Sr. Human Resources Business Partner in Minneapolis, MN

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Reinsurance Group Of America   •  

Minneapolis, MN 55401

Industry: Finance & Insurance


8 - 10 years

Posted 61 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Position Overview

More than anything, RGA employees love their jobs because it's challenging work. We believe smart people work smarter when they're empowered. When they use logic, balanced with creativity and curiosity. At the forefront of RGA's culture is collaboration – a must to be successful within our organization. These are just a few of the attributes we are looking for in a Senior HR Business Partner to join our team.

More than a generalist we are seeking someone to partner with our business. This position will be based in Minneapolis and supporting our key clients groups including: Group Re, Latin America, and the Global Support Team.

Our Senior HR Business Partner builds relationships and works with business leaders and their organizations to provide comprehensive, professional HR guidance and support with the objective to clarify strategy, manage talent, create value added organizational capabilities and deliver supporting HR strategies. We are seeking someone who effectively serves as a change leader or champion. You will act as a liaison with internal clients to ensure that HR services are aligned to achieve business strategy. You will also facilitate business strategy discussions using appropriate organizational tools, i.e. SWOT, GRPI, RACI and New Manager Assimilation


In this role you will partner with business leaders to address people implications and business decisions, to include employee relations, performance management, coaching, compensation and organizational development. You will research, identify and analyze specific concerns and make appropriate recommendations to business and HR leaders. We are seeking someone who can plan, develop, and implement a variety of key human resource initiatives to ensure that HR services are aligned with internal client needs. In conjunction with business leaders, you will develop and execute proactive strategies that enhance associate morale, lower turnover, and meet financial needs of RGA, and provide a consistent strategy.

You will partner with Talent Acquisition on all phases of the recruiting and selection process for leaders, managers and other key positions. Our HRBP also partners with business leaders on talent and workforce planning to include, forecasting, assessing talent, identifying skill/talent gaps and talent development and planning their talent pipeline requirements in line with the function/business strategy.

As a performance driven culture you will coach leaders on 360 feedback results and professional development. Lead the roll-out of the annual Performance Management and Compensation Process for the client group and consult business leaders to provide managers and associates with development opportunities to continue to grow professionally and ensure that they are able to meet current and future performance standards. Handle high level employee relations issues and investigations as appropriate.

25% Travel is required.




  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent related work experience
  • 8 years of related human resources experience
  • 3 years of strategic HR business partner experience


  • Master's Degree in Human Resources, MBA and/or SPHR certification
  • Insurance or Financial Services experience
  • Global HR experience



  • Fluent Spanish language skills
  • Ability to work with and influence senior business leaders.
  • Requires expanded conceptual knowledge in own discipline and broadens capabilities
  • Understands key business drivers; uses this understanding to accomplish own work
  • Solves problems in straightforward situations; analyzes possible solutions using technical experience and judgment and precedents
  • Impacts quality of own work and the work of others on the team; works within guidelines and policies
  • Explains complex information to others in straightforward situations
  • Intermediate Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills
  • Knowledge of broad business practices
  • Intermediate presentation and training skills and ability to create strong, effective PowerPoint presentations.
  • Ability to analyze and improve business processes
  • Advanced ability to liaise with individuals across a wide variety of operational, functional, and technical disciplines.
  • Intermediate skills in consulting on HR practices, recruiting/talent acquisition, associate relations, and employment laws. In addition to leading and consulting, must have hands-on skills.
  • Advanced skills in conflict resolution, handling face-to-face confrontations, mediating groups and achieving positive results.
  • Advanced skills in conducting workplace investigations and knowledge of legal laws and issues relating to investigations.
  • Ability to assess sensitive and complex associate relations issues in an objective and systematic manner.
  • Ability to work well within and manage a team
  • Ability to foster teamwork and a customer service-focused environment.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new methods, work under tight deadlines and stressful conditions.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills, demonstrating the ability to convey business terminology that is meaningful and well received
  • Advanced investigative, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work well within a team environment, participate in department/ team projects and balance details with departmental objectives
  • Advanced ability to manage multiple projects and/or teams simultaneously
  • Advanced ability to translate business needs and problems into viable/ accepted solutions
  • Advanced skills in customer relationship management and change management
  • Ability to resolve conflict and foster teamwork
  • Advanced persuasion and negotiating skills when working with internal/ external customers


  • Advanced skills in recruitment software and web-based technology
  • Advanced Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Basic-Intermediate Portuguese language skills

Valid Through: 2019-9-17