Expression of Interest: Human Resources Business Partner

Job Locations US-NC-Cary HQ
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Human Resources
Travel Requirements
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Are you a problem solver, explorer, and knowledge seeker – always asking, “What if?” 


If so, then you may be the new team member we’re looking for. Because at SAS, your curiosity matters – whether you’re developing algorithms, creating customer experiences or answering critical questions. Curiosity is our code, and the opportunities here are endless. 


What we do  

We’re the leader in analytics. Through our software and services, we inspire customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. Our curiosity fuels innovation, pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo and changing the way we live. 


What you’ll do


By applying to this position, you are sharing your intent to be considered for future hiring at SAS. You will not be contacted by a SAS recruiter until our hiring needs are defined and the selection process begins.


As a Human Resources Business Partner, you will consult with the leaders and be instrumental in helping the business drive growth and meet their goals. You will cover all major HR functional areas (employee relations, workforce planning, talent acquisition, compensation, performance management, and policy interpretation) and identify where HR contributions can positively impact the client group's business strategies. Responsibilities encompass initiating the development of relevant action plans; facilitating conflict-resolution at all levels; consulting with managers and employees; and advising on performance management and employee relations situations. You will also partner with HR specialist groups on recruiting and interviewing; compensation analysis and activities; and leadership training and development.


You will:

  • Partner with assigned SAS business units to deliver value-added services to management and employees that align with overall business objectives.
  • Collaborate with the HR specialist teams in the development and implementation of employee programs and initiatives across SAS.
  • Partner with SAS business leaders to develop action plans that achieve organizational objectives.
  • Provide guidance and input on strategic workforce planning and talent management.
  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues; provide guidance on, and assist in, performance improvement and conduct related issues.
  • Facilitate conflict resolution at all levels.
  • Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and retention.
  • Provide policy guidance and interpretation; recommend and implement changes.
  • Ensure that the organization's needs are met in accordance with governmental requirements.


What we’re looking for

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field or equivalent experience.
  • At least five years of demonstrated & comprehensive experience as a Human Resources Business Partner in the technology industry or supporting a technical customer base
  • Work experience involving client support in the following areas: employee relations, recruitment, compensation, policy interpretation, change management activities, management training, and performance management
  • Experience influencing senior leadership and building trust with employees and management teams
  • Can draw from extensive HR related experiences to develop and recommend action plans, guide managers through appropriate protocol and lead new initiatives
  • You’re curious, passionate, authentic and accountable. These are our values and influence everything we do.


The nice to haves

  • HR experience supporting a progressive organization
  • PHR/SPHR/GPHR certification
  • Experience with HRIS, Workday preferred
  • Organizational design experience


 Other knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong customer service orientation, creative problem solving, interpersonal and diplomacy skills
  • Ability to respond appropriately in a fluid environment and to maintain flexibility when strategies change
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to participate in and contribute to various business decisions
  • Ability to operate as a team player juggling multiple priorities while employing strong consultative and influencing skills
  • Ability to create innovative solutions to complex business problems
  • A proven track record in the areas of aligning HR programs with business strategies and applying information technology to HR initiatives


 Why SAS

  • We love living the #SASlife and believe that happy, healthy people have a passion for life, and bring that energy to work. No matter what your specialty or where you are in the world, your unique contributions will make a difference. 
  • Our multi-dimensional culture blends our different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Here, it isn’t about fitting into our culture, it’s about adding to it - and we can’t wait to see what you’ll bring.


Additional Information:


To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Read more: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law. Also view the supplement EEO is the Law, and the Pay Transparency notice.   


Equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered in place of the above qualifications. The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience. Resumes may be considered in the order they are received. SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process. 


 In order to work at SAS, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If there is a medical or religious reason preventing you from receiving an available COVID-19 vaccination, and you are selected as a candidate for consideration, we have an accommodations process in place to evaluate those requests. 


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