Established in 1998, Cars.com is one of Chicago’s original tech companies. Our online platform makes it easier for consumers to shop for, sell, and service their cars. With our expert content, mobile app features, millions of new and used vehicle listings, a comprehensive set of research tools, and the largest database of consumer reviews in the industry, Cars.com offers innovative products to connect consumers with dealers across the country. A true constant through the years has been the incredible culture we've created. Our employees have cultivated a culture that embodies our Company Values. We take pride in how Cars.com empowers our people to win and gain valuable experiences along the way.

The HR Business Partner mission is to craft and maintain a friction-less and valuable employee experience mirroring that which we strive to build for the clients and consumers. We seek to supply employees with the resources and tools they need to navigate personal and career decisions that help them win in aspects of their life that we can impact. When our people win, we win as a business and vice versa. As a member of our HR Business Partner (HRBP) team, you are a champion of our culture and core values.

As an HRBP, you’ll be an integral part of the HR team and will be responsible for creating and driving your function’s people strategy successfully. This requires you to think big, challenge and collaborate, and invent creative solutions using data. You can expect your day to span many topics/activities including coaching & developing leaders, navigating and resolving employee issues and championing our people programs. Your goal is to provide world-class support to our employees, while reducing risk and ensuring consistency and fairness.

In this role, you will...

  • Partner with cross-functional subject matter experts to design and deliver your business strategy for how we attract, on-board, develop, engage and retain what we value most, our people.
  • Collaborate with c-suite executives and functional leaders to develop and execute a people strategy that delivers the best results, and continually measuring and managing employee engagement to ensure it remains in step with our core values.
  • Uncover root causes to challenges and design thoughtful, timely solutions that align with our strategy which requires cutting across multiple disciplines and sometimes beyond people and organizational solutions.
  • Provide expertise in: organizational design, performance management, succession planning, business consulting, compensation, employee engagement, coaching, learning & development, recruiting, data analysis, Diversity and Inclusion, and employee relations.
  • Act as a single point of contact for employees and leaders, providing guidance and coaching, as well as facilitating engagement, translating HR policies and ensuring alignment with organizational values and objectives.

Location:  

This position has a flexible work arrangement, which means you have the flexibility to work from home, but should reside within a commutable distance to our Chicago office for on-site/in-office collaborations when necessary.

 

Required Skills:

  • Ability and desire to build/augment HRBP processes and procedures that drive efficiencies for the team and positively impacts the employee experience.
  • A solid sense of discretion, professionalism and use of good judgment while working with confidential and sensitive information.
  • Superior communication skills to convey confidence, empathy and trust via candor and diplomacy to build effective relationships across all levels.
  • Strong influencing skills to motivate action and drive collaboration.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and a dynamic work environment.
  • Effective problem solver with strong analytical skills that identify root causes, understand trends, develop recommendations and hold partners accountable to own and deliver.
  • Dynamic yet detail orientated and organized.
  • Project management skills and implementation experience.

Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3+ years of current or recent experience as an HR Generalist or as a HR Business Partner role.
  • 4+ years of progressive experience in HR, preferably within a technology organization
  • PHR/SPHR Certification preferred

 

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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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