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HR Business Partner - Consumer & Retail Services

SGS North America • Fairfield, NJ

Posted 8 days ago

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Degree - 4 Year Degree
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Job Description

SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With over 95,000 employees in 130 countries, and operating a network of more than 2,400 offices and laboratories, we provide services to almost every industry by assuring quality and safety of products and services.

Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.
Quality expectations and the range of safety requirements that our clients must achieve become more complex every day. To help them meet these requirements, our Consumer Goods and Retail Services (CRS) group offers a complete range of services to manufacturers, importers, exporters and retailers of consumer products. Our services include laboratory testing, product inspection and consulting, process assessment and technical assistance.

Job Summary:The Human Resources Business Partner provides human resources consultation, support and solutions to our Consumer and Retail Services business unit and functions. They will be responsible for interpreting human resources polices, programs, and guidelines in the areas of employee relations, performance management, compensation and benefits, learning and development and other Human Resources areas.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Serves as a point of contact for the CRS business unit and functions for all HR related matters.
  • Provides guidance to business leaders to promote engagement, increase productivity and retention, to improve work relationships, build morale, and support a culture of diversity and inclusion.
  • Partners with the business leaders and line managers to assess the business, processes, concerns and challenges and ensure integrated HR solutions and strategies are aligned to the business needs.
  • Manages employee relations issues, diagnoses the root causes and identifies appropriate interventions. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations. Recommends methods to minimize or prevent future issues.
  • Supports business leaders in development and implementation of the optimal organizational structure.
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Provides input for job re-classifications, staff reassignments, business unit reorganizations and reductions in work force. Prepares paperwork for transfers, promotions, severance, termination, confirmations of employment, etc. and completes HRIS action form.
  • Utilizes work force data analysis to improve business’ or function’s effectiveness.
  • Reviews Human Resources policies and practices and recommends improvements for optimum achievement of intended purposes of such documents and practices, and achievement of the HR business plan.
  • Ensures compliance with labor law requirements, state legislation, company policies and procedures.
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Partners with regional and country HR teams (Talent Acquisition, Compensation, Benefits, Employee Development) to implement initiatives that support workforce planning, talent acquisition and retention, succession planning, employee engagement and organizational design.
  • Partners with Compensation to facilitate resolution of complex compensation related issues within business or function; supports creation of new job descriptions and career ladders, provides information for job evaluations to ensure internal equity and market competitiveness; assists business leaders in annual performance review and salary increase processes.
  • Supervises daily activities of the HR coordinator, trains, coaches, establishes goals and conducts performance review.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of the Affirmative Action Plan.
  • Represents HR in the cross-functional teams and participates in cross-functional SGS projects.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Partners with the legal department as needed/required.

Job Requirements

Education, Required Skills & Competencies:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Labor Relations, Business Administration or related discipline.
  • 10 years of professional human resources experience with 5 years of experience in a core HR functional area or as an HR Generalist.
  • 3 years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience working with a multi-cultural workforce.
  • MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) – intermediate user proficiency.
  • Awareness of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management.
  • Ability to appropriately interact with all levels of individuals within the work environment.
  • Ability to motivate team members and lead through influence.
  • Travels up to 10% of time. Some travel might be international.
Preferred Experience/Skills:
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
  • Union experience
  • Building a contingent work force attracting talent from trade schools and universities, i.e., staff up and staff down based on workload.
  • Dispersed an hourly workforce across the US and across multiple shifts and time zones

Additional Information:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

SGS is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer. 

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability. 

If you are applying for a position within the United States and you have difficulty completing the on-line employment application because of a disability, please call 201-508-3149 for assistance and leave a message. You will be called back shortly. Please note, this phone number is not for general employment information, but is only for individuals who are experiencing difficulty applying for a position due to a disability. 
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