Senior HRBP in Albany, NY at Key Bank- Corporate

Date Posted: 2/14/2018

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    66 South Pearl Street
    Albany, NY
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Job Description

About the Job (Job Brief)

Sr. HR Business Partner (HRBP)

The Senior HR Business Partner (Sr. HRBP) will work as an integral member of the East and New England Regions Commercial and Key Private Bank leadership teams, providing HR support that maximizes all aspects of people performance. The Sr. HRBP will be responsible for providing advice and coaching to senior level leaders as they make business decisions and manage the effectiveness of their organization. The Sr. HRBP will work to integrate and deliver all HR programs for the line of business, to include: workforce planning, recruiting, training, leadership development, performance management, compensation & benefits, employee relations, diversity & inclusion, and overall employee engagement. This role will collaborate with HR partners and COEs to identify and deliver solutions to support business leaders on critical decisions related to talent, recruiting, compensation, employee relations, etc. This position contributes to the business strategy by helping leaders identify, prioritize, and build organizational capabilities, structures, and processes. The HRBP regularly consults, coaches, and advises leaders to make informed people-related decisions that minimize risk, drive workforce effectiveness, and lead to improved business performance. Success criteria include: demonstrated leadership skills with a focus on execution, project management, business acumen, confident coaching and consulting skills, and strong interpersonal skills with proven relationship-building ability. This Sr. HRBP role is an individual contributor reporting to an HRBP Manager.

Essential Job Functions

• Advice & Coaching: work with senior business leaders to identify and diagnose challenges – for them as leaders, as well as across their organizations – prescribe solutions and support the change required to improve. Potential areas of improvement: sharing leadership/delegation, conflict management, team building, and mentoring.
• Strategic Planning: participate in strategic planning activities for products, markets and intiatives for assigned client groups – with particular focus on the workforce implications
• Organizational Effectiveness: drive change required (growth, productivity, downsizing) to meet current and future client and shareholder needs
• Workforce Planning: manage the multi-year resource plan that supports the projected performance of the business, to include data related to recruiting, promotions, transfers & attrition.
• Recruiting: participate in the recruiting process to ensure that the appropriate talent is being sourced to achieve the goals of the business ; manage onboarding and new leader assimilation
• Training: ensure the right people get the right training (both skill and competency building) at the right time
• Leadership Development: identify top-talent, assist in the assessment of their skills and capabilities and provide developmental opportunities (exposure, experiences, education, coaching) for them; ensure everyone in your assigned groups has a development plan
• Performance Management: coordinate goal setting (expected + stretch), and oversee employee feedback and rating processes to ensure differentiation for high-performance
• Compensation & Benefits: manage personnel expense; administer the merit increase process and assist with the annual incentive award process; ensure differentiation for high-performance
• Employee Relations: manage the overall level of people risk in the groups you are assigned; provide counsel on complex individual cases
• Diversity & Inclusion: be a leader for overall diversity & inclusion efforts within the LOB
• Employee Engagement: manage the prioritization of activities and action plans that follow from the company-wide survey process

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree
• 10+ years of experience, with positions of increasing responsibility
• Demonstrated ability to creatively solve HR related problems
• The ability to paint a compelling vision of a career at Key to attract talent
• The ability to manage, mostly through influence, to keep a multitude of stakeholders coordinated and high-performing
• Perceptive enough to judge the true strengths and weaknesses of people
• Able to connect talent with organizational needs to put the best talent in the most challenging and fulfilling roles
• The ability to keep talent engaged in good times and during challenges
• An ability to engage diverse constituents
• Open to travel (role requires 50%)

HRBP Competency Matrix

Competency Senior HR Business Partner
Education Bachelor’s Degree or
equivalent work experience
Experience Ten plus (10 +) years of HR business partnership experience

Leadership Demonstrated leadership – role model for others; may have direct reports; leverages organizational and professional savvy and advanced ability to influence leaders and strengthen leadership capability; consistently demonstrates resiliency and composure, strong interpersonal skills-proven relationship-building ability
Acumen Strong business/financial knowledge; understands and contributes to client’s strategy and business direction; knows and leverages industry best-practices and trends; leverages strategic thinking ability to anticipate client needs; aligns Human Capital strategy with business strategy to deliver results
Effectiveness Proactive with setting timelines and
identifying opportunities; understands how to mobilize the right partners and resources

KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $134.5 billion at March 31, 2017. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, insurance, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of more than 1,200 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications, and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. KeyBank is Member FDIC.

KeyBank has administrative services in place that help support the business. These include: Finance, Human Resources, Legal, and Marketing. KeyBank’s Corporate Center supports strategic initiatives through multiple teams which provide distinctly different, yet interrelated, disciplines for the KeyBank Leadership team and its business groups. The Corporate Center protects and enhances Key’s brand through thoughtful and deliberate messaging and responsible banking. Our proactive approach and significant expertise engage both internal and external constituents – employees, clients, shareholders, investors, regulators, legislators, community advocates – by adding value, positively influencing their perceptions, and instilling a sense of confidence in Key.


KeyCorp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to engaging a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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