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Xcel Energy Human Resources Manager - CO, MN & TX Job in Denver, Colorado

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

Do you want to start your career at a leading energy company with lots of room to grow? This critical manager role will is responsible for day to day operations of the disability, absence management, leave accommodations, paid time off plans, and more. This HR Manager will oversee strategic benefits projects including items like COVID response; compliance, policies and procedures; and disability operations - all while working closely with HR operations partners and the business. This role is both fulfilling and challenging with responsibility for managing a team performing critical operational work along with strategic responsibility for program direction and vendor management. If you’re ready to work hard in an environment where you’ll be challenged, respected, and encouraged to develop your skills and talents, this position at Xcel Energy could be for you.

Position Summary

Plan, develop, manage, and evaluate the implementation of multiple HR-related functions. Provide direction to leaders and employees on HR programs, processes and policies in areas managed. Use knowledge and understanding of the human resources function to ensure full compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Responsible for the budget, implementing effective HR processes, establishing metrics and monitoring performance of a team focused on delivering outcomes for managed disciplines or functions.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Manage the design, development, implementation, evaluation and communication of HR programs, policies, and practices ensuring alignment with organizational goals and objectives. Guide operation of HR functions, streamline administration, and ensure compliance with regulations and company policies. Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of programs and communications. Adapt departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges.

  • Provide subject matter expertise of HR programs, products, processes, and technology to resolve problems and deliver needed results. May select and manage HR outsourcing vendors. Leverage analytics to drive sound decisions and customize solutions.

  • Plan for future human resource needs and changing industry trends. Conduct research to enhance efficiencies and improve the employee experience. Identify and implement innovative HR solutions to business priorities. Partner with HR and leadership to drive business initiatives.

  • Lead a team responsible for identifying and implementing HR programs aligned with company values and initiatives. Guide team members to establish priorities, measures, goals and strategic plans and their link to business objectives and goals. Establish and communicate clear performance expectations and foster employee learning, development, and growth opportunities.

  • Participate as an active member of the HR community, building relationships across the HR team and supporting other HR and business initiatives and projects. Explore cross-functional opportunities to further company goals and improve operational excellence and effectiveness.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a HR, Business, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

  • Five years of experience in HR, Business, or related field. Comprehensive knowledge of HR issues, trends, and practices.

  • Proven interpersonal and organizational skills, and initiative to improve processes.

  • Demonstrated communication skills to effectively interface with individuals and groups at all levels of the organization.

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to handle complex tasks and solve problems creatively.

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced and collaborative team environment and manage multiple deadlines and competing priorities.

Preferred Requirements

  • MBA or Master’s degree in related field.

  • Two years of demonstrated leadership experience.

  • Certification through a recognized professional or educational organization.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, Xcel Energy requires all persons be fully vaccinated or receive a formal medical or religious accommodation prior to their start date, unless prohibited by state or local law.

Steps in Xcel Energy’s hiring process

  1. Qualified candidates will be reviewed by the Team Leaders and invited to attend an informational session/interview.

  2. Team Leaders will collaborate to decide which candidates are best qualified and offers will be made.

  3. Candidates who accept the employment offer will be required to pass Xcel Energy’s background check. This process can take up to two weeks before clearance is issued.

  4. After successful passing of the background check, candidates are ready to start the training class.

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 || MN - Minneapolis; CO - Denver; TX - Amarillo || United States (US) || Human Resources & Employee Svc || 84255:Disability Solutions || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $87,000 to $123,666 per year

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Requisition Number: 38304

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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