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$80,000 - $125,000
Kalamazoo, Michigan
September 21st 2021
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Summary of Responsibilities:

The Human Resources Business Partner role contributes to company performance by providing tactical and strategic consulting on people and organization development strategies in support of the business objectives.  Will carry out responsibilities in the following functional areas: talent acquisition; employee relations consultation; policy interpretation and application, performance and compensation management consultation; and talent management consultation.  May carry out additional responsibilities to include organizational design; employee development initiatives and training.

Position Specific Responsibilities (PSR):

•    Partners with leadership to align HR strategy to business strategy.
•    Acts as change agent to business through process design and approaches that support change and transformation – striving to lead mutual processes to best practice status.
•    Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with HR peers to develop solutions and implement programs and policies.
•    Provides day-to-day coaching to leadership on a variety of actions to include employee relations issues, policy interpretation and application; talent management and development; and organizational design consultation.
•    Conducts ongoing supply and demand analysis for business partners on current and future state staffing and skill needs and designs talent acquisition strategies to meet those needs. 
•    Actively participates in annual budget planning/labor forecasting process with business partners.
•    Performs talent acquisition for location, prescreens candidate applications and resumes for required skills; experience and knowledge to fit position requirements. Makes referrals to hiring manager and ensures efficient turn-around activity.
•    Actively participates in recruitment campaigns; job fairs; college relations programs; general networking; etc. to ensure robust candidate pipeline.
•    Grows and conserves network of contacts to help identify and source qualified candidates. Leverages on-line recruiting resources; employee referrals; network referrals; etc. to identify and recruit “best in class” talent.
•    Facilitates process of candidate selection; interviewing; job offer; background check and candidate on-boarding details.
•    Facilitates CLIENT - New Employee Orientation program for new hires.
•    Remains current on trends and innovative recruiting techniques in order to compete in market and within industry.
•    Leads and/or supports annual HR cycle deliverables to include performance management; merit and bonus awards; benefits enrollment; etc.
•    Evaluates issues, patterns, and trends to provide proactive insights for HR solution and program designs i.e. training to address certain needs.
•    Partners with Payroll; HRIS; and Compensation and Benefits functions as needed to provide solutions and support for employees.
•    Partners with Vice President of Human Resources and appropriate leaders to grow the capacity of the organization’s key talent to include high potential identification via Leadership Reviews.
•    Champions proactive labor relations and employee communication in the organization and acts both as the interpreter of the collective bargaining agreement at the plant as well as represents the voice of the employees
•    Acts as the central point of contact at the local level for all suspected or reported Code of Conduct complaints, working with the corporate compliance officers to ensure that all claims are properly investigated and resolved. 
•    All other duties assigned.


This plant is located about 30 miles south of Kalamazoo, MI





•    Proven strong foundation and knowledge of principles & practice of HR including employment law & compliance requirements
•    Proven management and business acumen
•    Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills
•    Proven knowledge of recruiting components 
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Proven ability to effectively coach employees and management through complex and difficult issues
•    Ability to thrive in an ambiguous and rapidly changing environment
•    Ability to set high personal goals and work independently
•    Ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize tasks
•    Ability to make recommendation to effectively resolve problems or issues
•    Demonstrated project management skills

Education, Skills and Experience:

•    Bachelor’s degree in human resources or business related field preferred.  Equivalent relevant experience in lieu of degree will be considered.
•    Five (5) to Eight (8) years of HR experience with at least two (2) years of experience in union contract interpretation and facilitation

Work Environment:

•    Able to work and communicate; on the production floor, management meeting, with customers and suppliers
•    Flexible and additional hours as required

Other Considerations:

•    This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the Team Member occupying this position. Team Members will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their manager.
•    Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.
•    This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise.



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