• Human Resources Business Partner - Corporate Functions

    Location US-IL-Northbrook
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    Human Resources
  • Overview

    UL is continuing its strong growth journey. As a result, we are looking for a senior level Human Resources Business Partner who will be the primary global HR contact for UL's Corporate functions, supporting executive leadership and their management teams. This individual will be required to deeply understand these businesses. S/he will proactively consult and advise senior leaders strategic HR best practices. S/he will also advise on the needs, development, and deployment of talent while developing strategies, plans, and actions to support Business goals and their related talent needs. S/he will support the development and management of effective systems, tools, and processes for professional talent development and succession planning, workforce planning, on-boarding, assessment, and recruitment initiatives to build and grow a talent pipeline of future leaders and key contributors across the organizations. S/he will establish and formulate partnerships across the HR function (regionally, functionally, and with our Center of Excellence teams) to deliver seamless, value-added service to leadership and employees that reflect the business objectives of the organization.


    The successful candidate is a critical thinker who is proactive, energetic, sharp, who has the ability to leverage business acumen and be a strategic HR partner. S/he must have a solid track record effectively supporting business needs, be numerate, have the ability to influence leaders, drive cultural change, and thrive in a fast-paced and changing environment.


    Contribute to a Safer, More Secure, and More Sustainable World.

    At UL, we know why we come to work. Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with one common purpose – to make the world a safer, more secure, and more sustainable place to live. We clear the way for our customers to introduce the latest products, technological advances, and systems in an increasingly complex world so they can provide peace of mind to the market. Our integrity is woven throughout our company and shapes the way we approach and deliver our solutions. We are proud that the work we do every day has a meaningful contribution to society. We continue to build upon our legacy of trusted expertise and partnership to keep our communities safe and secure as we march forward into the future. This helps us to sleep better at night, and we are confident that the millions of people we touch rest easier too.



    • Proactively advise Executive Leadership on strategic talent decisions and other HR implications of business strategies, goals, and initiatives. Provide counsel and support for special projects and initiatives as determined by the business leaders, as well as HR programs, procedures, and initiatives.
    • Work closely with the other HR Business Partners, HR COE teams, and HR Operations, oversees key HR processes for the assigned functions, and drives their execution, including active involvement in performance management, salary planning, leadership and management development, career and succession planning, assessment strategies and approaches, turnover analysis/retention statistics, monitoring and managing the contingent workforce, etc.
    • Develops and maintains collaborative global relationships to successfully complete team projects. Actively shares learnings, challenges, and best practices with other HR Business Partners for development of the team and for coordination at global and regional levels.
    • Building strategy around Corporate Function Transformation projects in our evolution toward becoming a world-class organization.
    • Analyze current trends (e.g. quarterly turnover, labor force availabilities, etc.) to determine appropriate actions needed that will support the Business.




    • University Degree (Equivalent to U.S. Bachelor’s degree) in Human Resources Administration, Training, Organizational Development, or related field. An advanced degree is preferred as is a professional HR certification.
    • Generally 10+ years of HR experience in a business partner role or related HR Services function (Performance Management, Succession Planning, Leadership and Management Development).
    • Previous global HR experience required.
    • Requires the ability to work within a complex matrix environment, supporting a diverse group of senior leaders and employees.
    • Polished interpersonal and communication skills are key to success, including strong listening, negotiation, persuasion. and facilitation skills with all levels of leadership and employees.
    • Strong results-orientation, adaptability/flexibility, and willingness to express opinions and challenge status quo – but in a respectful manner.
    • Astute business skills and ability to critically think, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information to help the business grow and succeed.



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