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MassMutual HR Business Partner - Corporate Functions in Boston, Massachusetts

The Opportunity

The HR Business Partner (HRBP) will join the HR Consulting team and lead the development and implementation of human capital strategy requirements to successfully execute client business strategy by providing human resources consultation and support to our corporate function organizations. Use knowledge of various human resources functions and disciplines, including staffing, compensation, benefits, learning, DE&I, talent management, organizational effectiveness and employee relations to provide tactical and strategic HR support to line managers. You will consult with business unit management in the strategic planning process and development of human resources strategies that support the unit's business needs. Engage other human resources functions when necessary. Advanced knowledge in a variety of concepts, practices, and procedures within HR body of knowledge with demonstrated expertise in influencing business strategy and shaping HR strategic direction.

The Impact

MassMutual is looking to hire a dynamic HR Business Partner who is passionate about enabling business outcomes. This is an incredible opportunity to learn about all of MassMutual through the lens of corporate functions which are critical in turning business support into business value.

Key accountabilities include, and are not limited to:

Investing in the Organization

  • Active participant and influencer in the business strategy & planning process

  • Leverage internal and external data to influence and advise on all aspects of the talent ecosystem

Brokering Knowledge

  • Engage, advocate and partner with HR COE’s to help business leaders achieve their goals

  • Consistently share strategic business updates from client group with HR community to build broader business acumen

Talent Management

  • Contribute to development of holistic BU/CU talent strategy and apply to SBU as appropriate by leveraging Talent Management’s standardized tools and practices

  • Drive on-going dialogue around talent pipeline to ensure top talent for both now and the future to support business goals

  • Partner with leaders on driving intentional talent mobility – within and across BU/CU’s

Organizational Effectiveness

  • Lead organizational design discussions to ensure appropriate processes, rewards, structure, and people are in place to deliver on strategic priorities

  • Partner with leaders to create plans based on feedback from stakeholders for increased engagement and organizational effectiveness

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Integrate diversity & inclusion as an intentional topic and priority across all talent touch points

  • Build cultural competence and be a sought-after partner and advisor to business leaders

  • Role model and champion inclusive leadership to support our cultural journey

Employee Relations

  • Provide guidance and coaching on employee relations matters, including progressive discipline

  • Consult on performance management process

  • Familiarity conducting employee investigations and partnering with others to address concerns and risks

The Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience working in HR, with at least 5 years working within a large, matrixed organization

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Proactive leader with an agile mindset and an eagerness to lead transformation

Ideal Qualifications

  • Experience supporting corporate functions and/or non-U.S. organizations preferred

  • Strong communication skills, work ethic, passion for learning, resilience, self-motivation and self-awareness.

  • Experience in executive level presentations, influencing and leading through change

What to Expect as Part of MassMutual and the Team

  • Regular meetings with the HR and business leaders

  • Focused one-on-one meetings with your manager

  • Access to mentorship opportunities

  • Networking opportunities including access to Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, African American, women, LGBTQ, Veteran and disability-focused Business Resource Groups

  • Access to learning content on Degreed and other informational platforms

  • Your ethics and integrity will be valued by a company with a strong and stable ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits

About MassMutual

We’ve been around since 1851. During our history, we’ve helped millions of people find financial freedom, offer financial protection, and plan for the future.

Today, we continue to develop meaningful relationships with our customers by building their trust, being knowledge problem solvers and always prioritizing their needs. MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company owned by our policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to put customers first. It’s more than our company structure – it’s our way of life.

MassMutual was recognized as an Ethisphere 2020 World’s Most Ethical Company, a Top Place to Work in 2020 according to The Boston Globe and named among America’s Best Employers for Diversity according to Forbes 2020.

MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status


MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.