The Woodlands, Texas

Sr Manager, HR - Business Partner (Operations)

**Date:** Dec 16, 2022

**Location:** TX, US

**Company:** Entergy

**Posting End Date:** [[custPostingExpDateInternal]]

**Work Place Flexibility:** Hybrid

*****The preferred location for this role is The Woodlands, TX. Other locations within Entergy's service territory will be considered - TX, LA, AR, or MS.*****


The Senior Manager, HR Business Partner is the key leader in developing, implementing, and continuously improving people plans to maximize the performance of employees in their respective business units. The Senior Manager, HR Business Partner is a key strategic partner for their respective business unit/s and operates as a full member of the business leaders’ management teams.

This role will work in partnership with the business and human resources teams, including the talent management, organizational health and diversity, talent acquisition and Total Rewards teams to develop and execute strategies aimed at attracting, developing and retaining diverse talent that will enable Entergy to achieve the vision of becoming the Premier Utility.


+ In conjunction with the HR organization and their respective business unit, leads the development and execution of the business unit people plan, including, but not limited to:

+ Talent Resource Strategies

+ Talent and Performance Calibrations

+ Pay for Performance & Pay Equity

+ Talent Reviews and Performance Management

+ Succession Planning

+ Agile Career Pathing

+ Organization Development

+ Organization Effectiveness

+ Business Evolution Measures/Metrics

+ Organization Design and Workforce Planning

+ Org-specific On-Boarding

+ Retention Programs

+ Engagement Programs

+ Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Programs

+ Organizational Health Programs

+ Leadership Coaching

+ Change Management Consulting

+ Employee Relations

+ Labor Relations

+ Typically, the Senior Manager, HR Business Partner will be accountable for the HR leadership of a number of large or complex business units, multiple Nuclear Power Plants or major strategic initiative.

+ Through the analysis and interpretation of business and people data, provides insights and recommendations to the business to drive improved business results. The Senior Manager, HR Business Partner is required to interpret and translate the data into meaningful actions that the business can take to improve human performance. Successful execution of this requires the Senior Manager, HR Business Partner to communicate those insights to the business in a way the business can understand the impacts of their actions. This requires strong influencing skills.

+ Builds organizational capability within the HR Business Partner team, and ensures top talent is hired, trained and retained. May be responsible for leading and developing a team of HR professionals which may include direct reports and/or other dotted line HR employees to deliver on the activities and programs described above

+ Maintains knowledge on current and emerging developments/trends in all aspects of HR. Supports the HR Business Partner Leadership Team to incorporate new trends and developments in current and future strategies.

+ Participates on HR and enterprise-wide steering committees and lead special projects. Responsible for building collaborative relationships with all parts of HR, Shared Services and other needed groups to deliver HR results.

+ Leads efforts to improve both employee engagement and diversity and inclusion with the business organizations supported.


**Minimum education required of the position**

Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field or equivalent work experience preferred. Advanced degree a plus.

**Minimum experience required of the position**

7+ years in HR or related experience with or without a degree.

3+ years leading teams, or leading programs and initiatives where the employee can demonstrate the ability to effectively influence others.

**Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position**

+ Substantial business acumen.

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

+ Ability to seize opportunities and mitigate risks operationally, organizationally and from a regulatory point of view by anticipating the needs of the business.

+ Ability to influence and drive change through the enterprise, it’s business units, leaders and employees.

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

+ 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.

+ Highly organized and results oriented

+ Success managing complex initiatives with matrixed resources.

+ Comfortable with and influential in dealing with senior executives and leaders of the business

+ Understands and facilitates the change process through completion.

+ Gains leadership involvement and line ownership.

+ Incorporates the perspectives of all stakeholders and analyzes business and people related data to influence people plans and activities.

+ Tracks and communicates strategy progress and setbacks.

+ Committed to continuous learning / improvement in all aspects of HR.

+ Understands and effectively manages complex group dynamics and ambiguity.

+ Judgment - can discern when to inquire, advocate, drive, or resolve more decisively.

+ Understands diverse customer/client needs and demonstrates an ability to flex style when faced with myriad dimensions of culture in order to be effective across cultural contexts.

+ Understands the dynamics of cross-cultural and inclusion related conflicts, tensions, misunderstandings, or opportunities.

+ Understands applicable laws, regulations, and government requirements and their impact on the business.

+ Ensures compliance through effective programs, policies, and practices.

+ Excellent communication skills (internal and external to Entergy) including written communication, executive presentations, and stand-up speaking skills; comfortable presenting to and facilitating work with all key stakeholders.

+ Strong ability to identify and develop talent, coach and performance-manage a team or project to achieve premier performance.

**Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position**

SPHR/PHR certification a plus



**Primary Location:** Texas-The Woodlands

**Job Function** :Professional

**FLSA Status** :Professional

**Relocation Option:** No Relocation Offered

**Union description/code** :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

**Number of Openings** :1

**Req ID:** 108304

**Travel Percentage** :25% to 50%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please clickhere (\_US) 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.

**Job Segment:** Recruiting, Operations Manager, HR Manager, Labor Relations, Employee Relations, Human Resources, Operations

The Woodlands, Texas

About Us

Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators.

Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $12 billion and approximately 13,000 employees.

Business at Entergy

At Entergy, we consistently strive to create sustainable value for our owners, customers, employees and communities. That concentrated focus drives the way we think as an organization. It enables us to effectively navigate through numerous transitions, both revolutionary and evolutionary, and still deliver on our commitments to our stakeholders.

Our company is an integrated energy business engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. 

We own and operate power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making Entergy one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators.

We deliver electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, and we have annual revenues of more than $12 billion and approximately 13,000 employees.

Our two primary business segments include Utility operations and our Entergy Wholesale Commodities business:


The purpose of our Utility business is to grow by providing customers with low-emission, reliable energy at reasonable cost; superior service; a strict focus on safety; operational excellence and engaged employees.

Entergy's electric utilities generate, transmit, distribute and sell electric power in a four-state service territory that includes portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana, including the city of New Orleans. Entergy also operates natural gas distribution businesses in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

Approximately 22,000 MW generating capacity.

Approximately 15,500 circuit miles of interconnected high-voltage transmission lines.

Entergy Wholesale Commodities

The purpose of our Entergy Wholesale Commodities business is to focus on best-in-class operational efficiency, safety, security and reliability while continually seeking to optimize our portfolio of assets in an ever-dynamic market.

Six nuclear units owned at five sites.

Two gas facilities.

Two wind facilities.

Two coal facilities.

One nuclear plant managed.

More Information about Entergy's Scope of Operations:

Nuclear Operations

Entergy Nuclear's fleet headquarters is located in Jackson, Miss. Through diligent attention to the cornerstones of safety, operations, cost and people, Entergy Nuclear has become one of the nation's leading nuclear generators.

With nearly 10,000 megawatts of nuclear capacity, Entergy is one of the nation's leading nuclear generators. Entergy operates 11 units:

Arkansas Nuclear One Units 1 and 2 near Russellville, Ark.

Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson, Miss.

Indian Point Energy Center Units 2 & 3 in Westchester County, N.Y.

Palisades in Covert, Mich.

Pilgrim Nuclear Station in Plymouth, Mass.

River Bend Station in St. Francisville, La.

Waterford 3 in Taft, La.

* Owned by Nebraska Public Power District. Entergy provides management services.

Entergy is the nation's largest provider of license renewal and decommissioning services to the nuclear power industry.

Fossil Operations

Entergy's regulated fossil fleet includes all plants that are fully or partially owned by Entergy's utility companies: Entergy Arkansas, Inc., Entergy Louisiana, LLC, Entergy Mississippi, Inc., Entergy New Orleans, Inc., and Entergy Texas, Inc.

This includes 32 natural gas, coal, oil and hydroelectric generating facilities spread across Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi, with the capacity to generate more than 18,000 megawatts of power.

Entergy also operates and maintains, but does not own, two petroleum coke-fired units at the 200-megawatt Nelson Industrial Steam Company plant, near Lake Charles, La.; Toledo Bend Reservoir in Burkeville, Texas, an 80-megawatt hydroelectric generating facility owned by the Sabine River Authorities of Texas and Louisiana; and La. Station 1 Unit 5a, a cogeneration gas-fired unit that produces 190 megawatts of electricity for a neighboring facility owned by Exxon.

Entergy is one of the cleanest electricity generators in the United States because of the variety of fuels that it uses to generate power.


Entergy's transmission system delivers approximately 23,000 megawatts of power within a 114,000 square mile area, provides top-quartile cost performance, and is recognized by the marketplace for delivery reliability.

This organization moves power at high voltage from generating plants across a grid of approximately 15,400 miles of interconnected lines and 1,300 substations to distribution points for delivery to the company's 2.8 million customers, as well as providing nondiscriminatory transmission service to wholesale suppliers and customers in the company's service territory.

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