Full Job Description
American Century Investments® is a leading global asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting research that can improve human health and save lives. Founded in 1958, the firm’s 1,400 employees serve financial professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors, offering a wide range of investment strategies across a variety of investment disciplines.
We are committed to providing institutional-quality, actively managed solutions with a performance-centered mindset. Our expertise spans global equity, global value equity, disciplined equity, multi-asset strategies, global fixed income, alternatives and ETFs.
Privately controlled and independent, we focus solely on investment management. This empowers us to align our decisions with client expectations and concentrate on their long-term money management needs.
Our culture of winning behaviors exemplifies our dedication to clients every single day. Delivering investment results enables us to distribute over 40% of our dividends—more than $1.7 billion — to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, non-profit basic biomedical research organization with a controlling interest in American Century Investments. Our dividend payments provide ongoing financial support for the Institute’s work of uncovering the causes, treatments and prevention of life-threatening diseases, like cancer.
Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., we also have offices located in New York; London; Hong Kong; Frankfurt; Sydney; Los Angeles; and Mountain View, Calif. (Silicon Valley).
For more information, please visit americancentury.com.
American Century Investments has a long-valued culture of integrity, where hard work, motivation, and teamwork yields excellent investment performance and quality customer service every day. Jim Stowers, Jr. established our company based on the Guiding Principles . The Winning Behaviors were later introduced as a framework to define the foundation for our culture to compete and win.
Our Management Committee is committed to building upon our culture, and we view our employees as the most critical asset to our clients and our success. We are committed to achieving the most productive work environment for all to share their efforts and talents and help position us for future success.
We are looking for a VP Human Resources reporting to the Chief HR Officer (CHRO) to partner with our Investment Management and Solutions leaders to craft and deliver dynamic people strategies that ensure the achievement of strategic objectives.
Act as trusted advisor and partner to the senior leadership teams and work together to identify and prioritize critical business opportunities and challenges
Design and own the execution of innovative HR solutions in core people processes including organizational and talent planning and development, executive recruiting, onboarding, employee engagement, total rewards, performance management, succession planning and leadership development in collaboration with appropriate Centers of Excellence colleagues
With proven dedication to teamwork, work collaboratively with other HR leaders, HR COEs and organizational leaders to surface feedback, innovate solutions and improve the firm's overall competitive position by creating a workplace where all talent thrives and does their best work
Apply continuous improvement approach to influence and ensure our future success by coaching senior leaders, leading teams, deploying resources, collaborating with partners and leading change
Champion organizational culture, diversity, equity and inclusion with a focus on the client and employee experience
A Bachelor’s degree is required, advanced degree preferred
Minimum 15 plus years of human resources leadership experience. Experience working in Financial Services industry preferred
Broad business savvy - experience anticipating and understanding business needs and objectives and driving valuable and aligned strategies and solutions
History of successfully influencing others and leading organizational change initiatives
Ability to analyze and quickly use data for storytelling and inspiring change to drive positive business outcomes
Ability to toggle between strategic and tactical with a willingness to “roll up their sleeves”
Continuous self -development and professional networking to stay on top of emerging and progressive ideas and practices
Highly tech proficient in integrated cloud-based HR systems
Other Success Attributes:
Combines financial acuity and business knowledge with HR expertise to influence optimal outcomes
Executive-level verbal and written communication skills that engenders trust and credibility. Approachable and open to others' ideas
Appreciates a successful, diverse team culture
Flexible, adaptable, easily navigates changing conditions, willing to try new things, recovers quickly from setbacks and builds an environment in which others can adapt and thrive
Advises others based on a view of end-to-end HR solutions and brokers HR services to deliver intended results
A culture advocate who embodies our core values while demonstrating a passion growing organizational capability and achieving business results
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
American Century Investments believes all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunity and advancement opportunities without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age for individuals forty years of age and older, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. ACI does not discriminate or adopt any policy that discriminates against an individual or any group of individuals on any of these bases.
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