Job Details: HR Business Partner

HR Business Partner
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Toledo, Ohio
United States
Job Description:


Our client is a major global publicly-traded medical device and medical supplies leader who is seeking an experienced HR Business Partner to provide support to local Management with the implementation of corporate policies and procedures. This important role will be responsible for leading HR initiates while consulting with employees and managers to address root cause of Human Resources Issues. Will partner with Talent Acquisition, Compensation, and Employee relations and deliver new initiatives while supporting the company culture. Position will be based in Northern Ohio and will report to the Corporate H.R. Director.

This is a career-building opportunity for an HR Business Partner who has proven strategic leadership abilities to influence and implement organizational changes while making a 360 degree turn around building good working relationships and creating and promoting positive changes to the work culture.


  • Responsible for resolving a wide range of issues in creative ways. Assists in the development of strategic Human Resources programs that will engage, develop, and retain employees.
  • Acts as a subject matter expert to provide coaching to management on addressing a variety of employee issues such as performance while effectively mitigating business and company risk.
  • Lead HR initiatives at the local level to include annual employee engagement survey, talent management review, and re-structuring.
  • Lead Environmental Health and Safety activities.
  • Consults with line management, providing HR guidance when appropriate.
  • Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop solutions, programs and policies.
  • In partnership with the Employee Relations COE resolves complex employee relations issues.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks, union awareness, and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal department as needed/required.
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • In accordance with established guidelines, provides managers and supervisors with interpretation and guidance regarding HR policies, legal and compliance matters.
  • Develops contract terms for new hires, promotions and transfers. Assist with succession planning activities to ensure that a pipeline of high potential and/or promotable employees are identified and developed to meet future organizational needs.
  • Identifies training needs for business units and individual executive coaching needs.
  • Collaborates with Talent Acquisition to assist with recruitment, selection and hiring. Works with managers and supervisors to develop interview questions for each position. 
  • Oversees the salary administration for assigned client group.
  • In conjunction with Center for Leadership & Professional Development.  Assesses individual and organizational training/development needs and design or recommend training/development programs to meet identified needs.  Coordinate and where appropriate, deliver training for client groups.
  • Investigates employee action line calls (CAL or EAR) with assistance from appropriate internal experts and document actions taken, escalating sensitive or critical issues to the HR Director.
  • Facilitates exit interviews with voluntarily terminating employees when specifically requested.
  • Assists in Affirmative Action planning and reporting.
  • May assist in union avoidance activities (including training and union-free communications).
  • Reviews and complies with the Code of Business Conduct and all applicable company policies and procedures, local, state and federal laws and regulations.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Advanced Degree desirable.
  • SHRM Certification (SHRM-SCP, SHRM-CP) is desirable, or a plus.


  • 8 – 10 years of related Human Resources experience; or a Master’s degree with 5 years of experience.
  • 3+ years’ supervisory or project/program management experience preferred.
  • SHRM Certification (SHRM-SCP, SHRM-CP) is desirable, or a plus.
  • Manufacturing and Warehouse experience preferred.
  • Bi-lingual skills preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills; ability to communicate complex ideas effectively.
  • Ability to build good working relationships.
  • Organizational and Time management skills: multi-tasking and prioritizing, planning work activities efficiently to meet deadlines and high-level goals.
  • Team player with proven ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, can see hidden problems and looks beyond the obvious for answers.
  • Excellent Conflict Management & negotiation skills – can bring others together and reconcile differences.
  • Drive for Results – Drives for results and success, conveys a sense of urgency and drives issues to closure, persists despite obstacles and opposition.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to fast changing situations.
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office experience.

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