HR Advisor


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 HR Advisor provides proactive coaching to managers aimed at building and strengthening leadership capabilities. The role focuses on consulting and reinforcing the enterprise-wide talent strategy. As a subject matter expert on policies and employment law, this role serves as a trusted advisor to leaders.

  • Proactively engage with all levels of management regarding interacting with their direct reports and communicating effectively
  • Provide practical advice and coach managers "how to" manage emotionally charged situations, navigate interpersonal challenges, manage emotions, and understand corporate policies and apply them equitably and consistently
  • Make recommendations on performance and post-investigation outcomes; consult on appropriate documentation and follow-up
  • Support leaders to build talent strategies for teams and individuals ensuring consistent practice around development and performance
  • Drive and deploy programs that maintain a healthy workplace culture
  • Work closely with Associate Relations to identify themes and trends across the enterprise. Ensure smooth transitions of sensitive concerns to Associate Relations team to formally respond and investigate allegations as required by internal processes and/or external agencies
  • Consult with Organizational Development to share key gaps and to help drive learning opportunities
  • Build strong and effective relationships with critical stakeholders and peers to share information, influence change, and leverage resources to deliver results. e.: Associate Relations, HR Business Partners, Legal, Benefits, LOA, HR Operations, etc.
  • Comply with all Federal, State, and Local reporting requirements

Required Experience & Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, HR, Psychology, Industrial Relations or a related field, additional years of experience considered in lieu of degree
  • 7+ years in progressive HR or related business experience, including 3+ years significant associate relations and performance management experience
  • Knowledge of multiple HR disciplines, compensation practices, associate relations, diversity, performance management, federal and state respective employment laws
  • Effectively able to work in a high volume, fast-paced, rapidly changing, results-oriented work environment
  • Excellent consultative skills and ability to communicate and collaborate effectively across varied stakeholder audiences including senior organizational leaders
  • Experience working with managers on complex associate relations concerns, performance management, disciplinary/termination requests, and reductions-in-force/reorganizations

Critical Skills & Attributes
  • Retail Industry Experience/Retail Environment preferred
  • Experience in coaching leaders and conducting training on HR related topics


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.