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Director HR Business Partner

Date:  Jun 9, 2021

Broomfield, CO, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
Shift Type:  Year Round

We offer a variety of professional career opportunities at our corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado. Our corporate headquarters team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more about positions at our corporate office. Visit www.vailresortscareers.com 



Summary of Job:


 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.  In this role, you will focus on collaborating with leaders to drive the business strategy, utilizing talent insights and organization data to drive business outcomes, engaging the COEs 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.  This position formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added service to leadership that reflects the business objectives of the organization. The HRBP maintains an effective level of business literacy about the business unit's financial position, its strategy, culture, and competition.  The role will be expected to do all of this at the enterprise-wide level as well as locally. 


The most successful HRBPs have the following traits and competencies:


  • Thinks strategically, applying business insights to formulate and drive HR solutions that achieve organizational effectiveness.
  • Makes informed business decisions through the use of data and analytics.
  • Proactive approach to workforce development and talent pipeline growth/visibility.
  • Leads change, initiating and supporting organizational transformation, and adjusting direction when needed.
  • 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.
  • Supports the professional growth and development of employees across all levels of the organization.
  • Champions the culture, while embracing regional and cultural differences in working styles.
  • 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.
  • 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 business unit restructures, workforce planning, and succession planning.
  • Coach and consult with leaders to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge and understanding of Vail Resorts policies, code of ethics, mission, vision, and values.  

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred, not required.
  • Minimum 10 years HR experience with 2 year’s high-level HR business partner experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of human resources practices, procedures, and laws & regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment in decision-making
  • Ability to closely partner with managers to obtain successful outcomes and move the business forward
  • Ability to lead with a consultative approach, and provide guidance and advice when needed
  • Strong coaching skills
  • Experience working in an organized environment preferred
  • Experience with change management and organization transformation
  • Minimum 3 years supervisory experience
  • SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, or SPHR (preferred, not required)


Other Requirements:


  • Business and Financial Acumen
  • Consultation
  • Relationship management
  • Ethical Practice
  • Global & Cultural awareness
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to maintain composure under pressure and a professional and positive attitude.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills necessary to manage multiple assignments in a rapidly changing environment



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


The perks and benefits include

  • Free ski passes for employees 
  • 401(k) retirement plan  
  • Accrued Sick Time 
  • Discount lift tickets for friends and family 
  • Free ski lessons 
  • Discounted lodging, food (including $5 meals), gear, and mountain shuttles 
  • Discounted bike haul & golf 
  • Excellent training & professional development 

Seasonal Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus…

  • Critical Illness and Accident plans
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (only available once eligible employees work 750 hours)  
  • Free ski passes for dependents


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 318152

Nearest Major Market: Denver