SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 250 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy. Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER’s workforce is located across eight locations in the United States. The tremendous growth of SIG SAUER has fueled outstanding opportunities for experienced professionals to join our team.
The Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management. The successful HRBP acts as a hands-on employee champion and change agent and serves as a consultant to management on human resource-related issues. The role assesses and anticipates Human Resources related needs, communicates needs proactively with others in the Human Resources organization and business management, while seeking to develop integrated solutions. The position formulates partnerships across other areas of the Human Resources function e.g., compensation, benefits, recruiting etc. to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the business objectives of SIG SAUER Inc. and those of their respective businesses.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
- Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, maintain morale, and increase employee engagement, productivity and retention.
- Provide coaching to managers/supervisors to ensure they are equipped with skills and tools to consistently apply company policies and enable open communication with their teams.
- Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues, and conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations.
- Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
- Participates in identifying, implementing, evaluating and monitoring of training programs to ensure success. Follows up to ensure training objectives are met.
- Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal department as needed/required.
- Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop solutions, programs and policies and works with HR Team to suggest new HR strategies.
- Ensures Leave of Absence Policy is adhered to, tracked, and that correct documentation and action is followed by departments and employees.
- Interviews candidates to fill vacant positions. Ability to identify qualified candidates for job openings by using appropriate selection criteria using behavioral interviewing skills, knowledge, abilities and traits to the position requirements.
- Manage data into the HRIS system for personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, and terminations.
- Provides guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.
- Prepares employee separation notices and related documentation, and conducts exit interviews to determine reasons behind separations.
- Represents organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
- Problem Solving – Able to function with high degree of independence, as the sole HR presence at local SIG Sauer facility. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
- Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
- Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
- Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
- Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
- Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
- Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
- Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
- Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
- Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to work necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
- Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and not afraid to take calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
- Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education and/or Experience:
- Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university and 5-7 years' of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Proven work experience as an HR business partner
- Excels at Employee Relations
- Excellent people management skills
- Analytical and goal oriented
- Demonstrable experience with HR metrics
- Thorough knowledge of employment law legislation
- Full understanding of all HR functions necessary to be a solid HR Business Partner and Generalist e.g., compensation, benefits, employee relations
- Studies and continually implements best HR practices
- Able to lift up to 25 pounds
- Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which is required in designated areas.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.
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