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Date:  Sep 27, 2023
Location:  Charleston
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 Charleston,
we are looking for you as a(n) Director, Human Resources Business Partner Corporate functions.



The Director, Human Resources Business Partner will work in conjunction with the leadership team and team members within the Corporate functions to support their activities. Translating business strategy into HR strategy, plans and solutions. The role will partner with the Corporate leaders and HR COEs to hire, engage, and develop talent to build the organizational capabilities required for short and long-term success. The ideal candidate for this role will have experience building HR teams and driving HR operational excellence in a multifaceted and regulated business. This is a highly visible position and will work directly with the leadership for the various corporate divisions.

The incumbent will work as a business partner for the Corporate functions and support Division S and Division B on a interim basis to foster a climate of positive employee relations and act as their primary human resource contact.

  • Work as a Business Partner with the Corporate leadership team and ensure active participation in the human resource decisions and strategy of the corporate functions. Assists in the continued profitable growth of Wacker by participating in the planning process for the organization and works closely with peers to ensure strategies and policies are aligned and consistently applied.
  • Work collaboratively with the HR COEs and Corporate leaders to identify and implement the best strategies, processes and services for the following key areas:  talent acquisition, talent management, leadership development, employee relations, rewards and recognition, change management and operational excellence.
  • Actively coach and provide guidance to managers and team members within the organization. Build and drive a culture of employee engagement to improve business performance and efficiency.
  • Promote positive work environment through compliance with Wacker standards and ensuring fair and consistent administration of policies and practices and ensure compliance with federal and state legislation.
  • Work collaboratively to implement organizational change initiatives through planning and execution and supporting safety initiatives throughout the functions. Ability to collaborate, influence leaders and use the network, strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Ability to understand business context and leverage relevant data, interpret what the data means and what story it tells. Applies human resources expertise and business insight to lead critical projects and/or relationships.
  • Manage, develop and mentor other employees in the human resource function and provide direct supervision.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or related discipline required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of Human Resource generalist experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP or PHR/SPHR certification(s) preferred
  • Experience supporting multiple locations
  • Ability to handle multiple complex projects in a fast paced manufacturing environment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Demonstrated success building relationships and influence thinking within an organization and effectively drive consensus on complex issues
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and problem-solving capabilities
  • Thorough understanding of US and State Human Resource legislation practices
  • Strong credibility and professional competence with management team and operations management
  • Strong system knowledge preferably in SAP SuccessFactors
  • Ability to travel up to 25%.
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: 25242 
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: Chattanooga

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