Completed United States

The Company

This organization has over 100 years’ experience in transport and logistics, operating across international and domestic markets. It is going through an exciting period of innovation, change and growth. The company has recently undergone an exciting acquisition, which has enabled the North America business to focus more sharply on its key area of expertise - providing first-class customer solutions. The HR leadership team is focused on building its HR business partnering capability, and is looking for a high potential HR Lead to be responsible for the Midwestern region, based in Chicago.

The Role

This role will be responsible for HR business partnering in the Midwest area. Illinois, Minneapolis, Michigan and Wisconsin are major geographies. There are over 500 employees in this region, which is centrally managed from Chicago. This role will have responsibility for HR business partnering within the region, including the execution of all programs and activities. It is a business-facing role and heavily execution-oriented. This position will foster partnerships across the regional organization to deliver value added service to management and employees. Key areas of focus include: employee and labor relations, employee communications, recruiting, compensation, benefits, workforce planning, performance management, employee development, safety processes and employment documentation.  

The Individual

We are looking for an experienced HR Leader who has a good understanding of Labor and Employee Relations and a background in the Logistics industry. Some 3PL experience would be ideal. Most important is a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and partner with business and HR colleagues. Some managerial experience would be beneficial. He or she should have a solid understanding of all traditional HR tools including staffing, organization design, performance management, HR measurement and legal compliance. Some Safety and Physical Security experience would be desirable. He or she should also be familiar enough with Labor Relations to read the signals and anticipate ER issues, so that these can be pre-empted and proactively handled.

Unless the advertisement specifies otherwise, only HR Professionals who are legally able to work in this country can be considered.

Posted on 04 Jul 2016

ChapmanCG Pte Ltd

EA Licence No. 08S3543

At a glance

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Job function
Generalist HR
Industrial & Manufacturing
International Coverage
Global HQ
North America
Global revenue
US$1-10 Billion
Solid report to
Head of HR Business Partnering, North America.
Potential upsides
A growing organization, which can offer both domestic and international career prospects.
Potential downsides
It is a time of heavy change and growth for this company; so while the business direction is extremely positive, there is a lot of heavy lifting to do.