Director, Global/International HR Business Partner

New York Life New York, NY
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Director, International HR Business Partner

Our Director, Human Resources Business Partner for New York Life Investment Management (NYLIM) will be a strategic advisor to our non-US based boutiques and the broader NYLIM International effort, working in concert with the NYLIM International Executive Committee. This position may be based in our NYC Home Office however the hire will need to be flexible and will to work out of our Jersey City Home Office two days per week. With the boutiques, the Director will be expected to liaise with the HR functions of the international boutiques and provide expertise in such areas as people development and succession planning, among other things, and help them to leverage the HR resources and best practices of New York Life. With the NYLIM offices across multiple international locations, the HR Director will oversee and manage all aspects of day-to-day human resources function, payroll and HR operations and provide guidance and recommendations for new and existing international offices in order to maintain consistency and cost-effective measures worldwide. The Director will also be expected to take the lead on certain new initiatives, including HR due diligence for potential acquisitions and execution of all human capital related aspects of a transaction. The Director, Human Resources for NYLIM will be located in the New York office and report to our Vice President and Head of Human Resources for New York Life Investment Management.

Job Responsibilities related to International Boutiques:

* Provides proactive and strategic guidance and support for organizational planning and development initiatives that align the human resources agenda in support of key business strategies and initiatives

* Proposes solutions, tools, and strategies that foster positive, supportive working environments globally

* Ensures that strategic human capital goals and initiatives in client groups align as appropriate cross the broader organization

* Monitors and support a performance management approach that encourages regular feedback and career development

* Establishes relationships within our NYL HR network as well as with country office leadership built on trust and open communication

* Performs other duties as assigned

Job Responsibilities related to International Offices:

Recruitment and Onboarding

* Provides recruitment support and guidance for country office based positions while developing innovative techniques to refine sourcing and attract highly qualified candidates

* Supports and manages recruitment efforts and country office start-ups in collaboration with our finance, legal, operations, and technology teams.

* Ensures that international assignees are oriented and onboarded appropriately

Compensation and Benefits

* Ensures compliance with all federal and state labor laws and international labor standards related to benefits, policies, reporting, postings, etc.

* Collaborates with country office leadership to ensure the organization is paying competitively by conducting external pay surveys, maintaining internal equity and providing rewards that motivate employees to drive results.

* Supports leadership in maintaining an attractive allowances and benefits plan for country office based employees that reflect national operating contexts and organizational needs

* Develops and delivers communications such as education materials, tools and guidelines to support global benefit plans

* Provides benefit analysis and supports acquisition harmonization efforts for all mergers and acquisitions as needed

* Manages all partnerships with broker, vendors and consultants

Legal and Compliance

* Facilitates interactions with and seeks guidance from our Office of General Counsel (OGC) and local legal counsel(s) to interpret national labor and taxation laws and prevailing HR practices so that New York Life’s missions and values are reflected and organizational risk is reduced

* Partners with OGC, Corporate Compliance and country management teams to draft and revise local employee policies to ensure compliance with local labor law, in alignment with New York Life’s HR policies and procedures

* Partners with our local boutique HR practitioners and country office leadership in order to navigate and resolve sensitive and complex matters involving employees, consultants and stakeholders

* Provides guidance and support to country office management teams on employee retention plans prior to or during periods when staffing reductions are necessary

Job and Experience Requirements:

* Must have a minimum of 10 years of experience in Human Resources

* Experience in the investment/asset management industry is highly preferred.

* Practical knowledge of employment law in USA, Ireland, United Kingdom, other European countries as well as Japan, Hong Kong, and Australia.

* Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate at all levels within an organization in a professional, articulate manner with experience working with multiple levels within an organization.

* Proven ability to multi-task, problem solve, and prioritize in a fast past environment.

* Must be self-motivated and able to work well independently.

* Ability to travel up to 25% and accommodate work hours for multiple time zones, within Europe.

* Strong initiative and solid judgment abilities/skills.

* Has experience in and provides due diligence for M&A including appropriate guidance for successful integration.

* Strong vendor management skills and experience working with outsourced vendors.

* Strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills required

* Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint), applicant tracking systems, and HRIS

* Must have a Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Human Resources or Business



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