The bank for a changing world

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Principal Human Resources Business Partner

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At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a Global Leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.

Job Description Summary

This is a key role within Bank of the West’s HR team that is responsible for advising and consulting executive management on a full range of strategic and tactical Human Resources areas including Compensation, Organizational development, and Talent Management. This role will be accountable for building best practice HR framework utilizing corporate values in partnership with senior executives.  This HR Business Partner role will collaborate with business areas including the Wealth Management Group and Compliance business units to ensure effective support in developing and executing plans that optimize HR programs. 

Required Experience
  • Requires 12 years minimum prior relevant experience in Human Resources, preferably with specific experience in leading/advising on Organizational Development, Performance and Talent Management.
  • Strong preference for experience working in Banking and Financial Services industries
  • Experience in working in a fast paced environment where you have been the key adviser for executives for Human Resource topics including Learning & Development, Talent Management, Performance and Organizational Development.
  • Ability to manage change and inspire business partners to embrace change.
  • Ability to interact with senior and executive-level management; and to build strong relationships at all levels.
  • Ability to effectively advise, consult, and communicate with executive-level.
  • Excellent communication skills and strong ability to influence and collaborate.
  • Ability to take initiative and make decisions under pressure.
  • Strategic thinking, project management and analytical skills.
  • Adept at utilizing MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Organization Development, Business or HR related field; Master’s preferred.


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran. #LI-CS1

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Primary Location: United States-California-San FranciscoJob Type: Full-timeJob: Human Resources