HR Business Partner Job


Houston, TX, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Human Resources
Posting Date:  Jun 12, 2024

Arkema Inc. is actively recruiting for a Human Resources Business Partner to support our Houston, Texas facility.  This position reports directly to the Human Resources Manager and has one direct report.  As the HRBP, you will coach leaders and provide guidance and expertise to develop and/or execute strategic plans in the areas of workforce planning, organizational design, restructuring, change management, leadership effectiveness, and talent management.  You will provide partnership and support with the continuous improvement of processes and support the implementation of effective people strategy in assigned operational areas. Strategy addresses key performance results for customer service, communication, retention, employee satisfaction, and engagement. Business Partner support will encompass all areas of human capital including but not limited to recruitment, retention, development, performance management, talent management, total rewards and employee relations.  


Roles and Responsibilities:


  • Be an active member of the Plant Leadership Teams and ensure all HR topics and initiatives are discussed and represented.
  • Develop and maintain human resources programs and procedures linked to client groups’ strategies.
  • Lead talent acquisition, on-boarding, development, hiring, promotion, and departure processes with assigned client groups.
  • Partner with leadership teams to develop and implement actions or projects for greater/cost effective workforce planning and management.
  • Maintain and communicate HR metrics to client groups, including talent acquisition, turnover, promotions, transfers, terminations, and performance appraisals.
  • Partner with client groups to facilitate change effectively by understanding the business need(s) for change, its impact on people, and then work with leaders to develop a plan to introduce and drive the necessary changes.
  • Foster an environment that encourages and rewards continuous individual growth and delivery of results.
  • Partner with HR leadership, HR Business Partners, and HR COEs (Centers Of Excellence) to put in place proper process and delivery of all Core HR processes.
  • Implement HR programs, policies, practices, and tools locally, including the Performance Management Process, Talent Review Process, Employee Safety and Engagement Survey and follow-up action plans, Reward & Recognition program, Job (re)evaluations, and other compensation-related practices.
  • Assess, monitor, and address employee questions and concerns and refer to appropriate company internal and external resources for support as required.
  • Oversee payroll processing with Arkema Payroll Team for verification of pay and process any changes and updates regarding employee payroll information.
  • Ensure awareness and compliance with HR policies within client groups.
  • Address and resolve HR issues that have been escalated by the plant employees and plant management.
  • Provide counsel to leaders and managers on employee and labor relations issues, including, but not limited to: corrective action, conflict resolution, harassment issues, etc., utilizing legal resource(s), when appropriate, to investigate and resolve issues in a prompt and fair manner.
  • Stay current on US regulations to ensure compliance and timely implementation of changes to/new regulations.


Qualifications/Experience Required:


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) is required; a Master’s Degree is strongly preferred.
  • Labor relations experience preferred.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience working as a generalist in the Human Resources field; including experience encompassing recruiting/employment, employee relations, compensation, performance management, training, and employee development.
  • Experience with dealing with diverse cultures.
  • Experience and/or capacity to learn to work in matrix reporting structures.
  • Must be a strategic and results-oriented leader, have a strong business orientation, and be able to react quickly and effectively to changing situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as a part of a diverse team.
  • Effective written and verbal communicator, in both one-to-one and group discussions.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.
  • Experience with key HR processes and systems is needed; knowledge of SAP preferred.
  • Ability to read legal and financial documents - references in case law investigation, labor contracts, labor laws and rules and federal laws is a plus.
  • Broad knowledge and experience in HR practices, policies, laws, and regulations.

Who we are? Arkema is a world leader in Innovative Materials for a Sustainable World with the ambition to become a pure Specialty Materials player.

We thrive as One Arkema, comprised of many businesses and brands including Bostik, ArrMaz, and more! and operating with a global reach in 55 countries with more than 21,100 employees. Each one contributes to positioning Arkema as a recognized leader of specialty chemicals and advanced materials, reporting annual sales of €9.5 billion, of which 2.9% allocated to R&D for 1,800 researchers in 17 R&D centers.

If you pursue excellence, love innovation and are inspired by challenges, we encourage you through to learn more about our values – Solidarity, Performance, Simplicity, Empowerment, and Inclusion – and how we concentrate on advances in bio-based and recyclable materials, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.

Changing the world requires the right formula. The right formula consists of our innovative and sustainable materials, and you. Join us to develop the materials of tomorrow and make a difference together. What are you made of?

The legal information below pertains specifically to positions posted in the United States, however we strive for diversity, equity and inclusion in all the countries that we hire.
Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting and hiring.

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