BIC Graphic North America Chief People Officer, Barbie Winterbottom, has been selected as an honoree for the 2019 People First Awards by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Winterbottom is one of seventeen individuals and two teams being recognized for their outstanding contributions to their organizations’ success.
Winterbottom is a senior professional in human resources, who implemented her “people first” approach at companies like Amazon, HSN and Capital One before joining BIC Graphic in 2018. In her current position as Chief People Officer, Winterbottom and her team have reinvented the HR, now called the People Team, approach to all functional areas with a People, Process, Systems methodology ensuring everything BIC Graphic does is in support of driving positive people and business outcomes.
By transforming the way BIC Graphic thinks about performance and leadership, she has helped the company become more agile and collaborative, creating a foundation of a common language, performance and behavioral expectations anchored to behavioral competencies, which BIC Graphic calls People Powers.
“Our People Powers are at the core of everything we do, how we interact with each other and our customers, how we select new people to join the organization and how we manage the success of those who are already here”, says Winterbottom.
With deep understanding and experience in the talent supply chain, Winterbottom has also moved the organization away from dependency on talent acquisition agencies, reducing the supplier’s agency fees by more than $2 million while bringing in higher-quality talent with improved candidate experience and better retention.
The People First Awards aim to honor the work that human resources professionals and their businesses perform to make their Tampa Bay area firms successful. The honorees exemplify the best human resources directors, programs and practices that have had a positive impact on employees and overall organizations.
The seventeen honorees were recognized at the 2019 People First Awards Presentation and Luncheon on December 5th for their vital work in putting people first to drive successful business outcomes for their organizations.