VP, Executive Human Resources Business Partner


Posting Date: Sep 30, 2023

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co

Location Designation: Hybrid 



When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values career development, collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. You’ll have the opportunity to grow your career while developing personally and professionally through various resources and programs. New York Life is a relationship-based company and appreciates how both virtual and in-person interactions support our culture.



As the Executive Human Resources Business Partner for New York Life Corporate departments, you will partner with Executive Committee members and lead the creation and execution of talent strategies for New York Life’s corporate departments to advance HR strategic development and execution of talent related priorities and desired business outcomes.  You will manage a team of HR Business Partners, partner with HR professionals across various disciplines, and serve as a key advisor to the CFO, General Counsel, and head of Strategic Capabilities, which includes Technology and Data & Analytics.  This role also partners closely with senior leaders who lead key business areas for our Corporate departments.


As a trusted advisor, you will partner with senior leaders, managers, and employees in leading a team that proactively delivers HR services with a focus on strategic priorities and business solutions. Activities include but are not limited to: acting as an advisor to Corporate departments’ senior leadership teams; supporting talent priorities; educating employees at all levels on HR solutions; representing HR’s point of view in business decisions; and ensuring the business strategy is reflected in HR objectives. This role is supported by HR partners that identify and provide solutions to business needs and implement core HR programs and policies in support of business strategy.  The role reports to the Senior Vice President and Head of Human Resources Business Enablement team.  The role is based in New York, at our corporate headquarters.


Key Responsibilities


Manage team of HR Business Partners

  • Manage a team of HR Business Partners (HRBPs) to deliver HR services across Corporate departments.
  • Collaborate with the Executive HRBPs of the Foundational Business and Strategic Businesses to connect the dots and provide holistic support across the company.


Employee Relations

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


Talent & Organization Development

  • Develop and implement a talent strategy that supports the short- and long- term corporate businesses strategies, enterprise initiatives, and achievement of overall business objectives.
  • Provide HR subject matter expertise on organizational design or other key organizational impacting initiatives such as engagement/operating model changes, mergers, acquisitions, and business relocations.
  • 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).
  • Facilitate talent development discussions amongst business leadership (e.g., talent review discussions, targeted individual development planning, nominations for development programs).


Talent Acquisition

  • Work with business leadership to define workforce planning, strategies, and plans. 



  • Partner with the HR Compensation function in gaining knowledge of pay reference points and market data.
  • Counsel senior leadership and assist managers through the annual compensation cycle.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Partner with the Chief Diversity Officer and DE&I Center to define and execute multi-year strategy to attract and advance underrepresented talent and drive an inclusive culture.


HR Data & Analytics

  • Leverage internal and external data, trends, analytics, and insights to assess talent gaps, forecast resource needs, and model future scenarios to accurately identify and prioritize talent risks and opportunities.



Candidate Profile


  • Leadership – Viewed by the business as a trusted advisor providing a thoughtful perspective on business opportunities. Effective at leading complex conversations, projects, and processes, and developing strategies to drive successful execution.  Strategic leader of a team of other HR Business Partners in support of various priorities.
  • Technical expertise with a minimum of 15 years’ experience working as an HR Business Partner or other applicable roles.    
  • Strategic mindset with a drive to execute and get into the details when needed.  
  • HR Functional knowledge – Recognized as an HR 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 workforce that meets their priorities.
  • 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.  Ability to flex style and approach with various leaders as necessary.
  • 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.    
  • Skills in change management and organizational development a plus.
  • Bachelors’ degree is required.






Salary range: $230,000 to $280,000 

Overtime eligible: Exempt 

Discretionary bonus eligible: Yes 

Sales bonus eligible: No 


Click here to learn more about our benefits. Starting salary is dependent upon several factors including previous work experience, specific industry experience, and/or skills required.



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 the Foundation. We're proud that due to our mutuality, we operate in the best interests of our policy owners. 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 www.NewYorkLife.com.

Job Requisition ID: 89333




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