Ally Financial HR Business Partner in Itasca, Illinois

Human Resources

Sep 23, 2016


Position Description

Responsible for developing and directing the implementation of Human Resource initiatives for the Ally Insurance Itasca, IL and Atlanta, GA offices. Leads and drives the support of HR projects/initiatives, policies and procedures, compensation strategy and planning, and acts as primary HR business partner (HRBP) for the Itasca and Atlanta senior leaders. Provides direction and support for high level staffing / recruiting functions. Addresses development needs and performance management of employees. This role reports to the HR Director, Ally Insurance

Job Responsibilities

  • Applies knowledge of enterprise goals, business environment, and functional needs to design and develop strategic plans; executes strategies and methods in alignment with enterprise goals and HR policies and practices.
  • Serves as trusted advisor and valued business partner to senior leadership, is sought as partner with HR colleagues, strong and proven track record of empathy and credibility, maintains confidentiality and acts with integrity.
  • Acts as a coach and mentor to managers and offers creative solutions to sensitive issues using multi-disciplined approach. Will have a proven track record of resolving HR issues across departmental boundaries. Will possess the ability to effectively manage sensitive and complex issues that impact Ally Insurance. Will have demonstrated ability to facilitate effective group interactions.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data and information from HR reports to determine HR issues impacting the business unit.
  • Assists managers and employees in resolving employee relations issues.
  • Provides compensation guidance in alignment with Ally's pay for performance culture and supports annual compensation planning process.
  • Drives change management and process improvement initiatives
  • Drives performance management culture including management and employee development initiatives.
  • Partners with Talent Acquisition team on recruitment needs for business
  • Partners with Finance to ensure headcount and business plan alignment


Special skills/abilities/competencies required:

  • Ability to use professional concepts and company policies and procedures to solve a wide range of difficult problems in imaginative and practical ways.
  • Ability to use judgment, creativity and sound technical knowledge to obtain and recommend solutions.
  • Strong communication skills: listening, verbal and written.
  • Ability to manage performance, coach and mentor; provide training.
  • Knowledge of employment law; independently manages complex ER issues.

Experience and skills requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree Required
  • 3-5 years progressive HR experience
  • Strong relationship management skills with experience in partnering with coaching and building credibility with senior leaders.
  • Demonstrated experience providing creative solutions to address HR challenges and implications of the organization business strategies.

Ally Overview

Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a leading digital financial services company and a top 25 U.S. financial holding company offering financial products for consumers, businesses, automotive dealers and corporate clients. Ally's legacy dates back to 1919, and the company was redesigned in 2009 with a distinctive brand, innovative approach and relentless focus on its customers. Ally has an award-winning online bank (member FDIC), one of the largest full service auto finance operations in the country, a complementary auto-focused insurance business, a growing digital wealth management and online brokerage platform, and a trusted corporate finance business offering capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies.

Business Unit/Enterprise Function Description

Human Resources (HR) is an integral part of Ally, supporting all enterprise functions and business lines. HR strives to create a work environment focused on achieving business results through strong leadership and highly skilled, motivated and accountable employees.

Total Rewards Information

Ally's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and bonus pay potential based on achieving personal and company goals. Plus, we have a flexible paid time-off program with an emphasis on work-life balance.

Ally offers a variety of benefits to protect your health and well-being, provide financial security and balance your work-life needs including:

  • Industry-leading 401K Retirement Savings Plan including Matching and Company Contributions
  • Comprehensive wellness program with financial incentives designed to help you achieve your best health
  • Flexible health insurance options including dental and vision
  • Pre-tax Health Savings Account with generous employer contributions
  • Pre-tax dependent care and commuter benefits
  • Other work-life integration benefits including Paid Parental & Caregiver Leave, Adoption Assistance, Back-up Child & Adult/Elder Care, Child Care Discounts, Tuition Reimbursement, LifeMatters Employee Assistance Program, Weight Watchers and other employee discount programs

Ally extends equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other reason prohibited by law.

Ally is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We extend equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.