Job Details

Generalist, HR Business Partner - Stores

location NEW YORK , New York , United States
category Human Resources
Job Opened November 8th, 2018
Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Number 18000DQC
Job Type Full Time

job description

Who We Are:

HBC is a diversified global retailer, focused on driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, growing through acquisitions, and unlocking the value of real estate holdings.


Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. Our portfolio today includes formats ranging from luxury to premium department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 480 stores and over 66,000 employees around the world.


Our leading banners across North America and Europe include Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH, Galeria Kaufhof, the largest department store group in Germany, and Belgium’s only department store group Galeria INNO.


We have significant investments in real estate joint ventures. HBC has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBC Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany. In Canada, HBC has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.


A truly global corporate citizen, HBC is committed to responsible business practices to bring about positive change, and we work hard to shape a sustainable future for people and the planet. Our philanthropic initiatives help create healthy families, strong communities, and sport excellence in the cities and countries in which we operate around the world, while striving to create innovative programs and resources that provide flexibility for work-life balance in order to maintain a positive working environment


What This Position Is All About:

The Human Resources Generalist will support the Human Resources team for Lord & Taylor Stores. This role will hold responsibility for building a world-class culture through the effective and professional handling of all Company Human Resource policies, procedures and programs.  The main responsibilities of this Generalist role will be in employee relations, staffing, competence development, recruiting, benefits, payroll administration, and legal compliance. 

Who You Are:

  • You have an intense passion for unlocking the potential in every associate.
  • You possess excellent communication skills, as well as demonstrated customer focus and ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people at all levels.
  • You demonstrate ability to work in a high-volume, fast paced environment.
  • You have superior organizational and time management skills.
  • You are results-driven and have a track record of success.

You Also Have:

  • Minimum of 2-4 years of prior Human Resources experience.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in a retail environment.
  • 4-year Degree in a business-related field, preferably Human Resources or Industrial/Labor Relations.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local Labor Laws.
  • PHR or SHRM-CP Certification preferred.
  • Proficiency with Google GSuite and/or suite of MS Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Experience with HR Information Systems.

As a Generalist, Human Resources, You Will:

  • Operate as a business partner, understanding the business strategies, goals, objectives and performance of the organization.
  • Provide support to employees and managers to better understand and utilize HR tools, processes and policies.
  • Act as an employee advocate, bring the interests and opinions of all associates to the attention of store leadership.
  • Develop and implement employee engagement events and initiatives designed to increase retention, foster a positive culture, and enhance our employment branding.
  • Continually assess and improve all HR programs, processes, and procedures.
  • Partner with store leadership to establish budgeted headcounts and take ownership of sourcing and recruiting the talent required to achieve business objectives.
  • Develop and utilize reports to make data-driven decisions regarding staffing, employee relations, or compensation.
  • Assist with training program development and administration – including new hire orientation.
  • Lead or participate in investigations, taking the required actions to arrive at fair and consistent outcomes for those involved. 
  • Function as an advisor to store leadership regarding the application of employment laws and corporate policies.
  • Maintain knowledge of Federal, State, and Local legal requirements and government reporting regulations, ensuring policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance.

Thank you for your interest with HBC. We look forward to reviewing your application.

HBC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HBC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


HBC welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.

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