HR Business Partner, Technical Manager

Date: Nov 11, 2022

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43202

Company: American Chemical Society

CAS uses unparalleled scientific content, specialized technology and unmatched human expertise to help R&D organizations across Commercial, Government and Academic sectors create groundbreaking innovations that benefit the world. As the Scientific Information Solutions Division of the American Chemical Society, CAS manages the largest curated reservoir of scientific knowledge, and for 115 years, has helped innovators mine, assess and apply that information to keep businesses thriving. The CAS team is global, diverse, endlessly curious and strives to make actionable scientific insights accessible to innovators worldwide.


CAS is currently seeking a HR Business Partner, Technical Manager. This position will be located in our headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.


This position provides business and HR leadership to the assigned division(s) as an integral part of the management team to facilitate change and provide direction to achieve desired business outcomes.  This position is accountable for providing HR leadership to assure the division meets operational objectives through human resources. 

As a partner with the management team, the Senior HR Business Partner has a solid understanding of the business and anticipates the needs of the organization and leadership. The Senior HR Business Partner is the direct contact for staff in the division to provide guidance and identify trends to promote retention and staff engagement.  The Senior HR Business Partner collaborates to ensure the organization builds world class people resources through a variety of talent initiatives.  The Senior HR Business Partner is responsible for preparing our leaders of the future and working with management to coach, train and develop.  


The HR Business Partner manages special projects and initiatives supporting the organization and continuous improvement.


Position Accountabilities

Lead and set direction with senior management and all levels of management on HR issues and initiatives, including workforce planning, talent acquisition, compensation strategy and implementation, performance management, employee relations, succession planning, training and development, strategic planning and design, HR communications, change management and others.


Partner with division management to support business objectives.  Anticipate and understand division needs and collaborate with division to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness.   Participate in the development and execution of business strategies as it relates to people matters, which support the division objectives.  Participates in the strategic planning and facilitating processes to help define the direction of the division and suggest alternatives for proper organizational effectiveness.


Partner with staff in the organization to understand and anticipate the needs and interests of staff.  Identify trends and work with staff and management to respond to issues.  Address staff concerns, provide guidance, and facilitate appropriate direction, considering overall employee engagement, retention, and morale.


Manage design of human resource strategies and programs in support of division business needs.  Develop and report meaningful metrics to support the business, as appropriate.  Formulate short and long-range strategies to assure effective management of HR initiatives and utilization of human resources for the assigned division. Manage CAS wide special projects and organizational initiatives effecting change in structure, culture and business processes.


Develop new programs and services for the division as needed, teaming with the human resources functional service providers (Benefits, Compensation, Training and Development).  Develop policies and procedures in collaboration with other human resources colleagues.


Lead compensation management and analysis with divisions, including job analysis and evaluation, assignment of grade levels, and implementation of organization structures.   Partner with the CAS HR Generalist to match unique positions with market data or areas of concern based on retention, talent acquisition issues, and other areas.  Manage and implement joint initiatives, such as organization compensation studies.


Performs other duties as required.


Education/Experience/Technological Knowledge


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent in HR or Business related required
  • SPHR, PHR or other HR/Business related certifications preferred
  • 10 plus years of Human Resources experience with a focus on Organizational Change Management
  • Demonstrated experience with MS Office applications (specifically; Excel, Power Point, Word)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Effective communications skills to advise and counsel all levels of management and staff.
  • Strong orientation towards action, decision making, process and metrics management, and innovation.
  • Proven ability to build relationships, establish trust and credibility and provide excellent customer service with individuals from all organizational levels.
  • Ability to display a professional presence when communicating individually or in group settings.
  • Ability to influence others and to adapt to changing needs of the business and proactively develop human resources strategies to meet those needs.
  • Ability to be decisive and objectively make decisions and recommendations in a timely manner.
  • Ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems and conflict
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, projects, and issues simultaneously. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of HR and Employment Laws and best practices.


CAS offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including a generous vacation plan, medical, dental, vision insurance plans, and employee savings and retirement plans. Candidates for this position must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future. EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran



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