HR Business Partner

Location US-IN-Indianapolis
Job ID
Human Resources
Company Name
Jenn Howson


As an operational and responsive partner, the HR Business Partner (HRBP) aligns business objectives with associates and management for designated business units. The HRBP will act as a business partner by embedding company HR strategy and by providing professional HR guidance and support to relevant internal client groups with the objective of adding value to the business. 


The HRBP serves as a consultant to management on Human Resource related topics. Successful HRBP will act as associate champion and change agent.  The HRBP role assesses and anticipates HR-related needs; communicating needs proactively with our HR department and business management, the HRBP seeks to develop integrated solutions. This role develops partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added service to management and associates that reflect the business objectives of the organization. The HRBP maintains an effective level of business literacy about the business units’ financial position, its mid-range plans, its culture and its competition.


  • Provides accurate and timely HR guidance to line management and employees
  • Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with HR group to develop solutions, programs and policies
  • Proactively manage and resolve employee relations issues, escalating as needed to include HR management and legal Conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations and effectively mediate discussions with employees
  • and line management.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partner with legal department as needed/required.
  • Provide day to day performance management guidance to line management (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions) with a goal of improving the skills of the managers in these areas
  • Works closely with management and associates to improve work relationships, build morale and engagement, increase productivity, engagement and associate retention.
  • Provide HR Policy guidance and interpretation.
  • Provides guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning, succession planning.
  • Identifies training needs for business units and individual coaching needs.
  • Participates in evaluation and monitoring of success of training and development programs; following up to ensure training objectives are met.
    • Investigates problems, such as: working conditions, disciplinary actions, and employee and applicant appeals and grievances. According to circumstances, provides guidance and recommendations for problem resolution to departmental officials and individuals.
  • Provides input into development and implementation of new strategies to address competitive, complex business issues.


Education and Work Experience

  • At least 4 years of experience with a focus on resolving complex employee relation issues
  • BA/BS degree required
  • PHR/SPHR preferred
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines including employee relations, compensation practices, recruitment, development, engagement, benefits, organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management, federal and state respective employment laws.
    • Must be able to research information and analyze data to arrive at valid conclusions, recommendations, and plans of action
  • Multiple site experience preferred
  • Matrix reporting relationship a plus


  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and use strong emotional intelligence in all interactions
  • Solid client management, change management, project management and business acumen
  • Strong conflict management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills with an ability to build strong relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to develop strong trusting relationships to gain support, influence and achieve results
  • Ability to manage multiple business units in multiple locations.
  • Manage multiple conflicting priorities.
  • Be flexible and available to interact with employees at all levels
  • Be self-directed and motivated
  • Take initiative to identify and anticipate client needs and make recommendations for implementation


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