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Human Resources Business Partner

Job Location Minneapolis, Minnesota

Position Purpose: 

The Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) will utilize functional/technical expertise, as well as Sleep Number leadership behaviors, to develop, implement, manage and continuously improve strategies and tactics related to organizational effectiveness, talent management, employee engagement, retention, performance management and compensation. This role also works to ensure organizational talent is prepared to deliver exceptional performance, through partnership with business leaders and by building strong organizational capabilities and culture

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Team Member Relations:  Respond to team member concerns and provide guidance to managers to ensure effective application of company policies/procedures and company culture and minimize legal risks, complaints, charges and turnover.  Investigate root causes of employee relations issues and develop strategies to address/reduce them. Serve as a subject matter expert for federal and state regulations and ensure accurate and appropriate strategies and tactics are in place. Demonstrate balanced advocacy for employees and the business.
  • Talent Management:  Ensure organizational talent is prepared to deliver exceptional performance, through partnership with business leaders and by building strong organizational capabilities and culture.  Develop, implement and manage organizational programs relative to employee development, retention, performance management, onboarding, career development, and succession planning, to ensure a talent pipeline that will successfully enable current strategies and future growth. 
  • Organization Effectiveness:  Partner with leaders and HR partners to proactively identify job/organization design opportunities that increase organization effectiveness and prepare the business to drive/support future growth. Employ change leadership and team effectiveness principles to help teams better ensure success of new programs, structures, etc.
  • Talent Acquisition: Partner with hiring managers to evaluate talent needs and ensure acceptable staffing levels (current and future). Partner with talent acquisition for interviewing and selection to ensure a consistent, high quality talent pipeline.  Assist hiring managers with the effective use of selection processes, selection criteria and onboarding tools. 
  • Communication:  Understand stakeholder perspectives at multiple leadership levels and partner with organizational leaders to ensure proactive, effective communication strategies and processes for issues or situations of varying complexity. 
  • Culture:  Assess alignment and support for company mission, values and strategies; provide recommendations to managers on how to respond to emerging workplace trends and or how to address employee needs or issues with balance for both legal compliance and culture.  Assist in implementation of employee engagement surveys, feedback sessions and action planning.  Actively personify and advocate for the company’s culture, brand and values.
  • Process Improvement:  Identify, advocate for and implement HC best practices across all areas of the business; simplify or reduce non-value added processes. Help business units identify and resolve opportunities for increased efficiency or decreased beuracracy.  Enable and ensure compliance in regulated practices pertinent to department.  Advocate for employee involvement and empowerment in decision making.

Experience, Education & Certifications:

  • 5 to 7 years of experience in Human Resources, preferably as an HR Generalist serving many levels of leaders and various team member populations
  • Proven experience interacting and influencing all levels of organization with confidence, building trust and rapport. Is capable of providing courageous and decisive advice, including advance team member relations
  • Experience and strength in managing change leadership in high-growth, cross-functional organization
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area (Business, HR, Communications, etc.)
  • SPHR desired
  • Able to manage multiple priorities and work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving ability, particularly in ambiguous or complex situations.  Understands and considers broad implications of business unit needs or decisions
  • Remains calm under pressure and is able to lead thru difficult (i.e. emotional, complex, legal) situations
  • Strong time management and project management abilities
  • Highly proficient written and verbal communication skills

Working Conditions:

  • Some travel will be required
  • Available on nights and weekends for urgent situations

Sleep Number is an equal opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, regardless of sex; race; color; creed; national origin; religion; age; marital status; pregnancy; physical, mental, communicative or sensory disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

Job ID R1202
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