Associate HR Business Partner

MFS Investment Management
Boston, USA
11 May 2022
20 May 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At MFS, you will find a culture that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and demonstrate care and compassion for our community and each other. Because what we do matters - to us as valued professionals and to the millions of people and institutions who rely on us to help them build more secure and prosperous futures.

What you will be responsible for:

The Associate HR Business Partner works collaboratively with the HR Business Partners and the Employee Relations team providing HR support to assigned Business Unit(s) for Employee Relations, Talent/Performance Management, Workforce Planning and Compensation.


  • In partnership with the Human Resources Business Partner(s), provide business unit analytics to support actionable insights within each respective business unit
  • Maintains regular contact with employees and managers within assigned business unit(s) to address questions and concerns and to ensure that quality service is provided to business unit(s). Works with HR Business Partner and Centers of Excellence to resolve complex employee and/or talent challenges.
  • In partnership with the Human Resources Business Partners support MFS' Talent Management Strategy by assisting with annual firm wide talent review and succession planning activities.
  • Facilitates and/or leads targeted business unit and/or department wide training initiatives in the areas of the performance/talent management.
  • Interprets and executes all applicable HR policies to ensure employees have a good working knowledge of all corporate policies.
  • Leverages HR technology as a means to share actionable insights on both talent & workforce planning initiatives with the Human Resources Business Partners and/or Business Leaders.
  • Facilitates exit interviews with employees and tracks/reports on key themes and metrics within and outside the department.
  • In partnership with the Senior HR Business Partners and the HR-IS Team, streamline, consolidate and standardize HR reporting across the global HR function (where applicable).
  • Works closely with business line managers and/or HR Business Partners to draft and edit new or revised job descriptions and facilitates the evaluation process with the compensation team.
  • Consults with the Human Resources Business Partners, Talent Enablement Team & assigned business unit(s) to develop practical solutions to both workforce planning and talent management/acquisition challenges.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years of progressive generalist experience in Human Resources providing service to employees and managers in various capacities which span across several HR disciplines.
  • Strong technical skills (Microsoft Office tools, e.g. excel, PowerPoint, etc...)
  • Ability to interpret and translate HR data into actionable insights and business solutions.
  • Effective negotiation and consultative skills at the middle management level.
  • Operational experience in Human Resources providing service to employees and managers in various capacities. Ability to work with employees at all organizational levels.
  • Ability to handle information in a manner which protects confidentiality.
  • Independent problem solver who presents solutions and takes initiative.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Strong ability to multi-task and attention to detail.


What we offer:
  • Generous time-off provided: including "Responsible time off" for many roles, paid company holidays when the US Stock Exchange is closed, plus paid volunteer time
  • Family Focus: Up to 20 weeks of paid leave for new parents, back-up care program, dependent care flexible spending account, adoption assistance, generous caregiver leave
  • Health and Welfare: Competitive medical, vision and dental plans, plus tax-free health savings accounts with company contributions
  • Wellness Programs: Robust wellness webinars, employee assistance program, gym reimbursement through our medical plans, fitness center discounts and more
  • Life & Disability Benefits: Company-paid basic life insurance and short-term disability
  • Financial Benefits: 401(k) savings plan, Defined Contribution plan- 15% of base salary invested into the Plan, competitive total compensation programs

During the Covid pandemic, MFS Employees are currently working from home. When safe to do so and in accordance to local government guidelines, MFS will be a hybrid work environment (remote/onsite) unless otherwise stated in the job posting .

This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities, unless MFS approves an exemption as an accommodation due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Submission of an exemption request does not guarantee that an exemption will be approved or that the request can be accommodated.
If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please contact MFS at 617-954-5000 or email for assistance.

MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. Please see the EEO is the Law document and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision , linked for your reference.

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