HR Business Partner II

Job Location: United States : New York : New York  



The HR Business Partner II will be expected to provide client-focused people solutions that drive business results for the Client Human Capital Plan/Strategy/Objectives to include workforce planning, talent management, change management, organizational development, performance management and talent sourcing, succession planning and compensation. The incumbent will need to determine impact and results of HR initiatives that affect client operations and results as well as provide a well facilitated process of organization design and operating model development.  Coordinate cross-discipline HR resources to address the client’s Human Capital challenges and opportunities in relation to business objectives and provide change leadership that fosters awareness, understanding, engagement, and action in response to corporate and business change events. Effectively execute core operational HR processes.



  • Serve as HR Business Partner/Consultant interface to MetLife business units to include Middle and Senior Management
  • Influences change at all levels of the business by utilizing strong strategic partnering skills
  • Contribute to client objective setting regarding human capital management throughout the entire business planning and implementation cycle.  Be highly responsive and consultative with clients on a wide array of HR related matters
  • Provide leadership to manage client needs and serve as central point of contact with various HR related resources such as Recruiting, Compensation, Learning, Talent Management, Workforce Analytics, and Employment Law.  Engage with Regional (EMEA, Asia) HR colleagues who support the clients locally.
  • Manage the process to ensure organizational design plan is aligned to business strategy, and is executed flawlessly including job evaluations, legal reviews, communications, and realignment with HR systems.
  • Provide direction and influence to support the business as it builds and strengthens succession bench strength and leadership capability.  Provide facilitation to support talent practices that the business is accountable for such as business talent reviews, succession planning, and performance management calibration sessions.


  • Bachelor’s degree with advanced training and previous Business Partner/Consultant experience
  • Min 8-10 years of Human Resources experience
  • Knowledge of overall HR products and services to deliver solutions to clients
  • Ability to convey HR vision/strategy alignment to business strategy as a context for decision-making
  • Strong relationship building and collaboration skill
  • Strong MS Excel proficiency
  • Ability to influence, persuade, negotiate and drive change with client groups


10-15% (includes overnight travel)


Human Resources




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Requisition #: 41982 

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