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Director, Strategic HR Business Partner

Company: The Hanover Insurance Group
Location: Worcester
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Our Human Resources department is currently seeking a Director, Strategic HR Business Partner located in our Worcester, MA office or remote.--

Position Overview/Summary:

This position has responsibility for business unit/corporate group specific impact. They are primarily responsible for anticipating, planning and may lead the development of human capital strategies based on long-term needs and trends in partnership with aligned Corporate and/or Business Unit leaders. Drives talent and organizational strategies that help achieve business goals and objectives. Provides strategic, integrated thinking and consultative support to the business/corporate group aligned with. Supports the HR service delivery model and partners with HR Centers of Excellence to facilitate seamless support and delivery of initiatives within Human Resources and client organizations.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions / At an advanced level:
BUSINESS PARTNERING:

---Builds relationships with senior leaders to establish credibility as a trusted advisor to influence and support key strategic and operational decisions. ---Develops and executes robust people strategy that delivers tangible results for the broader business unit. ---Understands core business/operation at a broad level and market forces that impact that area, including business models and business strategy, and translates those requirements to organizational and talent-related requirements through the development of in-depth strategic workforce plans. ---Researches external perspectives to make recommendations and bring forth competitive intelligence and best practices. ---Partners with senior leaders in planning and overseeing organizational and staffing changes based on business conditions; may also assist with those changes that result from mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and reductions in force. TALENT MANAGEMENT:

---Keeps succession and talent planning, career development and performance management processes and results aligned with the organization's goals. Focuses on capabilities of leaders and managers within client organizations to apply these practices to build bench strength and ensure a qualified and ready talent and succession pipelines. ---Helps execute the talent strategy with client groups and in partnership with key HR CoE's. ---Identifies emerging talent issues before they impact the client's strategy fulfillment through analysis of data and analytics and business strategic needs. ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN & EFFECTIVENESS:

---Drives large scale organizational design/operating model work at the client group levels.-- ---Understands the operating model for specific client groups and researches and assesses impact of any changes on existing talent.-- ---Proactively consults, recommends and evaluates critical metrics to improve/enhance the performance of client groups and measures the impact and results with a primary focus on business unit/overall client group (i.e. through organizational health diagnostics, power BI and/or other critical tools/processes). CULTURE STEWARDSHIP & CHANGE MANAGEMENT:

---Represents Hanover's values/culture and ensures any design change initiatives and programs support the overall organizational culture. ---Researches needs and supports and drives leadership and client groups to embrace organizational changes. ---Builds and oversees change management plans that drive scale, impact and adoption across the client group in support of major projects and initiatives, taking into account the organization's current state and readiness for change. ---May lead and develop HR talent and/or groups and participates and may oversees and drives HR initiatives to support the advancement of the broader enterprise and the HR organization. ---Applies a continuous improvement mentality and challenges the status quo to increase efficiency and effectiveness of execution ---Partners with HR Centers of Excellence and Shared Services teams to provide seamless HR operations and strategic support to the client organizations. Ensures consistency in approach across assigned areas when appropriate. ---Leads by example and supports "One HR" culture, mutual accountability, respect and inclusion within HR team. ---May lead assigned business supporting and/or HR specific projects as assigned by HR Sr Leadership team. Does so by establishing agreed upon deadlines and deliverables, keeping in mind nuances of the business to ensure success in partnership with appropriate HR CoE's and Shared Services organizations Required Skills & Experience and Competencies:

---Minimum of 7-10 years of diverse Human Resources experience and/or people or process management in a medium to large complex organization At an advanced level, delivers the following items:

---Possesses strong business acumen, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills and the ability to take creative/innovative approaches to human resources and business opportunities. ---Possesses strong relationship building and influencing skills in conjunction with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. ---Pragmatic thought leader with strong integrity with proven success operating within a fast-paced, growing business environment. ---Experience in leading small to mid-size projects and helping to foster/create a positive working environment. ---Exhibits initiative and has the ability to be resourceful and creative while maintaining flexibility. Has a strong sense of urgency and drive with great attention to detail and drives successful execution. ---Self-motivated and self-directed and has the ability to work with limited direction. ---Is technically savvy and pursues opportunities to expand technical capabilities; uses available tools effectively; knowledge of Office365 suite preferred At The Hanover, we are committed to delivering on our promises and being there when it matters the most. That is why we expect that each employee will consistently demonstrate the following core values through his or her personal actions:

Collaboration - We bring a positive attitude and passion for working together. We are supportive, inclusive and rely on the contributions of all team members to achieve results no matter what the challenge. Accountability - We do the right thing by being responsive, demonstrating ownership and showing courage. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of excellence and honor our commitments to agents, customers, shareholders, communities and one another. Respect - Integrity and honesty is at the heart of everything we do. We create an environment of trust by listening first and welcoming diverse perspectives. Empowerment - We develop our talent and encourage them to be creative, entrepreneurial and resilient. We believe in the power of people to innovate and take calculated risks to drive our company's future.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

---Ability to use a personal computer and other standard office equipment ---Ability to work in a fast paced or stressful environment ---Ability to travel as necessary ---Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods-- ---Ability to work cooperatively EEO statement:
-- "The Hanover values diversity in the workplace and among our customers. The company provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants on the basis of experience, training, education, and ability to do the available work without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, ancestry or any other status protected by law.-- Furthermore, The Hanover Insurance Group is committed to providing an equal opportunity workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment based on national origin, race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by law."--

As an equal opportunity employer, Hanover does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation, as a candidate for employment, please inform The Hanover Talent Acquisition office.--
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