Associate HR Business Advisor

Location US-IL-Northbrook | GB-Basingstoke
Job ID
# of Openings
Job Category
Human Resources


Strategic Support.HR.General - UL Employees Jumping - Build It

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely

What you’ll learn & achieve:

This role is hybrid based at our Northbrook, IL office


This is an amazing opportunity to join a dynamic, global, fast paced team who drives value creation while making the world safer and more sustainable! In short, this is not just a job, rather a mission you can be a part of for your next career adventure.


Partnering with the Director HR Business Advisor, serve as Associate HR Business Advisor aligned to the M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) Center of Expertise (COE) for UL Solutions. Acquire understanding of business across industries, markets and verticals while building competence & global capability in M&A. This role provides an exceptional opportunity to focus on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) via people, process, and technology collaboration to drive value creation with the business. This integral team member will also focus on HR Business Advisor activities beyond M&A including workforce planning, organization design and talent development that require knowledge of the fundamental concepts and practices in Human Resources.




  • Support Director HR Business Advisor and/or Senior HR Business Advisors with group or function leader to program manage and perform M&A due diligence and integration. In addition, provide input, learn, and execute in partnership with HR team on key deliverables including, strategic workforce plan, organization design & capability, compensation and benefits related projects, talent development and succession plans at the executive level of the organization.


  • Assist in execution of HR initiatives such as engagement survey, compensation planning, performance management, etc. for area supported.


  • Work with the HR Organization on HR initiatives and change management initiatives required to execute M&A strategy.


  • Provide guidance and interpretation of HR initiatives, policies, procedures, and processes to HR leadership.


  • Help implement and measure the UL ways of working and embed into all strategies.


  • Support the development and execution of HR projects.


  • Responsible for ad-hoc projects in the TIC (Testing, Inspection and Certification) HR Advisory team.




What makes you a great fit:

  • University Degree in Human Resources Administration, Business Administration, or a related discipline, plus generally three years of Human Resources Generalist experience.


  • Effective communication and client service skills with an ability to build confidence with customers and provide creative solutions.


  • Working knowledge of labor law as well as market knowledge with respect to employee relations, recruitment, compensation, and performance management.


  • Demonstrated proficiency with commonly used business and HR software applications.


  • General knowledge of human resources policies, procedures and processes related to all functional areas of Human Resources.


  • General analytical skills with the ability to interpret data.


  • General project management skills with the ability to complete project deliverables accurately and on time.


  • UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: In the US, we provide lots of great benefits for our employees are their families. All employees are eligible for bonus compensation in addition to their annual salary. Many US employees are eligible to enroll in health, wellness and retirement saving benefits on day one of employment. We focus on providing employees with options for healthcare savings such as Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts (that UL contributes to twice per year!). We also have Employee Assistance Programs to support your mental health & wellbeing. UL offers a competitive 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. UL supports workplace flexibility based on team & business needs focused on provide employees stability – employees and managers work together to build a plan. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Learn More:

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.  


Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit 


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed

Connect With Us!

Not ready to apply, or can't find a relevant opportunity?
Connect with us to keep informed about the latest UL career opportunities, tailored to your interests.

If you wish to request reasonable accommodation at any time, please email our Talent Acquisition team at

UL is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female/Minority/disability/Protected Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please review the EEO is the Law and EEO is the Law Supplement.

Please review the following additional documents:

UL EEO Policy

Pay Transparency Statement

E-Verify Poster (English)

Right to Work Poster (English)