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Ally Senior HR Advisor in Lansing, Michigan

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Ref # 17578

Remote? No

Ally and Your Career


Ally Financial only succeeds when its people do - and that’s more than some cliché people put on job postings. We live this stuff! We see our people as, well, people - with interests, families, friends, dreams, and causes that are all important to them. Our focus is on the health and safety of our teammates as well as work-life balance and diversity and inclusion. From generous benefits to a variety of employee resource groups, we strive to build paths that encourage employees to stretch themselves professionally. We want to help you grow, develop, and learn new things. You’re constantly evolving, so shouldn’t your opportunities be, too?

The Opportunity

This role is on a hybrid schedule, in office weekly with some remote days

The Sr HR Advisor is a part of a team of HR Advisors responsible for supporting Ally employees in all things HR, with an emphasis on the moments that matter (onboarding, performance & feedback, accessing HR services & resources, addressing employee concerns, taking leave, and exiting the organization). Activities will include mentoring employees (both peers and subordinates) to improve results, exhibit leadership behaviors, expand knowledge base, and facilitate development; Acting as a coach and mentor to offer creative solutions to complex issues using multi-disciplined approach; Understanding, determining and owning all metrics, objectives, budgets, and related drivers; strive to exceed related targets; Ensuring that investigations are thorough and include an understanding of the allegations, appropriate interviews, analysis, documentation and recommendations for conclusion and course of action; Evaluating and analyzing data and people metrics to determine HR issues impacting the business unit and provide proactive and actionable talent insights that improve organizational effectiveness and health; Building and implementing programming that develops managerial capability and positively impacts culture and team morale; Programmatically manage the efficient delivery of HR programs related to workforce planning, employee engagement, performance management, compensation and talent development while ensuring client partners are aligned; Support performance review process, open enrollment, and moments that matter to aligned employee population.

The Work Itself

  • Serve as a trusted advisor who guides employees through all things HR, with an emphasis on the moments that matter (onboarding, performance & feedback, accessing HR services & resources, addressing employee concerns, taking leave, and exiting the organization)
  • Act as a coach and mentor to offer creative solutions to complex issues using multi-disciplined approach
  • Provide compensation guidance in alignment with Ally's pay for performance culture and support annual compensation planning process
  • Support performance management culture including active coaching and employee development
  • Strong ability to adopt a positive and flexible approach and be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Serve as expert communicator with a knack for relaying information, both written and verbal, in a succinct, effective, and engaging manner
  • Partner with HR Business Partners to activate team specific talent strategies and ensure employee and business needs are met
  • Support performance review process, open enrollment, and moments that matter to aligned employee population

  • Report to a Director of Human Resources Advisory Services

The Skills You Bring

  • 3+ years of progressive experience as a human resources practitioner
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong relationship management skills with experience in partnering with, coaching, and building credibility with employees and managers
  • Ability to use professional concepts and company policies to creatively solve a wide range of difficult problems
  • Ability to use judgment, creativity, and sound technical knowledge to obtain and recommend solutions
  • Superior knowledge of employment law; independently manages complex employee relations issues (preferred)
  • Experience supporting the implementation of a talent strategy, employee engagement, and culture building programs (preferred)
  • Project management skills. Ability to drive projects from conception to completion
  • Builds relationships and fosters teamwork; achieves mutual objectives by informing and involving others in solving problems and communicating changes
  • Strong problem-solving skills, able to use logic and structured thinking to produce effective solutions. Looks beyond the obvious to uncover hidden problems and doesn’t stop at the first answer
  • Ability to independently prioritize workload; demonstrates initiative and manages multiple, competing priorities with attention to detail
  • Capable of balancing both the strategic and operational; can flex between a strategic approach and effective delivery and execution
  • PHR, SPHR, or SHRM-CP certification recommended and ability obtain within 1 year

How We'll Have Your Back


Ally's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and pay-for-performance incentives (bonuses) based on achieving personal and company goals. But Ally’s total compensation - or total rewards - extends beyond your paycheck and is designed to support and enrich your personal and professional life, including: * Time Away: competitive holiday and flexible paid-time-off, including time off for volunteering and voting. * Planning for the Future: plan for the near and long term with an industry-leading 401K retirement savings plan with matching and company contributions, student loan and 529 educational assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, and other financial well-being programs. * Supporting your Health & Well-being: flexible health and insurance options including dental and vision, pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions and a total well-being program that helps you and your family stay on track physically, socially, emotionally, and financially. * Building a Family: adoption, surrogacy, and fertility support as well as parental and caregiver leave, back-up child and adult/elder day care program and childcare discounts. * Work-Life Integration: other benefits including LifeMatters® Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers® program and other employee discount programs.

Who We Are:

Ally Financial is a customer-centric, leading digital financial services company with passionate customer service and innovative financial solutions. We are relentlessly focused on "Doing it Right" and being a trusted financial-services provider to our consumer, commercial, and corporate customers. For more information, visit

Ally is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.

Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered, if not currently employed by Ally.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. For accommodation requests, email us at Ally will not discriminate against any qualified individual who is capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Base Pay Range:

Emerging: 70000

Experienced: 95000

Expert: 120000

Incentive Compensation: This position is eligible to participate in our annual incentive plan