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Human Resources Business Partner

Apply Job ID REF8801E Date posted 12/05/2022 Address 825 University Avenue, Norwood, MA Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt

Instron is a global organization that designs, manufactures, sells and services mechanical testing systems. 

Have you ever wondered how a potato chip always has the right crispiness level? Or, how your game controller can survive several drops whether you are excited for your win or upset by a loss? How about eyewear being able to withstand impact forces? Visit Instron’s YouTube Channel  to see our customer’s applications. And, check out Facebook Watch at https://fb.watch/a8ILPde4GP/ for additional video.

Our systems are trusted by 95% of the world’s largest manufacturing companies to gather critical data, informing the design of components and materials. You will find that our established strength, commitment to our core values and team focus provides an engaging work environment and offers exceptional opportunities for personal and career development.


We're looking for a highly motivated Human Resources Business Partner who will focus on providing high quality and responsive HR services, partnering with ITW and Instron’s leadership and employees that support the accomplishment of business goals. 

This is a highly visible in-person role that incorporates many traditional HR functional responsibilities such as talent acquisition and employee relations, as well as more proactive activities that involve partnering with different areas of the business to address organizational development challenges, managing change and policy development and implementation. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

·         Drives the recruitment and onboarding processes for regular and temporary employees. 

·         In collaboration with hiring managers, develops recruitment strategies for open positions.

·         Manages internal and external postings via an ATS (SmartRecruiters).

·         Interviews and recommends candidates for hire.

·         Coordinates the job offer and pre-employment processes.

·         Coaches and counsels managers and employees on a wide variety of work related activities, policies and procedures such as employee relations, talent management and career development, process improvement, succession planning, performance management, compensation and benefits, diversity, and recruiting.

·         Partners with managers to proactively identify people issues and provide tailored solutions to meet business goals.

·         Works with business leaders to define, develop and maintain a culture that inspires and fosters high employee performance and engagement.

·         Assists with the administration, communication and continued development of ITW and Instron’s annual performance appraisal process and reward programs.

·         Coordinates compensation and pay related activities such as survey participation, job evaluation, market pricing, and variable pay plans.

·         Works closely with the HR team to ensure consistency in the interpretation, communication, application and administration of HR policies and procedures.

·         Assists in the development and implementation of HR policies and procedures that comply with federal and state laws and are consistent with Instron’s values and business goals.

·         Utilizes computer technology to streamline process improvements and delivery of HR services.

·         Functions as project manager coordinating special Human Resource initiatives as needed.

Qualifications:

Education, Knowledge & Experience

·         Bachelor’s Degree and 4-5 years’ experience in an HR Coordination or Generalist role.  PHR certification desired.

·         A significant depth of knowledge and experience in the following HR functional areas: recruiting, performance management, interpreting and applying employment laws, employee and leadership development, process improvement, and compensation and benefits.

·         Strong computer skills, with emphasis on Microsoft Office desktop tools and social media.  Workday experience desired.

Personal Attributes

·         Effective demonstrating the following:  personal confidence and strong initiative, effective listening, ability to coach and influence others, and the desire to go above and beyond what is required.

·         Strong analytical skills and a track record of success with problem solving and process improvements.

·         Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks.

·         Strong written and oral communication skills.

·         Demonstrates flexibility and a willingness to learn.

·         Willing to travel domestically and internationally 10% of the time

Take this opportunity to join a successful team where you can make an immediate impact.  Enjoy excellent on and off the job training, hybrid work schedule, a competitive salary, and a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, life and LTD insurance, 401k (with match), and a 100% tuition reimbursement program.

Instron is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

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At ITW, we value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences, and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

Equal Opportunities

ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Read more information here.

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