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Manager-Human Resources Business Partner in Lake Charles, LA at Westlake Chemical Corporation

Date Posted: 7/19/2018

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Job Description


The Manager, HR Business Partner (HRBP) plays a key role in engaging and supporting leaders and employees with a wide range of HR initiatives, operational processes / procedures, tactical issues and employee relations efforts. The HRBP builds positive working relationships and acts as a contact for leaders and employees within the assigned business unit(s).

This role spends 40% of the time operating as a strategic partner to leaders, 40% of the time operating as an engagement partner, and the remaining 20% of the time handling employee relations. This role is a direct report

to the Plant Manager with a dotted line to the Regional HRBP Manager overseeing the Westlake South Facility in the Lake Charles, Louisiana with approximately 1200 employees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engages leaders and employees in delivery of HR processes, procedures, and practices within assigned business unit (s).
  • Coaches leaders and employees on people management and employee relations matters and ensures compliance with employment law.
  • Maximizes Westlake’s Strategic Centers of Excellence (Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, and Total Rewards) to build a pipeline of readily available top talent; to drive performance management, talent review, succession planning, training and development; and to offer market competitive compensation and benefits.
  • Manage union relations including facilitating union/management meetings, manage grievance processes, execute labor negotiations, and provide strategy and leadership.
  • Identifies gaps in individual, team, and leader performance as well as organizational structure, and acts as a performance improvement driver in promoting and implementing change management initiatives within assigned business unit(s).
  • Implements and evaluates people management practices designed to improve individual, team, and business performance.
  • Promotes and drives transfer of best practices across HR and throughout the organization as applicable. 
  • Leads or participates on special projects as required.
  • Track/Analyze HR metrics and develop and execute action plans to address problem areas. 
  • Investigate MySafeWorkplace Hotline calls.

Additional Duties

  • Perform the primary thinking encompassed by this job description.
  • Comply with all Company policies and procedures.
  • Fully supports Company goals of continuous improvement and operational excellence at strategic and tactical levels including reviewing area of responsibility for improvement opportunities to initiate projects or communicate ideas to management as well as active participation on project teams.
  • Any additional responsibilities or tasks as assigned. 
  • Perform duties in a manner that protects personal safety as well as the safety of others.
  • Promptly report Safety, Health or Environmental issues or incidents to management.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A current, valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card is required.
  • BA/BS in related field.
  • Seven years of applicable experience with increasing responsibility in functional areas including: Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Compensation Administration, Performance Management & Training.
  • PHR, SPHR, or other HR related certification highly preferred.
  • Experience in employee relations, HR generalist duties, and/or HR specialist duties, policy implementation and labor/employment law.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, Workday, HRIS, and other job specific technology as required.


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