Vail Resorts Vice President Corporate Human Resources in Broomfield, Colorado

The Vice President - Corporate Human Resources partners with business leaders to 1) drive business growth and profitability by using talent insights to drive business results, and 2) strategically elevate employee experience to optimize performance, engagement, retention, and career growth. This includes the Marketing, Sales & Communications function, which is responsible for a significant portion of the Vail Resort’s revenue, the Finance function, which includes the team responsible for driving the company’s M&A strategy, as well as the Human Resources, Information Technology and Legal functions. This role’s scope also includes Business HR accountability for our Hospitality and Retail business units.

S/he leads a team of Corporate HR business partners and collaborates across Vail Resorts to ensure that the experience is consistent and effective across all enterprise touchpoints.

This role is a member of the HR senior leadership team, accountable to the Chief HR Officer for developing and driving Vail Resorts’ overall HR strategic agenda, leading various strategic HR priorities and projects in support of the enterprise HR vision to “elevate the employee experience to drive Vail Resorts growth and profitability around the world.”

Key Accountabilities:

  • HR business partner : build and oversee long-term, data-driven, customer-centric HR strategies and programs that positively affect employee experience, leadership pipeline, and the company’s strategic and financial goals. Act as strategic talent advisor to corporate business leaders at the Executive Committee and Senior Leader level. Lead ongoing deployment of Vail Resorts’ HR programs, processes, and tools across corporate, Hospitality and Retail workforces including leadership development, team and organization effectiveness, talent and succession management, performance management, and employee engagement utilizing state of the art methodologies and delivery methods.

  • Consulting and change management : consult with leadership regarding talent opportunities and solutions, including integrations of newly acquired businesses and large-scale change programs.

  • Vail Resorts culture : champion Vail Resorts’ culture and core values as deployed throughout the employee experience. Working with business leaders, optimize the employee value proposition to achieve high performance and build a sustainable pipeline of high potential leaders.

Knowledge Base

  • Visionary and strategic thought leader, capable of setting an ambitious agenda and engaging and aligning a broad set of stakeholders to achieve it.

  • Pragmatic, business-oriented human resources practitioner and strategic partner who demonstrates high intellect and technical HR acumen.

  • Proven strategic and analytical decision-making skills supporting a holistic, ecosystem perspective to developing people. Able to assess processes and outcomes by establishing solid metrics of performance.

  • Broad business and financial acumen. Brings perspectives on the business beyond people and is able to back ideas framed by “return on investment.”

  • Culturally sensitive and knowledgeable of HR issues including diverse regulatory and cultural issues and operating practices internationally.

  • Solutions-focused and flexible. Able to drive large-scale change.

Approach & Behavior—Cultural Characteristics

  • Credible businessperson who will be perceived as a trusted consultant and functional expert to senior management. Must be an influential advisor, bold and courageous, with the ability to constructively challenge and hold others accountable.

  • Strong learning agility. Enjoys and excels in environments where he/she must tackle and solve new and increasingly complex strategic business challenges and issues—incorporating the newest ideas, technologies, and approaches to HR.

  • A brave, ambitious, and passionate leader who is comfortable in his/her own skin while also demonstrating a high level of emotional intelligence and self-awareness.

  • A skilled communicator and relationship builder who takes a global perspective and is able to connect with all levels and areas of the organization around the world.

  • Able to engender trust and respect quickly as an organizational leader who encourages autonomous leadership in her/his team and direct reports. A strong capability builder at both the organizational level as well as the individual level.

  • Performance-driven, ambitious, and change-oriented leader who shows ingenuity and fortitude in overcoming obstacles to achieve a bigger impact in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

  • Inspirational coach, leader, colleague, and culture champion within the company.

  • Demonstrates solid knowledge of HR disciplines by executing flawlessly on HR fundamentals and introducing HR best practices.

Qualifications

  • 12+ years of progressive HR, operations and/or consulting experience leading large and complex talent programs, and processes across a global footprint.

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR management, business administration, or equivalent experience. Advanced degree/MBA preferred.

  • Track record of delivering a successful strategies, plans, and programs based on competitive analysis, industry trends, and best practices, emerging technologies, and the company’s vision.

  • Strong executive presence and gravitas with a proven ability to influence and interact with executive leadership and cross functional teams.

  • Understanding of HR compliance and regulatory issues.

  • Excellent verbal, written, storytelling, and interpersonal communication and presentation skills, including comprehension, effective listening, and negotiating skills.

We offer a variety of career opportunities at our world-class resorts and corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado in fields like Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Marketing, Sales & Communications and more. Our corporate team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more at www.vailresortscareers.com at http://www.vailresortscareers.com/

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

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