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AVP, People Business Partner

Remote (Georgia, United States)

As the AVP, People Business Partner, you will be a strategic partner to Assurant’s Global Housing Operations and Claims leaders. You will partner to enable business outcomes through targeted solutions centered on evolving the operating model, developing a global resourcing strategy, driving a performance-oriented culture, and enhancing our talent planning and development. You will also partner with the People Experience Center and the Centers of Excellence to develop integrated approaches to further the business objectives and drive solutions to people-related challenges. As the AVP, People Business Partner, you will report to the VP, Executive Business Partner.

What will be my duties and responsibilities in this job?

  • The Business Partner must have a working knowledge of all the following disciplines to broker talent, identify root causes of problems effectively, and enable outperformance.
    • Financial Acumen
    • Talent Development
    • Succession Planning
    • Employee Engagement
    • Organizational Change
    • Organizational Design
    • Acquisition, Divestiture, and Integration of organizations
    • Talent Acquisition
    • Learning and Performance
    • Compensation
  • Strategic mindset- Long-term planning/forward-thinking, innovative, big-picture oriented.
  • Critical thinking- Challenge the norm, be curious, and take an outside perspective.
  • Results-oriented- enable business outcomes, and act with the end in mind.
  • Assist in forecasting and planning talent pipeline requirements to support business strategy.
  • Understand key business performance targets and their related talent implications.
  • Assist business leaders in providing employees with development opportunities aligned with current and future performance standards.
  • Provide expert advice and coaching to employees when appropriate.
  • Anticipate the needs and concerns of employees and leaders, soliciting opinions when appropriate.
  • Identify and drive the sharing of best practices across functional and business lines.
  • Maintain knowledge of progressive people practices and trends.
  • Contribute to people and cross-functional initiatives.
  • In collaboration with COEs, create new organization designs, new compensation plans or packages, talent recruitment initiatives, behavioral change via new learning initiatives, improved bench strength and individual development plans for key positions, etc.

What are the requirements needed for this position?

  • A minimum of 8 years of Human Resources experience; 3 years should include creating people strategy and implementation for departments or functional areas.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to analyze data and perform root cause analysis, determining insights that enable targeted actions to be executed to enhance performance / the situation.
  • Ability to lead through strategic change and challenges.
  • Ability to influence diverse stakeholders via effective communication up, down, and across to various constituencies, both verbally and in writing.
  • Financial Acumen/Understanding of annual and long-term budgeting cycles.
  • Knowledge and experience in workforce planning, organization design, change management, performance management, project management, problem-solving, coaching, employee engagement, diversity, and compensation.
  • Experience with matrix management.
  • Demonstration of strong collaboration skills.

What other skills/experience would be helpful to have?

  • PHR/ SPHR or equivalent designation to demonstrate continuous learning and contemporary knowledge of HR law/compliance, policy, and process.
  • Experience in a company that is subject to a regulatory environment.
  • Experience outside of the HR function.

How much should I expect to travel?

  • Up to 10%



Any posted pay range considers a wide range of compensation factors, including candidate background, experience, and work location, while also allowing for salary growth within the position.

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What’s the culture like at Assurant?
Our unique culture is a big reason why talented people choose Assurant. Named a Best/Great Place to Work in 13 countries and awarded the Fortune America’s Most Innovative Companies recognition in 2023, we bring together top talent around the world. Although we have a wide variety of skills and experiences, we share common characteristics that are uniquely Assurant. A passion for service. An ability to innovate in practical ways. And a willingness to take chances. We call our culture The Assurant Way.

Company Overview
Assurant is a leading global business services company that supports, protects, and connects major consumer purchases. A Fortune 500 company with a presence in 21 countries, Assurant supports the advancement of the connected world by partnering with the world’s leading brands to develop innovative solutions and deliver an enhanced customer experience through mobile device solutions, extended service contracts, vehicle protection services, renters insurance, lender-placed insurance products, and other specialty products.

Equal Opportunity Statement
Assurant is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not use or consider race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in employment decisions.

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