Buckingham Search

Senior Human Resources Business Partner

Buckingham Search - Austin, TX

Buckingham Search is thrilled to be working exclusively with an impressive, stable yet growing trading firm in Chicago. The culture at this company is unique and energizing. They believe that constant innovation requires fearlessness, creativity, intellectual honesty, and a relentless competitive streak. They are committed to winning together and unlocking unique individual talent by incenting collaboration and mutual respect.

The HR team helps protect the firm’s largest investment, our people. Our client is seeking a Senior HR Business Partner with experience in a high-growth environment, who demonstrates the proven ability to see big picture people strategy needs and is an experienced & flexible partner to the business in supporting talent development, driving optimum performance, thoughtful leadership, and change management.

This position within the global HR team is uniquely centered to drive and take ownership of maintaining a strong company culture by solving complex organizational challenges due to our evolving business needs. We are looking for a creative, collaborative, and business savvy contributor, who demonstrates proven success to influence managers and employees at all levels of the firm. The ideal candidate doesn’t just love working with people, they value and understand the business impact they can make by creating a great place to work for all our employees.

This team achieves results by being innovative, driven, collaborative, trustworthy and genuinely caring about what we do & who they work with. This role is both hands-on and strategic and provides expertise in the areas of employee relations, workforce planning, performance management, compensation, employee retention, coaching/development, conflict management and ad hoc projects as necessary.

Things to get excited about:

  • Culture of inclusion, diversity, and collaboration. They encourage creativity, creation, and process improvements while using technology to help with the more mundane tasks so employees can focus in areas that bring them more joy and provide more value.
  • Competitive compensation
  • Hybrid work environment
  • Benefits include: 401k with 50% employer match, commuter benefits, 20 days PTO, 16 weeks paid maternity leave, typical health, dental, vision, long-term/short-term disability, and HSA account
  • Beautiful, updated office
  • The company invests in personal and professional development in many ways including a hired professional coach with office hours.

What you can look forward to doing:

  • Identify solutions for improving employee experience, promoting our culture, employee engagement, succession planning efforts, and retention of critical talent with alignment to our company cultural values. Provide mentorship and feedback to build management capabilities and empower leaders to manage change successfully.
  • Be a thought partner to our leaders to strengthen and support their leadership skills in performance coaching, addressing difficult conversations, and general employee relations challenges. Recommend agile solutions to encourage continuous improvements regarding workforce planning and organizational efficiency. Provide feedback on development, training, department transfers, and/or off-boarding scenarios in a very flat organization that offers constant learning opportunities.
  • Be a culture carrier throughout the firm. Ensure team and people strategies reflect our core values.
  • Be a connector with the members of the global People Operations function. Actively seek out opportunities to communicate key updates and share good practice & innovation. Build & enhance relationships to optimize connections and build important context which makes us all smarter & more efficient.
  • Partner with an Associate HRBP for your business region. Work as a team on all things people. Invest time and mentorship to ensure the Associate grows within their career.
  • Be an influencer to create positive change and proactively mitigate and resolve employee issues.
  • Collaborate with business leaders to interpret the business strategy to promote & network global people moves & career opportunities.
  • Understand and represent the needs of your business region. Share knowledge and influence HR operations upgrades and process improvements to ensure continual evolution within the HR support function.
  • Contribute to the overall global HR operational processes such as merit and bonus process, global mobility transfers, leave management, etc. Be comfortable suggesting areas of process improvement and identifying new trends and opportunities to constantly raise the bar on HR deliverables.
  • Develop, support, and communicate guidelines and procedures with a flexible mindset approach. Partner closely with Legal, Compliance, and senior management on local, regional, and/or global impact changes or updates. Ensure compliance with all legal employment requirements, documents, and employment agreements such as non-solicitation, non-compete, and confidentiality obligations.

What we are looking for:

  • A bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, business consulting, or related field
  • At least 7-10 years as an HRBP (in Technology)
  • At least 10+ years of progressive HR experience in employee relations, talent management, compensation, performance management, global mobility, benefits, onboarding, and recruitment.


Posted On: Wednesday, April 6, 2022



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