HR Business Partner I
Company: M&T Bank
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Dedicated Human Resources (HR) business partner to respective
senior business leadership and his/her senior staff in the
identification and meeting of all HR needs. - Serve as primary
advisor and HR support sourcing manager for all assigned
business(es) senior level (VP and above). - Act as a liaison to all
Centers of Excellence, including Talent Acquisition, Employee
Relations, Training, Compensation (Payroll), Benefits, M&T
Commitment and Talent Management. Provide consultation in
organizational effectiveness to business lines, specifically,
thought leadership focused on talent management, diversity,
restructuring, consolidations, outsourcing, and other human capital
initiatives. - As necessary, coordinate the various levels of HR
support requirements in assigned business(es) below the senior
level to ensure effective response to the broad spectrum of HR
needs (e.g. HRDirect, - HR Center of Excellence support etc.)
This role will support leadership teams in our Consumer Bank
Operations area including: - Project Management, Incentive Plan
Administration, Strategy, Product Management, Customer Segments and
Reporting & Analytics. - Initial HRBP support will be heavily
focused on organizational design as we shape how the teams are
structured to maximize efficiency while meeting customer
Succession planning: - Facilitate the Middle Management Talent
Review to include the succession plan for middle managers in
assigned business(es). - Partner with senior managers to identify
and advise on and support the development of high potentials (e.g.
Columbia Leadership Development Program). - Provide succession
management tools and processes, including coaching, facilitation
and providing feedback.
Workforce Planning: - Partner with business line leadership to
diagnose and analyze current and future talent needs, including
development of workforce planning tools, forecasts, attraction and
retention strategies. - Work to ensure that we have the "right
people in the right positions". - Facilitate organizational change
on complex change efforts, i.e. major efficiency and
process/performance improvement projects. - Advise on the right
organizational structure to keep aligned the business demands.
Follow through on individual restructuring efforts.
Implement the senior manager on-boarding (process as occurring)
Employee Engagement: Facilitate the delivery of Employee Engagement
survey results. - Co-develop and drive engagement initiatives. -
Facilitate/consult/participate in impact planning sessions as
appropriate. - Leverage turnover data to support engagement efforts
and to develop actions plans to increase retention.
Forecast, based on strategic business line objectives, requirements
for college program participants.
Manage career development of EA and MDP individuals in respective
Collaborate with Campus Talent Acquisition Center of Excellence to
assist in determining what the future business needs are for EA,
RMSP, SDP and MDP
Partner with business line leadership and Compensation Center of
Excellence to drive annual merit/ planning processes ensuring
consistency with compensation philosophy. - Provide counsel on
individual compensation recommendations, with a focus on pay for
performance philosophy. - Advise senior managers on how
compensation and benefits serves as a tool in attracting and
Collaborate with Compensation Center of Excellence to proactively
manage compensation concerns and issues.
Identify and collaborate with the Employee Relations Center of
Excellence regarding all senior level employee relations issue(s)
that emerge, and cooperate on strategy to resolve the issue, assist
in any investigation, and serve as liaison between interested
parties. - Apprise senior leadership of relevant proceedings.
Ensure the appropriate hand-off to the Employee Relations Center of
Excellence occurs for mid and lower level employee issues.
Advise corporate policy makers on local policy requirements not
already covered in bank-wide policy and necessary for the good
order and discipline of employees.
Advise business line partners in the interpretation of HR Employee
Relations policy matters.
When necessary, communicate any interpretation questions to the
Corporate Employee Relations Center of Excellence for
Talent Acquisition (Staffing/Recruiting)
Partner with business line leadership and Talent Acquisition Center
of Excellence on staffing plan, including analysis of talent
Ensure business hiring objectives and requirements are being met in
a timely manner. - Monitor and facilitate reporting (periodically)
on recruiting action status. - Manage necessary administration
around recruiting and with responsible HR staff.
Execute on-boarding process for assigned business lines.
Corporate Training (and Development)
Based on business line strategic objectives, partner with Corporate
Training Center of Excellence and business line leadership to
assess and identify senior manager training needs and solutions,
post training integration activities and effectiveness
Coordinate with the appropriate contact in the Corporate Training
Center of Excellence to best support any unique business training
Understand and adhere to the Company's risk and regulatory
standards, policies and controls in accordance with the Company's
Risk Appetite. - Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to
Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the
M&T Bank brand.
Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely
implementation of internal and external audit points together with
any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.
Complete other related duties as assigned.
Scope or Responsibilities:
Provide managers with proactive advice and real-time counsel in
addressing performance management, compensation, training, sourcing
and recruiting, employee relations and development and other key
business initiatives. - Participate in management and staff
meetings with business-line customers. Participate in the
development of strategic human resources initiatives and establish
goals to meet the strategic initiatives of the business. - Assist
in executing business-driven people strategies, processes and
policies. - HR resource on the development, deployment and
management of complex HR issues.
Develop, implement and champion action plans that advance short-
and long-term business plans through effective leveraging of human
Effectively build relationships with business line leaders and
human resources partners.
Predict and diagnose business conditions, which may have underlying
HR issues or ramifications and deliver creative pro-active
solutions to the business line.
Build trust with managers and employees, manage deliverables and
Education and Experience Required:
Bachelor's degree or four (4) years relevant experience. - Masters
and PHR/SPHR preferred.
Previous applicable Human Resources experience or completion of
internal college program
Specific business line experience (as assigned) preferred
Operates in a fast pace, high change environment, with a heavy
involvement in people projects
Talent Management certifications - Myers Briggs (to be obtained
within 6 months)
Solid knowledge of MS Office and software used by department
Education and Experience Preferred:
Strong, leadership, interpersonal and facilitation skills
Excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication
Excellent problem solving skills to coordinate various HR functions
and to respond to changes in the regulatory arena
Sound analytical abilities and judgment to recommend policies and
procedures to conform with state and federal laws/regulations and
to research HR policies and practices to achieve Bank's goals.
Ability to interact and collaborate with all levels of personnel
with tact and diplomacy
Strong negotiating skills. - Ability to handle conflict from
varying parties, up to and including senior management
Strong organizational and resource management skills
Travel throughout assigned territory and/or footprint required, as
Preparation and delivery of annual performance appraisal and
Buffalo, New York, United States of America
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