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Associate Human Resources Business Partner - 2601 in Houston, TX at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 8/24/2017

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Job Description

The Associate Human Resources Business Partner will work closely with HR management to develop, maintain and ensure quality operations of human resources processes.  The individual in this role must possess a thorough knowledge of Human Resources policies/procedures and state and federal laws.  This opportunity has the ability to be a client-facing role and must maintain strict confidentiality, professionalism and tact when dealing with clients and peers.

include the following:

  • Advises employees on various human resource policies, procedures, laws, standards and government regulations.

  • Initiates employment actions in HRIS system (requisitions, organizational changes, etc.).

  • Partner with all HR divisions (Talent Management, HR Operations, Total Rewards) on various projects and initiatives.

  • Assists with employee performance management activities including annual reviews, mid-year reviews and compensation activities.

  • Conduct (voluntary) off boarding process with exiting employees, analyze data and make recommendation for corrective action and continuous improvement.

  • Conduct new hire orientation.

  • Prepare reports / presentations in HRIS, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Lead the employee Social Events Committee and ensure events (i.e., Thanksgiving Luncheon, Year End Dinner, etc) are approved, planned and communicated timely and effectively.

  • Assist Manager HRBP with employee relations and investigations activity. Review related documentation, policies, and/or procedures and present recommendations for action and resolution.

  • Assist with the preparation for the annual Affirmative Action Plan and related EEO activities to ensure compliance to all applicable legal guidelines.

  • Monitors HR programs to ensure compliance with local, state and federal labor laws.

  • Maintains a solid understanding of client group functionality, business purpose and work styles.

  • Responsible for maintaining positive, professional relationships with employees at all levels.

  • Other projects as required or assigned.


  • 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.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations, Labor Relations, Human Resources, Business Administration or related fields

  • Minimum 21/2 years HR Generalist experience

  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills

  • High level of interpersonal skills and integrity; solid team player

  • Working knowledge of labor and employment law, best practices, HR policies and procedures

  • Solid technical skills and knowledge of HRIS, Word, Excel and PowerPoint


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work occurs in an office environment with low noise levels and no specialized or hazardous equipment.


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