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HR Business Partner

Date: Jun 23, 2019

Location: Carlsbad, CA, CA, US

Company: Glanbia


At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers around dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, infant and clinical, and functional nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories — bringing increased levels of protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality to market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world.


Supervisor’s Title:               Director, HR Business Partner

Department:                         HR

Exempt Status:                    Exempt


Job Summary

The HR Business Partner implements HR solutions that enable the business to successfully achieve its objectives.  Partnering with the client organization, the HRBP consults, executes and monitors HR strategies and programs, including performance management, talent management, workforce planning, leadership development, and career development.  The HRBP works closely with and brokers the services of the HR Centers of Excellence (COE) team to deliver high quality solutions and provides guidance and coaching to other HR staff.



Essential Functions

  • Consults with business leaders to diagnose current and future HR needs and develop a strategy for resolution.
  • Collaborates with the COE specialists to implement and monitor HR solutions, strategy and company branding.
  • Leads and supports the implementation of HR strategies, objectives and processes that are fully aligned with the overall function/business strategy and the HR strategy.
  • Works with the function/business on people/workforce strategies, helping develop high potential talent and supporting a high performance culture.
  • Consult with business leaders to identify future leadership talent building out both development and succession plans.
  • Responsible for ensuring business relevance of HR services offered, serving as the lead HR ‘sales person’ for the business/function
  • Able to balance “lead” role/face of HR with the business/function while at the same time ensuring HR specialists have direct engagement and support.
  • Directly supports the business/function leader(s) with advice and counsel, being seen as a “trusted advisor” specifically being able to objectively assess, influence and push back when necessary.
  • Brings dashboards and metrics to the conversation and applies data judgment to drive recommendations.
  • Ultimately responsible to the business for quality and performance of all HR services provided.
  • Able to run and analyze reports, building out a strategy and/or approach to proactively assist business leaders.
  • Partners with leaders on employee relation issues, including recommendations for investigations, progressive discipline, performance improvement plans and terminations.
  • Regular, in-person attendance and participation in designated department meetings (DRM, Leadership) as evidenced by being considered an integral part of the team.
  • Ensures compliance on company policies as well as compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Responds to EEOC and DOL inquiries and charges.
  • Provides coaching and development to department leaders.
  •  Drive culture to integrate Glanbia values in all aspects of the business.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications & Skills

  • 5 – 7 years HR generalist experience, HR Specialty or other business related experience.
  • Able to build and sustain strong relationships with peers and client business leaders.
  • Able to manage highly sensitive matters; maintain confidentiality and objectivity.
  • Strong Team skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • High personal standards of integrity.
  • Project management skills.
  • Leads and delivers results through others.
  • Diagnostic and problem solving skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Human Resources Management.
  • Professional HR certification preferred.


Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.
  • Involves moderate physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a primarily administrative nature.
  • Should be able to identify and distinguish colors, see clearly at 20 inches or closer and 20 feet or more, observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, judge distances and spatial relationships, and adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.
  • Must be able to drive vehicle for travel purposes.



10% domestic travel



Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.


Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do really interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful.


Nearest Major Market: San Diego