HR Business Partner Manager

  1. Columbus,OH
  2. Aug 16, 2019
  3. Customer Service : General Customer Service

Serving customer and community starts with the very best people doing their very best work. That is precisely what we have at MSC Industrial Supply Co., a leading North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products and services.

Requisition ID : 3295
Employment Type : Full Time
Job Category : Human Resources
Work Location : Columbus, OH (Whse)
State or Province : Ohio (US-OH)
Potential Work Location : United States : Ohio : Columbus


The Manager, HR Business Partners supports complex or dispersed organizations, supporting senior executives, and/or organizations of over 500 associates.


The HR Business Partner Manager is fully accountable for the implementation of HR-related processes, practices, policies and outcomes within the assigned business unit(s).
The HR Business Partner Manager works with managers and supervisors to address associate relations and performance issues.
The HRBP Manager collaborates with HR subject matter experts (e.g. compensation, benefits, recruiting, talent & organization development, etc.) to implement strategies and solutions to address business needs, and organizational and operational improvement.
The HRBP Manager provides input to the development and administration of programs, procedures, and guidelines to help align the need of the business, associates, and managers with the strategic goals.
Drives MSC’s people strategies.
Strategizes with leadership to support the business unit’s objectives from a human capital perspective.
Plays an active role in leading change within the business unit. Plans for and develops the appropriate organizational alignment and structures, support systems, etc. to enhance the unit’s progress towards sustained high performance.
Assesses and anticipates HR-related needs and seeks to develop integrated solutions.
Advises leadership on company policies, procedures, and employment and labor law. Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of associates, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with Associate Relations Department as needed/required.
Effectively balances the needs of the business, managers, and associates.
Leads and coaches leadership in identifying and addressing development gaps using the individual development plans and tools, performance management processes, and training and development. Identifies development needs for business units, including individual coaching and/or mentoring needs.
Coaches and consults with leadership regarding associate relations.
Coaches and consults with leadership regarding strategic and workforce planning activities such as organizational structure and effectiveness, staffing solutions, workforce development, succession planning, and diversity. Reaches out to internal and external resources as needed.
Coaches and consults with leadership on compensation and benefits administration, including job descriptions, rewards and recognition programs, salary recommendations, annual merit and incentive processes, and certain benefits.
Formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value added service to management and associates.
Works closely with management and associates to develop and maintain positive associate relations, including building associate morale and engagement, increasing productivity and retention, and effectively addressing issues as they occur.
Provides business unit input on HR and company-wide policies, programs, and initiatives.
Performs all duties inherent in the role of an MSC Manager including hiring, termination, review and development of associates.
Fosters the MSC Culture in the department and throughout the company to ensure fulfillment of MSC’s vision and unity of purpose.
Manages and coaches other HRBP associates as required.
Participation in special projects and performs additional duties as required

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required, with emphasis in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Behavioral Science or related area preferred.
PHR or SPHR certification preferred.
Minimum of five years experience in Human Resources, with a minimum of two years as an HR Business Partner required. Prior leadership experience preferred.

Strong working knowledge of multiple human resources disciplines including compensation practices, organizational design/development, associate relations, diversity, performance and talent management, and federal and state employment laws preferred.
Experience in resolving complex associate relations issues.
Strong consulting and client management skills.
Ability to critically think through ambiguous and sensitive situations, and strong judgement.
Strong conflict management skills.
Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills, with demonstrated ability to influence people.
Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, including ability to make effective presentations in front of groups and facilitate meetings.
Ability to develop credibility and strong trusting relationships in order to gain support and achieve results.
Ability to take initiative to identify and anticipate business unit needs and make recommendations.
Demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate multiple projects/work initiatives at one time.
Business acumen, including working knowledge of business metrics, accounting principles and budgeting experience desired.
Demonstrated ability to use business tools and computer software programs (e.g. e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet and project management).
Ability to work in a diverse and complex work environment.

A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel up to 25% of the time are required.

People. Collaboration. Insight. That’s how you build something that works.

Built on a foundation of trust, MSC works side by side with our customers to help them drive business results. With more than one million product offerings and 75+ years of experience across industries, MSC strives to help our customers achieve greater productivity, profitability, and growth through inventory management and other innovative supply chain solutions.
We care about our associates and have programs in place to help our 6,500+ team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future.
If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build a better career at MSC.

Equal Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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