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Senior HR Business Partner


Reno, NV, US, 89521

Requisition ID:  6798

IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines to Lotteries to Interactive. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees.

Overview & Responsibilities

The People Partner works with assigned client groups to achieve business objectives through the creation and implementation of people related programs and initiatives that develop, motivate, and engage employees. Works with management to drive people focused initiatives including integrated talent management, performance management, compensation management, succession planning, and organizational development strategies as we further refine and expand our capabilities and processes.

This position requires the ability to work to tight timelines and partner well within the IGT organizations in an ever changing environment. This position will report to the lead People and Transformation Business Partner for IGT’s Reno campus and will perform the following functions:
•    Handle all escalated employee relations issues and concerns and work with internal partners and senior leaders to determine resolutions. Utilizes established internal investigatory processes to ensure outcomes are fair, consistent and compliant with company policies and applicable laws and regulations.
•    Serves as a key point of contact for employee questions and concerns regarding company policies and procedures.
•    Coach and consult with managers and team members on various people issues by:
-    identifying and clarifying problems;
-    evaluating and implementing solutions;
-    following up as needed.
•    Assist in driving the annual performance and compensation review processes for assigned groups.
•    Assist with regular leadership and succession planning sessions and implement action plans to ensure a succession ready bench and the development of high potential employees.
•    Support fellow team members on projects that impact designated client groups and/or company-wide people focused initiatives.
•    Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
•    Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
•    Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

First Year Goals

•    Work closely with assigned employee groups and their management to drive identified strategic and tactical people practices into regular business operations.
•    Establish rapport and create open lines of communication across functions and locations. Understand the drivers of employee engagement and work to continuously improve the work environment and organization culture.
•    Guide teams on the consistent application of people focused polices and best practices.
•    Support adoption of Diversity and Inclusion content and initiatives with assigned employee groups.
•    Understand the IGT People Strategy and your role in helping to achieve its objectives.


Required Qualifications 
•    5-8 years of experience working for a large corporation supporting a large (300+) employee group. Experience supporting hourly manufacturing/logistics employee populations preferred.
•    Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organization Development, Business Administration, or other related field required.
•    Demonstrated success working in a fast paced, matrix environment, with a track record of accomplishments with measurable business impact.  Ability to quickly learn new skills, systems, and procedures – adaptable.
•    Experience with creating lasting change through the use of intentional organizational design and development practices.
•    Full knowledge of legal implications of the employment relationship.
•    Excellent interpersonal, communications and presentation skills.  Ability to establish and sustain relationships at all levels of the organization.
•    Strong organizational skills, flexibility, and ability to handle stressful situations calmly.
•    Demonstrated ability to gather, analyze, and utilize data to influence business decisions. Understands where the data sits and how to combine it to support actions and decisions. 
•    Demonstrated continuous improvement mindset and familiarity with continuous improvement practices.
•    Full knowledge of legal implications of the employment relationship. 
•    Excellent project management skills. Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple priorities and meet time-sensitive deadlines.
•    Must be self-motivated and able to work both independently and as a team member.
•    Strong business acumen.

Preferred Qualifications  
•    HR Certification (SHRM or HRCI) preferred. If not already certified, we will help you obtain certification.
•    Manufacturing/Logistics industry experience is a plus, but the right candidate can also use this role as an opportunity to expand their experience.
•    Proficiency with Microsoft Office and HRIS systems, especially Excel. Resources are available to help motivated candidates improve on this skill. 

Keys to Success

• Building collaborative relationships
• Decision making
• Drive results
• Foster innovation
• Personal energy
• Self-leadership






IGT is committed to sustaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the global customers and communities we serve, creating a fair and inclusive culture that enables all our employees to feel valued, respected and engaged.  IGT is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, and any other personal attributes protected by federal, state, or other laws. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.
In addition to our competitive benefits package, we offer employees a 401(k) Savings Plan with Company contributions, tuition reimbursement, and free identity theft insurance.


Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe