Human Resources Business Partner

Human Resources Maynard Full-time United States

Job Description

JDE USA is seeking to expand their team with a Human Resources Business Partner role. The Human Resources Business Partner will join the established Human Resources team at JDE USA. HR Business Partner is accountable for the execution of the local & global HR strategies within the country. This position aims to support the local organization in building leadership capability within the company, driving a performance culture and enhancing associate engagement. The role is accountable for executing the local HR agenda including people aspects as learning and development, employee engagement and communications, and contributing to the development and implementation of the company’s talent. This role will report to the SVP, HR.

Key element of the role is to act as a business partner to (business and functional) local managers; advising and challenging them on HR matters.

The incumbent is accountable as the talent partner and for the implementation of the country’s talent & learning & development strategy, in alignment with the company’s people strategy as defined in the Global/Central Level. As such, the role manages the design of corporate learning & development initiatives across all local departments, ensuring alignment to the business strategy and organizational culture. The role will work closely with the Global/Regional Talent & Learning team and align the country talent agenda with the global framework.

The human resources function acts as a facilitator for the company’s vision in building leadership capability within the company, driving a performance culture and enhancing associate engagement.

Job Responsibilities

HR Business Partner

  • Being the first contact point of associates and managers, regarding all HR process and activities
  • Implementation of global HR strategy (HR programs, processes, tools and models) on a local level and ensuring conformity of all HR activities (signature & non-signature) with the global strategy
  • Lead HR initiatives for the Integration project, including processes analysis, harmonization activities, resource planning, organizational design change (transitional/ end state, blueprint, in line with company benchmarks on span of control and layers & global JD playbooks), communication and change management activities
  • Build trust/partnership/effective relations with relevant stakeholders to promote cultural change, be the ambassador of JDE culture and standards, values and leadership capabilities. Engage local teams/implement planned activities to bring JDE values to life
  • Support design/redesign and ongoing improvement of existing HR processes (in the integrated business) in line with global JDE signature processes/JDE HR Strategy in Asia.
  • Apply understanding of JDE global, regional or local business requirements to incorporate into the integration roadmap/ activities
  • Execution of performance development process for the related functions; trainings to associates, objective setting & mid-year review & final appraisal completion on the system, calibration meeting (data collection, facilitating the meeting, providing the data to the region)
  • Providing guidance and support on key people issues; partnering with the LT/ business managers in executing development plans and meeting other team member needs
  • Providing related inputs for AOP process for the corporate functions
  • Monitoring compliance of local HR policies, procedures and documentation with local regulations and proactively flagging issues of non-compliance
  • Execution of the annual event management calendar
  • Managing the legal processes for associates and the company and ensuring compliance with the legal & social security regulations


  • Designing and setting the standards for the local recruitment process in accordance with the global talent acquisition framework
  • Designing and executing the whole performance development process for the local business; training sessions for HRBPs, timely closing the objective setting & mid-year review & final appraisal tasks, managing and facilitating the calibration meetings (training HRBPs, data collection, data sharing with the region).
  • Integrating performance evaluation to merit and bonus policies ensuring pay for performance model and high performance culture.
  • Identifying, leading and prioritizing the development needs and programs of the local organization Establishing talent development programs process to support efficient planning and budgeting of development programs
  • Localization and implementation of the global training programs by prioritizing the local market needs Evaluating suitability of alternative training methods, with special focus on the added value of E-learnings
  • Budgeting and tracking training and development needs in AOP and ensuring priority needs are delivered in the most cost effective & optimal manner
  • Designing and executing the whole engagement survey process for the local business; %100 survey completion, overview of the results, supporting Local LT and CM in action planning
  • Execution of the Talent Review sessions; training people managers, data collection, supporting management team in action plans
  • Design and support the Talent Management process to identify critical positions and key associates for delivering business results. Work together with HRBPs and Leaders to retain them by development and compensation
  • Customizing the organizational development global process for local needs, supporting the execution through HRBPs
  • Rolling out assessments for managerial levels together with local HRBPs, ensuring alignment to the global concepts and practices. Provide support to HRBPs in development plan and re-structure based on results of the assessments     
  • Leading the cultural transformation as expert, designing the local plan, executing the global initiatives locally supporting the HR Lead and Country Manager


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Master’s preferred
  • 8-10 years’ experience in Human Resources
  • Knowledge of the OD process like Performance Evaluation, Talent Management and Succession Plan
  • Experience in Talent programs is a plus
  • Good knowledge of MS Office and HR tools
  • A strong ability to set strategic goals, linked with business objectives
  • Knowledge of HR processes
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A strong ability to set strategic goals, linked with business objectives.
  • Ability to translate plans into actions, to manage projects in the most efficient way, to challenge the existing and to drive change when necessary.
  • Strong results-orientation
  • Leadership: self-confidence, professional credibility, ability to build relationships at every level of the hierarchy and outside the company, articulate communication, team player.
  • Ability to manage a changing workload in a dynamic deadline-driven changing environment

Additional Information

At JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE) we are inspired by our belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. Our goal is simple and ambitious – JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS: A coffee for every cup.

JDE USA is a fast-growing premium consumer packaged goods company that is a standalone subsidiary of JDE Peet’s, the largest pure-play coffee and tea company globally. JDE Peet’s business is fueled by a supply chain reaching more than 100 countries, unleashing the possibilities of coffee & tea through their strong portfolio of global, regional and local brands. These brands are built upon a rich history and heritage deeply rooted in the diverse coffee & tea cultures in which we work. The JDE Peet’s portfolio supplies coffee and tea to everyone, no matter who they are, where they are, or what their preferences are. JDE USA offers Tea Forté globally and L’OR Coffee in the U.S.