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Lead HR Business Partner

San Antonio, United States of America
Human Resources

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Lead HR Business Partner (Generalist) position is responsible for performing human resource related duties on a professional level and works closely with senior human resource management in supporting designated client groups in the Acelity organization.  All groups that the Lead HR Business Partner is responsible for will have a matrix relationship as to who they report to and the HR Director that is ultimately accountable for the business area.  The position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: employee relations, training, performance management, on boarding, policy implementation, recruitment/employment, compensation, employee data management, affirmative action and employment law compliance.  Will also work on high level projects in partnership with the HR Directors.

Principle Responsibilities: (essential job duties and responsibilities)

  • Manage various human resource plans and procedures ensuring consistent implementation of established company policy through the matrixed Acelity business.
  • Work with the HR Leaders and assigned management team members to develop and deploy all aspects of effective workforce planning, succession planning and employee development to meet multiple business unit talent needs.
  • Maintains strong business relationships with senior leaders– viewed as “valued business advisor”.
  • Partners with business leadership in the development and implementation of business strategy with an emphasis on HR strategies and initiatives to successfully implement the business strategy.  This includes strategic consulting, resolution, and implementation support on an array of topics including organizational design and effectiveness, change management, cultural management, recognition and reward, workforce planning, knowledge management, retention, and project management.
  • Collaborate on and deploy programs to understand and improve employee engagement, employee retention and turnover reduction.
  • In coordination with senior and line managers, facilitate annual human resources processes including performance management, talent/succession planning and compensation reviews.
  • Provide day to day performance management support and guidance to managers on management, coaching, career development, disciplinary actions and employee relations.
  • Identify and analyze employee relations matters and recommend appropriate employment action to maintain a productive work environment and achieve optimal performance
  • Prepare and analyze human resources key performance indicators and analytics to determine key trends and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Support management in the on-boarding of new hires to the company and conduct new leader assimilations.
  • Analyzes exit data, and produces summary reports and trending analysis.
  • Coordinates, updates and conducts audits in the HR management system to ensure data accuracy of all employee records.
  • Conduct salary reviews, equity analysis and makes recommendations on compensation changes in support of market adjustments, promotions and other off-cycle compensation changes.
  • Maintain current knowledge of standards and legislation related to day to day management of employees, reducing employment legal risks and ensuring compliance.
  • Communicates the needs of managers related to the HR Centers of Excellence (Total Rewards, Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, HRMS, Performance Management); works with HR Directors/VPs and COE's to implement and deploy solutions.
  • Partners with cross-functional peers, employees, and HR team members to create and implement solutions to achieve business goals and strategic objectives.
  • Identify and drive the communication and sharing of best practices in the industry and across functions to facilitate continuous improvement.

Skills and Experiences:

  • Demonstrated capacity to skillfully communicate with all levels of employees, influence outcomes and establish credibility as a skilled HR generalist.
  • Strong business acumen and a proven track record of setting and executing business/financial objectives are required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in employee investigative processes and coaching management through employee relations, disciplinary actions or performance issues.  Also, an ability to recognize trends and develop mitigation strategies.  
  • Proven track record and strong consultation skills in a self-directed, client facing role, including the ability to challenge and influence leaders to align people processes and practices with business/financial objectives
  • Strong partnering skills with demonstrated knowledge of managing within the law and applying human resource best practices to business needs.
  • Ability to lead processes to effect change and increase organizational effectiveness in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.


  • Must maintain a corporate culture of excellence and enforce the company’s shared values

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 10 years professional experience in human resources in a consultative business partner role, to include experience managing complex employee relations issues

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Progressive HR experience in a business-based HR role with notable accomplishments in organizational development and change management.
  • Strong consultation skills and proven track record in a client facing, matrixed role, including the ability to challenge and influence leaders to align people processes and practices with business objectives.
  • PHR,  SPHR, SHRM-CP, and/or SHRM-SCP certification preferred.  Exposure to medical device, pharmaceutical healthcare or related technical industries preferred.
  • Previous experience providing HR support to a commercial organization with a strong focus on financials is highly preferred.


  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in Business, Human Resources or related field is required. 
  • Masters’ degree a plus


  • This position is professional individual contributor role.  There are no direct reports in this role.
The information listed above is not a comprehensive list of all duties/responsibilities performed. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. Any physical and mental requirements described in this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability: Acelity L.P. Inc. and its subsidiaries are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and give consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information or any other legally protected characteristic. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here: VEVRAA Federal Contractor