Business Partner (HR)

Job Locations US-OH-Columbus
Requisition ID 2021-9593
Category (Portal Searching)
Human Resources


The Brand that Gets You to What’s Next

Express is the vibrant, confident lifestyle brand for ambitious people, providing the latest fashion for style-obsessed men and women since 1980. Our mission is to provide inspiration and confidence through fashion to help people get to what's next in their day, and their lives. With more than 600 retail and outlet stores throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Latin America, and a best-in-class online/mobile shopping experience at, Express brings city-inspired style to customers across the globe.


A Workplace To Match

We think you'll like it here. 

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, generous associate discount, and casual work environment. Working at Express is much more than the 9 to 5. It is an opportunity to connect and engage with some of the smartest individuals in the fashion business doing work they are passionate aboutThis is the Express Life and we’re always looking for talented leaders at all levels to join our team; if this sounds like you, we'd love to chat!


Job Summary

The Business Partner provides strategic guidance to senior leadership (VP and SVP) and focuses on organizational effectiveness, talent strategy, and change management.  The incumbent also partners with assigned leadership across the business to drive organizational objectives while leveraging cross-functional partners.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Drives assigned lines of business talent strategy through talent reviews, succession planning, and coaching to build organizational capacity for continued corporate growth.
  • Builds team capabilities through organizational design and guides change management initiatives.
  • Identifies and diagnoses talent and organizational opportunities and partners to implement solutions.
  • Cultivates close partnerships with HR leaders and organizational development to address opportunities such as workforce development, key employee retention, succession planning, and organizational effectiveness.
  • Identifies development opportunities and partners with organizational development to create and deploy appropriate tools and programs.
  • Drives the vision for HR as a strategic business partner for their assigned clients, challenging decisions and actions to focus on adding value to the organization.
  • Delivers the strategic HR initiatives within assigned client groups by providing effective coaching and guidance in all HR areas to improve employee development, talent, performance management, organizational performance and employee engagement.


    Other essential tasks that are not listed may be requested by your supervisor.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, Business, Industrial Relations, or a related preferred, additional years of service considered in lieu of degree.
  • 7+ years in progressive HR or related business experience in lieu of degree, including 3+ years significant associate relations and performance management experience
  • Well-developed consultative skills and ability to communicate and collaborate effectively across varied stakeholder audiences including senior organizational leaders
  • Working knowledge of multiple HR disciplines, compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee relations, diversity, performance management, federal and state respective employment laws.


  Desired Qualifications

  • Effectively able to work in a high volume, fast-paced, rapidly changing, results-oriented work environment
  • Retail apparel industry experience preferred.


As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class.  Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.



Notification to AgenciesPlease note that Express does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.


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