Senior HR Consultant

Last updated one month ago
Location:Riverwoods, Illinois

Discover. A brighter future.

With Discover, you’ll have the chance to make a difference at one of the world’s leading digital banking and payments companies. From Day 1, you’ll do meaningful work you’re passionate about, with the support and resources you need for success. We value what makes each employee unique and provide a collaborative, team-based culture that gives everyone an opportunity to shine. Be the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future, while building the future you want, here at Discover.

Job Description

With Discover, you’ll have the chance to make a difference at one of the world’s leading digital banking and payments companies. From Day 1, you’ll do meaningful work you’re passionate about, with the support and resources you need for success. We value what makes each employee unique and provide a collaborative, team-based culture that gives everyone an opportunity to shine. Be the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future, while building the future you want, here at Discover.

The Senior HR Consultant partners closely with business leaders to develop and execute HR strategies focused on talent management, organizational effectiveness, workforce planning, employee development and engagement in order to both deliver transformative change and exceed business objectives. He/she leads cyclical talent programs in their assigned business units (HR, DMS- Discover Management System, and Corporate Communications), driving business ownership with strong facilitation and support. He/she acts as a change champion in partnering with the business on key people changes and transformation programs to support technology’s strategic objectives. This role also partners with HR Centers of Excellence to provide business perspective into new programs and implementation strategies. This role leverages insights into data driven people recommendations that improve performance, retention, and the overall employee experience.

This role is an essential part of the core leadership team for their assigned area(s) and provide coaching and counsel to senior leadership.

What You’ll Do

  • Advise the business and translate business objectives into human resources strategies that drive business results.
  • Ensure talent needs and concerns and organizational effectiveness is addressed.
  • Enhance human resources practices that allow the company to attract, develop, reward, and retain talent.

How You’ll Do It

  • Consult on and develop strategies for improving employee engagement.
  • Partner with the business to define goals and objectives. Develop and implement human resources strategies to support business plans, including workforce planning and talent strategies.
  • Consult with business leadership on identifying, developing, assessing, and managing talent.
  • Support change management and organizational redesign efforts.
  • Design and implement human resources solutions to solve strategic business challenges.

Qualifications You’ll Need

The Basics

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, organizational development, or related field
  • 8+ years of experience in human resources consulting, human resources business partner, talent management, or related experience
  • In lieu of a degree, 15+ years of experience in human resources consulting, human resources business partner, talent management, or related field

Bonus Points If You Have

  • Master's degree in human resources, organizational development, or related field
  • 4+ years of primary experience consulting with executive or senior leadership
  • PHR, SHRM-CP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
  • Proven experience in proactively coaching leaders and providing strategic guidance on complex people management issues and strategies (org design, talent mobility, change, and leadership development)
  • Superior communication skills – convey confidence, empathy and trust via candor and diplomacy to build effective relationships with senior leaders
  • Ability to operate with autonomy and discretion
  • Strong conflict resolution and problem solving skills
  • Proven experience leveraging a variety of data-driven insights to inform and influence talent-related decisions
  • Experience as a strategic talent advisor balancing multiple functional areas
  • Demonstrated ability to balance competing priorities/projects with the ability to adapt
  • Ability to collaborate with key stakeholders across HR disciplines and the business

What are you waiting for? Apply today!

The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.