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Senior HR Business Partner

Date: May 12, 2019

Location: Broomfield, CO, US

Company: Vail Resorts

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

Summary of Job:


The Senior HR business partner (HRBP) is responsible the people strategy that elevates the employee experience to drive growth and profitability at Vail Resorts.  The Sr HRBP 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 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
  • 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


Essential 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 degree in HR or related field. Master degree preferred, not required.
  • Minimum 5 years HR experience w/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 with change management and organization transformation a plus
  • 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


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

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 165285

Nearest Major Market: Denver