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Director People Business Partner

We Go Places! How about you?
Location: Los Angeles, California
Function: HR
Sub Function: HR - HR Business Partnering
Type of contract: Permanent



About the Role: 

The People Department is instrumental in delivering the HUSA mission and strategy and we’re seeking a Director, People Business Partner to join the team. The Director provides strategic HR partnership to commercial sales teams (4 Business Units) working directly with senior leaders to promote a performance driven culture, provide the coaching and tools to unlock our people’s potential, and foster an inclusive workplace. The right person for this role is solution oriented, data driven and can flex between strategy work and detailed process execution. The Director reports to the Senior Director, People Business Partner.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic HR Business Partner to the VPs of 3 Regional Business Units and the Sr. Director of the Frontier Zone
  • Partners with senior leaders, managers and individual employees on delivering proactive HR solutions, based on data and insights, to meet strategic business needs
  • Coaches and challenges leaders to inspire and unlock potential and performance across people and teams
  • Ensures leaders and managers are developing talent with the right capabilities to meet current and future business needs
  • Use data and analytics to determine where to focus, when to make changes and how to measure impact
  • Challenge the business to continuously evaluate the best allocation of resources, though organizational design, ways of working, and vacancy management
  • Champions our Must Have Culture, embeds I&D initiatives and fosters an inclusive work environment                                                                                  
  • Manages annual HR processes for assigned client groups including, but not limited to, performance management, calibration, succession planning, talent planning, compensation, benefits enrollment and employee engagement surveys
  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues (e.g., employee litigation, redundancy, redeployment, employee terminations) and conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations
  • Advises and counsels managers on performance and conflict resolutions
  • Participates in regular People Business Partner and People Team Department meetings to problem solve, plan, and share learnings/achievements/best practices in a collaborative environment
  • Implements HR programs and recommends new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in business objectives, productivity and the development of HR within the company
  • Partners with other people team functions in a broad range of areas such as talent acquisition, compensation, benefits, learning & organizational development, inclusion & diversity, data & analytics, compliance, immigration counsel, and relocation, to provide a consistent and best practice approach in providing support to internal customers
  • Works cross-functionally with legal, corporate affairs and other teams to deliver solutions for the business.


Basic Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5-10 years relevant HR Business Partnering experience
  • Ability to use judgment in resolving complex business and people challenges
  • Demonstrated ability to flex between strategic thinking and flawless execution of HR processes
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Business partnering experience in CPG industry and/or supporting commercial/field sales teams
  • Organizational Effectiveness and Change Management experience
  • Knowledge of US labor laws and landscape
  • Prior experience using SuccessFactors a plus



HEINEKEN Leadership Expectations:

  • Connect
  • Shape
  • Develop
  • Deliver
  • Role Model


Job Grade: 25


This position is not available for visa sponsorship.



HEINEKEN USA Inc., the nation's leading high-end beer importer, is a subsidiary of HEINEKEN International NV, the world's most international brewer. Key beers and ciders imported into the U.S. are Heineken®-- the world's most international beer brand, Heineken® 0.0, Heineken® Light, the Dos Equis Franchise, the Tecate Franchise and Strongbow Hard Apple Ciders. HEINEKEN USA also imports Amstel Light, Red Stripe, Tiger, Carta Blanca, Bohemia, and many more. For the latest, follow us on Twitter @HeinekenUSACorp, or visit


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