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Human Resources Manager

CenturyLink, Inc Denver, CO

Job Description

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.


Job Summary

The HR Manager reports to the Sr. Director, Human Resources NA OPS and understands how best in class talent drives the organization's success.  The key individual contributor drives organizational excellence by utilizing their knowledge of the business and competitive marketplace, influencing key business decisions, applying data analytics, leveraging built relationships, and utilizing the broader HR organization to execute.

The HR Manager understands the business beyond the HR function and influences the overall organization to ensure superior operations and business outcomes.

Job Description

  • Serve as Trusted Advisor & Influencer Provide candid and unbiased counsel and create an interactive partnership. Through leadership courage and business acumen, build trust and credibility to influence both talent and leadership decisions. 
  • Provide Best in Class Talent Leadership - Assess, identify, acquire and develop talent to drive business strategies.  Execute an integrated talent management approach where people strategy aligns with the short- and long-term business strategy.
  • Enable Business Results Influence business conversations based on ability to provide solutions to organizational and business issues.  Connect HR strategies aligned to the needs of the end customer and market demands.  Use business knowledge and analytics to design and implement HR and org strategies.
  • Organizational effectiveness and development Anticipate business needs and proactively develop innovative HR solutions to help drive results through organizational design and development.  Implement employee engagement and culture strategies.
  • Broker HR Services Serve as the face of HR to the organization and broker and influence services with HR COEs, as well as other functions and business units in the organization. Provide end to end HR support and ensure that all business needs are met.
  • HR Leadership & Team Development Serve as a trusted advisor and chief of staff to a member of the HR


Basic Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor's degree in business or HR related field or equivalent education and experience.

  • Minimum of 8+ years experience with a Bachelors degree or 6+ years with a Masters degree. 

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master's Degree in business or HR related field
    • Large company HR experience in a COE / Shared Services environment
    • Proven success interfacing with leaders at the Senior MGR / DIR level or above, directly influencing a business plan
    • Proven experience developing and executing HR strategy that aligns with business priorities
    • Hands-on experience and capability in working with both a represented and non-represented workforce
    • Familiarity and/or experience with Lean/Six Sigma methodologies standard work, Gemba, Process Mapping, Kaizen, etc.


    Bachelors or Equivalent

    Masters or Equivalent

  • Alternate Location: US-Arizona-Phoenix; US-Colorado-Denver; US-Colorado-Littleton; US-Georgia-Atlanta; US-Oklahoma-Tulsa

    Requisition #: 177723

    This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at 

    EEO Statement

    We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, œprotected statuses).  We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


    The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

    Nearest Major Market: Denver

    Job Segment: HR, HR Manager, Manager, Lean Six Sigma, Consulting, Human Resources, Management, Technology