HR Business Partner

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation   •  

Columbia, MO

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 164 days ago

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American Outdoor Brands Corporation (AOBC) is an industry leader in quality products for the shooting, hunting, and rugged outdoor enthusiast. AOBC is currently building a centralized Distribution Center as well as expanding our Outdoor and Accessories Segment located in Columbia, Missouri. AOBC thrives on self-motivated employees to drive this continued growth.

The new HR Business Partner will report directly to the HR Manager, and will support all functions of the HR Team in the Logistics & Customer Service Division and Accessories/Outdoor Rec Division. This role will be responsible for Employee Engagement through effective new hire onboarding, event planning, community involvement, employee relations, and scheduling of individual/group training needs. This position will also assist the HR Manager in reporting, administrative tasks, and completing reporting tasks including state grant requirements. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, eager to learnand grow with a positive attitude that supports our company culture.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Daily point of contact for employees and managers related to HR policies, procedures, and programs
  • Review company policies for areas of improvement; ensuring policies accurately reflect current laws, competitive practices, and company values
  • Partner with HR specialty groups [Compensation, Benefits, Talent Acquisition, etc.] on the recruiting, interviewing, scheduling, and selection process
  • Create and administer an efficient and exciting new hire onboarding process and orientation to foster positive attitude toward the company; helping to establish signature on-boarding process for all new hires; coordinating and securing temporary and contract resources as needed with approved employment agencies
  • Advise employees and/or management with employee relations issues by providing objective feedback, utilizing HR policies and procedures tomediate and resolve workplace conflicts; ensuring proper documentation process if followed; identifying and expediting ideas to proactively address future issues
  • Work with managers on writing and updating job descriptions as well as provide suggestions as necessary for position responsibilities, departmental organizational structure, and succession planning
  • Participating in developing departmental goals, objectives, and systems
  • Maintain and update all budgeted headcount reports
  • Complete firearm orders for employee orders
  • Empower a highly energized culture by proposing employee engagement and community involvement ideas within the HR budget
  • Coordinate community involvement events with volunteers, employees, and the employee engagement committee
  • Generate, read, and analyze reports as necessary for managers, grants, projects, etc.
  • Manage assigned projects
  • Work with a cross functional team for events and projects, and ability toprovide feedback in a professional manner
  • Develop, maintain, and continuously improve HR processes
  • Prepare employee separation notices and related documentation, and conducting exit interviews to determine reasons behind separations; counsel managers when necessary
  • Keep records and develop reports of personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, terminations, and employee statistics for strategic or government reporting using HRIS
  • Maintaining and reporting on HR metrics, EEO/AAP compliance using HRIS
  • Properly documenting recruitment efforts for affirmative action reporting; applying affirmative action guidelines in all areas of responsibilities
  • Administering the Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Programs for minority and female employment and advancement, in compliance with government legislation and management directives
  • Other duties as assigned

 NOTE: This list presents only the principal duties of the position and is not intended to be comprehensive. The duties and responsibilities listed above may be changed or supplemented at any time in accordance with business needs and conditions.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Management, Psychology or its equivalent required
  • 5+ years' Human Resources experience required
  • PHR/SHRM-CP/SPHR/SHRM-SCP (preferred)
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook, etc.)


Competencies and Skills:

  • Must be results driven and able to partner with stakeholders tounderstand their business needs, and use functional expertise to create business impact
  • Strong team player that takes the initiative to collaborate within the HR team and the business to drive results, with a focus on continuous improvement and employee engagement through all HR functions
  • Ability to prioritize workload, multi-task, and manage conflicting priorities of daily tasks as well as employee relations tasks, projects, etc.
  • Strong understanding of employment law, employee relations investigations, and AAP/EEO reporting
  • Ability to utilize applicant tracking and database management systems
  • Strong communication skills; excellent English both written and oral
  • Strong communication skills; excellent English both written and oral
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to listen and gain influence with employees, managers, and peers
  • Strong sense of urgency

 Physical Demands:

  • Some work is required in "off-hours" for business meetings/company events.
  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time in front of a computer.
  • Ability to move about facility on regular basis to perform physical activities, such as, but not limited to, lifting heavy equipment (up to 30 lbs. unassisted), bending, standing, climbing or walking.
  • Visual and hearing acuity.
  • Occasional domestic travel (less than 5%)

NOTE: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Work Environment and Personal Protective Equipment:

  • General office environment, with some exposure to plant environment, with fork lift and other general hazards.