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Advantage Solutions Director Talent & HR Solutions HRBP in United States


Director Talent & HR Solutions HRBP

Advantage is seeking an experienced talent leader to fill the role of Director Talent & HR Solutions HRBP reporting to the SVP Enterprise Talent Solutions. This role will develop a vison and roadmap to deliver best in class talent solutions, lead all divisional people transformation efforts and drive critical attraction, development, and retention work. This role serves as a key business partner and talent architect to executive leadership, client, customer, and operational teams and will act as the key entry point, liaison, and advisor into the business for HR Centers of Excellence as well as all other corporate services as needed.

Talent solutions leaders within Advantage are agile, innovative, diplomatic collaboratorswho havea strong bias to action, are comfortable moving with precision at speed, have a high-level of businessacumen,impeccable attention to detail and are passionate about evolving the way we grow people, brands, and businesses .

This role will partner with business leaders to develop and execute people strategies focused on talent development, succession and employee engagement. To be successful in this role, you must understand business priorities and develop talent focused solutions that support business and enterprise priorities. Have a broad and flexible skill set, including the ability to think strategically, execute tactically, and collaborate across many teams, levels, and situations. Be a strategic partner focused on collaborating with business leaders to troubleshoot and problem solve using data-driven, people-focused recommendations that improve performance, retention, and the overall employee experience.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead and develop a team of HR professionals in a high growth, rapidly changing environment often without a standard playbook

  • Drive all succession, development, career path, and engagement programming and projects for associated division

  • Understand business goals and recommend new approaches, to effect continual improvements in business objectives, productivity and development of talent within the company

  • Analyze large data sets and develop/ implement thoughtful people plans and strategies that drive outcomes aligned with stated business priorities

  • Demonstrate strategic agility in a fast-paced environment by maintaining focus on strategic deliverables in high-pressure situations.

  • Understand the entire talent eco system; craft solutions that are thoughtful and reinforced by upstream and downstream talent programming

  • Operate with autonomy and utmost discretion particularly as it relates to sensitive information.

  • Monitor employee engagement to ensure high employee satisfaction and retention and recommend and deploy programming to improve culture, morale and productivity.

  • Influence leaders at varying levels through coaching to ensure manager led people strategies are consumed and practiced

  • Work in partnership with Enterprise or Divisional DEI teams to ensure a welcoming and inclusive workplace for all.

  • Review, synthesize and communicate large data sets of information from a variety of sources and apply a communication and/or delivery plan that meets the needs of supported populations.

  • Act as change agent in support of company policy change to support overall objectives


Success in this role will require influential partnership with leadership within the organization to execute the talent strategies that foster organizational growth and people effectiveness. The individual in this role must understand business priorities and translate them into a talent programming and outcomes that supports stated business objectives.

  • Bachelor's Degree from accredited university or equivalent experience

  • 10+ years of Human Resource Business Partner or Talent Leadership experience with a foundation of HR principles

  • Demonstrated experience in team leadership

  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills

  • Strong analytical skills and demonstrated problem solving ability.

  • Ability to succeed in a fast paced, highly matrixed and evolving business environment.

  • Working knowledge of financial models and P/Ls

  • Agility, diplomacy, flexibility with a strong bias for action


The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Position Summary

Director of Human Resources is responsible for leading and delivering best in class leadership support to the business client group and driving strategy related to human resource practices while ensuring effective support across all areas of human resources. As a skilled and experienced HR business partner, lead HR strategy with consultative leadership, functional expertise and strong execution across multiple areas of human resources including talent management, performance management, employee relations, management development, affirmative action compliance, policies and procedures, compensation or total rewards, change management and organizational effectiveness. With exceptional collaboration skills, partner with Centers of Excellence (COE) to accomplish winning strategies that move the organization forward.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

HR Strategic Business Partner (Strategic):

  • Align business objectives with employees and management in designated business units.

  • Serves as a consultant to management on Human Resource related issues.

  • Act as employee champion and change agent.

  • Communicate needs proactively with HR and business management; the HRBP seeks to develop integrated solutions.

  • Develop and execute communication strategies and processes that support and/or drive change management and continuous improvement techniques.

  • Partner with business leaders to restructure around strategic objectives.

  • Understand and drives the talent needs for the business.

  • Conduct weekly meetings with respective business units.

  • Consult with line management providing HR guidance when appropriate.

Human Resources Function and Team Management (Leadership):

  • Contribute as an effective member of the leadership team.

  • Establish partnerships across the HR function to deliver value added service to management and employees that reflect the business objectives of the organization.

  • Collaborate with HR Partners (Other HRGs, Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, Total Rewards, HR Services), Legal, Finance and IT to deliver HR solutions that meet with needs of the business.

  • Lead a team of HR Generalists to deliver strong HR services and guidance to the client.

Human Resources Policy and Procedures (Subject Matter Expert):

  • Establish a culture of an effective level of business literacy about the business unit’s financial position, its mid-range plans, its organizational culture and its competition, including international responsibilities, when required.

  • Apply knowledge to ensure HR is implementing progressive HR practices while maintaining compliance standards.

  • Drive specific projects as needed and participate in functional and cross-functional initiatives.

Human Resources Operations (Practitioner):

  • Lead day to day performance management guidance to line management (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).

  • Guide and coach staff to respond to complaints and line manager questions and HR needs.

  • Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with HR group to develop solutions, programs, and policies.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

Indirect Reports

May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

Travel and Driving are essential duties and function of this job

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Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

(Preferred): Master's Degree or equivalent experience

SPHR highly desirable

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Business, Human Resources or related field. SPHR certification preferred

  • 10-15+ years minimum experience and exceptional knowledge in multiple human resource disciplines including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management, federal and state respective employment laws.

  • 5-7 years minimum experience directing HR strategy for an organization of at 10,000+employees

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Advanced level knowledge of human resources practices and labor laws.

  • Proven decision making and problem solving skills

  • Interpersonal and organizational savvy, relates well to others, builds relationships with all levels, quick study with people

  • Excellent consulting and customer service orientation skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically

  • Keen business acumen to provide solid direction on key strategies

  • Ability to direct, lead, coach, and develop people

  • Demonstrated ability to provide cross-functional leadership

  • Take initiative to identify and anticipate client needs and make recommendations for implementation.

  • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines

  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment

  • Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment

  • Ability to gain credibility and support as a trusted advisor.

  • Professional, poised demeanor with the ability to remain effective during period of change

  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers

  • Ability to research and analyze data effectively

  • Ability to understand issues domestically and internationally and communicate effectively with clients.

  • Results oriented

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

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Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2022-411750

Position Type Full Time

Category Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)