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HR Business Partner

We are building something great! Are you a curious, passionate and result oriented HR Business Partner with an eye for detail, data and employee development? Do you thrive in creating great workplaces and working on a complete suite of HR services, including establishing trusted partnerships with business leaders and translating business needs into HR deliverables? 

We are looking for a HR Business Partner for our Supporting Functions in North America, based in our Radnor, Pennsylvania office.

At Nouryon, our global team of Changemakers takes positive action every day, to reach higher collectively and individually. We create innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers to answer society’s needs – today and in the future.  

In your future role as HRBP you will 

  • Oversee the management of labor relations for the business unit, manage grievance procedures and advise teams to ensure compliance with the collective bargaining agreements
  • Be a full member of the local leadership teams of the businesses you support (Research & Development, Finance and IM) and work closely together with leaders and other support functions. 
  • Coach and collaborate with executives and business leaders to resolve business challenges.
  • Facilitate conflict resolution and difficult discussions through our grievance process.
  • Advise managers regarding compliance with federal, state, and local labor and employment laws.
  • Coach and partner with employees, leadership and management teams on a day-to-day basis to embed a high-performance culture, focusing on leadership and driving accountability.
  • Manage activities in areas of responsibility including performance and talent management, succession planning, staffing including hiring, on-boarding and terminations.
  • Provide guidance and/or develop input on operational and tactical workforce planning and organization capability.
  • Guide leaders at all levels on people matters such as total rewards, labor relations and employment law, strategic workforce planning and organizational strategies, people capabilities, and talent retention.
  • Deliver on HR policies, processes and practices focusing on continuous improvement and improved execution. Perform global HR tasks which require local support.
  • Manage and lead defined projects to drive continuous improvement relating to our People strategy.
  • Actively participate as an HR Partner within the Regional HR organization to drive functional excellence utilizing the resources provided to ensure consistent practices and making recommendations that will help meet goals.
  • Execute hands-on operational tasks and make sure to independently drive and implement decisions using available resources.
  • Responsible for the data integrity and accuracy of headcount and maintenance in the current HRIS systems 
  • Drive Code of conduct compliance and facilitate relevant employee relations trainings.


Who are you?

You have a passion for people development, business and culture and you possess the ability to see opportunities where others see obstacles. You understand organizational dynamics and that business success originates from true team efforts, continuous learning and genuine trust. With your drive for result and continuous improvements you prefer to work in close partnership with the leaders you support. You like to build your network internally and work with different stakeholders allover the company, in the USA and internationally.

To add value in this position you need to be able to see the bigger picture and translate it into concrete activities and actions. You are well organized, can manage your workload and have excellent communication skills. You believe in yourself and have a can-do attitude. You are a true team player and contribute to a great team spirit and you have the ability to build strong relationships with peers. You can work through managers and leaders to engage and motivate the organization. You understand how health and safety and sustainability not only add value to the organization but is the essence of everything we do. 

We believe you bring

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree  
  • Minimum 5-8 years generalist experience preferably to include experience as a specialist in several of the HR disciplines
  • Experience in a process industry and with supporting R&D organization is preferred.
  • Knowledge of multiple human resources disciplines including engagement, employee relations, labor relations, compensation, organizational design, workforce planning, career development and training, performance management and employee engagement
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, presentation, analytical skills and project management
  • Able to work in a matrix environment, building effective relationships with management and functions in a multi-cultural environment
  • Team player who constantly has the team performance in mind and can see how different parts of HR should work together to improve the quality and customer experience and raise the total performance of HR.
  • Excellent in building trusted partnership with leadership and colleagues in and outside of HR
  • Experience operating as business partner for a dynamic, growing organization.

Good to know 

The position is based at our site in Radnor and reports to Global VP HR responsible for Supporting Functions.

You will be part of a USA HR team consisting of around 25 committed, engaged and collaborative colleagues with high standards who believe in team spirit and caring for each other.

You will be part of the USA HR team including HRBPs, Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, HRIS, HR Services and Payroll. Our team has a great team spirit and can-do attitude. We are thoughtful of each other and take ownership of the joint HR delivery to the business. A fun, friendly place to be with many great colleagues.

At the same time, you will be part of a global family in a company with infinite opportunities to grow your personal development and career.

You will have our full support, training and opportunities for professional development along with competitive compensation and benefits. Not only will you be able to make an impact on our people strategy, but with our focus on sustainability in everything we do, you will contribute to something bigger. 

Application process

Please apply via our online recruitment system with an uploaded job specific resume and cover letter. We do not accept applications via e-mail, these applications will be disregarded. 

We carry out a continuous selection and may close the application process before the final application date, so don’t hesitate to send us your application. 

In our first selection we thoroughly go through all the applications. If your skills and qualifications match the profile we are looking for, you will be invited to an initial phone interview that takes approximately 30 minutes. If you proceed in our selection process, there will be a multi-step process.

About Nouryon 

We’re looking for tomorrow’s Changemakers today. 
If you’re looking for your next career move, apply today and join Nouryon’s worldwide team of Changemakers in providing essential solutions that our customers use to manufacture everyday products such as personal care, cleaning, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Our employees are driven by the wish to make an impact and actively drive positive change. If that describes you, we will gladly make way for your ambitions. From day one we support you with your personal growth, through challenging positions and comprehensive learning and development opportunities, in a dynamic, international, diverse, and proactive working environment. 
Visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn.  
#WeAreNouryon #Changemakers 
We have already chosen our sourcing channels for this recruitment and kindly ask not to be contacted by any advertisement agents, recruitment agencies or staffing companies. 

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