Senior HR Business Partner

Job Function:
Human Resources

US, IL, Bolingbrook

Innovating since 1905, G&W Electric has grown into a global leader in engineered electrical power grid solutions. Working with us means joining a worldwide team of passionate manufacturing professionals striving to continually improve the technologies the world depends on to deliver safe, reliable electricity. Our culture is focused on employee success, so we foster an entrepreneurial environment that encourages everyone to thrive.

Senior HR Business Partner

Position Summary: Reporting to the Sr. Manager, Human Resources the Sr. HRBP serves as a trusted business advisor to the organization on HR-related programs and priorities. They will provide HR consultation and direction in the areas of people strategy, change management, organizational development, and leadership development for all manufacturing, ensuring alignment to the business strategy. Additionally, the Sr. HRBP will provide governance for all policies, procedures and program for manufacturing and provide expert counsel to other HRBP’s. They will assess and anticipate HR-related needs and proactively communicate solutions. The Sr. HRBP collaborates to build trusted relationships that deliver value and reflects G&W’s culture, vision, and values. They will act as a liaison between various HR functions and across to organization on priorities such as: Onboarding, Offboarding, Employee Relations, Performance Management, Compensation, Talent Assessments, Succession Planning, and Engagement/Retention.

Primary/Essential Responsibilities:

  • Actively support HR Leadership Team in the provision of People initiatives that are aligned with the business vision and strategy of global growth and translating business vision into HR operational excellence strategies and plans, to implement change and support business development
  • Provide trusted thought leadership and HR/Employee Relations advice to all stakeholders, ensuring a balanced approach is taken to resolving all HR issues. Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance
  • Drive, influence, advise and support the cultural and people aspects of organizational change
  • Drive accountability and provide day-to-day guidance to line management as it relates to-coaching, counseling, career development, succession and talent management, performance management and disciplinary actions
  • Develop and implement HR solutions that drive performance improvement and support the short- and long-term business objectives
  • Work proactively with managers and leaders to evaluate and prepare for future talent needs. Manage all internal transitions and promotions for hourly and salaried workforce to ensure appropriateness and eligibility.
  • Serve as a change management leader, effectively preparing managers and leaders to drive change
  • Partner with Corporate COEs (Center of Excellence) in leadership development, compensation, benefits and staffing to help drive organizational initiatives
  • Manage and develop plant apprenticeship program support
  • Provide admin backup for HR Performance Management system
  • Participate in and/or lead specific projects, as assigned. Support VP Global Human Resources with reports, metrics and other miscellaneous projects.
  • Develop/ maintain all policies
  • Support Learning and Development Opportunities


Team Leader: advises and coordinates team efforts to completion; answers questions functioning as an expert resource; maintains assignment completion schedules. Performs the same tasks as others within the team along with some higher-level tasks.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent combination of skill development and work experience
  • Minimum of 7-10 years’ experience resolving complex employee relations issues and progressive HR experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Learning and Development experience
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook. Should be proficient and comfortable working with spreadsheets and data, ensuring data integrity and accuracy is maintained
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, growth-oriented, and highly collaborative environment
  • Must possess leadership qualities with exceptional communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal and customer skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation

Physical Demands / Working Conditions:

  • General Office Environment, PC use

Why join us? G&W enjoys a long reputation for product quality, innovation and world-class customer service to the power industry. We have established this reputation by believing that our greatest asset is our employees. We owe our success to the initiative and talents of highly skilled individuals within our team-based organization. Our goal is to set the standard for customer satisfaction by ensuring a superior level of service, performance and innovation. As a global organization and industry leader, we are committed to cultivating an engaging work environment that embraces our core values and develops our talent. Our continuous focus on growth and innovation means that you become part of a company that provides challenging opportunities, rewards excellence and combines your individual expertise to achieve a higher level of shared success. As part of our organization, you also help power the world!

G&W Electric is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. G&W Electric participates in the E-Verify process for all new hires.

*G&W Electric participates in the E-Verify process for all new hires.

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