dependent on base location
  • Preferred Additional Qualifications for Position

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or Organization Development
  • Master’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Organization Development or related field
  • Experience in specialized centers of excellence such as Labor Relations, Compensation, Organization Development, Change Management, and Talent Management
  • Prior experience in the energy industry, utilizing business acumen and knowledge of the business to influence outcomes
  • Advanced degree
  • Disclaimer

    The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.

    Inclusion & Diversity 
    Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

    Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

    Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

    Equal Employment Opportunity 
    NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

    By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities. 

    Safety Statement
    Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.  Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.  Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.  Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

    Salary Range:

    $101,400.00 - $152,100.00

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