We’re hiring a

Sr. Human Resources Business Partner

Columbus, Ohio, United States

The position.

We’re looking for experienced HR professionals who naturally look for new ways to evolve the future workplace, excel at building strong relationships and excited to strategically partner with the business to further develop high performing organizations. This is a Sr. HR Business Partner role that will skillfully balance strategy with execution to deliver on targeted business outcomes and the optimal associate experience. It’s an exciting opportunity to interact with various levels of executives, leaders and associates, business, and HR, to develop a deep understanding of the business to frame up future of work, opportunities, and challenges to strategize and deliver HR solutions.

If you are a trusted coach, strategic thinker, energized by exploring diverse points of view to find the best possible solutions, we are excited to hear from you!

The Sr. HR Business Partner will be based in Columbus, OH but can work remotely.  Relocation is a consideration for this role.

Do you thrive where you can build a strong corporate culture, develop, and lead critical initiatives and support associates developing to their fullest potential? Are you ready to inspire leaders and associates to embrace diversity where all associates are valued? If working in a vibrant environment passionate about engagement, innovation, and the delivery of outstanding customer care sounds like just the opportunity you’re looking for, we want to know more about you!

What you will do.

As an Sr. HR Business Partner, you will provide support to one or more business units serving as a strategic partner on various people, organization, and talent priorities. You’ll be uniquely positioned to develop a deep understanding of the business, partner closely with leaders, and provide strategic advising on complex HR initiatives. You’ll work across HR and business functions, while having an opportunity to learn, use and grow a variety of skills, including strategic thought leadership, innovation, project management, analysis, organizational change, and leader and associate development.

  • Supports HR, senior business leaders and associates in developing and executing key programs and initiatives. Advises, influences, and develops people and talent strategies to drive business success.
  • Connects with our Centers of Expertise to develop and/or deliver strategic HR initiatives that include organizational planning, talent management, associate relations, organizational design, compensation, culture, diversity, executive development, and performance management to provide creative strategies and solutions for the business.
  • Supports senior leadership teams on business and associate matters. Understands the goals and strategies of the business and develops strategic and tactical HR plans to meet or exceed business goals.
  • Leads and serves as advisor and coach on initiatives to successfully use HR processes and resources to achieve high performance, exceed strategic objectives, adapt to, and manage organizational and business changes.
  • Proactively partners with our Recruitment team to develop successful recruiting strategies and plans of new associates.
  • Serves on both HR and business unit committees, including developing and leading strategies, initiatives, and special projects.
  • Adheres to or develops new standard methodologies. Analyzes data, trends, and recommends, develops, and delivers on plans to improve associate experiences, including retention, engagement, innovation, and culture.
  • Supports compliance of all federal, state, and local regulations, security and integrity of data including personal and confidential information.

What you should have.

Education: Undergraduate studies in human resources, business administration or related field preferred.

License/Certification/Designation: Professional human resources designation preferred or interest in furthering HR knowledge and expertise by pursuing certification.

Experience: Ten or more years of diverse HR experience. Generally, has in-depth experience in one or more HR technical areas.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Demonstrable knowledge of planning strategy, organizational development, HR practices, performance management, change management, associate relations, legal compliance, recruiting and one or more HR specialties. Very strong interpersonal, communication, collaborating, advising and problem-solving skills. Ability to lead project teams, set work priorities, analyze performance and retention issues, analyze workforce metrics and data, and make recommendations and implement solutions.

Other criteria, including leadership skills, competencies and experiences may take precedence.


Get In Touch

Finding the right people to help us build Root is a top priority. Whether you would like to explore the possibility of working together or simply learn more about the position, we’d love to hear from you!

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Join us

At Root, we judge people based on the merit of their work, not who they are. If you are passionate about what this role entails and solving real problems, we encourage you to apply. We want to learn about you and what you can add to our team.

Who we are

We’re harnessing the power of technology to revolutionize insurance. Using machine learning and mobile telematic platforms, we’ve built one of the most innovative FinTech companies in the world. And we’re just getting started.

What draws people to Root

Our success is in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our products are only as good as the people building and promoting them. We want individuals who find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity, rigor, and an analytical lens. Ask anyone who works here and you’ll hear similar reasons for why they joined:

Autonomy—for assertive self-starters, the opportunities to contribute are limitless. Impact—by challenging the way it’s always been done, we solve problems that have a big impact on our business. Collaboration—we encourage rich discussion and civil debate at every turn. People—we are inspired by the collection of crazy-smart people around us.

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