Business Partner


About Express, Inc.

Express, Inc. is a multi-brand fashion retailer whose portfolio includes Express, Bonobos and UpWest. The Company operates an omnichannel platform as well as physical and online stores. Grounded in a belief that style, quality and value should all be found in one place, Express is a brand with a purpose - We Create Confidence. We Inspire Self-Expression. - powered by a styling community. Bonobos is a menswear brand known for exceptional fit and an innovative retail model. UpWest is an apparel, accessories and home goods brand with a purpose to Provide Comfort for People & Planet.

The Company has over 530 Express retail and Express Factory Outlet stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, the online store and the Express mobile app; over 60 Bonobos Guideshop locations and the online store; and 13 UpWest retail stores and the online store. Express, Inc. is traded on the NYSE under the symbol EXPR. For more information about our Company, please vis it and for more information about our brands, please visit , or .


The Business Partner provides strategic guidance to senior leadership (VP) and focuses on organizational effectiveness, talent strategy, and change management. The incumbent also partners with assigned leadership across the business to drive organizational objectives while leveraging cross-functional partners.
  • Drives assigned lines of business talent strategy through talent reviews, succession planning, and coaching to build organizational capacity for continued corporate growth.
  • Builds team capabilities through organizational design and guides change management initiatives.
  • Identifies and diagnoses talent and organizational opportunities and partners to implement solutions.
  • Cultivates close partnerships with HR leaders and organizational development to address opportunities such as workforce development, key employee retention, succession planning, and organizational effectiveness.
  • Identifies development opportunities and partners with organizational development to create and deploy appropriate tools and programs.
  • Drives the vision for HR as a strategic business partner for their assigned clients, challenging decisions and actions to focus on adding value to the organization.
  • Delivers the strategic HR initiatives within assigned client groups by providing effective coaching and guidance in all HR areas to improve employee development, talent, performance management, organizational performance and employee engagement.
  • Other essential tasks that are not listed may be requested by your supervisor.

Job Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in HR, Business, Industrial Relations, or a related preferred, additional years of service considered in lieu of degree.
  • 7+ years in progressive HR or related business experience in lieu of degree, including 3+ years significant associate relations and performance management experience
  • Well-developed consultative skills and ability to communicate and collaborate effectively across varied stakeholder audiences including senior organizational leaders
  • Working knowledge of multiple HR disciplines, compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee relations, diversity, performance management, federal and state respective employment laws.

Desired Qualifications
  • Effectively able to work in a high volume, fast-paced, rapidly changing, results-oriented work environment
  • Retail apparel industry experience preferred.


An equal opportunity employer, Express, Inc. does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or any other terms and conditions of employment hiring on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected characteristic. Express, Inc. only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States. Express, Inc. is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation because of a disability to search and apply for a listed job position, please call 1-800-964-9793 and say 'Associate Relations' or send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Notification to Agencies : Please note that Express, Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express, Inc. will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.