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Human Resource Business Partner

ABB Group

This is a Full-time position in Fort Smith, AR posted March 21, 2021.

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future.

At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.
ABB Motion is a pioneering technology leader, driving innovation in motion industries. We keep the world turning, while saving energy every day. Our motors and drives are an integral part of everyone’s lives, writing the future of smart motion.

Our mission in Human Resources (HR) is to help ABB stand out when it comes to our people – from leadership, performance and talent management to rewards and career opportunity. In all that we do, we seek to create competitive advantage by dedicating resources to attracting, developing and retaining talented individuals who are customer-focused, collaborative, innovative and driven.

The role reports to the Manufacturing Unit Manager and located in Fort Smith, Arkansas. As a Human Resource Business Partner, you will be accountable for the overall HR contribution and value-add to the Fort Smith Motors & Die Casting plants, translating business goals into HR priorities and ensuring effective implementation in partnership with the business, other HRBPs and Global Business Services (GBS). The HRBP will also lead and implement key HR strategic projects in support of the Fort Smith Motors and Die Casting plants.

Your responsibilities

  • Strategy leadership – Understand the business drivers, the current and long-term strategy and identify opportunities for HR to add value to the business.
  • Set and implement HR priorities in the organization in line with Motion NEMA Motors people strategy, covering culture, people, and organization utilizing the existing HR solution portfolio or ensuring to provide new solutions where appropriate.
  • HR Solutions – Represents HR in Motion NEMA Motors, establishing strong relationships with business leaders and acting as consultant, sparring partner and coach.
  • Articulates the needs of the business to the CoEs and Global Business Services (GBS) to ensure relevant, impactful support for the business.
  • Capability Planning/Workforce Planning – Ensure people and organizational capabilities required in the mid-long term are understood and actioned.
  • Ensure that the business positions in the short term are adequately staffed to meet or exceed the annual business targets.
  • Interrogates HR Analytics data to understand key organizational dynamics, trends and issues and define and execute appropriate actions.
  • Organization Design – Implement the operating model and optimize organization structures and principles in line with group and global rules and standards, including the ABB Job Structure.
  • Develop high performing teams, including organization restructuring, optimal utilization, redeployment and right-sizing of people resources.
  • Under the leadership of MONM, implements strategy and plans regarding restructuring and integration projects.
  • Performance Management – Build performance culture in the organization, implement group and global business performance standards, KPIs and targets to enhance business performance.
  • Identify performance issues and take actions to address them in close collaboration with Location HRBP and CoE.
  • Drive recognition and reward programs for individuals and teams linked to the Business priorities and Values in Action.
  • Competence Development – Supports implementation of annual plans and the implementation of security objectives (in alignment with the ABB Group Sustainability and Security strategy) within MONM.
  • Reviews and leads incident investigations within own area of responsibility. Carries out root cause analysis and advises on corrective actions.
  • Project management – Contributes to and/or plans and executes security related projects.
  • Develops and reports on project objectives. Manages project resources such as manpower, financials and other relevant factors.
  • Remuneration Competitiveness and Personnel Cost – Define competitiveness position and compensation elements based on business need and in line with group and global strategy and policy. Identify issues and risks and works with CoE to identify necessary actions.
  • Monitor and control personnel cost development in the business and take corrective actions when needed.
  • Change Management – Ensure change management requirements are translated into actions that support the business strategy and plan.
  • Apply in-depth business knowledge to support and coach managers implementing necessary measures and actions to facilitate change, including communication, reorganization, performance management, motivation, recognition.
  • People leadership and development – Provide functional leadership and guidance to the managers and employees in MONM.

Your background

  • Associates Degree and minimum of 10 years of experience in business, human resources or related experience OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 8 years of experience in business, human resources or related experience.
  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US.
  • Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Strong global business / financial acumen. Strong strategic thinking and analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Self-motivated and directed.
  • Excellent relationship, interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills.
  • Good understanding of relevant markets, customers and competition.
  • Goal and results oriented mind-set.
  • Proven record in execution of defined strategic initiatives.
  • Project management – including the ability to lead and influence teams of senior managers.
  • Strong Microsoft Office/computer skills and previous SAP experience preferred.
  • Clear communication in internal and external discussions and presentations, persuasive.
  • Willingness to travel.

More about us

We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB

ABB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites:

As an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, applicants may request to review the Affirmative Action Plan of a particular ABB facility between the hours of 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. EST Monday through Friday by contacting an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762.

Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access ABB’s career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762 or by sending an email to Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.

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