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Business Partner - People Solutions at Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. in New York, New York

Posted in Legal 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

The Senior Business Partner (BP) serves as a trusted advisor, providing strategic advice and counsel for the senior leaders of the designated business unit(s) across the full range of people solutions disciplines. The BP works with leaders from the business as well as People Solutions Centers of Excellence (COE) to proactively define needs, provide input to the development of solutions, and collaborate with people solutions colleagues to implement solutions that will support FINRA’s mission, business objectives and values.

Essential Job Functions:


  • Serve as the primary relationship owner for assigned business unit(s) with responsibility to proactively recommend strategic people solutions to business issues.

  • Partner with business unit(s) to plan and execute organizational initiatives; participate in business meetings as value-added resource. Model courageous and constructive dialogue, offer new and potentially challenging ideas to foster conversation and critical thinking, deliver difficult/complex messages and help others understand multiple points of view to drive outcomes.

  • Understand business unit drivers of performance and guide managers in addressing key issues that could impede performance.

  • Provide input and guidance on workforce planning, succession planning, talent and skills needs.

  • Lead and facilitate critical discussions with business leaders (e.g. leadership performance and talent).

  • Lead People Solutions oversight of reorganization projects (e.g. restructuring or transformations). 

  • Lead/manage People Solutions Business Advisors, focusing on development of BP skillset.

  • Proactively share relevant client business information with BP team and COEs.

  • Provide support and guidance to senior leaders related to key People Solutions processes.

  • Analyze trends and metrics, partnering with People Solutions COEs to develop solutions, programs and policies.

  • Manage various company and business unit-wide People Solutions projects and initiatives.

Other Responsibilities:


  • As needed, provide oversight and guidance in the handling of complex employee relations matters. Work to develop People Solutions Managers/Generalists skills in investigation and interviewing, and development of appropriate recommendations.

  • Directly and/or indirectly manage People Solutions Managers/Generalists.

Education/Experience Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree desired, with a minimum of ten years relevant experience, focused in the business partner, employee relations or other People Solutions functional area or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Strategic business acumen.

  • Demonstrated expertise in business and talent strategy, culture change, workforce planning, data and analytics, organizational design, talent management, and transformational organizational changes.

  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate and respond quickly, adjust to competing priorities, and operate through risk and uncertainty in a high-volume work environment.

  • Excellent consultative, interpersonal/influencing skills, including the ability to build trusted advisor relationships across the organization.

  • Robust, resilient, approachable and diplomatic with the confidence to deal with challenging senior leaders.

  • Advanced ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities.

  • Advanced ability to evaluate options and alternatives and develop solutions to complex problems.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage staff or cross-functional teams.

  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills; advanced problem – solving and critical-thinking skills.

  • Experience working with C-suite executives.

  • Exceptional presentation, written and oral communication skills.

  • Relevant certification desirable.

  • Strong technical skills including: Workday, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word.

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume. A writing sample may be required as part of the submission.

The information provided above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.

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In addition to a competitive salary, comprehensive health and welfare benefits, and incentive compensation, FINRA offers immediate participation and vesting in a 401(k) plan with company match. You will also be eligible for participation in an additional FINRA-funded retirement contribution, our tuition reimbursement program and many other benefits. If you would like to contribute to our important mission and work collegially in a professional organization that values intelligence, integrity and initiative, consider a career with FINRA.

Important Information

FINRA’s Code of Conduct imposes restrictions on employees’ investments and requires financial disclosures that are uniquely related to our role as a securities regulator. FINRA employees are required to disclose to FINRA all brokerage accounts that they maintain, and those in which they control trading or have a financial interest (including any trust account of which they are a trustee or beneficiary and all accounts of a spouse, domestic partner or minor child who lives with the employee) and to authorize their broker-dealers to provide FINRA with duplicate statements for all of those accounts. All of those accounts are subject to the Code’s investment and securities account restrictions, and new employees must comply with those investment restrictions—including disposing of any security issued by a company on FINRA’s Prohibited Company List or obtaining a written waiver from their Executive Vice President—by the date they begin employment with FINRA. Employees may only maintain securities accounts that must be disclosed to FINRA at one or more securities firms that provide an electronic feed (e-feed) of data to FINRA, and must move securities accounts from other securities firms to a firm that provides an e-feed within three months of beginning employment.

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As standard practice, employees must also execute FINRA’s Employee Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement without qualification or modification and comply with the company’s policy on nepotism.

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