HR Business Partner

Date: May 6, 2022

Location: Wartburg – Tennessee, US, 37887

Company: Heraeus

HR Business Partner
Heraeus Precious Metals
Location Wartburg – Tennessee
Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work, while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a market-leading family-owned, global company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of around 14,800 employees are bringing forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare to renewable energy to e-mobility to high-tech and telecommunications.


The Following Challenges Await You:

This position supports the business in achieving its strategic objectives through full utilization of the human resource programs and processes. This is a dual HR role where you are both Business Partner and HR Manager.  You will focus on the following topics:

  • Implementation of regional HR strategy aligned to support the Heraeus Precious Metals Global Business strategic for the Wartburg, TN site.  As a member of the Management Team formulate and present strategic initiatives and solutions that affect and improve the cross-functionality of the local site.  Provide guidance on the organizational structure, setup, performance requirements and employee placement to achieve the business strategy in alignment with global HPM HR roadmap.
  • Champion the Talent Management initiatives with a heavy focus on attraction, selection, placement, retention, development and enrichment, succession and assessment strategies including leading activities such as People Days, Internship Programs and Fairs.
  • Support Head of HR HPM in global topics and projects as assigned.
  • Provide Human Resources guidance and execution of group-wide HR strategy in the business including the assurance that global and regional HR tools and processes are integrated into the business.  Communicate all HR regional initiatives and align with HPM Leadership Team on implementation timelines and scope in advance.
  • Developing, maintaining, reporting and monitoring of workforce plan (including monthly reporting and forecasting). Manage the temporary agency vendors and requirements (including ensuring HR vendors are paid in a timely manner.)
  • Participates in the investigation and resolution of ongoing employee relations issues, anticipates problems whenever possible, and develops, recommends, and initiates appropriate steps for resolution.  Provide day-to-day support for employees on site including administrative HR topics.  Advocate for workforce.
  • Responsible for compensation management topics including: market price comparison of positions, and incentive compensation alignment with business strategy.  Develops job profiles (descriptions) and participates in inter-company job analysis and benchmarking.
  • Trains and/or oversees informal and formal training of managers and employees on HR Policies as well as other applicable topics.
  • Member of regional HR team, attend meetings and participates as applicable in regional and global Human Resources events and initiatives to ensure cross-divisional efficiencies in training, benefits programs, policy development, sourcing and staffing programs, etc.


Your Profile: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or Business Administration with a minimum of 5 years of experience in Human Resources.  A Masters Degree is preferred.  The equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
  • Thorough understanding of Federal and State employment laws including ADA, FMLA, OSHA and Workers Compensation.
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity, influence, professionalism and leadership ability; exhibit a high level of motivation (self starter) and initiative with the ability to meet deadlines.  
  • Excellent communication skills, proven experience in driving change initiatives and execution of programs.
  • Must be assertive and confident.
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite of Products: Teams, Word, Excel and Powerpoint and sharepoint files.
  • Prior experience with SAP Successfactors is preferred. 
  • Experience with ADP reporting and etime is preferred.
  • Experience with HR database and ATS is preferred.



Nearest Major Market: Knoxville