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Director, HR Business Partner

Company: Unum
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Job Description:

Job Posting End Date: 01/19Unum is a company of people serving people. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers and a Fortune 500 company, Unum's financial protection benefits help protect more than 36 million working people and their families from the financial impact of illness or injury. Unum's three distinct, but similarly focused US businesses - Unum US, Colonial Life, and Starmount Life - are each a market leader in making disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, and vision insurance accessible in the workplace.

Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Unum has significant US operations in Portland, Maine, Worcester, Massachusetts, and Glendale, California with over 35 field offices nationwide. Colonial Life is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina with over 40 field offices nationwide. Starmount Life is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is the dental and vision center of excellence for Unum in the US.General Summary:As a Human Resources Business Partner at Unum, you will play a critical dual role on the HR Business Support team. You will be an essential part of the organization's leadership team uniting with senior business leaders to understand the work they do, the challenges they face, and the goals they are working to achieve today and in the future. You will use that knowledge to guide, challenge and coach them to ensure they have the talent capabilities needed to drive and support their business objectives.

In addition to influencing leadership on organizational design, talent development, succession planning, and new business solutions, you will also help develop and drive our approach to change management.

A successful candidate for this role brings a dynamic and collaborative approach to everything you do. You exemplify what it means to be a partner, with your HR colleagues, peers and the teams you support, all of whom seek you out for your guidance and assistance. You enjoy working with people across the company, sharing your skills, best practices, and an ability to have fun.

Role is based at our Corporate Headquarters in Chattanooga, TN. Relocation Assistance will be included.Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop in some cases, and implement in other cases, HR strategies and action plans that are aligned to and drive achievement of business objectives. This may be accomplished by leveraging and integrating key HR levers, including organizational design, workforce planning, talent data and analytics, talent acquisition, performance management, identification of employee potential and succession, total rewards, talent development and employee engagement.
  • Drive talents plans aligned with and provide input into the organization's change management plans, including stakeholder analyses, communications and training plans, risk identification and mitigation plans, transition plans, and measures of success.
  • Act as a coach and advisor to business change leads, senior leaders and managers to help them fulfill their change leadership roles and build change agility in the organization.
  • Use data and analytics to drive talent discussions and influence the organization.
  • Help drive enterprise HR initiatives in the organization and ensure the organization's talent plans align with enterprise-wide HR strategies and programs, working closely with other HR Partners (Staffing, Benefits, Training, Compensation, Employee Relations) as needed.
  • Identify and share strategies and solutions that may be implemented in other business areas to improve organizational effectiveness with business heads and HR colleagues; drive implementation where appropriate.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

    Job Specifications

    • Strong experience (5-7 years) in the field of HR, with a solid knowledge of all HR functions as key business levers.
    • Experience supporting an IT organization preferred.
    • A minimum of 3 years of change management experience focusing on the people side of change. Specific change events may include workplace transformation, M&A, outsourcing, organizational restructuring, customer experience transformation, and other changes affecting large numbers of employees.
    • Demonstrated success as an internal consultant, understanding the broad picture, creating positive outcomes.
    • Able to build credibility with all levels of management quickly through demonstrated expertise, self-confidence, influencing skills, and insight.
    • Strong data analysis skills.
    • Strong project management skills.
    • Demonstrated success analyzing organizational issues and implementing appropriate solutions.
    • Skilled as a facilitator.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with senior management.
    • Strong collaboration skills across business areas and within HR.
    • Ability to maintain appropriate balance between business demands and priorities of the HR organization.
    • Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities.
    • Strong service orientation.
    • Seen as positive and a leader by colleagues.



      Unum and its family of businesses offer world-class training and development, generous compensation and benefits packages, and a culture built on employee ideas.

      Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status.


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