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HR Business Partner

Date: Feb 12, 2019

Location: Milwaukee, WI, 53202

At Northwestern Mutual, we believe relationships are built on trust. That our lives and our work matter. These beliefs launched our company nearly 160 years ago. Today, they're just a few of the reasons why people choose to build careers at Northwestern Mutual.

We're strong and growing. In a company with such a long and storied history, this may be the most exciting and important time to be a part of Northwestern Mutual. We're strong, innovative and growing.

We invest in our people. We provide opportunities for employees to grow themselves, their career and in turn, our business.

We care.  We make a positive difference in our communities. Nationally, thousands have benefitted from our support of research and programs to fight childhood cancer. Each year, our Foundation, employees and financial representatives donate time, talent and financial support to causes they're passionate about.


We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.


What's the role?

As a Human Resources Business Partner in the Corporate and Investment Function you will engage with the leadership teams of multiple departments to co-create organizational and people strategies that deliver business results.  You will provide strategic, trusted consultation and thought leadership to executive leaders and their teams to forecast, identify, develop and implement proactive business and talent solutions that align with enterprise people strategies. Areas of focus will evolve and currently include - talent strategy, D&I strategy, organizational design and transitions, workforce strategy and planning, data and analytics and engagement strategies. All responsibilities include leveraging data and analytics to inform business consultation and talent solutions.


Bring Your Best! What this role needs:


  •   7- 10 years of human resources experience including a Bachelor’s degree in HR or an equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible work experience
  •   Significant experience as a business partner to top leadership teams. Demonstrated expertise in business and talent strategy, workforce planning, data and analytics, organizational design, and talent management, and Engages in and models courageous and constructive dialogue; confidence to offer a new and potentially challenging idea to foster conversation and critical thinking; ability to deliver difficult / complex messages and help others understand multiple points of view.
  •   Demonstrated ability to anticipate and respond quickly and creatively to change and shifting, sometimes competing, priorities. Comfort operating through risk and uncertainty in a high- volume work environment.
  •   Demonstrated ability to co-create business and talent solutions and “quarterback” teams in the execution of solutions with business leaders that enable the achievement of business goals.
  •   Demonstrated strength in business acumen. Strong strategic perspective to leverage outside in perspectives (including HR thought-leadership) and to make internal connections for the business. Ability to forecast and proactively address business/people needs.
  •   Excellent consultative, interpersonal/influencing skills, including the ability to build trusted advisor relationships across the organization.
  •   Strong analytical, data and technology skills. 


Desired Experience:  Strong financial acumen and compensation knowledge preferred.


Req ID: 24575
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Required
Employment Experience: 6-8 years
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 02/10/2019