Saint-Gobain Sr. Human Resources Business Partner in Worcester, Massachusetts

At Saint-Gobain we design, manufacture and distribute materials which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. Join our innovative, passionate and entrepreneurial community to improve the world of tomorrow with us.

In North America, Saint-Gobain had sales of approximately $5.7 billion and employed approximately 14,000 people in 2015. The company has approximately 130 manufacturing plants throughout the United States and Canada. Saint-Gobain North American businesses include: CertainTeed Corporation (Malvern, Pennsylvania), Saint-Gobain Abrasives (Worcester, Massachusetts), Saint-Gobain Crystals (Hiram, Ohio), Saint-Gobain ADFORS (Grand Island, New York) and Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (Solon, Ohio).

Do you want the opportunity to be a Change Agent and help create a culture of engagement?

Are you a leader with a proven track record for developing teams?

Do you want to lead the charge to creating and sustaining high performance teams?

Do you want to have an opportunity to further grow your career in a global company with a 352-year history of innovations that make a true impact on the world?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please consider this opportunity.

Job Summary

Proactively partner with the business unit leaders and teams to identify opportunities, develop strategies and create solutions to ensure maximum, high impact results for our businesses people practices. Must keep pace and lead charge on organization change initiatives and ensure thorough vetting of change impact issues. Initiatives that HRBPs will lead include talent analytics; employee engagement assessment and action-planning; performance management; leadership development; organization design; and succession planning. HRBPs will also play the critical role of coach and advisor to the site’s top leaders and management teams. Must manage HR function with the HR Pillars as focal point areas; talent acquisition, recruitment, internal talent training & development, recognition/rewards, engagement, total rewards, statistical reporting, EHS*, WCM, administration and compliance, labor relations, great place to work. This is a highly matrixed organization. *EHS – HR supports efforts within EHS and case management. EHS does not report to HR. 3 Manufacturing Plant, 2 in Worcester and one in Mexico. Manager an HR team of 5 across plants, 600+ employees.

Bachelor’s Degree in Business; Concentrated study in Human Resources including Organizational Development and Training preferred. Minimum of 8-10 years of demonstrated experience working in a manufacturing human resources environment, to include progressive leadership experience. Proficient in Microsoft Office, with intermediate to advanced spreadsheet and presentation skills. Analytical thinker with skills in Human Resources Information System (HRIS) reporting and analysis. Must possess consultative style and approach with proven ability to develop credible relationships with business partners. Proven ability to establish business partnerships with operational leaders in deployment of HR strategies to support business needs. Strong ability to manage horizontally and vertically. Project management skills & ability to prioritize multiple projects.

Champion and challenge innovative thinking that stretches the traditional HR role. Align and integrate HR strategies, goals and practices to support ongoing business challenges. Enable rapid expansion and ramp to productivity of HR initiatives. Maintain the necessary level of business and financial understanding of the company’s financials, near and mid-range people plans, culture, and market competitors. Work closely with leadership and employees to improve work relationships, celebrate & build morale, foster reward and recognition activities, increase engagement and ensure retention. Collaborate with key stakeholders to create career development plans and pathways for support employee growth. Lead and/or participate in all aspects of talent management with business leaders. Provide guidance to clients to objectively assess and bring to resolution employee relations issues. Identify any trends, root causes and solutions to improve organizational/team satisfaction. Conduct coaching on various topics such as communications, performance management, employee relations, career growth, new management orientation and team performance. Provide recommendations and input on decisions that involve unsatisfactory performance and/or policy violations. Quickly and responsibly resolves employee relations issues which may involve preparing and approving Performance Improvement Plans, conducting employee meetings and internal & external investigations. Manages the Human Resources function on the business unit level.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disabled/Veteran