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Human Resources Business Partner

Location: Michigan City, Indiana, United States
Job ID: R0047169
Date Posted: Mar 18, 2024
Segment: Connective Industries
Business Unit: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems
Profession (Job Category): Human Resources
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Summary of the position:

The HR Business Partner (HRBP) is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in designated business units. The position formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the business objectives of the organization. The HRBP maintains an effective level of business literacy about the business unit's financial position, its midrange plans, its culture, and its competition.

This position is an onsite role, at Hitachi Global Air Power US, LLC (HGAP) in Michigan City, Indiana.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Conduct weekly meetings with respective business units.
  • Facilitate training (including new employee orientation and new supervisor training) to employees, and managers.
  • 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.
  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough, and objective investigations.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal department as needed/required.
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation.
  • Assists international employees with expatriate assignments and related HR matters.
  • Provides guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.
  • Identifies training needs for business units and individual executive coaching needs.
  • Participates in evaluation and monitoring of training programs to ensure success. Follows up to ensure training objectives are met.
  • Provide guidance and support to managers year-round to ensure the Performance Management process is being followed, including establishment of goals and reviews are completed. 
  • Review benefits with employees and assist with the enrollment, cancellation, and changes as needed. Perform benefits administration, including communicating benefit information to all employees.
  • Assist with staffing and recruiting efforts, HRIS administration, compensation, performance management and leave management, as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Experience and Education:

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience resolving complex employee relations issues.
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws.
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management or related field preferred.
  • PHR, SHRM-CP or SCP certification preferred.
  • Experience using Workday a plus.
  • Highly proficient experience with Microsoft Office programs.

Key behaviors:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply the appropriate sections of applicable laws, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, and policies.
  • Ability to acquire a thorough understanding of the organization's hierarchy, jobs, qualifications, compensation practices, and the administrative practices related to those factors.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • A relationship builder with a collaborative working style.
  • Ability to advise, challenge and influence at all levels.
  • Self-motivated and deadline-driven with a commitment to excellence.
  • Problem solver who possesses a high degree of judgment and can work collaboratively on complex matters.
  • Hands-on, “get stuff done” attitude, results-oriented, highly organized, and a team player.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to work well within a team.
  • High energy with a pleasant and courteous demeanor.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times. 

Direct reports:

  • N/A

The successful candidate is responsible for complying with Hitachi Global Air Power US Code of Ethics and related policies. In performing the job, the incumbent shall take all steps necessary to comply with our safety rules and requirements and must actively support the organization's efforts to meet and exceed its goals of creating and maintaining a safe workplace.

This description is to serve as a guide. It is intended to be flexible and will continue to evolve over time with business needs and demands and may be updated periodically and at the Company's discretion.

Hitachi Global Air Power US is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate based on race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected categories under applicable law, whether in recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, compensation, or other conditions of employment.

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