HR Business Partner Manager
Union Bank - Los Angeles, CA

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Headquartered in San Francisco, UnionBanCal Corporation is a financial holding company with assets of $97 billion at March 31, 2013. Its primary subsidiary, Union Bank, N.A., is a full service commercial bank providing an array of financial services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, and major corporations. The bank operated 443 branches in California, Washington, Oregon, Texas, Illinois, and New York as well as two international offices, on March 31, 2013. UnionBanCal Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., which is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. Union Bank is a proud member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG, NYSE: MTU), one of the world's largest financial organizations. Visit for more information.

Job Summary

The HR Business Partner Manager acts as a partner to the line by embedding corporate HR strategy and providing professional HR guidance and support to business segment with the objective of adding value to the business. Role is distinguished from other HR Business Partner positions by support of a key business segment with a large headcount, unusual sophistication and complexity, and/or high demand for services within assigned business segment. This position also has direct management responsibility for a team of HR VPs and administrative professionals.

Major Responsibilities

Contribute to the business strategy by helping business leaders to identify, prioritize, and build organizational capabilities, behaviors, structures, and processes
Support line managers in forecasting and planning their talent pipeline requirements in line with the function/business strategy
Facilitate long-term initiatives aligned with the strategic agenda
Help the business unit leader to provide employees with development opportunities, and ensure that they are able to meet current and future performance standards
Develop and promote feedback mechanisms for employees to influence the continuous improvement of HR services and processes
Understand employee opinions and anticipate their needs and concerns
Review and benchmark the internal and external environment to improve HR policies and initiatives
Identify and drive the communication and sharing of best practices across functions to facilitate continuous improvement
Act as a liaison between the line and HR to ensure that HR services are aligned with internal client needs
Maintain a knowledge of progressive HR practices and key trends
Ensure that a strong leadership and coaching culture permeates the organization
Manage a team of HR VPs and administrative professionals
Manage specific projects as required, and participate in functional and cross-functional initiatives
Participate in projects of medium to large size and complexity and/or with cross-functional or company-wide impact
Participate in Employee Relations management team as requested

Substantial business acumen
Clear, comprehensive understanding of the link between HR and business strategy
Ability to develop clear, actionable steps in support of an overall business strategy
Ability to identify new ways for HR to support the business strategy
Ability to engage, inspire and influence people
Effective team player
Strong interpersonal, communication and customer service skills
Significant knowledge of HR policies and processes
Ability to identify employee relations issues for resolution by appropriate Employee Relations team members
This position typically requires:
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related combination of education and experience
Four to five years HR experience
Project management experience involving concept development through implementation and measurement stages
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel and HRIS

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Union Bank is committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences of our workforce to create opportunities for our people and our business. EOE. M/F/D/V.

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Union Bank is a full-service bank with offices across the United States. We provide a wide spectrum of corporate, commercial, retail banking...