Tenneco HR Business Partner- Manufacturing in Northville, Michigan

HR Business Partner- Manufacturing

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Job Description

Essential Functions

Work to continuously improve the level of customer service provided to internal/external customer. Primarily focusing:

  • Ensure department is responsive to resolving employee issues and concerns.

  • Assist in assessing needs, designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating division training initiatives; ensure training is directly related to business goals.

  • Act as the strategic business partner between Operations and the HR function.

  • Assist in division IDP’s, Objective planning, talent reviews etc. for manufacturing.

  • Oversee the division performance management practices.

  • Encourage the utilization of employee recognition programs.

  • Administer all HR policies for the division.

  • Ensure adherence to corporate EEO/AAP policies.

  • Act as a liaison between the division and consulting, training and recruiting partners

  • Hiring, training, coaching, periodic meetings, and other associated activities supporting the manufacturing function

  • Champion company culture and management practices within the division

  • Work towards continuously improving the automation of HR practices.

  • Create division and corporate reports as required, help identify proper metrics and process to track them.

  • Modify and improve the HR on-boarding process

  • Assist in administering employee feedback opportunities including the Employee Engagement Survey process. Assist manufacturing function in ensuring this is robust and effective.

  • Provide company contact for contracted services.

  • Perform all other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.


  • Work closely with HR Director, business units and other manufacturing management teams in the group, division or corporate environment.

  • Strategic Partner – understanding and involvement in business issues, participation in business task forces, provide program management of workforce planning, skills assessment, succession planning, learning and development, champion of company culture and management practices.

  • Administrative Expert – continuous improvement and automation of HR. processes such as benefits administration, employee record keeping, recruitment/staffing process, occupational health/safety, compensation/pay activities.

  • Employee Champion – champion employee communication programs that provide employees open, candid and frequent information-sharing with management, develop employee involvement systems, develop self direction teams, ensure work environment provides opportunity for celebration and openness. Provide due process to associates to deal with differences, development of employee skills,

  • SOP development and performance management development systems.

  • Change Agent – act as liaison for leading change, create understanding among associates about the need to change, and how change will help them and the business in the short and long term, assist in the modification of systems and structures to support needed change, monitor progress by developing measures for change and develop long and short term plans to keep attention focused on change.

Required Skills

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant in field.

  • Understanding of HR related laws, including, but not limited to, FMLA, ADA, FLSA, Title 7, Age Discrimination Act, and state law statutes.

  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation, and customer service skills, ability to establish a rapport with others.

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel etc.

  • Effective verbal and written communication.

  • Strong organization skills, attention to detail.

  • Ability to conceptualize processes to see the “big picture”.

  • Occasional travel for meetings or training. May occasionally fill a gap for HR support at a manufacturing site.

  • PowerBI (potentially utilize, ability to learn and utilize this tool)

  • Flexibility to alter work schedule for timely completion of projects; willingness to respond to occasional after-hours calls for information.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in maintaining a nonunion presence is helpful.

  • Background in organizational behavior.

Job Location

Northville, Michigan, United States

Position Type


We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to gender, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected class.