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POSITION TITLE:                  Senior HR Business Partner

REPORTS TO:                        HR Director – Corporate Services


Serve as a primary business partner to the Technology leadership teams; implement talent and culture strategies that drive business partnership, organizational effectiveness, 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

Workforce Planning/Recruiting:

  • 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

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES: 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.  Position will be primarily divide time between the Pittsburgh offices (Hot Metal Campus and Warrendale Campus)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or related field
  • 7+ years of progressive Human Resources' Generalist experience, employee relations & employment law experience required
  • 4+ years of partnering directly with VP-level executives in a highly complex and global company
  • 3+ 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

AEO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity ("EEO") laws. AEO prohibits discrimination against associates and applicants for employment because of the individual's race or color, religion or creed, alienage or citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, marital or partnership status, domestic violence or stalking victim status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristics, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This applies to all AEO activities, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, performance evaluation, discipline and discharge. AEO also provides reasonable accommodation of religion and disability in accordance with applicable law.

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