Xcel Energy HR Strategy and Performance Consultant Job in Denver, Colorado

Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

We are hiring two Strategy and Performance Consultants to be located in either Minneapolis, MN or Denver, CO! The Strategy & Performance Consultant role supports the HR + Employee Services business area in the strategic planning process (initiative development and measurement of long/short term strategic initiatives/goals), HR strategic communications for all audience levels (through a variety of creative methods and tools), budget management and project management of cross-functional initiatives.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • be agile in a cross-functional working environment

  • demonstrate critical thinking capabilities and effective written and verbal communications (with all levels of the organization)

  • develop and implement new and innovative ideas to engage audiences

  • manage all aspects of projects effectively (work plans/milestones, change management, stakeholder engagement, etc.)Specific responsibilities will be determined dependent on the successful candidates’ skills and experience. Position Summary Supports and/or facilitates the strategic planning and budgeting process as well the delivery of strategic and effective communications, analytics, and measures around all business area activities. Consults with leaders within the business area to develop and deliver impactful metrics and other analytics. Leverages business area systems. Participate on teams and/or lead a variety of key initiatives and special programs on behalf of the business area. Essential Responsibilities

  • Strategic: Provides guidance to leaders on identifying goals to be achieved by the business area. Works with leaders to facilitate the process to create an implementation plan in alignment with other functions in the business area, and monitor effectiveness.

  • Strategic Planning: Support the strategic planning processes and implementation of the overall business area strategy and operational plans.

  • Communication: Responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of strategic communications around all business area activities. Aligns business area communications with overall company messaging and objectives.

  • Project Management: Plan, manage, coordinate or participate on cross-functional teams or projects for business area or companywide initiatives.

  • Analytics/Metrics: Leverages business area systems and data to identify, develop and deliver impactful metrics and other analytics and/or automated solutions. Consults with leaders in the development of metrics to be used in conjunction with decision making for strategy development and planning. Develops benchmarking and reporting data to ensure consistent processes are followed.

  • Budget Management: Provides guidance to leaders within the business area on various aspects of the budget process. Supports initiatives that result in improvements related to the budget process. Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.

  • At least five years related experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in strategy and with business and operational performance measures.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Experience in communications with demonstrated ability to deliver effective and strategic messages to a variety of audiences.

  • Strong technical background in Microsoft Office suite. Experience leveraging technology.

  • Exceptional interpersonal and collaboration skills, capable of leading with teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to meet business and financial objectives. Preferred Requirements

  • Strategic planning/ initiative development experience

  • Experience drafting and executing enterprise-wide communication plans

  • Demonstrated project management of cross-functional initiatives

  • Budget management experience


As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

Posting Notes: CO - Denver || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Utilities and Corporate Servic || 84010:HR Strategy and Performance || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 12302

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com