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Human Resources Business Partner

Location: Columbia, MARYLAND.
Company Description:

Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. For more than 30 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. The agency's heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights that drive people-based marketing strategies. Its combined strengths in performance media, customer experience, customer relationship management, loyalty, and enterprise marketing technology drive improved marketing results and competitive advantage. With 5,500 employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with 24 additional offices in the US and 25 offices in Europe and APAC. In 2016, the agency joined the Dentsu Aegis Network.

Job Description:

The HR Business Partner (BP) is responsible for developing and delivering the people aspects of the business plan for the entity he/she supports.   The BP provides strategic planning, direction and support; executive coaching; acts as a key liaison on all HR processes and responds to people-oriented emergencies.   The BP also champions change initiatives and focuses on overall organizational effectiveness for the entity.      The BP should be viewed as one of the very most trusted business advisors to the Leader of the entity;  individual in role needs to have a strong executive presence and be comfortable working with and challenging C level executives

Key responsibilities

·        Acts as a senior level executive and business partner, within the assigned entity, to deliver people outcomes that are aligned with the business strategy and drive value for the company; Identifies new business strategies and adjusts HR strategies to respond to changing needs of the business

·       Provides a single point of contact around key HR processes (hiring, integration, onboarding, training, scheduling and deployment, rewards, performance management and promotion) for the leaders of the entity; is not necessarily a deliverer of those processes – but may get involved in some of the delivery

·       Helps determine and implement appropriate HR programs to grow the entity in alignment with the talent strategy & people aspects of the business strategy – typically with a strong focus on skill needs and development

·       Coaches leaders within the entity, to help them achieve their potential; helps develop the next generation of leaders

·       Drives people-oriented change programs effectively through the assigned entity

·       Acts as a ‘caretaker’ of engagement for the people of the entity.    Develops programs as necessary to address engagement and employee value proposition issues


·       5+ years of experience in Human Resources

·       Proven work experience as an HR business partner

·       Excellent people management skills

·       Analytical and goal oriented

·       Demonstrable experience with HR metrics

·       Thorough knowledge of labor legislation

·       Full understanding of all HR functions and best practices

Additional Information:

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. At Merkle, we believe that a diverse environment improves us as a community and as a business. We want to foster an environment of growth, where all ideas and contributions are encouraged. We need this culture of courage to continue to thrive in our fast-paced industry. We embrace differences of opinion. We value diversity of experience and thought, which help us to challenge and define industry-leading solutions, and support our goal of being a great place to work.

More Information:

Graduate Opportunities: Whether you're still studying, recently graduated or are already working and fancy a career hop, we could have a perfect opportunity for you.
Experienced Hires: Leverage your expertise, challenge the status quo and grow your career at Merkle.

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