HR Business Partner - North American HUB

ABB - Cary, NC4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $69,000 - $99,000 a year
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ABB is seeking a HUB Human Resource (HR) Business Partner North America (NAM) Power Grids Grid Automation (PGGA) for its Cary, North Carolina location. You will e partner with the North America Hub Business Unit Manager and business leaders to deliver strategic HRBP support across the organization. Supports multiple product groups with differentiated portfolios.
Typical duties/responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide high-value-added support for their respective businesses.
  • Ensure accountability for the overall HR contribution to the business and deliver on business objectives.
  • Enhance the quality of people processes by delivering workforce insights based on standardized reports and analytics.
  • Optimize coverage in line with the business structure to ensure broader and more division-specific strategic support.
  • Provides HR consultation support to managers regarding various employee relations issues including policy interpretation and disciplinary actions.
  • Provides initial counsel to managers regarding employment law matters including reasonable accommodation, diversity issues, FLSA and other federal and state legislation.
  • Provides guidance and coaching to managers in the use of the HR tools and related processes to maximize their effectiveness in employee engagement, development and retention.
  • Conducts formal presentations and training sessions with management and all-associates on various HR related topics including but not limited to employment law, interviewing, performance reviews, sexual harassment, hiring process, and associate security.
  • Supports the Performance Management (PDA) process and provides coaching to PDA participants to ensure continued development.
  • Answers employee questions regarding employment policies and procedures.
  • Manages reduction in force process for assigned regions including docket development, severance letter creation and tracking.
  • Manages ethics complaints and investigations for assigned cases; Investigates and remedies internal complaints of discrimination and ethics complaints, including interviewing witnesses, documenting, and responding to the complainant; Assists in preparing written responses based on the outcome of investigations.
  • Collects, organizes, and analyzes data for reports, presentations and/or special projects.
  • Maintains knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and insures office compliance.
  • Strategy leadership:
Set and implement people strategy in the North America Hub Business Unit in line with ABB global division, global BU Power Grids and global HR function strategy, including culture, competence, and organization.

  • Capability Planning/ workforce Planning:
Ensure people and organizational capabilities required in the mid-long term are understood and actioned ensuring that the business and organizational positions in the short term are adequately staffed to meet or exceed the annual business targets.

  • Organization Design:
Design and implement organization structure and principles in line with group and global rules and standards; Develop high performing teams, including organization restructuring, optimal utilization, redeployment and right-sizing of people resources.

  • 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; Recognize and reward high performance in individuals and teams.

  • Competence Development:
Decide on competence actions to support business strategy; Implement learning and development activities to build and improve competence in collaboration with CoE and SSC.

  • Talent Management:
In close collaboration with Talent Partners in the CoE, set and implement strategies and actions to ensure a healthy and sustainable talent structure in the organization, including recruitment, identification and succession planning on business critical positions, diversity and inclusion; Assess risks and coordinate actions to mitigate risks.

  • Remuneration or Competitiveness:
Decide competitiveness position and compensation elements based on business need and in line with group and global strategy and policy; Monitor personnel cost development in the business and take corrective actions when needed.

  • Change Management:
Decide on change management need to support business strategy and plan; Implement necessary measures and actions to facilitate change, including communication, reorganization, performance management, motivation, recognition.

  • M&A and Reorganization:
Under the leadership of global division and/or Business unit (BU), implement strategy, policy and plans in line with group rules and standards to ensure business benefit and continuity, including due diligence, integrating, communication, change management, retention and motivation, leadership appointment.

  • Safety & Integrity:
Implement HSE and business compliance standards and regulations in the area of responsibility. Personally live the ABB values and Group standards.

  • Standards and governance:
Implement and ensure compliance with global and local standards, rules, tools, policies and processes related to operations/project execution and share functional best practices and lessons learned across the organization.

  • People leadership and development:
Ensure that the area of responsibility is properly organized, staffed and development directed. Build an effective, capable and high performing team.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 12 years of experience in Human Resource Generalist coupled with California labor law.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or Business is preferred.
  • Experience in executing programs in: strategy leadership, capability & workforce planning, organization design, performance management, competence development, talent management, remuneration, change management, people leadership and development.
Additional information
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Location Cary, North Carolina, USA
Business Unit Grid Automation
Date posted 2019-03-05
Job Function Human Resources
Publication ID US67332898_E2