Entergy Dir, HR - Business Partners in New Orleans, Louisiana

Date: Jul 13, 2017

Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Company: Entergy

Primary Location: Louisiana-New Orleans

Job Function :Human Resources

MRV Minimum Salary :$164,000.00

MRV Maximum Salary :$246,000.00

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: Approved in accordance with the Entergy guidelines

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1.00

Req ID: 71972

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%


  • Delivering HR strategy and HR governance, guidance, service management and support to internal client groups to drive value for all four of our key stakeholders. Provide strategic consultative support to executive leaders in the areas of workforce planning, organization design and effectiveness, team development, leadership coaching, talent management, and change management. Develop talent strategies that enable business success in alignment with corporate/functional group objectives. Facilitate team assessments and interventions that enable high performance and organizational health. Deliver HR programs in partnership with the HR team.


  • Provides oversight of broad scale HR consulting and problem-solving solutions to senior business leaders and operates as a full member of the senior business leaders management teams

  • Lead a team of 8-9 HR Business Partners, enabling their success and developmentServes as the interface between senior business leaders and the rest of the HR organization. The Director, HR-Business Partners will work to help define service level expectations for clients and then to provide periodic feedback on performance levels in accordance with expectations. Where performance gaps exist, the Director will be responsible for making sure that those gaps are addressed

  • Oversees the delivery of strategic HR services by HR Business Partners. Strategic HR services may include the following: strategic staffing plans, including headcount projections and talent sourcing strategies; organizational design ; leadership development, including executive coaching and actions necessary to promote the leadership practices ; succession planning, talent assessment, and performance management; compensation support, which may include the design and execution of custom compensation projects to support critical business needs; supporting Labor

  • Relations with the development and implementation of Labor Strategies; supporting other strategic projects as assigned; transition and integration of new leaders

  • Support efforts to improve organizational health and diversity and inclusion with the business organizations supported. Serve as a leader in advancing the HR Service Delivery model

  • Improve talent development, succession slates, organizational health and diversity and inclusion within the client organizations, making Entergy a great place to work

  • May participate on enterprise wide steering committees such as the Performance Management and Talent Management Steering Committee. Collaborate and build relationships with all parts of HR, Shared Services and other needed groups to deliver strategic HR services to customers

  • Understand social, technological, economic, political environmental and demographic trends facing our industry

  • Partner with business unit leaders to plan and implement HR solutions aligned to the business unit and pull in resources from shared services and centers of excellence as needed


Minimum education required of the position

  • Typically requires a college or university degree in related field or the equivalent work experience.

  • Preferred: Master’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or an equivalent combination of a completed undergraduate degree, graduate level coursework and hands-on work experience that provides the knowledge and experiences necessary to perform the work.

Minimum experience required of the position

  • 10+ years in field of human resources with strong knowledge of all human resource functions as key business levers. Demonstrated success as a business partner and internal consultant.

  • Desired: 15 years HR experience, including:

  • Demonstrated knowledge in all areas of Talent Management including Workforce Planning, Sourcing, Employee and Leader Development, Succession Planning, Performance Management

  • Trusted advisor and coach to senior leaders

  • Partnering with business leaders to improve employee engagement

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

  • Understanding of a strong safety culture focused on operational excellence and people

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position

  • HR professional designation (e.g. SPHR, CHRP, CIPD, etc.) preferred

Key Competencies

  • Strong cognitive ability; ability to simplify complex situations; ability to make sound judgments; ability to research and analyze various types of data

  • Strategic Thinker: Big picture thinker who anticipates future trends and consequences and creates competitive strategies and plans

  • Creative Thinker: Values innovation. Effectively blends creative capability with excellence

  • Drive for Results: Demonstrates a sense of urgency to overcome obstacles and achieve measurable results. Resourceful and driven

  • High Level of Self Confidence: Open to other points of view. Willing to take educated fact based risks. Courage and willingness to advocate unpopular position. Great willingness to share credit with others

  • Interpersonal Skills/Team Orientation: Ability to interact easily with all levels within the organization; High level of collaboration and influencing skills. Strong planning, organization, delegation and decision-making abilities

  • Strong Communications Skills: Written, verbal and presentation. Understands importance of frequent and effective communication

  • Operational Capability: Superior ability to deliver results in a highly matrixed organization

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf.

Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Pre-employment Testing: One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test. The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and number of questions. Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website, http://www.eei.org/practicetests , Logon ID: entergy, password: practice test (2 words).

In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.

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