Executive Business Partner


This is a unique and exciting time to join Express. Since launching our EXPRESSway Forward strategy in 2020, we have been steadily advancing a transformation from being known as a store in the mall to a brand with a purpose, powered by a styling community. We believe that clothes can serve a higher purpose to make people look the way they want to look and feel the way they want to feel, and our Express brand purpose - We Create Confidence & Inspire Self-Expression - speaks to the role our brand can play in their lives. In 2021, we introduced our innovative Community Commerce program, inviting brand fans and style enthusiasts to take their passion for fashion to the next level by working with us.

Today, we are building, activating and amplifying the Express styling community, and we invite you to join us. Our culture is defined by three values - Express Yourself, Express Together, Express Success - and every associate at every level in every department is an important part of our transformation and our future.

For more information about Express, Inc. please visit www.express.com.


The Executive Business Partner provides strategic guidance to executives and senior leaders and focuses on enterprise-wide organizational effectiveness, talent strategy, and change management. The incumbent also partners with leadership across the business to drive organizational objectives while leveraging cross-functional partners.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Drives enterprise wide talent strategy through talent reviews, succession planning, and executive 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 partner with leadership to implement solutions.
  • Cultivates close partnerships with HR leaders and organizational development consultants to address opportunities such as workforce development, key employee retention, succession planning, and organizational effectiveness.
  • Identifies leadership 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 the enterprise, challenging decisions and actions to focus on adding value to the organization.
  • Delivers strategic HR initiatives within assigned leader groups by providing effective coaching and guidance in all HR areas to improve leadership and employee development, talent performance management, organizational performance, and employee engagement.

Other essential tasks that are not listed may be requested by your leader.

Job Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in HR, Business, Industrial Relations, or a related preferred, additional years of service considered in lieu of degree.
  • 10+ years in progressive HR or related business experience in lieu of degree, including 5+ years significant associate relations, and performance management experience
  • Excellent 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.


As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class. Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.

Notification to Agencies: Please note that Express 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 will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.