HR Manager, HR Business Partner

New York, United States
15 Jul 2022
18 Aug 2022
Human Resources

At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today.

We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to being a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities.


Based in NYC the HRBP Manager will be primarily responsible for the Corporate and Vineland populations. Reports directly to Director, HR Americas. This position is hybrid requiring someone to work out of our corporate office two days a week and travel to Vineland, NJ to work out of our warehouse one day a week, bi-weekly.


• Be the link between HR COE's and the business, advising on policy and aligning the business to existing and new HR initiatives with a focus on Talent and Development
• Partner and work closely with the Vineland Union members on all matters
• Partner with the business on their organization structure and work with Talent Acquisition to support recruitment when needed
• Protect the business by ensuring legal compliance that is culturally in line with our brand values.
• Partner with ER Team to effectively manage ER casework as required, involving consultation, grievances, disciplinary, performance management and settlement agreements. Casework involvement will mainly be at a senior / complex / high risk level.
• Coach the level of capability within the business to manage colleagues, ensuring up skilling of line management, which may include training and briefings on policies and guidelines typically at a senior level.
• Working with the business to define and roll-out local guidelines and procedures, where required.
• To support line managers within designated client group both informally and formally on all employee issues such as flexible working, capability, performance management, redundancy, grievances and disciplinary cases; escalating to more senior members of the HR and Legal team where appropriate.
• To consult with Business Partners across all levels and functions to increase sales and build capabilities to address performance management matters and ensure appropriate development plans are formed.
• Engage with market leaders to ensure the D&I initiatives for the Americas is upheld and integrated into the local market strategy to promote a welcoming and high performance workplace.

• To support and coach line managers within the designated client group on operational HR issues ensuring that high quality, appropriate advice is given for all performance related matters.
• Support and coach HR Administrators to facilitate knowledge and experience growth especially around Employee Relations cases and Employee Services best practices.
• To support and coach line managers on absence management, in particular in cases of long term absence; utilising the external Occupational Health provider and Corporate Health and Safety Manager where appropriate.
• To support the HR Business Partner in partnership with Finance to track actual spend against forecast on a monthly basis using knowledge of new starters, leavers and employee changes within designated client group.
• Prepare business justification/rationale for headcount expenditure which is outside of budget.
• Support the HR Business Partner to implement organisational design initiatives and change.
• Work with MM/MD to identify top performers and create succession plan to drive engagement and retention within the market.
• Linking with external peer networks to keep HR knowledge relevant and up to date
• Promote use of HR systems and tools whenever applicable.
• Contribute to ad hoc HR projects as required.
• Utilize internal and external benchmarks, Resourcing CoE's in relation to the appropriate support of designated client group(s).


• Strong customer orientation and commitment to delivering high levels of service.
• Ability to build relationships and trust as you work across several different business functions.
• Strong inter-personal skills to influence and educate business leaders across all levels within the company to make the best people decisions to support the interests of the individual and business at all times.
• Ability to deliver key messages with impact to the relevant stakeholders and team members
• Maintain objective approach and calm, collected composure at all times when handling sensitive or stressful situations.
• Strong ability to maintain high level of confidentiality when dealing with sensitive employee/commercial matters.
• Possess and develop a clear understanding of all HR processes and their application.
• Participate in information sharing with other members of the Burberry Business Services team; identify trends and share recommendations for improvement with the team.
• Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. With the ability to listen and connect with the ability to listen and connect with the customer.
• Thrives on making recommendations that provide solutions and efficiencies and presenting proposals at team meetings; confident to speak openly with team members.
• University degree
• Speaks Spanish (preferred) and previous experience working with Unions
• Proven experience as HRBP
• Ability to work on own initiative with remote/virtual partners and used to working in a busy team environment.


Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

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