Full Time Posted 11 days ago
ABC 7 Chicago is seeking a Manager, Human Resources to join the leadership team to create, build, and lead the HR strategy. The Manager, HR will play a key role in shaping the employee experience; helping business leaders reach their goals; and providing support and advice that allows employees to grow in their careers. The Manager, HR is the initial point of contact for the Stations HR, Recruitment, Development, ER, DE&I, and all HR inquiries and initiatives.
If you have proven experience as a HR Partner who thrives in a fast-paced, creative and dynamic environment, while delivering HR programs and solutions in support of both short and long term business goals, this is the right role for you.

Responsibilities :
  • Partner closely with the President and GM to drive business goals and objective with the employee experience in mind.
  • Through collaboration and relationship building this role is responsible to lead organizational effectiveness and employee engagement
  • Serve as an HR expert to business leaders on all HR matters, including organizational development, leader effectiveness, organizational design, Diversity & Inclusion, learning needs/opportunities and conflict resolution.
  • Lead change management efforts around culture and process evolution
  • Develop thoughtful, integrated approaches to promote diversity and inclusion in talent attraction, development and retention
  • Support and partner with department leaders to drive productivity by keeping a strong pulse on the business and staffing needs
  • Continuously assess the organizational and employee strategies in order to close gaps and minimize future risks to the business.
  • Develop and execute a lifecycle approach to performance management and talent development
  • Manage day-to-day employee relations issues, including escalation to Employee Relations partners
  • Stay abreast of all federal, state and local employment laws and health/safety regulations

Basic Qualifications :
  • 5 + years of progressively responsible experience as an HR Business Partner in a dynamic environment, with specific experience in strategy development, organizational design, talent management and change management.
  • Strong business acumen with a keen aptitude to quickly assimilate new information.
  • Proven ability to effectively interact with all organizational levels in a multicultural environment and build strong, trusted relationships.
  • Excellent consulting and conflict management skills.
  • Ability to find ways to build morale, improve workplace relationships, and boost productivity and retention
  • Demonstrated ability to work in and manage ambiguity – dealing with issues that do not always have a process or a system in place with the capability to help define the process.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with HR colleagues across the company to add value to the business.
  • Independent work style, balancing the need for collaboration with minimal supervision.
  • Proven experience in managing multiple projects with strong prioritization skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to balance business-partnering skills with employee advocacy.
  • Solid written and verbal communication with experience drafting communications and talking points for leaders and executive summaries.
  • Demonstrated passion for and knowledge in furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in organizations, corporations, or institutions. 

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience directly partnering with leaders in an HRBP capacity.
  • Experience assisting Media or Production environments.
  • SAP and Workday experience.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience working in a large, corporate, matrixed environment.

Required Education :
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field or combination equivalent work experience.

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Manager, Human Resources