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Director, HR Business Partner

Company: CNA
Location: Chicago
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

You have a clear vision of where your career can go. And we have the leadership to help you get there. At CNA, we strive to create a culture in which people know they matter and are part of something important, ensuring the abilities of all employees are used to their fullest potential.
The Director, HR Business Partner is a senior level HR practitioner supporting our organization. In partnership with business leaders, you will design and implement both strategic, long range operational goals, and tactical initiatives that will assist the business in achieving their targets. The role will also lead or participate in special projects/assignment, both within their business area and HR. We are in need of a talented professional with a strong background in organizational design, change management, and strategy and implementation. This person must possess the ability to collaborate and influence their business partners.
Job Summary
The Director, HR Business Partner works with business leaders to deliver human capital solutions to improve business results for assigned function.
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Partners with business leaders to create and drive human capital strategy for a specific area of the business, in alignment with overall business strategy.
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and constantly strives to improve. Embraces change with confidence. Mentors and coaches more junior HR colleagues.
  • Collaborates with HR Centers of Excellence (COE's) to deliver HR services and solutions in line with function or business unit strategy (Talent Acquisition, Leadership Development, Learning and Development, Total Rewards, Organizational Change Management, Employee Relations).
  • Works with business leaders to develop strategic workforce plan in line with the function or business strategy. Helps develop next generation of leaders.
  • Utilizes data to identify trends and diagnose organizational effectiveness issues. Influences leaders to implement changes needed to improve functional performance.
  • Develops comprehensive change management strategies to guide the function from current to future state.
  • Builds commitment amongst leadership towards the performance management program and develops performance solutions in alignment with organizational values. May perform additional duties as assigned.
    Reporting Relationship
    SVP
    Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
    • Strong business acumen, in-depth knowledge of the business and client group, and the ability to effectively implement HR strategies to support business goals.
    • Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational development/effectiveness/behavior with the ability to positively impact the structure, culture and effectiveness of the organization.
    • Ability to collect and synthesize large quantities of quantitative and qualitative data. Ability to recognize trends and influence leaders based on data analysis.
    • Experience supporting organizational strategy by aligning the vision, mission and values of the organization with individuals' goals through the performance management platform. Ability to provide coaching and guidance to leaders on a variety of performance related situations or circumstances.
    • Strong influencing, negotiation and facilitation skills with the ability to foster and maintain collaborative relationships with customers, peers, subordinates and other members of management.
    • Strong communication and presentation skills both verbal and written, including the ability to communicate business and technical information clearly.
    • Knowledge of the HR field including employment laws and regulations.
    • Ability to manage a team through the use of group dynamics while encouraging creativity and innovation.
    • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to deal with and resolve ambiguous, confidential and sensitive situations and issues of a complex nature while providing flexible solutions.
    • Excellent project management, organizing and planning skills.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite as well as other business-related software. Education & Experience
      • Master's degree or equivalent experience with professional certifications preferred.
      • Typically a minimum of eight to ten years related work experience with demonstrated proficiency in required HR skills and abilities.
      • Insurance industry experience strongly preferred. #LI-MR1
        CNA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in the recruitment process. To request an accommodation, please contact leaveadministration@cna.com .

Keywords: CNA, Chicago , Director, HR Business Partner, Human Resources , Chicago, Illinois

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