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Director, HR Business Partner (HRBP)

Date:  Jan 12, 2022

Broomfield, CO, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
Shift Type:  Year Round

We offer a variety of career opportunities at our world-class resorts and corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado in fields like Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Marketing, Sales & Communications and more. Our corporate team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more at www.vailresortscareers.com

As of Nov. 15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Job Summary:

The Director, HR Business Partner (HRBP) is responsible for developing and executing people strategy that elevates the employee experience to drive growth and profitability at Vail Resorts.  You will focus on collaborating with leaders to drive the business strategy, utilizing talent insights and organization data to drive business outcomes, engaging Centers of Excellence to drive strategic business initiatives that solve the most important business challenges and creating leverage as we solve for local or regional problems in an enterprise-wide, scalable manner.  


The most successful HRBPs have the following traits and competencies:

  • Thinks strategically, applying business insights to formulate and drive HR solutions that achieve organizational objectives
  • Makes informed business decisions through the use of data and analytics
  • Strong learning agility.  Enjoys and excels in environments where he/she must tackle and solve new and increasingly complex strategic business challenges and issues—incorporating the newest ideas, technologies, and approaches to business
  • Systems-thinker who takes a structured approach to problem solving and is willing to align their efforts behind the biggest opportunities
  • Proactive approach to workforce development and talent pipeline growth / visibility
  • Leads change, initiating and supporting organizational transformation, and adjusting direction when needed
  • Skillful champion and influencer of cultural shifts that create diverse, equitable, and inclusive outcomes
  • Confidence to have a strong point of view and express it even if it proves unpopular
  • An ability to build long-term, trusting relationships with clients and with HR colleagues
  • Champions the culture, while embracing regional and cultural differences in working styles
  • A brave, ambitious, and passionate leader who is comfortable in his/her own skin while also demonstrating a high level of emotional intelligence and self-awareness.


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Develops organization strategy to enable business strategy, including strategic planning, organization alignment assessment, talent insights and employee experience;
  • Leads transformation efforts, including change management, process improvement, org design and capability development;
  • Leverage our talent philosophy to ensure robust succession plans, build individual, team and enterprise performance management and manage workforce planning efforts;
  • Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with the HR COEs and with business leaders to develop people and organization solutions, programs, and policies;
  • Provide guidance and input on regional restructures, workforce planning and succession planning;
  • Coach and consult with senior leaders to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention;
  • Experienced team leader who continuously aligns team priorities, holds team members accountable to achieve their best performance, and coaches team members to grow and develop;
  • Learn and maintain a thorough knowledge and understanding of Vail Resorts policies, code of ethics, mission, vision and values


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master degree preferred, not required
  • Minimum 7 years HR experience with at least 3 years’ experience partnering with senior leaders/executives on functional talent strategies
  • Thorough knowledge of human resources practices including organizational design, talent management, and culture/change management
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment in decision-making
  • Ability to lead with a consultative approach, and provide guidance and advice when needed.
  • Experience with change management and organization transformation a plus
  • Strong coaching skills
  • Periodic travel to resort locations
  • SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR or SPHR (preferred, not required)


The budgeted range starts at $125,500 - $156,900 + annual bonus + equity.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.

The perks include a free ski pass, and a set of benefits including... 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan  
  • Hourly employees are generally eligible for accrued Paid Time Off (PTO), Extra Time Off (ETO) and Sick Time.  Salaried employees are generally eligible for Flexible Time Off (FTO) 
  • Paid Parental Leave for eligible mothers and fathers  
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts  
  • Life, AD&D, and disability insurance 


Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak. 

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Requisition ID 397988

Nearest Major Market: Denver