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Principal, Human Resources Business Management

Who We Are

The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization. Founded in 1973, OCC is dedicated to promoting stability and market integrity by delivering clearing and settlement services for options, futures and securities lending transactions. As a Systemically Important Financial Market Utility (SIFMU), OCC operates under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. OCC has more than 100 clearing members and provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 19 exchanges and trading platforms. More information about OCC is available at www.theocc.com.

What We Offer

A highly collaborative and supportive environment developed to encourage work-life balance and employee wellness. Some of these components include:

A hybrid work environment, up to 2 days per week of remote work

Tuition Reimbursement to support your continued education

Student Loan Repayment Assistance

Technology Stipend allowing you to use the device of your choice to connect to our network while working remotely

Generous PTO and Parental leave

Competitive health benefits including medical, dental and vision

What You'll Do

The Principal, HR Business Management is a critical and trusted leadership role as the strategic right-hand person to the CHRO and the HR Leadership team. This role, will help drive strategic business planning,

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partners with the CHRO and HR Leadership team to implement HR initiatives that support the HR strategy.

  • Responsible for HR budget management including:

    • Coordinate with Finance and HRLT budget items

    • Track, monitor, and report to Accounting monthly accruals

    • Track, analyze, and report to HRLT on monthly performance against estimates

    • Process invoices and ensure they are coded to the right budget and line item, and accounted for in monthly accruals

    • Provide follow-up to key stakeholders to ensure payments are fulfilled and communicated (e.g., Accounting, vendor)

    • License management for all software for HR (e.g., pluralsite, cloud guru, Aspire, MTM, HMM)

  • Serves as the point of contact for regulatory requests.

  • Coordinates control maintenance with ERM.

  • Business Continuity Liaison and Coordination for HR.

  • Serves as the document facilitator for all HR Documents.

  • Coordinates the quarterly reviews of HR Compass page with HRLT and/or corresponding team members.

  • Provides support to optimize the use of JIRA/Confluence/Agile method across the HR team.

  • Coordinates the scheduling of HR Department meetings, assembles agenda, guest speakers and presentation.

  • Maintains HR calendar standard processes and communications and acts as a liaison between the HRLT and Corporate Communications.

  • Supports the CHRO in the preparation of Board and Management Committee materials.

  • Oversees the planning of large HR events such as Bring Your Kids to Work Day, Corporate Challenge, etc.

  • Assists in the completion of corporate liability and other corporate insurance applications, corporate distribution lists, annual report, etc.

  • Proactively identify and drive opportunities for continuous improvement, process optimization and system enhancements across the HR function to support business strategies and operational needs.

  • Manage and execute special projects as designated by the CHRO and/or the HRLT.

Supervisory Responsibilities:



The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

  • 5-8 years of experience as a Chief of Staff, Project Manager or related position supporting executive level roles.

  • Experience with budget management.

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent time management skills, with strong ability to exercise judgment to prioritize work to meet deadlines.

  • Organized with a strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information.

  • Comfortable problem solving and making independent decisions in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Comfort with ambiguity, agility and changing priorities.

Technical Skills:

  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.

  • Master’s degree is a plus.

Certificates or Licenses:

  • None

Step 1
When you find a position you're interested in, click the 'Apply' button. Please complete the application and attach your resume.  

Step 2
You will receive an email notification to confirm that we've received your application.

Step 3
If you are called in for an interview, a representative from OCC will contact you to set up a date, time, and location. 

For more information about OCC, please click here.

OCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply About OCC
  • REQ-2734
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Jun. 7, 2022

How to Apply

Step 1 - When you find a position you're interested in, click the 'Apply' button. Please complete the application and attach your resume.

Step 2 - You will receive an email notification to confirm that we've received your application.

Step 3 - If you are called in for an interview, a representative from OCC will contact you to set up a date, time, and location.

OCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Numerous studies have shown that people from groups that are traditionally under-represented in financial services apply to jobs only if they believe they meet 100% of the requirements. We want to break down this mindset to further diversify our workforce.

We encourage you to review our open positions and apply if you think your experience may be a match, even if you do not meet all of the qualifications. Your perspective may be an element we need to continue building innovative solutions to support the markets and market participants we serve.

OCC is a globally recognized entity that clears a multitude of diverse and sophisticated products. We want to reflect this in the diversity of our workforce.

This web site discusses exchange-traded options issued by The Options Clearing Corporation. No statement in this web site is to be construed as an endorsement, recommendation or solicitation to purchase or sell a security, or to provide investment advice. Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Prior to buying or selling an option, a person must receive a copy of the disclosure document, Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. Individuals should not enter into option transactions until they have read and understood this document. To obtain copies, contact your broker, any exchange on which options are traded, or The Options Clearing Corporation, 125 S. Franklin Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60606 ([email protected]).