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HR Business Partner - Corporate Supply Chain

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Serve as a primary business partner to the Corporate Supply Chain Department leadership teams; implement talent and culture strategies that drive business partnership, organizational effectiveness, and talent development, retention and employee satisfaction.


HR Business Partnership:

  • Provide proactive consultation and input to department leaders and associates on issues where human resources expertise can improve business results
  • Conduct needs assessments to determine measures required to enhance associate job performance and overall Company performance
  • Align HR practices to drive business strategy in assigned departments
  • Consult with management on performance, organizational and leadership opportunities

Organizational Effectiveness:

  • Assess needs within assigned employee groups/departments and provide consulting to leaders on performance management, employee and leadership development
  • Consult with the Organizational Development and Learning & Development teams to execute proactive succession planning, ensuring employee development needs are being satisfied
  • Facilitate annual performance management process in partnership with Compensation & Benefits department
  • Lead change initiatives to support business plans through proactive organization design, change management and communications planning
  • Identify root causes of organizational challenges and implement action to improve organizational performance


  • Work closely with leaders to assess needs for talent acquisition & assimilation
  • Consult with leaders and talent acquisition team on hiring needs and job redesign decisions
  • Facilitate internal interviews at all phases of the recruiting process and ensure consistent communication regarding candidate status to appropriate business partners, including hiring manager, executives and HR recruiting team
  • Facilitate strategic staffing initiatives, including budgeting, workflow and process improvement; advise on pending turnover to support recruitment strategy
  • Partner with talent acquisition throughout the interview process on external hiring
  • Assist with new leader onboarding and assimilation plans

Employee Relations/Communication:

  • Develop employee communication strategies, while working closely with leadership, to foster employee morale and engagement
  • Act as a resource to business partners, to ensure fair and consistent application of HR policies and practices
  • Partner with legal and corporate compliance to ensure employees act and operate in accordance with Company policies, guidelines, local laws and regulations
  • Ensure planning, monitoring and appraisal of Associate work performance, by training managers to coach and discipline Associates
  • Facilitate communication and resolution of conflict as needed
  • Lead and execute innovative recognition programs to enhance employee morale and productivity
  • Manage timely Exit Interviews for all Associates and communicate necessary feedback to HR and Executives, while keeping accurate record of exit interview information


  • Counseling and Separation of Associates
  • Shared accountability for managing a Coordinator level support person


Ability to scale in a fast paced environment where leading through collaboration with others is critical; Strong business acumen and relentless focus on the customer; Individuals who are strategic, innovative, logical, objective, relationship builder and a team player; Individuals who welcome and can match pace in an entrepreneurial, highly fluid, ever changing environment; Superb communication skills with the ability to influence at various levels within the organization; Coaching skills to help enable our leaders to continuously improve their leadership capabilities; Articulate with a high level of business acumen; Comfort engaging with senior level executives in a polished and professional manner; Combines tenacity with tact, knowing when to apply more pressure and when to give in; Self-assured, not easily thrown, able to think on their feet; Outgoing and gregarious, enjoys interacting with a variety of people; Curious and a demonstrated track record of being a life-long learner.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or related field; Master’s Degree preferred
  • 3+ years of progressive Human Resources' Generalist experience, employee relations & employment law experience required
  • 2+ years of experience managing an employee base inclusive of creative functions (i.e. design, creative marketing, merchandising)
  • 2+ years of partnering directly with EVP level executives in a highly complex and global company
  • 2+ years of experience supporting multiple office locations, including satellite offices
  • Prior managerial/supervisory experience
  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, and presentation skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated collaborative skills and ability to work well within a team
  • Ability to work with and influence senior management
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting

American Eagle Outfitters is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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