25 days old

HR Business Partner

General Cable
Willimantic, CT
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General Cable


Requisition ID 2017-1247
# of Openings 1
Category Human Resources


Reporting to the Regional Human Resource BPM, the Human Resource Business Partner (HRBP) is responsible for managing and overseeing all HR related activities at the facility, and providing strategic HR guidance to Operations leadership at the plant. The HRBP guides effective and efficient implementation of HR best practices including labor and employee relations, regulatory compliance, performance management, talent management, staffing, succession planning, and communications, compensation and benefit administration. The HRBP partners with plant leadership to deliver a high performance culture, promoting ownership, goal attainment, associate leadership and continuous learning and improvement at all levels of the facility


  • Facilitate, inspire, lead and work with the leadership team to develop, support and evaluate programs, processes and policies that ensure our Behavior & Values is embraced and lived by all associates
  • Partner and ensure the organizational structure supports the strategic objectives of the business and facility
  • Track and report on HR metrics as required
  • Responsible for delivering facility communications strategy that includes formal meetings, informal small group meetings, focus groups, 1X1s, surveys, and related activities that drive engagement activities, throughout the organization
  • Demonstrate change leadership by understanding the desired outcomes, effectively involving, managing and communicating with those impacted by change and mitigating the barriers to change
  • Define and build the organization's capabilities by identifying the talent needs of the business and assist managers with development of the next generation leaders while challenging and elevating performance of solid associates within the organization. Determine best practices to support organizational direction
  • Serve as a credible and trustworthy advocate representing the needs of all facility associates and ensure/measure alignment around business results
  • Formally assess employee engagement and culture, and design strategy to close gaps to the desired state
  • Innovate and integrate HR practices around critical business needs, minimizing disruption to the manufacturing environment
  • Identify and implement ways to eliminate or streamline non-value-added work
  • Oversee HR issues involving legal and financial risk to organization
  • Ensure application of corporate and local human resource procedures, practices and initiatives in compliance with all laws and regulations
  • Responsible for the facilitation of the selection/hiring/orientation/onboarding process
  • Execute and manage the annual talent management review cycle
  • Prepare for and support labor negotiations for a specific site
  • Track hourly training (excluding Safety)
  • Manage plant FLMA process
  • Perform Bravo audits


  • Results and metrics driven with the ability to work in a high performance-manufacturing environment
  • Able to understand organizational strategy while advancing operational goals. This includes having a good understanding of business principles and practices and the ability to apply them
  • Ability to lead complex change and transformation efforts and manage multiple, complex tasks with attention to detail. This includes excellent ability to motivate and communicate with diplomacy to facilitate positive outcomes
  • Trusted advisor with an ability to coach, mentor and guide all associates
  • Ability to motivate, communicate and lead continuous improvement of HR service delivery
  • Must have ability to establish rapport with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to create human resource solutions with a bottom line result
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, principles and practices related to employee conduct, performance and dispute resolution to protect the business from potential liabilities
  • Familiarity with Contract Negotiations and drive positive results through Labor Relations
  • Familiarity with Six Sigma, lean manufacturing techniques
  • Experience with planning and executing the administrative side of HR and data management software
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills
  • BS/BA degree in Human Resource Management or related field. SPHR Certification preferred
  • 5 to 7 years of Human Resource generalist experience in a demanding manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work in a team based environment, with a proven track record of leading and managing teams
  • Demonstrated success with organizational change activities
  • Proven success in talent management and building competencies/ capabilities at all levels of the facility
  • Working knowledge of federal laws including employment and labor laws and success with developing core HR policies around both labor and employee relations
  • Experience in Union Environment and Contract Negotiations


General Cable is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, military service and veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. General Cable will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please let us know



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  • Manufacturing / Production
  • HR Generalist
  • Labor/Industrial Relations
  • Employee Relations
  • Communications
  • Benefits
  • Administrative
  • Organizational Development
  • Training/Development
  • Employment/Recruitment
  • Diversity
  • EEO/Affirmative Action
  • Compensation

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