Senior Manager, HR Business Partner @ Etsy - Brooklyn, NY

Job Overview

6 days ago

Senior Manager, HR Business Partner

Etsy - Brooklyn, NY

Company Description

Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. We build, power, and evolve the tools and technologies that connect millions of entrepreneurs with millions of buyers around the world. As an Etsy Inc. employee – whether a team member of Etsy, Reverb, Depop, or Elo7 – you’ll tackle unique, meaningful, and large-scale problems alongside passionate coworkers, all the while making a rewarding impact and Keeping Commerce Human.

Job Description

What's the role?

We are looking for a Senior Manager, HR Business Partner to provide strategic partnership to our new Chief Human Resource Officer, our Chief Legal Officer and their teams. They will work with their Executives and Senior Leaders to understand the business, build strong and trusted relationships across the organizations, and provide strategic support on all people related initiatives.

Do you find joy in partnering with senior leaders to strategically navigate people related situations? If so, this could be the perfect match.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Director, HRBP. This role requires your presence in Etsy’s Brooklyn office in an in-person or flex capacity. Learn more about our Flex and Office-based work modes as well as vaccination policy here.

What's this team like at Etsy

  • Etsy’s People Team is dedicated to crafting solutions that enable Etsy talent to positively impact the business, love where they work, and thrive in their careers.

  • We have deep functional expertise across a variety of HR proficiencies as well as an appreciation for what the business needs to accomplish its own objectives.

  • We take a true partnership approach to our work, consistently bridging our partner's needs with that of the broader company.

  • We have significant hands-on experience with core people processes, career and talent development, performance management, employee relations, data reporting and analysis and broader organizational issues.

  • We provide objective advice regarding complex issues and our partner organizations consider us trusted advisors.

What does the day-to-day look like

  • Provide direction and strategic support to Executive Team members and Senior Leaders on HR metrics, organizational design, change management, staffing needs and other people strategy related initiatives.

  • Adapt and implement People team strategies and programs to align with and enable business needs and priorities.

  • Lead all aspects of employee relations issues sensitively and effectively, by working with leaders, managers, and employment counsel as needed.

  • Identify, problem solve and raise (as needed) organizational or employee matters in a strategic, fair and thoughtful manner

  • Facilitate an understanding of recurring performance management and related processes (goal setting, quarterly check-ins, feedback), through discussions with senior leaders and managers, facilitation of training or information sessions, and related activities.

  • During key HR processes, work with the ET and senior leaders to strategize, communicate or reinforce timelines and processes, respond to leadership and manager questions, facilitate rating calibration sessions, and provide guidance on promotion, leveling, titling, and compensation decisions.

  • Work with People team shared services (HRIS, payroll, immigration) and centers of excellence (benefits, compensation, DEI) teams to consider implications of business line activities and HR needs and figure out the appropriate course of action on complex operational, processing, or subject matter-specific issues or situations

  • Manage one HRBP and provide direction on day-to-day operational activities and guidance.

  • Along with your HRBP, build strong positive relationships and credibility across all levels of Organization

  • Of course, this is just a sample of the kinds of work this role will require! You should assume that your role will encompass other tasks, too, and that your job duties and responsibilities may change from time to time at Etsy's discretion, or otherwise applicable with local law.


Qualities that will help you thrive in this role are:

  • 9+ years of experience working in Human Resources, 6 years of experience as an HRBP.

  • Experience supporting HR or Legal teams is preferred but not required.

  • A solid knowledge of HR processes and policies and knowledge of employment law.

  • Good judgment, and the ability to navigate sensitive situations appropriately, with confidence under difficult circumstances.

  • Effectively strike the right balance of being an advisor to the business but also an advocate for employees.

  • Ability to negotiate complex and confidential situations with confidence and finesse.

  • A trust in and commitment to Etsy’s vision, mission and core values.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with high attention to detail and organization.

Additional Information

What's Next

If you're interested in joining the team at Etsy, please share your resume with us and feel free to include a cover letter if you'd like. As we hope you've seen already, Etsy is a place that values individuality and variety. We don't want you to be like everyone else - we want you to be like you! So tell us what you're all about.

Our Promise

At Etsy, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace furthers relevance, resilience, and longevity. We encourage people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and experiences to apply. Etsy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If, due to a disability, you need an accommodation during any part of the interview process, please let your recruiter know. While Etsy supports visa sponsorship, sponsorship opportunities may be limited to certain roles and skills.

For U.S. roles only:

Many Etsy roles are open to remote candidates, and you'll be able to identify which ones within the location header of each job description. We're open to remote hires from all U.S. states except Hawaii and Alaska. For candidates who will work remotely from Colorado, visit this link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

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