As a Bridgestone Human Resources Business Partner, you have the opportunity to work in close connection with your business and provide strategic thought leadership. The HR Business Partner (HRBP) reports to the HR Director for Firestone Building Products and performs human resources related duties primarily supporting field based teammates located within the sites in your geographic region. This position may carry out all transactional and strategic responsibilities related to HR in some or all of the functional areas: employee relations, training, talent acquisition, compensation, affirmative action and employee engagement. An ideal candidate would have a customer/client focus, be able to build business partnerships, have a track record of engaging with teammates at all levels of the organization and provide thought leadership to the plant or distribution center leadership team. This position is located in Beech Grove, IN, supporting multiple Firestone Building Products site (Beech Grove, Plainfield and Tech Center). The successful candidate will sit in either the Beech Grove or Plainfield location and will support all 3 locations.Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC employs over 22,000 teammates in North America and operates more than 2,200 company-owned stores. The store locations include Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, Hibdon Tire, and Wheel Works. With 2,200 locations across America and over $3 billion in tire and auto service sales, Bridgestone Retail Operations is the right place to build a career.
Perform advanced employee relations, coaching and counseling in order to support a high performance and dynamic culture
Development and implementation of processes and systems to ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations
Provide HR leadership and expertise to site leadership on both strategic initiatives and tactical issues
Support the implementation and execution of the Integrated Talent Management System (ITMS) annual processes
Workforce Management and Human Capital planning support to ensure that assigned locations have the right level of talent at the right time
Provide on-going support to teammates at location providing HR assistance as needed
Administer employment processes, including but not limited to, employee selection, promotions, terminations, benefits and compensation administration, performance management and development
Support and develop internal talent development programs and/or university recruitment initiatives to develop a talent pipeline
Conduct employee investigations as necessary
Resolve teammate questions or concerns, working to establish credibility and trust with the team as well as navigating ambiguous situations.
Partner with the HR Director and other business leaders to provide strategic support on key HR initiatives
Serves as subject matter expert and contact for teammates and management regarding human resources policies, programs and initiatives.
BS degree required; MS/MBA preferred
5+ (five) years direct Human Resources Generalist experience (experience in a manufacturing environment is a plus)
Proficiency with MS Office applications
Knowledge of federal, state and local employment laws
Ability to work through ambiguous and unique situations
Collaborative HR professional with the ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with a variety of internal customers
PHR, SPHR or equivalent strongly desired
Proficiency with SAP HR