Manager, HR Business Partner-Fixed term contract (1 year) in Heredia at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 11/10/2020

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Position Summary:

Fixed term contract of 12 months. This position will lead, manage and develop a team of 2 HR professionals in support of the strategy execution for the Costa Rica Finance Shared Services Center.  This position is responsible providing HR partnership to managers focusing on the work environment, employee relations, employee retention and business processes through the execution of the global Finance HR strategy.  The Manager, HR Business Partner will perform needs analysis to identify gaps in areas of compensation, talent, recruiting and change management and partners with Senior HR Leaders and subject matter experts to deliver solutions to meet the needs of their business unit.  They possess a solid understanding of all HR functions and works with business clients and/or HR Leaders in areas such as employee relations, compensation, and performance management. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: (Detailed Description)

Human Resources Expertise

  • Serves as subject-matter expert to managers and team of HR professionals
  • Implements change based on proven change management techniques
  • Applies policies and procedures across organization; interprets both policies and changes to policy and serves as escalation for questions
  • Applies compliance knowledge to protect organization and mitigate risk
  • Seeks ways to proactively improve organizational processes and outcomes; implements solutions that are aligned and consistent with global Stryker HR best practices
  • Works with team members to identify and report trends to Senior HR Leaders for business unit

Relationship Management

  • Facilitates difficult interactions among organizational stakeholders to achieve optimal outcomes; resolves escalated conflicts among stakeholders
  • Builds consensus and settles disputes on HR policy and practice decisions
  • Oversee and lead employee litigation/dispute resolution for assigned business group

Business Acumen

  • Executes (and leads team of HR professionals to execute) HR business strategies to drive key business results; provides guidance on HR matters, partnering with subject-matter experts to develop needed solutions
  • Maintains broad-based knowledge of the organization and its operations; uses knowledge of business and HR metrics to facilitate business decisions
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of the labor market and its relation to organizational success

Consultation

  • Leads a team that partners with managers and HR to proactively implement business solutions, utilizing HR expertise and perspective; supports managers on HR projects
  • Coaches managers on HR and business-related issues
  • Ensures solutions are aligned with business unit HR strategy and advocates for solution implementation

Leadership

  • Provide overall management and leadership to team of HR professionals
  • Ensures team communicates effectively with managers in order to execute programs, policies, and procedures to drive an engaged and performing organizational culture
  • Implements and delivers solutions and interventions that address issues of retention, change management, employee engagement, and leadership development, partnering with subject-matter experts as appropriate
  • Ensures team of HR professionals provides consistent HR services for the operating entity

HR Insights

  • Interprets data and makes recommendations; asks critical questions needed to evaluate data; gathers, analyzes and presents data to managers and recommends solutions that support the culture and the defined HR strategy
  • Analyzes root causes of work environment issues; manages interventions and solutions in collaboration and cooperation with key stakeholders

Education & Special Trainings:

  • B.A. or B.S from accredited university required
  • Advanced Degree preferred

Qualifications & Experience:

  • 8+ years of work experience required - previous HR experience including supporting multiple functions and interacting with COE's and business leaders is required
  • 2+ years of direct supervision of others and previous HR leadership experience required
  • 8+ years of increasingly responsible human resources experience and demonstrated HR expertise at manager level preferred
  • 2+ years of HR leadership experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to operate in a complex environment, leveraging internal and external partners to meet the HR needs of the client base
  • Strong facilitation, consulting, relationship-building, influence, negotiation skills, and project management skills
  • Demonstrated business and analytical ability with a proven ability to build relationships and influence different groups
  • Demonstrated implementation and execution ability
  • Capability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization
  • Skilled with change processes in complex systems
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills
  • Strong situational assessment and objective evaluation skills
  • Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

Physical & Mental Requirements:

Must be able to:

  • Exercise independent judgment with strong attention to detail
  • Analyze, understand and communicate complicated issues to Managers to ensure understanding
  • Develop solutions based on best practices and customer feedback
  • Solicit input from managers and exercise independent judgment in providing recommendations to the business
  • Effectively facilitate discussions with and deliver communications to large groups of people
  • Communicate telephonically and via email and other electronic means
  • Ability to effectively navigate Workday and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent tasks and changing priorities

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 20%

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