Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics, and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 900 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. www.amherst.com.
We seek a talented and resourceful Senior HR Business Partner to play a key role in defining people strategy and building an agile, scalable HR infrastructure for a division of our highly successful, rapidly growing Amherst Residential (“AmRes”) business. Primary client group will be Investment Management which includes Private Equity, Asset Management and Portfolio Management, as well as Finance & Accounting. This role is based in Austin, Texas.
You will partner with the leadership team to align business and HR strategies in support of short and long-term objectives and ensure a world-class employee experience. Reporting to the Amherst Head of Human Capital, you will develop programs, provide insight and develop trusted relationships with AmRes leaders, managers, and employees to attract, develop, reward, retain and inspire the best talent for the firm. This is a unique opportunity to have fun and continue your career development by turning your ideas into actions that have a real business impact.
Build credibility as a true partner and trusted advisor by quickly becoming well versed in AmRes’s operations and providing exceptional service to contribute to the achievement of goals.
Collaborate with the Head of Human Capital and the HR Talent and Operations CoE’s on HR strategy, to create and implement initiatives and programs that provide leverage to the business and align with Amherst’s mission and ethos.
Drive and facilitate a positive, employee-centric culture. Ensure company values and branding are incorporated into org. change and business improvement initiatives.
Strategize with managers and talent acquisition on workforce planning and hiring. Provide expertise and coaching to managers on leadership and personal development.
Partner with the Learning & Growth team to drive talent development and retention through talent and tool assessment, coaching, succession, and career planning.
Partner with the Rewards team to ensure pay practices are both market competitive and effectively reward for performance.
Use metrics and analytics to make the business case for people initiatives.
Provide guidance to the business on HR policy and practice.
Be flexible in your approach to business needs and demonstrate the ability to define and implement creative solutions to complex issues.
Assist us to remain in compliance with applicable employment-related laws and regulations. Conduct thorough, objective investigations & recommend remediation strategies.
What's in it for you?
Culture built on Integrity
Company with a start-up mindset and underlying stability allowing us to invest in people
A client group that value HR
Collaborative team environment and the tools needed to be successful in your job
Tailored onboarding experience (we want you to succeed in your new role)
Medical, Dental, and Vision (Pick the plan that works best for you and the family)
401K with employer match (We just keep on giving)
Employee referral program (Get paid for referring your friends)
What you’ll need to have:
Minimum 8 years relevant HR experience. Tenure and career progression within a complex, global organization and PHR and/or SHRM-CP certification(s) preferred.
Prefer experience working in financial services and partnering with investment professionals.
Strong business acumen and proven record working with & coaching diverse stakeholders and translating complex information across functions.
Working knowledge of multiple HR disciplines including engagement and inclusion, performance & talent management, organizational design, compensation, and the HR regulatory environment.
Track record of effectively handling complex employee relations issues, and addressing sensitive information and difficult situations with tact, discretion, and confidentiality.
Strong project/program management experience with ability to manage complex projects with multiple stakeholders & competing agendas in a changing a fast-paced environment.
Self-directed and able to balance demand and capacity. Effective working both independently and in a team.
Leadership and teambuilding skills
Effective problem solver, resourceful in finding solutions.
Excellent interpersonal skills including strong communication, collaboration, and influene.
Tech-savvy with experience in using HRIS systems.
Our full-time employee benefits include:
- A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
- Flexible PTO including 7 paid holidays, 1 floating holiday, and 1 volunteer day
- Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)
- Professional career development and reimbursement
- Up to 16 weeks paid maternity leave; up to 4 weeks of paid parental leave
- Backup childcare offered through Bright Horizons
- Relaxed casual environment with virtual office events
Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.