AES United States Human Resources Director in Arlington, Virginia
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The Human Resources team creates and leads the new joint venture’s overall people strategy to enable our key business and people strategic objectives. The HR Director will lead the Human Resources function for a start-up joint venture in the rapidly evolving energy industry, focused in Battery Storage development. This position will have a broad range of responsibility for all aspects of Human Resources including managing, planning, directing, and coordinating talent management activities and maintaining an ongoing dialogue with business leaders to maximize the strategic use of human resources, while also managing day to day functional operations such as employee relations, talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, succession planning, coaching for performance, program management and product deliverables.
Primary roles and responsabilities:
Facilitates effective decision making related to people, including performance management, coaching, compensation planning, succession planning, and talent acquisition.
Develops and uses analytics to support near term decision making & devise near- and long-term talent management strategies.
Acts as a trusted partner to business leaders by promoting talent management strateg(ies) and providing professional HR guidance and support to internal groups, with the objective of adding value to the business.
Helps business leaders identify, prioritize and build organizational capabilities, behaviors, structures, and processes.
Supports leaders in forecasting and planning their talent pipeline requirements in line with the function/business strategy.
Provides expert advice and coaching to leaders and employees, as needed.
Partners in the development of progressive and proactive programs (ranging from compensation and benefits to learning and development) which address the needs of the business and its employees; delivers programs in a quality manner.
Leads HR initiatives and special projects by clarifying objectives, coordinating stakeholders, setting project plans and executing accordingly; may partner with other groups, including but not limited to Total Rewards, Talent Management, Internal Communications, in creating and delivering products and programs.
Ensures that employee relations issues are properly identified, documented and resolved.
Manage both on-boarding and off-boarding processes, complete related activities.
Administer leaves of absence polic(ies), relying on substantive knowledge of leave laws and internal practices/policies.
Manage confidential employee data.
Understand employee opinions and anticipate needs and concerns.
This position will be the HR Leader in a dynamic start-up environment with the capability to interact with the executive team on all matters, a team player with excellent organizational, time management, decision-making, interpersonal and communication skills.
Possess the experience, skill, and sound judgment to operate with limited oversight.
Strong functional HR Generalist knowledge with the demonstrated ability to link business strategy to HR.
Possess a strategic focus as well as an ability to execute successfully, often with limited time and/or resources.
Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
Ability to engage, inspire and influence people at all levels in the organization.
Demonstrates confidence and credibility – viewed as a trusted advisor.
Strong business acumen and knowledge of key market-based value drivers for the business and/or willingness and ability to learn.
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and an ability to clearly communicate rationale in support of certain key strategic decisions, and distill complex ideas into clear, concise messages.
Works calmly and efficiently under pressure with conflicting priorities and tight deadlines, while maintaining a helpful, professional attitude.
12 or more years relevant work experience required; with a strong generalist background in HR and several years as a HR leader for a business unit .
Ability to show good judgment and make difficult decisions.
Ability to work independently as well as partner with groups and key stakeholders across the company.
Bachelor’s Degree from a 4 year college required, SPHR or MBA a plus.
Exposure to internal work environments is a plus, especially experience with European Worker’s Councils.
Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Suite of applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook with the ability to create and edit materials for delivery to broad audiences.
The AES Corporation is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 17 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 21,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.
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