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People Business Partner

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, 60602
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

Seeking a HR Business Partner with our global client. 

The position serves as a trusted advisor and partner to management on strategic and tactical human resource related issues. The successful Business Partner is able to positively influence and impact the organization by building strong relationships and offering out-of-the-box/innovative solutions as a problem solver, develop a deep understanding of the business, and has a solid HR acumen. This fast-paced role assesses and anticipates HR related needs and works proactively with the HR department, business management, and HR Centers of Excellence (COEs) to ensure effective execution of programs and initiatives.   As a trusted advisor supporting multiple geographic markets and leaders, the chosen candidate will be adept at working with both local and remote groups.  


Manages the HR function for a business unit or line of business where primary business partners are first line supervisors, mid-level managers, directors and managing directors.

Manages the effective implementation of HR initiatives, policies and procedures, including compliance,  conduct investigations, provide solutions/recommendations for complicated investigations and employee relations matters, succession planning, performance management, training, compensation, affirmative action planning and employee safety.

Provides employee relations support, including conflict resolution, disciplinary action and performance improvement counseling.

Conducts investigations regarding discrimination and unfair employment practices, including, but not limited to, those involving federal and state agency charges.

May be responsible for managing several HR functions such as employment, compensation, training, equal employment/affirmative action, records, safety and health, benefits and employee services.

Assists management in planning, development, implementation and evaluation activities.

Studies feedback and develops strategies that balance the needs of employees and management with relation to employee services and policy alignment.

Evaluates the status and productivity of HR programs and recommends changes to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Develops and conducts training for management and employees on a variety of issues including, but not limited to, performance management, diversity, etc.

May perform other responsibilities as assigned.



None. Responsible for identifying training needs, tracking performance, coaching and motivating employees. Responsible for partnering with clients and management on decisions relating to hiring, terminating, compensation and performance evaluation.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from 4-year college or university and a minimum of 5 to 7 years of related experience.


Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation preferred.


Ability to comprehend, analyze and interpret business documents. Ability to effectively respond to sensitive issues, complex inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, supervisor and/or management. Ability to motivate employees and client groups to take desired action.

Ability to perform basic mathematical functions including percentages, discounts and commissions.

Ability to analyze and interpret considerable data in varying circumstances and provide solutions to varying unique challenges.

Strong Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point skills required. Knowledge of PeopleSoft.