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Director, HR Business Partner

Full Time
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When you join Hines, you will embark on a career journey fueled by vision and guided by leaders who set the standards of our industry. Our legacy is rooted in innovation and excellence, earning us a spot on Fast Company’s esteemed annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2024. Discover endless opportunities to grow and make your mark at Hines.


As a Director, Strategic Human Resource Business Partner with Hines, you will partner with the VP HRBP and HR Centers of Excellence to help drive end-to-end talent agenda, HR initiatives, and become a reliable and trusted point of contact supporting leaders and employees alike. The Director, Human Resource Business Partner will be an integral part of a global HR team supporting 4,400 real estate professionals worldwide with a focus on Investment Management. The Human Resource Business Partner drives support across many HR disciplines in four key areas: Organization Building, Talent Strategy, Connecting and Executing, and Risk Management. The successful candidate will be passionate about helping people be their best at work and will have some experience with implementing best practice HR policies and processes across the employee lifecycle. He/she will also demonstrate the ability to not only react to HR-related needs, but to predict future talent needs and risks, bringing proactive recommendations to business leaders and HR managers. He/she will be a terrific coach to others, a positive role model of the Hines culture to employees and have high integrity when dealing with sensitive situations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


Organization Partner: Partner and collaborate with the business on how to evolve (org structure, role design, team norms) to achieve strategic goals:

  • Partner leadership to adjust HR strategies to respond to changing business needs; asses the HR implications of strategic options
  • Identify and monitor critical HR metrics for business/ analyze trends and predict future dynamics
  • Support the process of organization design and role creation/changes, liaise with Employee Relations for making role or talent changes
  • Manage the creation and updating of job descriptions; work with the Compensation team to set compensation and ensure consistency
  • Work with teams to enhance their effectiveness, facilitating team-level interventions when needed

Talent Strategist: Ensure top talent in the most critical roles and coach employees to grow and expand their personal impact:

  • Help the business create plans to develop the next generation of leaders; execute talent reviews
  • Identify talent issues before they impact the business
  • Play an active part in interview assessments and hiring decisions for key roles to ensure quality talent coming into the organization
  • Deliver appropriate coaching and development feedback to managers and employees
  • Promote and use a DEI lens across all areas of the talent cycle

Connector and Executor: Execute on HR projects and processes, connecting employees/leaders to appropriate experts within the firm

  • Ensure managers successfully onboard new employees; liaise with Talent Acquisition, HRIS/payroll and Talent Development to ensure technical and training elements of onboarding are complete. Personally lean in to support onboarding for senior, critical, and/or brand new roles.
  • Serves as point of contact for employee issues, involving Employee Relations at earliest point when needed
  • Support rollout of HR programs to local constituents
  • Serve as primary HR point of contact for the business on emergency preparedness and executing on the plan
  • Liaise between the business, HR, and other parts of the organization (e.g., Communications, Legal)
  • Supporting and championing various DEI initiatives to drive a high-performing culture

Risk manager: Help the business manage and mitigate risks; Ensure managers understand the intent of policies and model the principles

  • Ensure business understands the intent and adheres to HR policies and procedures
  • Manage conflict resolution between employees and managers
  • Analyze exit interview feedback to predict and mitigate future issues


Minimum Requirements include:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field from an accredited institution
  • Eight or more years of relevant Human Resources experience, primarily as a strategic HR Business Partner or Generalist and/or combination of HR specialist experience
  • Prior experience with a distributed workforce and exposure to best-in-class HR, from other organizations of similar size and stage of transformation
  • Strategic thinker with experience in execution of complex, multi-functional projects and programs
  • Strong business acumen and commercial focus, capable of connecting business goals to people management practices in order to drive the most impactful people-related investments
  • Ability to influence at all levels through clear, informed and logical business justification and discussion
  • Proven analytical, process-oriented, visionary HR professional with expertise across the full spectrum of HR and the humility and ability to regularly pivot from strategic to operational
  • Effective people management and people development skills
  • Ability to garner trust by consistent delivery and working proactively
  • Operate personal computer and other office equipment
  • Ability to lift up to 25lbs


Hines is a global real estate investment, development and property manager. The firm was founded by Gerald D. Hines in 1957 and now operates in 28 countries. We manage a $92.3B¹ portfolio of high-performing assets across residential, logistics, retail, office and mixed-use strategies. Our local teams serve 634 properties totaling over 225 million square feet globally. We are committed to a net zero carbon target by 2040 without buying offsets. To learn more about Hines, visit and follow @Hines on social media. ¹Includes both the global Hines organization as well as RIA AUM as of June 30, 2022.

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2+ to 5 years

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