HR Business Partner (NYC) at GCM Grosvenor | Powderkeg


The Human Resources Business Partner role will provide tactical and strategic consultation on people and organization development strategies in support of the business objectives. This candidate will partner closely with the CHRO and carry out responsibilities in the following functional areas: talent acquisition; employee relations consultation; policy interpretation and application, performance and compensation management consultation; and talent management consultation.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in handling a wide range of human resource tasks and will be able to work independently with minimal direction. This person must be a self-starter, personable, professional, well organized, discrete, flexible and enjoy the challenges of working with a team of investment professionals in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.


The individual will be involved in the following critical activities:

  • Partner closely with the CHRO, Chicago-based HRBP and senior leadership to identify and plan workforce requirements (engagement, development, retention).
  • Will build strong relationships with business leaders and HR team to advise on all aspects of HR including talent management, performance management, compensation, and employee relations.
  • Identify training needs for client groups and partner with Talent Management team to implement training solutions.
  • Provide day-to-day employee relations and performance guidance to managers (e.g. coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues and assist in preventing and resolving problems or disputes between employees and management.
  • Develop contract terms for new hires, promotions, internal transfers, and terminations.
  • Handle sensitive HR data with the utmost confidentiality and discretion; act as the primary centralized source for employee issues for the New York City office.
  • Prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously; problem solve and follow through on issues in a timely matter.


The ideal experience and critical competencies for the role include the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant HR experience either as a generalist, employee relations, or different functions of HR
  • Financial services industry experience needed
  • Strategic thinker with a roll-up your sleeves attitude
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with absolute discretion required
  • Highly personable and professional manner and demeanor required
  • Excellent organizational aptitude, time management skills, detail orientation, ability to multi-task, outstanding work ethic and strong interpersonal skills required
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to leverage data to support decision and solutions is a plus
  • A desire to succeed in an entrepreneurial environment

In terms of cultural fit, the successful candidate will be self-motivated and energized by working amongst a group of thoughtful, smart and successful colleagues. The individual will enjoy being part of an organization focused on excellence and will be a naturally collaborative person who enjoys interacting with individuals at all levels. Additionally, the individual will be a strong team player with a proactive approach and the ability to exercise discretion and judgment.

It is expected that the annual base salary range for this New York City-based position will be $200,000- $235,000. Actual base salary may vary based on factors such as individual's experience, skills, and qualifications for the role. Employees will be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on factors such as individual, team, and company performance as well as a comprehensive benefits package.


We are not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. Welcome change. We are a culture of empowerment, accountability, high performance, and trust. Successful team members are self-motivated and energized by working alongside thoughtful and smart colleagues in a fast-paced environment. Individuals who thrive on this team enjoy being a part of an organization focused on excellence. We look for naturally collaborative individuals who enjoy interacting at all levels of the organization.


A diverse, engaged team is critical to our ability to successfully create and deliver value to our clients. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where diverse professionals can thrive professionally, and we are dedicated to training, retaining, and promoting minorities, women, LGBTQ employees, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Over 55% of GCM Grosvenor employees and 43% of executive management are women and/or ethnically diverse individuals. In addition, we seek to drive a more diverse, inclusive industry through our partnership with diverse professionals organizations and by consciously working with subcontractors and vendors that are certified as minority-, women-, or persons with disabilities-owned businesses.


GCM Grosvenor (Nasdaq: GCMG) is a global alternative asset management solutions provider with approximately $76 billion in assets under management across private equity, infrastructure, real estate, credit, and absolute return investment strategies.

The firm has specialized in alternatives for more than 50 years and has a diverse, engaged team of approximately 530 professionals serving a global client base. We are proud to offer our employees a comprehensive benefits package focused on health and wellness, retirement planning, and diversity and inclusion.

The firm is headquartered in Chicago, with offices in New York, Toronto, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Sydney. For more information, visit:


Job Summary
  • Job Title
    HR Business Partner (NYC)
  • Company
    GCM Grosvenor
  • Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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