SmithBucklin, a 100 percent employee-owned association management company, is looking for a dynamic HR Business Partner to join the Human Resources team in our Chicago office. This individual will report to the SVP & Chief People Officer, assist in leading the HR strategy, and collaborate closely with HR Business Partner colleagues to ensure synergy and alignment across the business. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience proactively collaborating with leaders and key stakeholders in the development and implementation of HR to optimize talent, process and culture.
What You Will Do
Partner with unit heads, executives and people managers to strategize and advise on talent, including on-boarding, talent review and assessment, career development, succession planning, engagement action planning, and rewards and recognition.
Exchange knowledge and work closely with HRBP colleagues to align thinking, deliver solutions and optimize processes.
Coach executives and people managers, navigate and resolve employee relations issues and create solutions to retain our best talent.
Steward HR programs, practices and policies, with the overall goal of maintaining and nurturing a strong people-focused culture.
Be a resource, coach, advisor, and champion to 14 other HR team members.
This Role Might Be for You If…
You can keep your cool, and remain comfortable and effective in a fast-paced, matrixed environment; you can manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a hands-on manner, adjusting to issues as they arise without breaking a sweat.
You are a driver and successful at simultaneously executing operational tasks while driving long-term strategic initiatives; you have an innate desire to drive change in the pursuit of excellence.
You are a synthesizer and connect-the-dots quickly to assess a situation and know how to bring in the right resources at the right time; you are a holistic, creative problem solver and start your sentences with “yes, let’s see how we can achieve this…”
You excel at service and provide efficient and effective service while implementing best practice, minimizing risk, and ensuring consistency and fairness; you keep your commitments and are trusted for your high quality work and prompt delivery.
You are a trusted confidante who maintains discretion; others seek you out for your pragmatism and business minded approach; you have a reputation for sound judgment and professional integrity. You are equally respected and effective with leaders, supervisors, and employees at all levels.
You are a collaborator and work seamlessly with employees across the business adjusting to different styles, personalities and work approaches.
Communicating is like breathing: written, verbal, and visual, they are all your strengths.
Your professional journey looks like this…
BA or BS degree
Minimum of 10 years of progressive HR experience (in multiple HR functions including but not limited to employee relations, employment law, talent development, talent review and succession planning, employee engagement, performance management, and talent acquisition) with 5+ years in management.
HR Business Partner experience working with executives and leading teams, preferably within a matrix environment and professional services environment.
Proven expertise in developing strategic partnerships with senior management and influencing key business decisions.
Demonstrated ability to manage human resources at both the strategic and tactical levels.
Where Do You Fit?
Whether you are just beginning your career or are a mid- or senior-level professional, working at SmithBucklin will offer you countless opportunities to develop transferrable skills, acquire meaningful knowledge and gain rich experiences at an accelerated pace. By working collaboratively with smart, ambitious, multi-talented, genuine and hardworking colleagues, you will build meaningful, deep and enduring relationships that will serve you well throughout your career, regardless of your chosen path. In addition, as a 100 percent employee-owned company, SmithBucklin offers all of our people – regardless of position or compensation – an equal chance to experience the fulfillment and reap the benefits of ownership. As owners, our employees control the destiny of SmithBucklin and are unified in the goal of building a great, enduring company.
Equal Employment Opportunity
At SmithBucklin, Equal Employment Opportunity is our commitment and goal. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other protected status designated by federal, state or local law. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation based on position.
SmithBucklin is the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other. Our mission is to achieve the missions of the client organizations we serve and provide uncompromised stewardship for their long-term prosperity. SmithBucklin offers full-service management and outsourced services to trade associations, professional societies, technology user communities, industry consortia, charitable organizations, corporations and government institutes. Founded in 1949, SmithBucklin has offices in Chicago, Washington D.C., Old Lyme, Conn., St. Louis, Bethesda, Md., and San Ramon, Calif., and delivers seamless association and event management services worldwide. The company is 100 percent employee-owned. For more information, please visit www.smithbucklin.com or call 1-800-539-9740.
Equal Employment Opportunity
At SmithBucklin Corporation, Equal Employment Opportunity is our commitment and goal. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other protected status designated by federal, state or loc...al law. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation based on position.