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Human Resources Director

Company: SAY Group
Location: Naperville
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

SAY Group is excited to partner with Sourcebooks to find the right candidate for the Director of People and Culture role. This is a hybrid role with the home office located in Naperville IL. This is a fantastic opportunity to join largest woman-owned trade book publisher in North America. Sourcebooks is the #1 publisher of teen thrillers and the #8 largest publisher in all. They are the home of 96 New York Times bestsellers, including poetry and children's titles, and scores of national and regional bestsellers. If you love books and their ability to change lives, this is the place for you!

Do you have experience in building a HR department from the ground up ? Are you willing to put in the work for the amazing results that you know come from setting the organization for more growth? This is more than multi-tasking competing projects. This is leading, creating, doing. If this sounds like you, please read on.

We are seeking a key talent leader who will bring expertise, energy, and enthusiasm for hiring the best people, fostering continuous personal growth and development, and championing our culture around our mission of books change lives. Successful candidates will also be willing to roll up their sleeves and provide tactical HR support as needed to do what it takes to support our fast-growing dynamic, entrepreneurial business.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
The first priority of this new role is to build out the HR department. The incumbent will develop and lead all things HR. Lead our culture practices, train, and develop at all levels of the organization, as well as provide leadership, coaching, expertise, and support in all essential HR functions. You will be proactively partnering with the people leaders to drive culture and strategy and foster growth.

Build the entire HR department from the beginning.
Create and oversee the implementation of programs that build opportunity, equity, and inclusion, and champion the culture of books and book publishing.
Proactively engage employees to improve working relationships, connections, productivity, and retention; communicate openly and frequently, keeping all employees informed on all pertinent information.
Create a dynamic program of training and development opportunities that reinforce our vision, mission, and values while providing empowerment and engagement and growth.
Partner with people leaders to create a program of training; identify and address gaps in building high-performing teams through talent assessment, career development, and succession planning.
Work with business leaders to place the right people in the right roles to support career growth and business success.
In partnerships across the organization, develop creative programs that will drive our culture and growth mindset through all aspects of the business of book publishing.
Advise, counsel, and influence decisions that impact our people with a focus on maintaining our culture and mission in those decisions.
Contribute to a strong and unified leadership team that believes in empowering and engaging people at all levels of the organization.

Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, Aptitude:
Minimum 10 years HR business partner experience.
Prefer experience as HR Department of One
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management or a related field required.
PHR/SPHR preferred.
Proven ability to interact with and influence leaders.
Ability to work successfully under pressure and handle multiple highly sensitive issues and competing priorities.

Sourcebooks, LLC, is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: SAY Group, Naperville , Human Resources Director, Executive , Naperville, Illinois

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