Senior HR Business Partner

  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #44767
  • Salary: 150000

SkyWater Search is partnering with a Twin Cities-based, mid-market organization that has been around for over 25 years and brings innovative solutions & services to their industry. The company has been recognized both locally and nationally as a top employer and for their innovative business model.  With year-over-year double digit growth, our long-time client continues to invest in growing their People function.   

We have been retained to find a Strategic Talent Partner that will work directly with business leaders to develop and implement strategic people initiatives that support the organization’s long-term goals and objectives, with a focus on scalability.

To be a fit, we are looking for an “a-typical” strategic HR Business Partner that has a proven track record of challenging the status quo.  Candidates must have the ability to work seamlessly in a decentralized organizational mode, including being comfortable with ambiguity in a fast paced/high growth-environment. Candidates should be creative yet practical in their approach and enjoy partnering with leadership teams to deeply understand the business and develop people strategies that move the organization forward. 

This company offers a competitive salary + bonus, benefits package, and has been and will continue to offer a hybrid working environment. Travel will be required, approximately 20% nationwide.


  • Develop and implement people strategies that align with the organization’s culture, values, and business goals, while also ensuring that these strategies can be simplified and scaled as the organization grows.
  • Collaborate with business leaders and colleagues to identify talent gaps and develop talent management strategies that address these gaps, while also considering the organization’s scalability needs.
  • Provide guidance and coaching to leaders on employee relations issues, including performance management, disciplinary actions, and conflict resolution, with a focus on developing scalable processes and practices.
  • Partner with the people team to develop and deliver training and development programs that support the organization’s talent development goals.
  • Leverage data to identify trends and make recommendations for improvement in people processes and practices, with a focus on developing scalable solutions.
  • Partner to implement simple change management practices across the organization.


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, a related field or equivalent work experience
  • 5-7 years of experience working in a strategic HRBP capacity or similar talent role.
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to incorporate talent strategies and initiatives into company or business goals and objectives.
  • Ability to motivate, influence and optimize working relationships with senior leadership and other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent communicator and collaborator, with the ability to build trusting relationships, manage stakeholder expectations and influence colleagues across all levels of the company.
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to incorporate talent strategies and initiatives into company or business goals and objectives with a focus on simplicity.
  • Strong change management and project management skills.
  • Proven ability to translate data, metrics, research, and trends into strategy and improvement opportunities.

Senior Compensation Analyst

  • Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #44720
  • Salary: 90000

SkyWater Search Partners is engaged with one of our best clients to find a strong Senior Compensation Analyst to report into their Compensation Manager. This role will be part of a broader, supportive HR function and will play an integral role in transformative compensation practices within the organization. This position will need to be onsite in Bloomington at least once a week with brief monthly travel to their headquarters in Northern Minnesota.  

Human Resources Generalist

  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #44655
  • Salary: 60000

Our client in Downtown Minneapolis is looking to add a HR Generalist who can come alongside their Human Resources Director to help set up processes and drive organization throughout the HR function. 

HR Digital Marketing Manager

  • Location: Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #44363
  • Salary: 85000

Our client is searching for their next HR Digital Marketing Manager to lead their Brand and Advertising team. In this role, you will guide the team to implement innovative and creative marketing plans to reach prospective hires where they live: through social, digital, and traditional mediums. 


Digital Campaign Manager

  • Location: Kenosha
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #44343
  • Salary: 85000

We are partnering with our client to find their next Digital Marketing Analyst for recruiting, that starts with you. In this role, you will manage our client’s job board and digital ad campaigns and dig into the data to uncover trending jobseeker behavior to inform our recruitment marketing strategy – attracting top talent!

Benefits & HRIS Specialist

  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #44338

SkyWater is currently partnering with an exciting, local retailer that has been in business for well over a decade. They are looking for an HR professional to lead the benefits function and HRIS system management.

This role will manage the coordination and administration of the benefits function and act as the in-house HRIS subject matter expert. In addition to managing the benefits portfolio and coordinating contract renewals, they will serve as the main point of contact for employee inquiries regarding benefits, retirement plan and HRIS. Given the collaborative nature of the HR function, this role may have the opportunity to partner on other HR projects and initiatives as assigned. This role will be primarily onsite at the corporate office in Minneapolis.  

Key Responsibilities 

  • Lead the benefits function, which includes but is not limited to:
    • Managing benefits portfolio and administration
    • Manage retirement plan administration and 401k auditing
    • Lead open enrollment process
    • Maintaining relationships with vendors
    • Annual EEO reporting
  • Lead interface and subject matter expert for the HRIS system (UKG), which includes but is not limited to: 
    • Identifying and recommending improvements 
    • Configuring system functions and troubleshooting
    • Maintain security, business processes, release updates, etc. 
    • Creating training materials 
    • Other duties as assigned  


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience coordinating employee benefits and HRIS   
  • Experience with UKG preferred, but not required  
  • Excellent communication, technical and customer service skills
  • Capability to maintain confidentiality with employee information  

Director of Human Resources

  • Location: Eden Prairie, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #44099

SkyWater is currently partnering with a growing, national company headquartered in the West Metro. This fun, purpose-driven organization is backed by decades of success with no plans of slowing down. Our client is seeking a Director of Human Resources to lead the development of strategic HR programs and support the business as a proactive HR partner. 

The Director of Human Resources will serve as both a strategic and tactical leader for all people-related initiatives. Reporting directly to the Chief People Officer, this role will provide direct comprehensive human resources leadership and support to corporate stakeholders, field operations leaders and executives to effectively plan, develop and execute human resources policies and programs to support the growing organization. This role will be hybrid split between home and office (West Metro).

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide HR leadership and business partnership to field leaders, corporate leadership and HR staff for multi-unit locations across the upper Midwest
  • Lead HR team and initiatives to implement and improve systems, policies and programs to support the HR function using both a strategic and hands-on approach
  • Oversee all aspects of the Human Resources function, including benefits management, compensation strategy, performance management, organizational development, retention, succession planning, employee relations and compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws
  • Partner with business leadership to establish performance goals that support the growth and development of the business
  • In partnership with HR COEs, identify and execute strategies that attract and retain top talent  


  • 7+ years of progressive HR experience ideally in a HR business partner capacity
  • Experience leading others
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field, or equivalent experience 
  • Experience in a HR COE model 
  • Experience supporting multi-state and multi-unit operations, strongly preferred
  • Ability to influence and build relationships across all levels within the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute operational strategies and plans across the broader HR function  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Human Resources Generalist

  • Location: Eden Prairie, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #44022

SkyWater Search is partnering with an innovative med-tech company as they look to hire the first full-time Human Resources professional at their HQ in Eden Prairie.  This is a small but growing company, so this person will touch all aspects of Human Resources and have a unique opportunity to build out a function to meet the growing needs of the business.

Chief Human Resources Officer

  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #44011
  • Salary: 200000

Our client is a privately held financial services firm, headquartered in the mid-west with a growing presence in Phoenix, AZ.  The growing firm has just over 1000 employees and is looking for a proven HR Executive to elevate the HR function and support the organization in their continued growth.  Our client has been recognized multiple years as a Top Workplace and has won countless industry awards.

We are building on a period of explosive growth and are continuing our journey to enhance our capabilities in line with our future trajectory. We are looking for a dynamic CHRO to help us advance our people-focus and to serve as a positive, proactive catalyst for ongoing success.

In this role, you will be responsible for the development, implementation and management of a comprehensive people strategy that drives the organization to achieve our vision of being the destination of choice for our associates and financial professionals. Accountabilities include:

  • Oversee and directly manage the delivery of all HR solutions to the business including Business Consultation, Compensation Design and best practices, Total Rewards, Talent Strategy, Employee Relations, Culture, Engagement Strategy, Workforce Planning, Leadership & Development Strategy, HR Communication, Talent Acquisition, Organizational Design and Effectiveness, Budgets, Vendor Selection and Management and Diversity, Equality and Inclusion.
  • Provide strategic consultation and guidance to senior leaders related to the implementation and management of the people strategy, business initiatives and organizational changes to optimize roles and responsibilities.
  • Serve as strategic business partner, coach and advisor to executives, helping them to grow as business and people leaders and as a team.
  • Establish and implement HR services that effectively articulate, align with and support the company’s mission, vision and values.
  • Serve as champion and advocate for all HR activities both inside and outside of the firm.
  • Drive the development and implementation of forward-thinking HR policies, procedures and business practices.
  • Collaborate with and drive partnerships across departments and divisions.
  • Measure, analyze and report on the effectiveness of HR services and strategic initiatives with key performance indicators that inform continuous improvement and thoughtful decision-making.
  • Identify and implement process simplification and elimination of non-value-added work.
  • Consult with business leaders to understand talent strengths, gaps, threats and opportunities; develop workforce plans to address them.
  • Collaborate with the Chief Experience Officer to implement strategies for associate and financial professional onboarding, engagement, retention, development and performance.
  • Establish robust programs to foster exceptional leadership at all levels of the organization.
  • Create a high performing HR team that leverages the strengths and potential of current and future talent.
  • Research, develop and implement competitive compensation, benefits, performance, incentive, and reward and recognition programs.
  • Regularly assess organizational structure, design, and challenges to address gaps and mitigate risks.


  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Management or related field or equivalent work experience. Prefer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
  • Have at least 15 years of experience in demonstrably more senior HR roles; at least 10 of those years in HR management.
  • Have strong understanding of financial services industry. 

Human Resources Business Partner

  • Location: Topeka, Kansas
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #43964
  • Salary: 100000

Our client is a leading food manufacturer located outside of Topeka, KS.  This role leads all HR initiatives for a site of approximately 400 employee.  

The ideal candidate has 5+ years of progressive HR experience, ideally in manufacturing or distribution.  Our client offers outstanding benefits and a competitive compensation plan.  

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