People Business Partner

Bright Health Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 2 months ago


The People Business Partner is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and managers in designated part of the business, and for supporting leaders in the organization to optimize and drive results in their unique areas. These responsibilities include but are not limited to real time coaching, program development centered around talent strategies, management of content and materials, and supporting engagement activities. This role will also lead the build of a high performing People & Talent Business Partner team.


  • Function as an internal consultant to internal leaders to support them in achieving their business objectives and business results

  • Consults with leaders to build and manage a "comprehensive people plan" to influence lasting change over business units- particularly from a change management lens and understanding the impact on people

  • Provide strategic guidance to leaders and managers by providing them with thoughtful coaching/mentoring related to talent and performance gaps

  • Lead, manage, coach and develop the People Business Partner team

  • Provide guidance on organizational transformation efforts, including workforce planning, change management, process improvement, org design and capability development for assigned areas; Provide guidance and input on business unit restructures and management of implementation

  • Develop programs and tools to advance Bright Health's talent infrastructure with key focus on developing high performing people leaders and people managers

  • Oversee and administer change initiatives and standard People team programs (merit, performance review)

  • Recommend internal learning and training tools for employees related to talent and career advancement, Bright Health business and education materials, and employee training with additional focus on business unit development needs

  • Lead and manage our leader succession planning and work with key leaders to identify and develop a bench of talented leaders and for business critical roles

  • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to people managers (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions)

  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partner with the legal/compliance teams as needed/required

  • Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation

  • Collaborate to develop strategies focused on employee engagement and employee inclusion

  • Build and manage processes centered around our Employee Engagement Survey and ensure that we have an action-oriented plan to improve our engagement in teams and in the organization

  • Collaborate with Director, People Operations on employee relations activities includes investigations, employee terminations and advising managers on interpreting policies and providing guidance

  • Participates in evaluation and monitoring of training programs to ensure success. Follows up to ensure training objectives are met

  • Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the business leaders and People Operations, Talent Acquisition and Total Rewards to support the development of solutions, programs and policies

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • This position has supervisory responsibilities for the Business Partner team


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Organizational Effectiveness, or Business Management or a related field; or equivalent experience is required

  • Ten (10) or more years experience working in human resources

  • Three (3) years' experience in fast-paced, high growth work environment preferred

  • Experience operating as a business partner with senior executive leadership

  • Healthcare or technology experience preferred

  • Proficient in handling of Employee Relations

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint


  • Strong interpersonal skills shown by a demonstrated ability to work effectively, build strong relationships and trust with key stakeholders and employees at all levels

  • Sophisticated executive demeanor and comfortable functioning with senior and executive leadership

  • Highly diplomatic and adept at communicating (written and verbal) with all levels of individuals, ability to influence without being abrasive; willing to put tough issues on the table and hold people accountable for their behavior, yet flexible in approach and is willing to compromise when necessary

  • Collaborative approach with outstanding listening skills and the ability to manage through influence

  • Strategic planning and large-scale program leadership expertise

  • In possession of analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to seamlessly scale from high-level strategy to results-oriented operational details

  • A proven track record of delivering premium results and working across multiple stakeholders in a prioritized and systematic way and helping solve complex business issues with effective HR, People & Talent solutions

  • Delivering objectives using a change management and project management approach

  • Able to maintain confidentiality keeps sensitive data confidential and protects and safeguards this information

  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, high growth environment

  • Takes initiative is internally inspired to perform a task to the best of one's ability using their own drive and initiative with strong organizational/prioritization skills and close attention to detail

  • Self-confident and comfortable making decisions and strong ability to decipher and define priorities

  • Risk Assessment & Risk Mitigation perform comprehensive due diligence to assess and manage risk(s) with implementations, execution, and accessibility. To include appropriate budgeting, budget management, and communication of risk assessment, and planned risk mitigation for the organization

  • Experience coaching, consulting and partnering to develop company leaders

  • Demonstrated experience in influencing, coaching, consulting and impacting the business working as a business partner

  • Adept at strategic thinking and problem solving

  • Understanding of HR best practices and current regulations


  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM_CP) and/or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM_SCP) is highly desired


The majority of work responsibilities are performed in an open office setting, carrying out detailed work sitting at a desk/table and working on the computer. Some travel may be required.


At Bright Health, we brought together the brightest minds from the health care industry and consumer technology and together we created Bright Health: a new, brighter approach to healthcare, built for individuals. Our plans are easy to manage, personalized and more affordable, giving people the quality care they deserve. Through our exclusive care partnerships with leading health systems in local communities we are reshaping how people and physicians achieve better health together.

We're Making Healthcare Right. Together.

We've won some fun awards like: Great Places to Work, Modern Healthcare, Forbes, etc. But more than anything, we're a group of people who are really dedicated to our mission in healthcare. Come join our growing team!

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of Bright Health, our consumers, and the communities we serve. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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