HR Business Partner

MaerskSealand   •  

Sumner, WA

Industry: Transportation


5 - 7 years

Posted 52 days ago

The Warehousing and Distribution business unit is looking for a Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) who will have responsibility for two locations – Vancouver, Canada and Sumner, WA – while based in Sumner. This candidate will be a subject matter expert and take the lead on providing coaching, guidance and solutions to business leaders on the full suite of generalist responsibilities. The ideal candidate is able to roll-up his/her sleeves and dig into details while capable of being actively involved and providing leadership in all priority areas of the HR agenda. We look forward to engaging with you if you wish to partner with us in our journey to deliver excellent HR partnership at all levels of the organization.When you join our team, you join a truly diverse, global organization in a fast-moving, values-based, work environment where you can grow on the job, tap into industry-leading talent development initiatives, enjoy working with your colleagues, and broaden your world view through our international network. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages. Lastly, we strive to deliver the best environment for the right people while building on a winning formula of collaboration, people orientation, customer orientation and agility.The HRBP will ensure alignment of the business and HR objectives with key stakeholders and site leaders of the designated territory. The HRBP will be a single point of contact for hourly and professional colleagues at both locations for all HR related matters. As a member of the leadership team, the HRBP will be a credible, trusted advisor with integrity that leads by example, embodying the company values. Specific areas of focus include:

• Take the lead on driving the cultural transformation to include educating team members and leaders, facilitating team discussions, and ensuring accountability

• Prioritize the engagement agenda to include onboarding new leaders with the philosophy, coaching managers through action plans and assessing change

• Train and coach front line managers on how to address and manage employee relations concerns; Have personal involvement and oversight on significant concerns A high-energy professional, with a passion for HR and the following:

• 5-7 years of HR generalist experience in multiple areas (employee relations, recruitment, etc.)

• Ability to travel 30-50% annually between site locations

• Prior experience in a manufacturing, industrial, warehouse or shop floor work environment

• Prior experience working with unions, negotiating agreements and contracts

• Prior experience working with both US and Canada labor laws

• Skilled at facilitating discussions with conflicting parties

• Excellent communication skills appropriate at all levels of the organization

• Skilled at stakeholder management, particularly in a cross functional and matrixed environment

• Leader with demonstrated success of quickly establishing relationships with the business, building trust and influencing change