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Director, Business Partner for HR&S and Corporate Functions - Hybrid at Cigna in Bloomfield, Connecticut

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) function for The Cigna Group is responsible for the development and execution of the enterprise's diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging strategies involving engagement with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders to shape and advance the company's policies, practices and programs.

The Director, Business Partner for HR&S and Corporate Functions, is a strategic ally primarily to the Human Resources (HR&S) internal department who will spearhead the integration of DEI principles into the fabric of The Cigna Group's talent strategies. The Director will also serve as a strategic ally to the Finance, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Solutions and Corporate Development functions, spearheading embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion practices into core operations and culture of these corporate functions.

This role involves leading a team within the DEI function, enabling business partners and subject matter experts throughout the enterprise, collaborating with senior management, and working closely with all internal functions and business groups to develop, implement, and monitor impactful DEI strategies and aspirational goals that drive meaningful change. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of DEI and HR concepts, a proven track record in organizational change, and the ability to influence and inspire at all levels of the organization.


  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to integrate DEI principles into talent strategies, business strategies, policies, and practices.

  • Conduct and support DEI reviews and audits with HR for business units and functions to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement.

  • Develop and oversee deployment of DEI training programs and focus groups for employees at all levels, including leadership development initiatives.

  • Oversee partnership with HR business partners to enhance recruitment, retention, and promotion processes, ensuring they are equitable and inclusive.

  • Monitor metrics and dashboards to track the effectiveness of DEI initiatives, identify pivots and shifts that become necessary as business and strategies evolve, and report progress of metrics to senior leadership.

  • Stay informed of emerging DEI trends, best practices, and regulatory changes that may impact the organization, and cascade information to team members within DEI function.

  • Spearhead the development and communication of the organization's DEI narrative internally.


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Sociology, or related field. Master's degree or relevant certification (e.g., CDP, CCDP) preferred.

  • Minimum of 6-8 years of experience in DEI, HR, or related field, with a proven track record of implementing successful DEI programs.

  • Strong understanding of DEI principles, issues, and relevant laws and regulations.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage effectively with diverse individuals and groups.

  • Analytical skills to interpret data, identify trends, and evaluate the effectiveness of DEI initiatives.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work collaboratively across teams.

  • Demonstrated leadership and influence skills, able to drive change in a complex organization.

If you will be working at home occasionally or permanently, the internet connection must be obtained through a cable broadband or fiber optic internet service provider with speeds of at least 10Mbps download/5Mbps upload.

About The Cigna Group

Doing something meaningful starts with a simple decision, a commitment to changing lives. At The Cigna Group, we're dedicated to improving the health and vitality of those we serve. Through our divisions Cigna Healthcare and Evernorth Health Services, we are committed to enhancing the lives of our clients, customers and patients. Join us in driving growth and improving lives.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the online application process, please email: for support. Do not email for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.

The Cigna Group has a tobacco-free policy and reserves the right not to hire tobacco/nicotine users in states where that is legally permissible. Candidates in such states who use tobacco/nicotine will not be considered for employment unless they enter a qualifying smoking cessation program prior to the start of their employment. These states include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Washington State.

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