Ralph Lauren Lyndhurst , NJ 07071
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Collection, Double RL, Polo Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children's, Ralph Lauren Home, Lauren Ralph Lauren, RLX, American Living, Chaps and Club Monaco, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands.
The Manager of People & Development ensures that all employee-related policies in each department align with Ralph Lauren's corporate goals and established regulations, monitors the organizational structure to modify "open to hire," supports the employee experience, provides coaching to leaders and team members, inspires and leads conversations with business partners in order to roll out an updated and/or restructured process to populations.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Manage and deliver comprehensive P&D generalist functions to support the employee experience. Functions include but are not limited to Selection & Hiring, Employee Relations, Performance Management, Talent Management and Employee Engagement
Directly partner with business leadership and business teams to develop strategies to ensure P&D services are delivered in alignment with business objectives. Partner with business leads on strategic org design to build and maintain business functions that increase effectiveness and functionality, removing barriers internally and remaining competitive externally.
Develop and maintain close partnership with Finance to manage Salary & Benefits budget appropriately.
Partner closely with internal P&D teams and develop strategic relationships with P&D Operations, Benefits, Corporate Compensation, Payroll and Global People Practices.
Partner with Talent Acquisition to recruit and build a high performing team for the organization.
Facilitate internal recruitment process through the identification of internal paths for development and partner with key business members to encourage internal movement.
Foster a high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity standards and goal attainment.
Drive proactive process improvement initiatives, both day-to-day and project-specific, making recommendations regarding new approaches, policies or procedures.
Provide project management support for special P&D functional projects or business related projects.
Conduct presentations and participate in departmental and client group staff meetings.
Maintain current global organizational charts in Microsoft Visio.
Manage FMLA/LOA process and communication.
Collaborate with P&D Coordinator to maintain and update employee data in system of record.
Experience, Skills & Knowledge
A minimum of 5 years of experience and a proven track record working as a P&D Business Partner Generalist in a related field preferred.
Exhibits a strong customer service focused approach and has ability to build and maintain relationships with employees and management across all levels and functions in an organization.
Ability to influence and communicate to deliver results
Collaborative team player
Strong organization, prioritization and multi-tasking skills in a fast paced, high pressure environment.
Critical thinker who drives proactive process improvement.
Knowledge of basic employment law, policies, processes and programs to include FMLA, ADA, FLSA, HIPAA, OSHA, EEO, etc.
Experience maintaining a positive employee relations environment.
Well-developed written and verbal presentation skills.
Ability to work independently, multi-task and identify and prioritize critical projects requiring immediate attention. Ability to effectively communicate any concerns, status of projects and issues as they may occur in order to mitigate any operational risks.
Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times.
Ability to navigate through and resolve conflict effectively.
Highly proficient in MS Office software, including Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visio.
Must have a working knowledge of Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) (SAP preferred).
Familiarity with the Kronos time keeping system preferred.
Manager, People & Development