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Posted June 14th

Director, HR Business Partner

New York, New York

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Pernod Ricard USA



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Posted June 14th

Director, HR Business Partner

New York, New York






Full Time

Position Title: Director, HR Business Partner

Location: New York, NY (Headquarters)

Who are we?

Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S. The company's leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as ABSOLUT® Vodka, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, and Avión™ Tequila such superior wines as Jacob's Creek® and Brancott Estate®; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouët® Champagne, G.H. Mumm™ Champagne and Mumm Napa® sparkling wines. Learn more about our history, values, strategies and organization by visiting us at

Working at Pernod Ricard

Working for Pernod Ricard USA means working for the co-leader in the global wines and spirits industry - and having the opportunity to work with great people and great brands in diverse and challenging roles. Our success is the result of the passion and creativity of our people, our exceptional portfolio of leading premium brands, and a shared commitment to our values of entrepreneurship, mutual trust, and a strong sense of ethics. Pernod Ricard USA rewards both individual initiative and a spirit of collaboration, and encourages ongoing professional development. Pernod Ricard USA recognizes the importance of continuously building upon our diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We believe in championing an inclusive culture that embraces differences and encourages employees to challenge themselves and their colleagues.

Position Summary

Pernod Ricard USA is seeking a Director, HR Business Partner (HRBP) who will be responsible for providing solutions, thought partnership and business talent strategies to the Marketing function. The Director, HRBP will serve as a strategic advisor to the business and will drive the understanding and adoption of HR programs in partnership with our HR Centers of Excellence (COEs) and manage the execution of program activities across the Marketing function. We are searching for an HR change agent who thrives in ambiguity, is flexible and adaptable to change in a fast-paced organization and can demonstrate strong executive communication and presentation skills to communicate across all levels of the organization.

Acting as a transformational leader both in support of the client group and also across all of HR leading change, communication and engagement best practices. Design optimal organizational structure and ways of working across the organization and with key partners in Marketing, Sales, Finance, and our Distributor networks. The ideal candidate will have experience developing change plans and check-ins to ensure the optimal structure and that roles/responsibilities are established.

Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities

  • Business Advisor: Builds relationships with senior leaders to understand business priorities in order to align HR strategies to business objectives. Makes recommendations, provides advice and is a trusted advisor to senior managers. Influences business decision-makers to implement programs that drive higher levels of employee performance and engagement.
  • Talent Management: Partners with senior leaders and Talent COE to implement a framework for assessing and developing organizational talent. Leads talent assessment processes including succession planning, leadership assessments, mobility strategies, high potential identification and development, and building management bench strength.
  • Organizational Development: Identifies, facilitates, and supports the implementation of change management and organizational design and development initiatives.
  • Rewards and Recognition: Works with the Total Rewards COE to ensure incentive structures are aligned with strategic objectives to reward the desired outcomes. Participates with senior management, compensation and business planning in the annual salary plan and incentive compensation processes.
  • Staffing and Selection: Works with Talent Acquisition COE on workforce planning. Participates in recruitment for senior level positions.
  • Workforce Analytics: Reviews internal and external metrics to draw hypotheses and conclusions that help the business make more informed decisions about its workforce. Uses metrics to make recommendations to address issues.
  • Project Management: Leads projects and participates in HR and Marketing cross-functional projects as appropriate.

  • Requirements

  • A minimum of 10+ years of progressive levels of experience in all aspects of human resource management.
  • Experience with change management and supporting a function or organization going through transformation a plus.
  • Prior experience working in a fast-paced, complex global environment with a critical sense of urgency and focus on excellent service to the business.
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity.
  • Strategic business partner and advisor to leadership with a solid track record of achievement.
  • Effective program and project management skills.
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Human Resources or equivalent experience.

  • Benefits

    Pernod Ricard USA offers competitive compensation, performance bonuses and domestic & international career development opportunities.

    * Pernod Ricard USA is anEqual Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

    * Offers will be subject to United States local terms.

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