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Head Of Human Resources Operations - #222152

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Principal Financial Group Cleveland , OH 44114

Posted 5 months ago

Job Area: Human Resources

Business Area: Human Resources

Location: OK - Oklahoma City;IL - Chicago;OH - Cleveland;MO - St. Louis;CA - San Francisco;CO - Denver;MN - Minneapolis;OR - Portland;PA - Pittsburgh;NC - Raleigh;CA - San Diego;MA - Boston;NY;WI;IA - Des Moines;NE - Omaha;WA - Seattle

Career Category: Experienced Professional

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Date Posted: 2018-08-29

Finding the right job is all about finding the right fit

At Principal, we believe how we do things is every bit as important as what we do. We're guided by our commitment to do the right thing for customers, employees and the environment. And we're not just jumping on the bandwagon that's been part of our culture since we were founded all the way back in 1879.

We're proud of consistently receiving several recognitions as a top workplace for employees. In fact, Principal made the cut in Forbes' first-ever list of "America's Best Employers!" And the best part? It's our employees who gave us a thumbs-up.

But don't take our word for it; see what employees at Principal have to say by checking out our employee stories on our career site. Another great way to get the inside story is connecting with employees via LinkedIn -- learn more and get a sense of the culture.


The Head of HR Operations will lead and facilitate the development of a highly effective, strategic HR operations function to ensure the delivery of centralized and standardized HR services across functions and business units. In close partnership with the Chief HR officer and other HR areas, you'll focus on these key areas:

  • Maintain HR policies and HR Systems data integrity

  • Operationalize excellence across core HR services

  • Drive all operational aspects of payroll, employee relations, service center, merger/acquisition events, and the HR Project Management Office


  • Bachelor's degree required and 10+ years related work experience required.

  • Experience in large global financial services organizations with progressive experience in human resources, and/or shared service function strongly preferred but not required.

  • Working knowledge of payroll, employee relations, or merger/acquisition experience is desired.

  • Experience in directly managing/influencing teams of people is required.

  • Must have computer skills and knowledge of human resource systems.

  • Must have the ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy while being detail oriented. Ability to maintain confidentiality is essential.

  • Significant experience in project management, process development and improvement.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with extensive experience creating presentations.

  • Strong interpersonal, organization, business communication and time management skills.

  • High level of initiative and ability to structure ambiguity.

  • Strong project management skills, strong attention to detail, ability to work well under pressure, juggle tasks and work efficiently against deadlines.

  • Experience developing and motivating a global team, as well as leading through organizational change.

  • Must have change management leadership capabilities.

  • Knowledge of federal, state, local, employment laws and regulations, global data privacy regulations required.

  • Strength in using data and metrics, and experience creating and managing a context of decision-oriented data.

  • Travel globally required (10%), including overnight stays.


This position is open to locations across the United States including the ability to work from home based on qualifications, experience, and skillset. If located outside of Des Moines, IA, significant travel to Des Moines would be a part of this role.

Additional Information

Benefits designed with you in mind.

Because each employee is unique, our benefit packages give you lots of choices. We offer comprehensive benefits that helps contribute to the healthy, fulfilling life and gratifying work experience you deserve, at an affordable cost. Click here to see just a few benefits you'll receive once you join our team.

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not able to consider candidates who would need sponsorship now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role. (This includes students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.) However, we'd hope you continue to keep us in mind for other potential opportunities in the future.

Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Head Of Human Resources Operations - #222152

Expired Job

Principal Financial Group