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Human Resources Business Partner

Campari America

Campari America

People & HR, Sales & Business Development
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Campari Group today is a major player in the global branded spirits industry, with a portfolio of over 50 premium and super premium brands, marketed and distributed in over 190 markets around the world, with leading positions in Europe and the Americas.

Headquartered in Milan, Italy, Campari Group owns 22 plants worldwide and has its own distribution network in 22 countries, and employs approximately 4,000 people.

Shares of the parent company Davide Campari - Milano N.V. are listed on the Italian Stock Exchange since 2001. Campari Group is today the sixth-largest player worldwide in the premium spirits industry.

General Description Of The Role

The Human Resources Business Partner – Support Functions is responsible for managing a variety of HR generalist areas to support and enable the IT, Legal, Finance, General Administration, and HR teams (including Regional and Global positions within the US). This role will act as a strategic business partner and serve as an expert consultant to business leaders and their teams on all talent matters, including organizational design, coaching and development, investigating and resolving employee relations issues, workforce planning, change management, recruiting, and learning opportunities. This position will also lead key initiatives and programs within the US, such as, Mentoring Program, Coaching Program, Babbel, and others.

Key Responsibilities And Activities

Business Partner/Organizational Development:

  • Coach business leaders on HR policies and processes, including talent planning, learning and development, and performance management to promote engagement and a culture of continuous growth and development.
  • Establish and maintain an intimate understanding of your client groups and the business, in the interest of building effective and productive working relationships with internal stakeholders at all levels within the Support functions.
  • Plan, lead, and support organization design projects to implement new business structures, new roles and/or processes that create speed, efficiency, and support rapidly shifting business demands.
  • Proactively assess business and organizational performance to recommend and drive action through an influence without authority approach.

Talent Management & Employee Relations:

  • Coach business leaders on key organizational and management issues
  • Partner with the Talent Acquisition team to drive the recruitment and selection process to attract high caliber talent in a way that continues to build the organizational effectiveness of Campari.
  • Identify and assess employee training and development needs based on business strategy in order to help close gaps between current and future skill sets.
  • Focus on employee development while leveraging the Global Talent Management processes and tools (e.g., Annual Performance Review, Talent Review & Succession Planning, Development Planning)
  • Contribute to the ongoing improvement of the talent management related programs and processes.
  • Ensure compliance with employment law and adherence to policies.
  • Foster employee engagement to promote a collaborative culture of relationship building, including supporting Campari’s employee survey from deployment to communication and action planning.
  • Act as the primary lead on all employee relations issues, conducting investigations, determining findings, and aligning with management and Legal on recommended actions.
  • Contribute to the development and execution of programs/initiatives designed to improve the employer brand of Campari America.

Training & Development:

  • Support in identifying Training needs, in partnership with the COE’s, in order to drive the training and professional development plans, which enable employee engagement, advancement and retention.
  • Design, develop and facilitate custom trainings as needed to support capability gaps.
  • Ensure a robust curriculum is in place to ensure people managers are well equipped to respond to and/or mitigate employee relations issues and drive strong performance.
  • Work with external resources to negotiate the delivery of learning and/or development programs to meet the organizational needs.
  • Work with employees and managers to develop customized, individual development plans as needed.
  • Ensure date integrity of our LMS system to capture employee trainings appropriately.
  • Lead key initiatives and programs within the US, such as, Mentoring Program, Coaching Program, Babbel, and others.

Compensation & Benefits Administration

  • Support the evolution and day-to-day management of the compensation structure in partnership with the Compensation and Benefits team.
  • Respond to general benefit inquiries and/or facilitate the resolution of issues with internal and/or external benefits resources.
  • Manage the annual budget process, as well as the E2E labor cost and new headcounts process for the functions.
  • Prepare sound new hire/promotion offers consistent with the internal guidelines while fairly valuing the incoming talent considerations.

General HR Functions & Administration:

  • Support the compliance to internal HRIS data management and data integrity.
  • Contribute to the development of process improvement initiatives within HR to drive efficiencies and improve quality of services and deliverables.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development and execution of core employer programs to drive a unique Campari branded experience and reputation as an employer of choice, such as, but not limited to Onboarding, Recognition etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but may serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department.

Experience Required

  • Progressive experience in human resources, with specific experiences in talent management, strategy development, employee relations, and change management.
  • Must have experience as a strategic business partner.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting and influencing executives.
  • Excellent interpersonal and persuasive skills; ability to gain support and buy-in from various stakeholders.
  • Strong foundational knowledge of HR principles and practices including U.S. employment law and compliance requirements.
  • Proven knowledge of managing the full lifecycle of the employee experience: sourcing, hiring, retaining, developing, and exiting.
  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage through ambiguous situations and resolve critical business issues that do not necessarily have a clear answer.
  • High level aptitude at multi-tasking; excellent time management with the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Proven client management and business literacy skills.
  • Ability to identify problems and drive appropriate solutions.
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to effectively coach employees and management through complex and difficult issues.
  • Ability to travel as required.

Education / Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, organizational development, or related field.
  • Coaching / Mentoring skills.

The expected base salary for this position ranges from $124,320 - $155,400. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors and considerations. In addition to base salary and a generous employee benefits package, employees are eligible to receive a discretionary bonus.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

At Campari Group we believe in building more value together, thus we see diversity in all forms as a source of enrichment. Our employment policies and practices ensure that we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all aspects of employment without regard to any individual’s race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or characteristics or expression, political affiliation or activity, age, veteran status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note to applicants:

Your application will be assessed based on your abilities, expertise, general knowledge and experience, not because of any confidential, proprietary or trade secret information you may possess. You must not disclose to Campari Group any such information. In the event that you are asked a question that cannot be answered without disclosure of any confidential, proprietary or trade secret information (including from a current or prior employer or their vendors or customers), you must decline to answer the question.

Notice to third party agencies:

Please refrain from cold-calling or emailing our executive leadership team or the HR community directly. The Talent Acquisition department manages centralized recruiting operations globally, including the selection and management of external suppliers. Currently, our preferred supplier list is at full capacity. To ensure we have your information on file for future consideration, we kindly request that you complete the online form provided here.