HR Business Partner - Salt Division

Compass Minerals Overland Park , KS 66204

Posted 2 months ago

Compass Minerals is a leading provider of essential minerals that solve nature's challenges, including salt for winter roadway safety and other consumer, industrial and agricultural uses, and specialty plant nutrition minerals that improve the quality and yield of crops. The company produces its minerals at locations throughout the U.S. and Canada and in the U.K. Though the company's history stretches back as far as 1844, Compass Minerals became a public company in December 2003. The company is part of the S&P MidCap 400 Index, the Russell 1000 Index and Named one of Forbes' 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America in 2015 and 2016, Compass Minerals' mission is to be the best essential minerals company by delivering safely where and when it matters.

Compass Minerals is committed to creating a workplace that respects and values the diversity of the people and communities around us and where employees can thrive and deliver high-performing, sustainable organizational success. Our focus on diversity and inclusion is grounded in our company's Core Values and is explicitly demonstrated in our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining diverse employees with the necessary skills to shape an inclusive organization. We especially strive to hire, retain and promote employees with a diversity of attributes, backgrounds, experiences and skills, who think differently, have varying perspectives and can bring forward unique ideas and points of view.

As a strategic partner, the HR BusinessPartner aligns business objectives with employees and management at thedesignated manufacturing facilities, and serves as a consultant to the localmanagement teams on Human Resource related issues. The successful HRBP will actas an employee champion and change agent, assess and anticipate HR-relatedneeds, communicate needs proactively and work in collaboration with corporateHR, and seek to develop integrated solutions. The HRBP formulates partnershipsacross the HR functions to deliver value added service to local management andemployees that reflect the business objectives of the organization. The HRBP maintainsan effective level of business literacy about the facilities' financialpositions, their mid-range plans, their cultures and the competition.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, orequivalent work experience.

  • Master's Degree, or HRCI and/or SHRM professional designationpreferred.

  • 5-7 years of multi-site, progressive Human Resources& Labor Relations experience.

  • 3 years' experience in union environment.

  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management, federal and state respective employment laws.

  • Relevant manufacturing and/or mining industry experience a plus.


  • Excellent consulting skills.

  • Excellent client management and business literacy skills.

  • Strong conflict management skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Develop strong trusting relationships in order to gain support and achieve results.

  • Effectively envision, develop, and implement new strategies to address competitive, complex business issues.

  • Manage multiple conflicting priorities.

  • Ability to understand issues and communicate effectively with clients.

  • Be flexible and available to interact with employees at all levels.

  • Be self-directed and motivated.

  • Take initiative to identify and anticipate client needs and make recommendations for implementation.


To perform the job successfully, an individual shoulddemonstrate the following competencies:

Customer Service

  • Responds promptly to internal customerneeds; Responds to requests for service and assistance.

Oral Communication Strong oral communication andpresentation skills are required.

Speaks clearly andsuccinctly and relays information in a professional manner; Listens and getsclarification; Responds well to questions.

Written Communication

  • Strong written communicationskills are required. Writes clearly and informatively.

Organizational Support

  • Completes assignments and tasks accuratelyand on



  • Prioritizes and plans workactivities; Uses time efficiently; Ability to organize and/ or schedule otherpeople and their tasks.


  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.


  • Follows instructions, responds to managementdirection.

Language Skills:

Ability to writeroutine reports and correspondence. Ability to read and interpret documents.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add,subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers,common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to applycommon sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written,oral, or diagram form. Ability to dealwith problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:

To perform thisjob successfully, an individual must be proficient in Microsoft Office products:word, excel, power point.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here arerepresentative of those an employee encounters while performing the essentialfunctions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enableindividuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties, the employee may frequently be exposed tomoving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particlesand outside weather conditions. The employee may occasionally be exposed to wetand/or humid conditions; toxic or caustic chemicals and extreme heat. The noiselevel in the work environment may typically be moderate to loud. When andwhere required, all work environment exposures are reduced to acceptableoccupational levels through the distribution and usage of personnel protectiveequipment.

If candidate cannot be located at this level,consideration will be given at a different level.

Compass Minerals in anequal opportunity employer dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination inemployment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,disability, veteran status, genetic information, or other group statusprotected by Federal, State, or local laws. Ifinterested and qualified, please apply online at

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HR Business Partner - Salt Division

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