Job Locations:
Manassas, United States
Culpeper, United States
New York, United States
Tysons, United States

About the Role

Are you ready to make a lasting impact on the business of the organization and our people?
In a dynamic industry context, the Lead HR Business Partner, Americas plays a key role in supporting company strategic objectives, driving our future success and creating value for our employees and the management teams. You will have a unique opportunity to expand your reach in terms of knowledge, network, and expertise through SWIFT’s global organization while managing a team of seasoned HRBPs and being accountable for executing and supporting the Human Capital strategy.
Based in one of our U.S offices (VA: Tysons, Manassas or Culpeper) (NY: New York), you will be working alongside and managing a dynamic team of trusted HR partners while coaching, supporting and challenging business teams in all people and organizational matters.

What to expect?

You act as a trusted advisor:  Actively using strategic insight, facts and various forms of data to  influence employees and leaders across the organization. You challenge others and make recommendations that are value add and effective.

You contribute to building a work environment where high performance is valued, rewarded and recognized:  Supporting your team and the business to  equip them for  impactful conversations while continuing to better the performance management process. You support leaders in difficult conversations and play an active role in improving the continuous feedback culture.

You act as a capability builder: Participating and partnering in the  talent acquisition process, talent development at individual and business team level, help and coach employees and managers and ensure talented people grow through mentoring, mobility and impactful career paths.

You act as a change agent and HR innovator:  Implementing and supporting change initiatives focused on behavior, tools & processes and culture. When appropriate, you create specific solutions at the business team level, including supporting and steering change management dynamics while effectively dealing with resistance and helping to (re)set direction. You leverage the presence of Agile coaches within the HR organization to help drive changes. 

You act as a strategic positioner:  Understand and implement the strategic and organizational choices that were made to respond to business conditions and external customer expectations

What will make you successful?

 Professional proficiencies:

Enthusiastic, reliable and results-driven, able to connect to people at various levels and facilitate effective 1:1’s and team/leadership discussions    Open-minded and solutions oriented Autonomous, empowered to challenge the status quo with the ability to operate under constraints Customer oriented and quality mindset – we continually strive to deliver true customer value. A true team player – gaining energy through collaboration with others Fluent in English (spoken and written)

Technical proficiencies:

10 years working in HR roles within a organization 3+ years’ experience as a Senior HR Business 3+ years of experience in managing teams often in multiple locations.   Demonstrated leadership, coaching and people management skills. Pragmatic approach, backed up by the ability to think at conceptual level with a view to impact individuals and organizations. Knowledgeable about HR practices (recruitment, talent development, performance management, coaching, facilitation, change management, legislation, labor relations and organizational design). A strong foundation in the interdependencies between the different HR teams and how they collaborate and should collaborate better. Excellent HRBP core competencies (e.g. recruitment, talent development, performance management, coaching, facilitation of change management, organizational design, etc.)

Preferred, not required:

Preferred background in Finance, Technology, IT, Fin-tech, Consultancy Experience with Agile operating model is an asset Experience with Workday is a plus An understanding of the SWIFT business, the organization, and its importance to the global financial services marketplace.

Every single instant of every single day SWIFT executes and acts as the backbone of the world’s banking and financial services industry reliably and securely. Making the experience as frictionless, simple, quick and secure as possible remains our mission. With a relentless focus on operational excellence, we innovate responsibly and shape the future of payments and securities: smarter, faster, better. We are evolving our capabilities, bringing together data and transaction management services, with the aim to further improve end-to-end efficiency and unlock bold opportunities for our community.



What we offer

We put you in control of career

We give you a competitive package

We help you perform at your best

We help you make a difference

We give you the freedom to be yourself


We give you the freedom to be yourself. We are creating an environment of unique individuals – like you – with different perspectives on the financial industry and the world. An environment in which everyone’s voice counts and where you can reach your full potential regardless of age, background, culture, colour, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran/military status.