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Sr. Talent (HR) Business Partner

Company: Sunrun
Location: Lehi
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:


The primary focus of the Senior Talent Business Partner (TBP) is to align business objectives to employees and to solve complex organizational challenges through people-related solutions. You will project manage and lead multiple key initiatives for your business that help the function meet the overall objectives. We are looking for both a coach and a business partner to help our leaders to inspire and drive the best possible performance of the team. You are a self-directed individual and can work within an environment of frequent change to make a significant impact to a very dynamic team. The TBP will work side by side with our leaders and employees to partner and get things done in a variety of HR related areas. This requires someone comfortable operating at a level and who understands that each touch point is an opportunity to improve engagement and drive business results.

We have a world-class Talent team at Sunrun. We are building programs that help Solar employees excel and thrive and drive our mission of creating a planet run by the sun. The Talent Business Partner will report to the Director of Human Resource and will functions as a key member of and direct resource to the region(s) and business units they support. Heavily project based, this role will work with leadership teams on attrition and retention, performance management initiatives, organization effectiveness, diversity and inclusion, compensation plans and bonus structures, onboarding, and training. We could use a lot of fancy words to explain the job, but in short, you help your leaders win. If there is a people component, you work with the leaders to make it work.

We want someone who understands what it takes to be an exemplary and conscious leader, how to build teams, and the importance of culture. Someone who can bring experience and expertise to the table, while thinking outside of the box and who isn't afraid to roll up their sleeves and dive in to address and solution problems. We are driven by data and the employees we support. The position will require heavy project management and follow through to ensure the efficacy of the programs and initiatives we are supporting and rolling out. We have excellent Employee Relations, Recruiting, HR Operations and other teams who this role will directly interface with to accomplish business goals.

This position will manage all Talent responsibilities for assigned groups/regions, which may include G&A positions, field operations, sales and/or support functions. The ideal candidate will be located in one of those locations or reasonable proximity thereto.


+ Project manage and lead key initiatives to support your business function. Understand every aspect of the business - partner with leadership and know the numbers

+ A partner and connector who builds trusted relationships with senior leaders by providing deep insights and helping them see around corners and keep a strong pulse on our people

+ A business partner who deeply understands Sunrun's strategy and Talent strategy and able to apply the strategic lens to the specific functional needs and challenges

+ A strong eye on talent attraction, retention and growth and development strategies

+ Guide client group customers to identified objectives by developing, coaching, and empowering

+ Integrate various HR products, services, and processes into your assigned business units

+ A coach who loves building and developing high-impact teams

+ A strategist and scaler, who can connect the dots between where we're going and how we need to nudge the organization to get there

+ Manage large scale projects from inception to implementation and subsequent monitoring of success metrics across assigned business groups and the company

+ Collaborate, develop, and deliver Talent policies, practices, and procedures that guide the business while achieving compliance

+ Partner with People Programs, People Operations, Total Rewards, Recruiting, Employee Relations, Inclusion and Diversity and Education to develop programs that continually elevate the engagement and caliber of Sunrunner

+ Talent liaison for most of the following areas: succession planning, talent management, employee relations, compensation, benefits, EEO, and/or training and development


+ A background of at least 8+ years as an HR Business Partner with a mix of experience in fast-growing and more established organizations with experience including employment law, project management, compensation, training, and performance management

+ Strong understanding of business environment, strategy, and business unit needs

+ Undergraduate Degree (BS/BA), preferably in Business or Human Resources

+ Graduate Degree (MBA, MHR, etc.) and/or PHR/SPHR preferred

+ Ability to build credibility and strong working relationships across all levels of the organization, including remote areas balancing relationship success with driving business needs

+ Experience analyzing people data and trends to inform strategic decisions

+ Experience partnering and influencing senior leaders to help drive their people strategy and increase business results

+ Strong analytical and project management skills, proven ability to design clear processes, and a very detail-oriented

+ Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal

+ Proven ability to partner and influence across diverse groups and experience levels

+ Previous HR or business experience in Sales, Operations, and/or Marketing

+ Management consulting, change management experience

+ Ability to travel approximately 25% within assigned region

Sunrun is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Our commitment to Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging drives our ability to build diverse teams and develop inclusive work environments. At Sunrun, we believe that empowering people and valuing their differences will help us create a planet run by the sun for everyone.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity without consideration of race, color, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, political activity or affiliation, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex or gender, or any other basis protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Keywords: Sunrun, Lehi , Sr. Talent (HR) Business Partner, Other , Lehi, Utah

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