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Date:  May 13, 2024
Location:  Adrian
Company:  Wacker Chemical Corporation
Do you want to take responsibility and make a difference with your work? With your expertise, we can achieve great goals together. We are WACKER - Reliable. Determined. Ambitious. As one of the world's most research-intensive chemical companies, we've been making countless products that are an integral part of your everyday life possible for over 100 years. From vegan food to resource-efficient buildings to solar cells, we develop sustainable solutions that change the future.
To strengthen our team in Adrian,
we are looking for you as a(n) Senior Human Resources Manager, HRBP.


This is Us:

You know us. You just didn’t know it. WACKER is a global chemical manufacture that prides itself on “Creating Tomorrow’s Solutions”. WACKER materials are so versatile and adaptable, they have virtually unlimited applications just about anywhere imaginable, making WACKER an integral part of daily life. Whether it’s protecting buildings from the elements, a tube of toothpaste, a cell phone, airbags, or cosmetics, people from all over the world come into contact each day with our products and achievements. We are looking for capable, innovative, and enthusiastic achievers to join our team and grow with us.


What you will do:

The Senior HR Manager, HR Business Partner (HRBP) is an experienced, high-level generalist and engaged business partner that is the HR business partner for the Silicone business teams. This position is the HR site leader for the Adrian, MI Silicones location, and also has HR oversight over the N. Canton, OH facility.  This SR HR Manager, HRBP will be a key leader toward driving a high-performing organization, value-based culture, by maintaining and enhancing the organization's human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices.  The SR HR Manager, HRBP will support the entire site and provide hands-on leadership and effort in executing Wacker’s people strategy in alignment with business and regional objectives.  This position is responsible for driving labor initiatives within the Adrian, MI and N. Canton, OH facilities. The SR HR Manager, HRBP serves as lead negotiator for collective bargaining agreements at these locations, as well as for WACKER’s Calvert City, KY site. 

  • The SR HR Manager, HRBP position aligns business objectives with team members and management in designated business divisions. The HRBP is the strategic partner and fosters an effective level of business engagement to drive the business division's financial position, its midrange strategic plans, its culture, and its competitiveness. This position leads organizational assessment that converts strategies into result driven actions. This is a highly visible position and will work directly with the leadership while fostering a climate of positive team member relations. The position formulates partnerships across the SR HR Center of Excellence’s to deliver value-added service to management and team members that reflects the business objectives of the division.
  • Counsel leaders and individuals using a systematic approach to understanding, approaching, and solving employee/supervisor problems.  Manage and collaborate on activities associated with leadership development, employee relations, change management and operational excellence processes for the site.
  • Manage and implement various site HR management related activities, including:
  • Organizational design and changes
  • Maintaining policies, procedures, and programs to ensure alignment with the region.
  • Various compensation and benefit programs, including pay, bonus, offer recommendations and open enrollment.
  • Performance and talent management programs and activities.
  • Immigration and global mobility programs.
  • Maintains Human Resources related KPI’s and Metrics, as well as complete periodic reports and summaries.
  • Leading region and site wide HR projects.
  • Driving with execution of the site Talent Acquisition and Training & Development programs
  • Leads all aspects of labor relations, including collective bargaining.
  • Works closely with management and team members to drive workplace culture and foster an environment of positivity and improved productivity and retention.
  • Compliance and recordkeeping requirements
  • All other duties as required, including but not limited to leadership and team roles for community relations, site communications, etc.


What we need from you:

  • Bachelors Degree in Human Resources or a related field is required, Masters Degree is preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in an HR business partner or generalist role, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • 5+ years experience with Labor Relations
  • HRCI or SHRM certification is preferred 
  • Thorough understanding of US and state human resources legislation and practices
  • Demonstrate integrity in all business interactions and honors personal commitments
  • Ability to balance strategic thinking with achieving results.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Ability to reach agreements and consensus despite differing goals and priorities as well as difficult issues.
  • Proven effective ability to build relationships and influence thinking within an organization
  • Able to establish and manage priorities and expectations of demanding client groups
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and problem-solving capabilities
  • Strong credibility and professional competence with HR and operations management
  • Effective facilitation, teambuilding and networking skills
  • Strong internal customer-focus
What do we offer?
WACKER is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability. We are innovators, researchers, and pioneers and we believe that our individual differences are our collective strength. We foster an inclusive environment that promotes individuality, celebrates diversity, and builds cohesive teams. Together, we create exceptional value for our employees, our customers, and our communities by creating a culture of inclusion and equity that enables, empowers, and values our diverse contributions. 
WACKER strives to reward its employees in a fair and equitable manner. Our Total Rewards Package considers employee wellbeing and is comprised of compensation, benefits, work-life balance, performance & recognition, and career development.
  • Compensation and Incentive plans
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance effective day 1
  • Paid Time Off in addition to personal days and holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Wellbeing fund
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Career development and advancement opportunities
  • Support for Community Involvement
We are looking forward to your online application at
Reference Code: 26383 
The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job.
A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a green card).
WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Adrian
Nearest Secondary Market: Ann Arbor

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