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Human Resources Business Partner

Veolia North America

Veolia North America

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US.



Management Occupations

Published on 2022-07-01 17:07

Company Description

Veolia is the world's leading environmental services company with ~179,000 employees globally and a 160-year history. We help our customers address their environmental and sustainability challenges in energy, water and waste. That means improving our clients’ energy efficiency, better managing their water and wastewater, and recovering resources from their wastes. We do this in a safe, cost-effective and innovative manner for cities, governments, campuses, businesses, and industries

Job Description

The HR Business Partner is responsible for the development, implementation and coordination of the organization’s human resource strategies and policies, procedures, and processes across a region. The HRBP aligns human resource objectives with employees and management at the field level. The HRBP anticipates, manages and delivers value-added services that impact the organization’s goals in the areas of recruitment, training, talent management, staffing and development, performance management, employee relations, labor relations, labor negotiations and compliance. This position will collaborate with the HR Leadership Team, recruiting partners, talent management, HR SSC members, and other HR Partners to deliver exceptional customer service to the business


  • Serves as the HR subject matter expert to managers and employees and establishes HR as a credible and trustworthy resource

  • Ensures HR is providing customer-oriented service to the business including talent management and organizational effectiveness

  • Manages programs, policies, and procedures to support the organizational culture and effectiveness

  • Fosters a positive, diverse and inclusive culture through education, communication, and initiatives

  •  Coaches managers and others to achieve maximum potential of coworkers

  • Facilitates performance management through coaching, systems and processes

  • Develops and coordinates learning and development plans to provide career growth

  • Conducts investigations of workplace policy violations and mediates difficult employee relations issues

  • Objectives: Develops annual human resources objectives in alignment with corporate strategies in conjunction and approval by Director Human Resources and VWI President/General Manager.

  • Policy: Responsible for communication and compliance with all company policies, and for the administration of collective bargaining agreements. Recommends changes to HR related policies according to knowledge of company objectives, government regulations, and labor contract terms.

  • Recruitment: Staffs and recruits for management, hourly, and bargaining unit employee positions. Manages internal recruitment process to assure timely placement of qualified candidates.

  • Budgeting: Monitors and analyzes costs, prepares HR budget, and analyzes variance and budget exceptions.

  • Reporting: Prepares reports and records on department activities for management (required reports for the client, monthly HR report).

  • Labor Relations: Provides guidance and represents management in the negotiation and settlement of grievances under established procedures and participates in arbitration hearings. Represents Company at hearings and labor management meetings/issues. Ensures compliance with collective bargaining agreement 

  • Employee Relations: Provides guidance and serves as a management representative regarding all matters pertaining to disciplinary action, promotions, demotions, transfers, and separations.

  • Training: Coordinates training with corporate training group. Plans, implements, and oversee training programs for all levels of employees. 

  • Benefits: Facilitates corporate annual open enrollment programs and coordinates benefits administration locally with the support of Corporate Benefits Department.

  • Compliance: Is responsible for ensuring compliance with state and federal employment laws and regulations, including Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action planning and advising managers as required.

  • Safety: Supports Veolia Water’s commitment to safety by complying with the programs regarding health, safety and protection of the environment; demonstrates safe work practices, participates in safety meetings as required, and advises as necessary. 



Bachelor’s Degree in a related field required; master’s degree preferred.


  • 5 to 10 years management experience in human resources with proven ability to adapt and implement broader organization policies.

  • Previous Labor Relations and Management experience required.

  • Previous managerial experience required.

  • Experience supporting Unionized sites under guidelines outlined in CBA’s is required.

  • 3+ years strategic HR experience supporting a matrix organization preferred

  • Experience providing HR support to executive clients required 

  • Professional certification in human resources preferred (PHR, SPHR, etc.)

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal and presentation communication skills.


  • Requires superior interpersonal and communication skills and ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with client, public, employees, staff, management and organized labor groups, etc. 

  • Excellent management, presentation, and negotiating skills are required.

  • Must possess superior organizational skills and able to prioritize and work simultaneously on several projects.

  • Operate effectively in a highly collaborative, team oriented environment. 

  • Ability to shift priorities frequently and effectively perform under pressure.

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Google Drive and Google Docs 

  • Experience with applicant tracking systems, Taleo preferred

  • Ability to develop spreadsheets and modify formats in order to complete assignments and ability to recommend improvements.

  • General knowledge of varying types of Health and Welfare plans.

  • Human Resources Information System (“HRIS”) or other related mainframe systems. 

  • ADP and SuccessFactors experience strongly preferred. 

  • Must demonstrate a passion for excellence in customer service.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive data.

  • Excellent organization and time management skills to handle multiple tasks in an environment with large volumes of data and paperwork. Significant attention to detail required.

Work Environment

Primarily office environment including heavy computer usage and sitting for long periods of time. Occasional need to meet with employees and supervisors in an industrial/operating facility environment, requiring walking, climbing stairs and wearing personal protective equipment such as hardhat, safety shoes and safety glasses.

A fast-paced, varied environment and occasional overtime are expected with this position. Domestic, overnight travel estimated to be <10% with occasional day trips to sites in Wisconsin, Illinois and other Veolia locations.

Additional Information

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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