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HR Business Partner

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Shift:

Day Shift

Summary:

Panasonic Energy is seeking a highly motivated and passionate HR professional to join our team as a HR Business Partner, reporting to the HR Manager. The HR Business Partner role is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in designated business units and serves as a consultant to management on human resources related issues. This role will serve as a trusted advisor to stakeholders fostering a positive and inclusive work environment.


Essential Duties:

  • Provides day to day guidance to employees, including coaching, counseling, career development and disciplinary actions including HR policy guidance and interpretation.
  • Acts as the primary consultant to assigned operational groups for all Human Resources business matters
  • Serves as a trusted advisor to employees and managers on HR-related matters, fostering a positive and inclusive work environment.
  • Participates in HR internal audits and recommends necessary adjustments.
  • Ensures effective and efficient onboarding of talent including induction plans and onboarding plans
  • Addresses and resolve employee relations issues, conducting investigations when necessary and providing guidance on conflict resolution.
  • Identifies trends, risks, and opportunities within the organization and develop solutions in partnership with programs
  • Understands business goals and recommend new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in business objectives, productivity and development of HR within the company
  • Utilizes KPIs and metrics to measure progress and keep up to date on external market trends
  • Partners with leadership to promote a culture of open communication and proactive employee engagement.
  • Complete special projects and other duties as assigned.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements:
To ensure the health and safety in the workplace and for the protection of our employee’s, wearing PPE is a requirement for some roles at PENA and may include equipment such as a full Tyvek suit, safety shoes, gloves, safety glasses, face mask, bump cap, and a full hazmat suit that includes a respirator.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

Qualifications: Requirements - Required and/or Preferred
Education:
Basic/Required: High School Diploma or GED
Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in human resources, or a related field or the equivalent combination of experience and education. PHR or SPHR is highly desired


Essential Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3+ years of experience in a HR capacity
  • Manufacturing or related HR experience
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 5+ years HR leadership experience, with a majority in a manufacturing environment, preferably in both union and non-union environments. Multi-site HR leadership preferred.
  • Humility and high self-confidence to listen without ego, and advocacy for the important things. Positive energy.
  • Demonstrated comfort in multi-national environments.
  • Superb written and spoken communication. This role is a critical leadership role, with communications affecting a large organization.
  • Demonstrated excellence in investigatory elements of employee relations including having addressed concerns related to discrimination, compliance, safety, etc.
  • Flexibility – critical for a start-up environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word
  • Alignment to Panasonic’s seven (7) core principles (contribution to society, fairness and honesty, cooperation and team spirit, untiring effort for improvement, courtesy and humility, adaptability, gratitude)

About Us:
Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is collaborating with Tesla at a massive battery factory near Reno, Nevada which is known for its quality of life and expansive outdoor adventures. Panasonic's role at the Gigafactory is to manufacture and supply cylindrical lithium-ion cells to Tesla for their electric vehicles and energy storage systems.
Over the past few years, the Gigafactory has grown to the largest lithium-ion battery factory in the world. Together with our partner Tesla, we continue to revolutionize the lithium-ion battery space and accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy and transportation.
Our mission at PENA is to make the vision of affordable Electric Vehicles a reality by producing the world’s safest, high quality, and lowest cost batteries. Through this effort we will create a clean energy society and our products will change society’s use of and perceptions of electric power.
In addition to an environment that is as innovative as our products, we offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Supplemental Information:
Pre-employment drug testing is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. without restriction.
Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Energy of North America.

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