Human Resources Business Partner – Operations

Fond du Lac
Full Time

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Come explore opportunities within Brunswick, a global marine leader committed to challenging conventions and innovating next-generation technologies that transform experiences on the water and beyond.  Brunswick believes “Next Never Rests™,” and we offer a variety of exciting careers and growth opportunities within united teams defining the future of marine recreation. 

The Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) will support our fast-paced, diverse and varied Wisconsin based manufacturing facilities, operating out of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.  This individual will be a key member of the operations management team reporting directly to the HR Director of Global Operations with a strong matrixed reporting relationship to local Operations leaders.

The HRBP role is a unique opportunity for you to become a member of an organization with a high-energy, safety conscious culture where you can truly make a difference!  As an HRBP, you will have broad generalist responsibilities for our operational areas including labor relations, employee retention, employee development, succession planning, etc.  The successful candidate will actively seek information to understand customers’ circumstances, problems, expectations, & needs, and assimilate this information to apply novel ways to manage through work problems and opportunities. Success in this role will require a flexible skill set, including the ability to think strategically, execute tactically, and collaborate across many teams, levels, and situations.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Build and cultivate consultative relationships with respective business leaders by meeting regularly and providing insight and guidance on maximizing team performance.  Coach and advise operations leaders with candor, honesty, respect and tact.
  • Manage the grievance process; administer the collective bargaining agreement; provide counsel and support in the interpretation / application of contractual language.
  • Provide leadership to operational efforts ensuring market competitiveness and fostering a culture of continuous improvement, engagement and accountability.
  • Analyze key performance metrics to determine employee relations climate and make recommendations for improvement. Collect and compile HR metrics and data from a variety of sources including the human resource information system (HRIS) and payroll outputs, management and employee surveys, exit interviews, employment records, government labor statistics, competitors’ practices, and other sources.
  • Ability to effectively use HR technologies that boost HR productivity, automate manual HR processes, and provide business insights through data analytics.
  • Develop programs to improve employee engagement and operational efficiency.  Proactively identify opportunities and assess improvements to the employee experience and partner with management to develop and implement innovative and lasting solutions.
  • Maintain knowledge of employment and labor law.  Communicate with legal counsel as/when necessary.  Advise management on legal matters.
  • Collaborate with internal client group to enhance organizational capability by delivering focused and targeted L&D initiatives. Participate in talent processes including talent calibrations, skill gap analyses, succession planning and development planning.
  • Manage all Human Resources activities for the operation ensuring alignment and consistency with broader business and departmental objectives.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field is required.  An advanced degree preferred.
  • SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR or SPHR certification are preferred.
  • 5 or more years of previous experience in a manufacturing environment with a thorough knowledge of labor relations is required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required, and bi-lingual (English and Spanish) abilities is a plus.
  • Excellent customer service, time management, interpersonal and analytical skills with a proven ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong decision making, organizational and creative problem-solving skills with the ability to overcome unforeseen obstacles.
  • Proficient use of Outlook 365 and Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.
  • Proficient in an HRIS system preferred, experience with Workday, Kronos, UKG Dimensions is a plus.

Next is Now!  
We value growth and development, recognizing that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and inspiration. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process. 

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