Corporate Vice President - HR Business Partner


Date: Nov 3, 2021

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co


When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values development, career growth, collaboration, innovation, and diversity & inclusion. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. Through various resources and programs, you can grow your career while developing personally and professionally.




Our Human Resources Business Partner's primary role is to be a trusted advisor, partnering with New York Life’s Service organization including senior leaders, field managers and employees in the proactive delivery of all HR services. Activities include but are not limited to: acting as an advisor to NYL business leaders by defining specific talent priorities; educating employees at all levels on HR solutions; representing HR’s point of view in all business decisions; and ensuring the business strategy is reflected in the HR objectives. HRBPs partner with all HR delivery areas to identify solutions to business needs and implement core HR programs and policies in support of business strategy.




Employee Relations

  • Work closely with Employee Relations and serve as the primary liaison with business/functional areas on ER matters, including issues such as policy violations, performance issues, accommodations, job eliminations, etc.
  • Provide guidance to managers on policies, procedures, and communications.


Talent & Organization Development

  • Work with business leadership to discern the current and future business needs to evaluate bench strength in key positions via established HR activities (e.g., Talent & Organization Planning)
  • Orient and assist business leaders with key talent development processes (e.g., performance management, career framework, career services, general learning and development of training offerings)
  • Facilitate talent development discussions amongst business leadership (e.g., 9-box talent review discussions, targeted individual development planning, nominations for development programs)
  • Ensure appropriate talent levels/mix to achieve business objectives


Talent Acquisition

  • Work with business leadership to define workforce strategies and plans



  • Partner with the HR Compensation function in gaining knowledge of pay reference points and market data
  • Assist managers in the annual compensation cycle


Diversity & Inclusion

  • Assist management in the identification and development of diverse talent


HR Service Delivery Operations

  • Maintain working knowledge of NYL’s data governance policies and protocols
  • Gather information from business/functional areas on new data requirements


HR Reporting

  • Maintain skill set in business requirement gathering and identify new business reporting needs
  • Participate in meetings among HR functions and HR Service Delivery Center, as appropriate, to ensure required data are captured and integrated into reports
  • Access employee information as needed through Direct Access tool


General Inquiries

  • Collect feedback on HR activities from clients to drive process/service improvements
  • Respond to general inquiries from employees and direct them to the appropriate HR service delivery channel
  • Provide information on how to use direct access processes and systems



The qualifications listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Bachelors’ degree is required.
  • Technical expertise – 8+ years’ experience working in HR Business Partner role with experience in conducting employee investigations. 
  • HR Functional knowledge – Recognized as a professional with detailed understanding of employee relations, talent acquisition, learning and organization development, compensation, benefits, and diversity and inclusion to advise business/functional area leaders on shaping a work force that meets their priorities. Requires breadth of expertise in HR and broad knowledge of the industry with particular subject matter expertise in Employee Relations.
  • Leadership – Viewed by the business as a trusted advisor providing a viewpoint on business opportunities. Effective at leading complex conversations, projects, and processes, and developing strategies to drive successful execution.
  • Communication – Influences others, including senior leaders, in developing and implementing HR strategies; able to present to audiences of various sizes, to articulate complex ideas and persuade, and to negotiate with others.
  • Problem Solving – On a daily basis, solves unique and complex problems that require the application of conceptual, concrete, and innovative thinking.
  • Decision Making/Nature of Impact – Guides decisions in accordance with business or functional area objectives that have an impact on organizational structure, staffing assignments, employee development plans, and compensation.    




Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and volunteerism, supported by our Foundation. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of

Job Requisition ID: 85076




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