HR Business Partner
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Chicago, IL 60601
The role of the HR Business Partner is to partner with
leaders of assigned business units by integrating corporate HR strategies and
providing HR solutions and support to add value to the business and designated
internal clients. Consults with assigned senior managers to interpret and apply
corporate human resources programs to the business. Participates in the
development, implementation and ongoing feedback/modification of HR programs.
The focus of this role is on the future of the organization. The HR Business
Partner is part of the leadership in the business and is involved in business
?Contributes to the development of the business strategy by
partnering with business leaders to identify, prioritize and build
organizational capabilities, competencies, skills, and processes. Consults with
management on the implementation and effectiveness of corporate human resources
?Proactively identifies new opportunities where HR can add
value to the business. Applies metrics and tools to identify areas of
opportunity and assess results of actions taken.
?Consults with business leaders on enterprise programs
including performance management, total compensation planning, recruitment
strategy, engagement and training and development. Supports managers in
forecasting, planning and developing their talent pipeline requirements in line
with the function/business strategy and employee demographics.
?Proactively identifies potential human resources policy or
program changes and recommends alternative practices to the appropriate Human
Resource area. Acts as a liaison between the line and HR to ensure the
alignment of internal client needs and HR activities.
?Provides expert advice and coaching to senior managers, and
employees when appropriate.
?Participates in or leads special committees or councils to
strategically develop, implement and administer HR programs and policies for
?Drives change through the business and its HR programs
utilizing change management tools. Directly interacts with the most senior
levels of business management.
?Acts as a trusted advisor to senior management
by building and establishing effective, consultative relationships.
?Manages or participates in projects as required in functional
and cross-functional business and/or HR initiatives.
?Build effective relationships with Sr HRCs/HRCs to stay
informed on relevant business trends and people issues.
?10 or more years of relevant experience
?Substantial knowledge of both HR and business unit
strategies, and a comprehensive understanding of the link between HR and
business strategy Innovative thinking to identify new ways for HR to support
the business strategy and to develop clear, actionable steps in support of the
overall business strategy
?Strong consulting, interpersonal, teamwork, communication and
client service skills
?Significant knowledge of HR policies and processes (e.g.
workforce planning, talent management, compensation) Knowledge of local