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Ford Motor Company Director, HR Business Partner, Michigan in Topeka, Kansas

In this position…

The Director, HR Business Partner is accountable for the budget, performance, and results of the HR Business Partner teams which may span one or many locations typically within a domestic market. The role is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in designated business units. The role formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added services to management and employees that reflect the business objectives of the organization. The role plays an important strategic role in establishing and driving HR programs/talent initiatives forward within specific company functions ensuring those align with the company's business objectives. The role has full management authority for staffing, performance, discipline, pay decisions, team development, and other personnel actions.

This role reports to the Executive HR Director and forms part of a broader team that includes Global Marketing, Ford Customer Service Division, Sales, General Management and Global Dealer Engagement. This position provides leadership and strategic direction for a team of two HR Managers.

What you'll do…

  • Acts as a strategic partner to the customer group, helping them to realize their deliverables and transforming the business.

  • Leads the creation and execution of talent strategies in alignment with the vision and objectives of the business and owns the delivery of HR projects to identify innovative solutions to resolve critical problems involving multiple stakeholders that have an extended impact on HR processes and outcomes.

  • Leads change management planning and activities.

  • Leads on key organizational design actions to improve individual and organizational performance.

  • Develops organization-specific people and workforce plans and roadmaps to align the workforce with business needs and leads their implementation.

  • Drives the organization towards a culture of excellence in which employees feel engaged and inspired to deliver business results by collaborating with HR and business leaders.

  • Develops operating policies and procedures that impact the functioning of the HR team across locations after analyzing their business implications and designing approaches for diagnosing and enhancing organizational effectiveness and employee satisfaction.

  • Participates in the selection of candidates for senior positions. Collaborates with other leaders to drive performance management, learning and development, and key HR process development.

  • Establishes governance and ensures compliance with companywide policies, employment laws, and regulations. Develops and monitors budgets, KPIs, schedules, and performance standards. Develops plans for adjusted courses of action wherever needed.

  • Leads briefings and coaches business leaders to solve significant people and culture issues; provides expertise in technical and regulatory aspects of employment, including hiring, termination, performance management, rewards, etc. Advises leaders on strategies to grow talent and develop technical capability pipelines for the business unit.

  • Develops and maintains strong relationships while building credibility with business groups to understand their needs, goals, and challenges.

  • Leads the HR program advocacy through frequent interaction with internal management and senior leaders across the business taking a customer first approach.

  • Proactively analyzes and studies relevant monthly and quarterly HR Dashboards and develops appropriate operating processes and procedures in line with companywide policies in collaboration with Business stakeholders.

  • Drives the execution of strategies to attract, engage, and retain the talent required to support business growth.

  • Owns accountability for talent management responsibilities, including performance management, disciplinary action, terminations, recruitment, pay decisions, and other personnel actions.

This hybrid position is based in Dearborn, MI.

Functional & Technical Knowledge

  • HR consulting and coaching. Demonstrated experience working with business leaders to identify and solve significant people and cultural issues; providing expertise in aspects of employment including hiring, termination, performance management, rewards.

  • Organizational Design/Change Management. Experience leading business partners through the end-to-end process of designing a new organization or significantly changing an existing organization; leveraging strategies and tools to help individuals and teams adapt to change in their organization. 

  • Enabling business change. Working with business leaders to drive proactive People and Culture Strategy in multi-national, complex businesses in support of business objectives.

  • HR program advocacy. Championing the business value of HR initiatives.

  • Partnering with the business and the Human Resources Centers of Excellence , like Talent and Recruiting, on key talent initiatives like workforce planning, high-potential employee development, succession planning, etc.

You'll have…

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, Organization Development or related field 

  • 8+ years of experience in human resources

Even better, you'll have…

  • Master’s Degree in Human Resources, MBA 

  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

  • Demonstrated experience working in a complex, highly matrixed organization

  • Experience in building and developing large global teams 

  • Talented communicator with a proven track record of leveraging data to influence outcomes 

  • Strong analytical skills - use data analytics to provide greater insights and innovative solutions 

  • Promotes an inclusive environment and embodies our Ford+ OS behaviors – Focus, Collaboration, Excellence

This description outlines the general nature and scope of work typically performed in this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, work requirements, etc. It may vary slightly based on business or geographic needs and is subject to being reviewed and updated periodically.

You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder…or all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

• Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage

• Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up childcare and more

• Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases

• Tuition assistance

• Established and active employee resource groups

• Paid time off for individual and team community service

• A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day

• Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

2023 New Hire Benefits Summary LL5 (ford.com) (https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en-us/documents/careers/2023-benefits-and-comp-LL5-sal-plan-1.pdf)

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.

Requisition ID : 20843