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HR Consulting Partner

Principal Des Moines, IA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

What you'll do:

As an HR Consulting Partner, you will lead and consult on key programs and initiatives that impact or are aligned to human capital strategies within HR and the business units. You will work closely with Sr. Business Leaders, HR Business Partners, and HR Project Managers along with various HR teams to consult and execute on specific talent related projects with concurrent projects of varying size, duration and complexity. Be a key HR resource for the business.

How you'll spend your time:

•Lead and coach on a variety of highest value/prioritized human capital strategies and leadership initiatives across the enterprise in a variety of different businesses.

•Provide strategic consulting on HR solutions and initiatives for broader, more complex business projects which are identified as part of the annual business planning process.

•Consult with the business leaders by asking thought provoking questions, developing organizational and cultural knowledge, sharing observations, data and themes relating to specifid HR products/services in order to develop and implement HR solutions.

•Use data analytics to influence decision making and recommendations through compelling visual presentations.

•Collaborate with other HR team members to create efficient, consistent and scalable solutions at the enterprise and/or business unit level.

This position is also a great way to advance your career. As a growing company with over 16,000 employees around the world, Principal offers a lot of ways for you to learn more, earn more and achieve more. We’re proud of consistently receiving several recognitions as a top workplace for employees. In fact, Principal made the cut in Forbes’ first-ever list of “America’s Best Employers!” And the best part? It’s our employees who gave us a thumbs-up.

What you'll get from us:

•Competitive pay, benefits, perks and more. We’ll reward you for the skills and experience you bring to the table. Find out more.

•A great place to live, work and play. Greater Des Moines is one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country. Given its vibrant and welcoming culture, it’s no wonder Des Moines has garnered so much national recognition—including #1 Best Affordable Place to Live (U.S. News & World Report, 2017).

•Respect for your unique perspective. Diversity, inclusion and empowerment are at the core of our culture.

•A career, not just a job. Principal is a place where you can learn and innovate. Do important work. Make an impact. And achieve your professional goals.

•The ability to have a great job and a great life. Sure, work is important. But so is your family. And your friends. And your community. That’s why we provide the flexibility you need to find the right balance between your job and the rest of your life.


•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with 8 or more years of progressive HR experience.

•Ability to quickly assess the consulting need, build trust and credibility, deliver results and effectively disengage once outcomes are achieved.

•Ability to influence at all levels, demonstrate strong executive presence with a strategic mindset and be intellectually curious.

•Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong executive presense, including the ability to take complex problems and effectively tell the story visually in succinct presentations.

•Proven ability to set priorities, multi-task and manage to deadlines and deliverables with the ability to quickly establish trust and credibility with leaders.

•Track record of sound judgement, decision making and challenging back within ambiguous initiatives to define outcomes and apply solution development methodolgies.

•Must have intermediate/advanced level proficiency with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Visio, etc.).


•HR global experience

•Experience working effectively in a virtual team environment

•1-2 years leadership or management experience, including managing teams, large scale projects and people (coaching, performance management and employee development).

How we hire:

Once you apply, your application is hand reviewed by our talent team. Generally within a few weeks, the team makes interview selection decisions and communicates those via email. If selected, you’ll receive an email from Principal Talent Team to complete a pre-recorded interview on your own time. Be sure to check your email frequently and follow the steps shared to submit timely.

Learn more about our hiring steps and find answers to frequently asked questions.

Additional Information:

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not able to consider candidates who would need sponsorship now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role. (This includes students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.) However, we’d hope you continue to keep us in mind for other potential opportunities in the future.

Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Investment Code of Ethics

For positions with Principal Global Investors, you will be required to comply with a Code of Ethics which covers a number of obligations related to personal and business conduct as well as personal trading activities for you and members of your household. These same requirements may also apply to other positions across the organization.



Des Moines, IA