Legg Mason

Sr. Human Resources (HR) Business Partner

Job Locations US-CT-Stamford
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Human Resources
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Position Overview

Are you a strategic HR Business Partner who loves collaborating with senior leadership and making a real difference within your organization? Our HR Relationship Management team is hiring a strategic Sr. Human Resources Business Partner to join the Stamford, CT office.

The Sr. Business Partner will report to the Head of HR-Relationship Management and will support our US Distribution organization (all things sales and marketing), located principally in Stamford, CT; New York, NY; and Baltimore, MD.

Key Responsibilities & Duties Include, but not Limited to

  • Aligns Legg Mason and HR strategy with the business objectives of designated client groups; fully understanding the business of each client group and participating in key meetings with management
  • Analyzes and translates trends and metrics to develop solutions, programs and policies. In addition, bridges the gap between data, analysis and decision-making. Embraces data-driven decision-making and helps business leaders connect talent decisions to business outcomes and to diagnose and prescribe talent actions.
  • Partners and consults with client groups on all matters relating to compensation, training and development, talent management, and other needs as they arise liaising with communities of expertise.
  • Assists in the development of programs/events that build motivation and retention, including all aspects of Talent Management;
  • Provides guidance and input on client group restructures, workforce planning and succession planning;
  • Works closely with Compensation Team on the strategy and implementation of compensation processes to ensure equity internally and with the market;
  • Assists leaders in forecasting and planning their talent pipeline requirements to ensure headcount demands are met including recruitment, retention and engagement
  • Works closely with Talent Acquisition team to attract and retain new talent, as well as negotiate complex offers
  • Identifies new opportunities where HR can add value to the business
  • Maintains a knowledge of progressive HR practices and key trends

Ideal Qualifications and Experience

  • Excellent consultative, client service and interpersonal skills; able to effectively influence and manage key relationships across diverse departments and organizational levels;
  • Ability to work autonomously with a self-motivated work ethic; utilize sound judgment with an ability to manage multiple priorities with a sense of urgency;
  • Ability to identify and anticipate client needs and make recommendations for implementation;
  • Ability to negotiate through issues to create a win-win outcome;
  • Proven track record of results in a fast changing environment; execution oriented problem solver


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Human Resources, or related area;
  • Some experience within the Financial Services industry highly preferred;
  • Experience in a global, matrixed organization a plus;
  • 7-10 years Human Resources experience, or relevant business experience;
  • Superior analytical skills with a data mindset;
  • Solid PC/software, Excel skills and HRMS systems knowledge (Workday experience a plus);
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organization, prioritization and multitasking skills;
  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy;
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with employees and colleagues at all levels across the organization

Company Overview

Legg Mason is a leading global asset management firm that offers rewarding career opportunities for individuals who share our core values: integrity, collaboration, passion for results, empowerment, and a commitment to our profession. We have a presence in every major financial center across the globe, and we look for exceptional professionals who want to shape a rewarding career through intellectual curiosity, leadership, and team-oriented approach. If you are passionate about the investment business and about building your future with one of the industry's premier firms, consider the opportunities at Legg Mason today.


Legg Mason offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, profit-sharing, extensive paid time off, employee stock purchase plan with company match, financial and management support for learning & development, paid parental leave for ALL employees, and much more.  Learn more about our benefits and our amazing, one of a kind culture here


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