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Human Resources Business Partner, Corporate Functions

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The HR Business Partner (HRBP) will join the HR Consulting team and lead the development and implementation of human capital strategy requirements to successfully execute client business strategy by providing human resources consultation and support to select corporate function organizations. You will use your knowledge of various human resources functions and disciplines, including staffing, compensation, benefits, learning, DE&I, talent management, organizational effectiveness and employee relations to provide tactical and strategic HR support. You will consult with business unit management in the strategic planning process and development of human resources strategies that support the unit's business needs. You will engage other human resources functions when necessary. Advanced knowledge in a variety of concepts, practices, and procedures within HR body of knowledge with demonstrated expertise in influencing business strategy and shaping HR strategic direction will ensure success. This role will be assigned to support at least three business leaders that report directly to the company's Executive Leadership Team and be a critical partner to the enterprise's actuarial talent program.

The Impact: MassMutual is looking to hire a dynamic HR Business Partner who is passionate about enabling business outcomes. This is an incredible opportunity to learn about all of MassMutual through the lens of corporate functions which are critical in turning business support into business value.

Key accountabilities include, and are not limited to:

Investing in the Organization

  • Active participant and influencer in the business strategy & planning process

  • Leverage internal and external data to influence and advise on all aspects of the talent ecosystem

Brokering Knowledge

  • Engage, advocate and partner with HR COE's to help business leaders achieve their goals

  • Consistently share strategic business updates from client group with HR community to build broader business acumen 

Talent Management

  • Contribute to development of holistic BU/CU talent strategy and apply to SBU as appropriate by leveraging Talent Management's standardized tools and practices

  • Drive on-going dialogue around talent pipeline to ensure top talent for both now and the future to support business goals 

  • Partner with leaders on driving intentional talent mobility – within and across BU/CU's

Organizational Effectiveness

  • Lead organizational design discussions to ensure appropriate processes, rewards, structure, and people are in place to deliver on strategic priorities

  • Partner with leaders to create plans based on feedback from stakeholders for increased engagement and organizational effectiveness

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 

  • Integrate diversity & inclusion as an intentional topic and priority across all talent touch points

  • Build cultural competence and be a sought-after partner and advisor to business leaders

  • Role model and champion inclusive leadership to support our cultural journey

The Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Experience working in HR, including HRBP experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite 

  • Proactive leader with an agile mindset and an eagerness to lead transformation

  • Must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship

The Ideal Qualifications

  • Experience supporting corporate functions and/or non-U.S. organizations

  • 8 years' experience working in HR, with at least 5 years HRBP experience

  • Strong communication skills, work ethic, passion for learning, resilience, self-motivation and self-awareness

  • Experience in executive level presentations, influencing and leading through change

  • Understanding of complex and high value compensation plans

What to Expect as Part of MassMutual and the Team

  • Regular meetings with the HR team supporting Corporate Functions

  • Focused one-on-one meetings with your manager

  • Access to mentorship opportunities

  • Networking opportunities including access to Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, African American, women, LGBTQ, Veteran and disability-focused Business Resource Groups

  • Access to learning content on Degreed and other informational platforms

  • Your ethics and integrity will be valued by a company with a strong and stable ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits


MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.
If you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us and share the specifics of the assistance you need.

At MassMutual, we focus on ensuring fair, equitable pay by providing competitive salaries, along with incentive and bonus opportunities for all employees. Your total compensation package includes either a bonus target or in a sales-focused role a Variable Incentive Compensation component. For more information about our extensive benefits offerings please check out our Total Rewards at a Glance.

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MassMutual Benefits Overview

At MassMutual, employees have the opportunity to earn a competitive salary and bonus, enroll in an
array of benefits, and participate in programs and services that support healthy lifestyles, assist them
in building financial security for themselves and their families and help them live well-balanced lives.

Volunteer in local community
Every action supporting a common cause is meaningful, and our employees make a difference in their own communities through our Matching Gift, Matching Time and Volunteer Time Off Programs.
Partners with nonprofits
Every year, MassMutual and the MassMutual Foundation invest more than $20 million focused on advancing economic opportunity.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
Employees can either attend the in-person all-hands meeting, watch live via Zoom, or watch the recording. All employees are invited to submit questions.
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Flexible work arrangements, including telecommuting, are available in many departments across the company.
Remote work program
In addition to two remote days per week, MassMutual offers employees four full remote weeks of their choice per year.
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
More than half of our Board of Directors are comprised of women and people of color, making it one of the most diverse groups in the industry.
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
A health care flexible spending account (FSA) allows employees to save money on a before-tax basis for eligible medical, dental and vision expenses, subject to IRS limits.
Disability insurance
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Dental insurance
Basic Dental covers preventive and basic restorative care; Major Dental covers all that Basic covers, plus restorations and orthodontia (limits apply).
Vision insurance
Health insurance
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Life insurance
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Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care benefits
Wellness days
Abortion travel benefits
Our general medical travel benefit covers abortion-related travel.
Financial & Retirement
In addition to our 401(k), MassMutual a cash balance plan that provides an account-based pension benefit based on accruals of pay credits and interest credits.
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Every action supporting a common cause is meaningful, and our employees make a difference in their own communities through our Matching Gift and Matching Time Programs.
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Dependent care flexible spending account to allow you to set aside before tax dollars to pay for certain eligible child care expenses.
Generous parental leave
Leave for birth mothers of 18 weeks of fully paid leave. Non-birth mothers, fathers and adoptive parents eight weeks of fully paid parental leave.
Family medical leave
Caregiver leave: Up to two weeks paid leave to care for a loved one. Bereavement Leave: 15 days of paid time off to grieve the loss of a loved one with the employee defining who the loved one is.
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
MassMutual offers many opportunities for family events, from group volunteer experiences and chances to attend Red Sox games to business resource group-sponsored outings like annual pride parades.
Fertility benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid holidays: 9 fixed and 1 floating. Vacation: starts at 19 vacation and personal days per calendar year, with increases at 5-year service intervals.
Paid volunteer time
Three days of paid time off is available to employees annually to give back to their communities, by sharing their time and talent with a cause close to their heart.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Occasional illness: up to 5 days per calendar year.
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Hardship benefits
320 hours of caregiver leave to take of loved ones when it matters most.
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
MassMutual's wellness wallet is a stipend available to all employees, and can be used for myriad wellness-related purchases, including home-office purchases.
Meditation space
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training
Virtual coaching services

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