Oaktree Capital Management

  • HR Business Partner

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
    Job ID
    Job Department
    Human Resources
  • Responsibilities

    As a business partner, you will contribute to the development and effective delivery of HR strategies and services working in partnership with managers and employees within designated departments across Oaktree. Through managing relationships and having a thorough understanding of both the department’s business and people challenges, the HR Business partner will effectively champion appropriate HR solutions.

    • Act as the primary point of contact for department heads and managers, ensuring the HR strategy is aligned with business and priorities;
    • In partnership with HR specialty teams, manage and execute HR processes including, but not limited to, year-end compensation, talent management, performance management, learning & development, change management, talent acquisition, employee relations, associate engagement;
    • Function as a strategic business advisor to business leaders regarding key organizational, talent and management issues;
    • Provide cross-organization information and perspective to business leaders (e.g., share and transplant best practices from the rest of the business) and serve as the connection between business units;
    • Provide coaching to enhance management and leadership abilities, relationships among teams/individuals, interpersonal communications and performance management;
    • Design and implement succession planning and talent management initiatives to develop career paths for employees that map to the firm’s strategy; and
    • Ensure a diversity lens on all talent management practices#LI-CR1  


    • 8-10 years of human resource experience with applicable expertise in a business partner or similar role
    • Working knowledge of multiple human resources disciplines, including employee relations, performance management, talent management, organizational diagnosis as well as others
    • Thorough knowledge of CA labor and employment laws
    • Deep understanding of HR best practices

    Personal Attributes

    • High integrity combined with emotional intelligence.
    • Ability to act with discretion.
    • A balanced approach between a sense of urgency in the drive for results and calmness in execution.
    • Attention to detail is critical.
    • A team player. Must be approachable by any colleague in the organization and will be comfortable and effective communicating with all levels of the organization. Ownership and interest in sharing information with team members.
    • An HR thought leader and versatile HR professional to lead the function for a growing company in the highly competitive financial services industry.
    • Proven track record in quickly gaining credibility and partnering collaboratively with business leaders.
    • Strong business acumen: understanding the impact of business challenges on people, organizational structures, systems and culture; understanding the big pictures, yet capable of the details.
    • Accomplished with compensation, technology projects, and general project management.
    • Champion of diversity and inclusion.
    • Great listener and effective sounding board with significant gravitas.
    • Energetic and resilient.
    • Strong steward of Oaktree’s culture, brand and values
      • Professionalism;
      • Ownership and interest in developing and sharing knowledge with team members;
      • Displays a strong work ethic;
      • Responsible with a strong sense of dedication and personal accountability;
      • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; and
      • Ability to work well under pressure and with time constraints.


    Bachelor’s degree is required. MBA or advanced degree is preferred.


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