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Commercial HR Business Partner

Apply Job ID REF8479D Date posted 03/10/2023 Address 305 Chaussée Jules César, Beauchamp, Ile-de-France Job Type Full-time


ITW is a Fortune 250 global industrial company. Since our founding more than 100 years ago, ITW has become one of the world's leading diversified manufacturers of specialized industrial equipment, consumables, and related service businesses.

ITW businesses serve local customers and markets around the globe, with a significant presence in developed as well as emerging markets. The company has operations in 52 countries that employ more than 45,000 women and men. These talented individuals, many of whom have specialized engineering or scientific expertise, contribute to our global leadership in innovation. We are proud of our broad portfolio of more than 19,000 granted and pending patents.

ITW EU Regional AccountsDivision serves the Automotive OEM (Stellantis, Renault-Nissan, Volvo and JLR) and their tier suppliers with plastic fasteners totaling approximately $200M in revenues, 500 people.  Units include:  Beauchamp and Ingwiller, FR; Hone, IT; Basingstoke, UK and Bredaryd, SE.

The Division drives profitability by leveraging its innovative solutions and application engineering.  In addition to ITW’s industry leading research and development capabilities, ITW EU Regional Accounts enhance our customers’ competitive advantage by:

  • Maintaining advanced engineering and manufacturing facilities in EU.
  • Exchanging product, process and benchmarking information with sister units worldwide.
  • Continually improving processes, material and designs to ensure every product exceeds customer specifications while providing unparalleled value.

Strategy & Goals

Our strategy is focused on organic growth. In order to achieve our ambitious targets, we have put in place a new Strategic Marketing Organization and are growing our Sales & Engineering teams to prepare for future opportunities. In this context, we are opening a Commercial HR Business Partner role dedicated to our commercial organization and are looking to hire a passionate HR professional to drive HR excellence and add value to our teams.


Position Title:      Commercial HR Business Partner

Location:              Remote

Reports to:          Division HR Director

Selling Points:

  • A challenging and gratifying position within a very dynamic, experienced, and well-reputed international team.
  • Opportunity to thrive in an entrepreneurial cultural while being a part of a big and financially stable global company.
  • Relations with numerous internal stakeholders.
  • High levels of internal exposure.

Main Focus and Challenges:

In this international position, the HR Business Partner (HRBP) is a crucial partner for all commercial leaders of the Division (Sales & Engineering, Innovation and Strategic Marketing). The incumbent of the position is accountable for leading the complete employee life-cycle and acts as a strategic partner for all relevant stakeholders. The HRBP provides added-value with modern HR generalist experience and proactive advice to support the Commercial Leadership Management and their teams. The incumbent is pro-actively supporting the growth of our business. He/ She is responsible for defining, developing and implementing human resources initiatives within the business that helps levering the ambitious growth goals of the enterprise. The HRBP drives modern Talent Acquisition and People Development initiatives across the area of responsibility.

In addition to the Commercial perimeter, the Commercial HRBP also supports the Division HRD with HR development in locations without local HR Manager.

Key responsibilities:

  • Act as a HR Business Partner to all Commercial Functions of the Division across 4 geographies, 5 locations
  • Senior HR advisor, consultant and coach for the leadership team
  • Leads the whole “employee-life-cycle” for all commercial employees
  • Drives Divisional-wide Talent Acquisition activities for Commercial Team
  • Leads yearly Compensation and Benefit cycle
  • Leads Sales Excellence initiatives and Talent development initiatives for all Commercial employees
  • Leads all HR related issues internally and externally in coordination with local HR Manager and administrative team (legal matters, payroll, contract management, external consultants and Trainers)
  • Acting as liaison on strategic HR matters between the Location, Division and Corporate Commercial functions
  • Works closely together with the Marketing team to drive Employer Branding initiatives
  • Brings creative outside-in perspective of modern HR tools (New Work, Agility, Modern Leadership, Employer Branding) to inspire commercial activities
  • Drives culture of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Drives specific HR-related projects




  • B.S. / B.A. degree in Management, HR, legal or social sciences required or combination of business experience and education. MBA and/or additional coursework is a plus.
  • Working proficiency in English is a must. French/Italian as preferred.


  • Minimum of 5 – 7 years of experience as progressive HR Business Partner with generalist experience.
  • Ability to work autonomously with a strategic view on the area of own responsibility, but very hands-on where needed.
  • Automotive or Industrial specific knowledge is a plus.
  • Experience with Sales / Commercial Organization is a plus.

Leadership & Management Competencies

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills, including the credibility to build, promote and maintain strong relationships while working with remote regions.
  • Strong ability to manage complexity and change.
  • Strong people management skills. Excellent at driving accountability and results.

Personal Characteristics

  • Positive mindset, self-drive and initiative.
  • Critical and strategic thinking.
  • Integrity and exemplarity.
  • Very good negotiation and influencing skills across different hierarchical levels.
  • Excellent understanding of business dynamics and organizational design.
  • Willingness and ability to travel, both domestically and world-wide (mostly Europe).

ITW Leadership Expectations:

Our leaders are role models in ITW’s Leadership Expectations:

Expert in the Practice of the ITW Business Model

  • 80/20 Business Model
  • Customer-Back Innovation
  • Decentralized Entrepreneurial Culture and Values

Make Great Strategic Choices

  • Contributes to the development and execution of a compelling outside-in strategy and vision that is aligned with the enterprise strategy.
  • Understands the organizational and workforce implications of the division strategy and objectives, proactively anticipates needs, and develops and executes strategies and operational plans to address.
  • Possesses strong business acumen and is highly knowledgeable about the enterprise strategy and the division’s position in the market, strategy, operating and financial plans.                                                                                         
  • Understands ITW’s definition of sustainable differentiation and aligns division resources to create, build and defend it.

Deliver Great Results

  • Develops and ensures execution of core HR processes (e.g. talent acquisition, talent management, performance management, employee relations, etc.) consistent with ITW culture and values.                                                                                                
  • Understands interdependencies of division plans and functions, anticipates issues, and leverages a range of HR capabilities and tools to achieve great results.
  • Delivers on talent commitments to achieve the Annual and Long Range plan objectives. 
  • Has a strong ability to work through others and assess and drive organizational focus on the “80” issues and opportunities.

Are Great Talent Managers

  • Identifies the core capabilities and key roles that drive business results and effectively evaluates strengths and development needs against these core capabilities.
  • Leads the hiring, development, and retention of a diverse pipeline of great leadership talent. Establishes the division as a net exporter of talent for the enterprise.
  • Assess performance objectively and candidly; makes the tough calls when necessary.
  • Influences leadership on important talent management issues; has a fact-based point of view on talent.

Provide Strong Leadership

  • Always acts with integrity.
  • Actively models and promotes ITW's culture and values with the understanding that it creates a unique competitive advantage and uses influence and collaboration to guide division leadership in addressing practices and processes needed to achieve the business results.
  • Contributes to creating and effectively communicating a compelling vision for the business and assists the leadership team in aligning the organization behind it
  • Takes ownership:  Drives positive change and challenges status quo.  Addresses issues with courage.
  • Leads and behaves from an "enterprise first" perspective.

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, political views, or any other characteristic.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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