Entergy Manager, HR - Business Partners (Operations / Power Gen) in Woodlands, Texas

Manager, HR - Business Partners (Operations / Power Gen)

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Date: Nov 8, 2018

Location: Woodlands, TX, US

Company: Entergy

Job Summary/Purpose

Provides HR consulting and problem-solving solutions to business leaders and operates as a full member of the business leaders' management teams. Serves as the interface/liaison between business leaders and the rest of the HR organization to help define service level expectations for internal clients and then provide periodic feedback on performance levels. This position contributes to the business strategy by helping business leaders to identify, prioritize, and build organizational capabilities, behaviors, structures, and processes.

This position will report directly to the Sr. Manager, HR Business Partner Manager - Operations.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Work closely with other parts of Human Resources, Legal, Finance and Regulatory Services in support to include providing subject matter expertise and change management support while supporting the Power Generation and System Planning & Operations business units.

  • Support major strategic imperatives including, but not limited to: strategy design, facilitation, planning and implementation; strategies for how to improve HR policies and process.

  • Provide performance management support, including 1st quarter performance management and compensation support; Support Labor Relations with the development and implementation of Labor strategies; Ensure that a strong leadership and coaching culture permeates the organization; Supporting large enterprise-wide -and small BU specific projects.

  • Identify new opportunities where HR can add value to the business; Maintain a knowledge of progressive HR practices and key trends; Identify and drive the communication and sharing of best practices across functions to facilitate continuous improvement.

  • Leadership development, including, but not limited to: personal development and coaching for business leaders and their management teams; Improving work team dynamics at senior levels; Succession planning & workforce readiness.

  • Develop strategic staffing plans, including headcount projections and talent sourcing strategies; Facilitate organizational design and organizational effectiveness programs.

  • Support efforts to improve both employee engagement and diversity and inclusion within the business organizations supported.

  • Develop and promote feedback mechanisms for employees to influence the continuous improvement of HR services and processes.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum education required of the position

Bachelor's degree in Human Resources OR Business Administration OR related field or equivalent work experience.

Advanced degree and/or SPHR/PHR certification preferred.

Minimum experience required of the position

  • 5 years of experience in HR working with a broad range of employees (union / non-union, exempt / nonexempt)

  • OR 10 years of supervisory experience at Entergy Corporation. Experience consulting management on the following: strategic staffing, workforce planning, organizational design, leadership development, succession planning, compensation, labor relations, employee relations, project management, organizational effectiveness principles, metrics and organizational change. Experience in a direct HR consulting role with internal customers is highly desired.

  • 2-3+ years Plant Experience is a plus.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

  • Substantial business acumen.

  • Clear, comprehensive understanding of the link between HR and business strategy.

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of Human Resources is required (Employee Relations, Compensation, Labor Relations, Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Organizational Design, and Compliance.).

  • Must possess comprehensive knowledge of HR policies and practices and understand their application in solving client needs.

  • Working knowledge of state and federal employment law such as Title VII violations with the ability to apply it practically to workplace situations.

  • Ability to diplomatically offer objective and creative solutions to client issues.

  • Ability to respect and maintain confidential and sensitive information.

  • Ability to champion and influence change and a willingness to take risk.

  • Ability to build effective relationships with client employees as well as leadership by adapting approach/style. Ability to champion HR initiatives.

Travel requirements at 30 - 35%.

Other Attributes


Seizing Opportunities and Mitigating Risks Operationally, Organizationally & Regulatory by anticipating the needs of the business.


  • Innovation

  • Engagement

  • Business & HR Acumen


Ability to Influence and Drive Change through the enterprise, business unit sites & within leaders and employees.


  • Managerial Courage

  • Relationship Building

  • Inclusion

  • Business Acumen


Exteme Ownership of HR Programs & Results Operationally, Organizationally & Regulatory.


  • Passion to drive for results

  • Execution of HR Programs & Initiatives

  • Analytical Skills

  • Communication Skills

  • Positive Energy

  • Delivering ROI value


Primary Location: Texas-Woodlands

Job Function :Professional

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: Level I

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1

Req ID: 84098

Travel Percentage :25% to 50%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.


As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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