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Senior HR Business Partner

Date: Mar 15, 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 HRBP creates strong relationships and serves as a consultant to leadership to provide HR solutions impacting the business. The successful HRBP acts as business champion and change agent. The HRBP seeks to develop integrated solutions by assessing and anticipating needs and communicating those needs proactively within HR and with business leaders. The 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
  • Proactive approach to workforce development and talent pipeline growth / visibility
  • Confidence to have a strong point of view and express it even if it proves unpopular
  • Responds to change, initiating and supporting organizational transformation, and adjusting direction when needed
  • Makes informed business decisions through the use of data and analytics
  • 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:


  • Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with the HR communities of expertise and with business leaders to develop people and organization solutions, programs, and policies.
  • Drive HR solutions that achieve organizational objectives.
  • Provide guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition to recruit and develop offers for new hires, promotions, and transfers.
  • Partner with Talent Development to identify needs and deliver the right solutions for individuals, the team, and the organization.
  • Coach and consult with leaders to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Partner with the employee relations and legal teams on complex issues.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge and understanding of Vail Resorts policies, code of ethics, mission, vision and values.   
  • Partner with local operations and support teams to ensure successful execution of strategy and goals.


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