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HR Business Partner


Carpentersville, IL, US, 60110 East Chicago, IN, US, 46312

Req ID:  84272
Department:  HR APS Great Lakes Region
Division:  People and Culture


Basic Function

The HR Business Partner will have responsibility for the HR partnership role supporting the business unit at the East Chicago and Carpentersville Sites. This position will support all levels of leadership focusing on various Human Resources areas such as employee retention, talent acquisition, performance management, succession planning, onboarding programs, and general HR policies and procedures, etc.

Roles & Responsibilities

•    Provide one point of contact for HR support to assist in the achievement of client's business goals and objectives providing strategic partnership/ advisement with internal client leadership at all levels.
•    Develop employee retention initiatives in partnership with the Site; evaluate retention drivers and turnover statistics; work with management team to develop retention plans and oversee execution of those plans.
•    Act as a trusted advisor to management ensuring the establishment of sound management practices, aligned with HR policy, procedure and practices, as well as compliance to Federal and State regulations.
•    Proactively identify business and HR objectives/expectations that will benefit Site leaders - manage to completion.
•    Facilitate the improvement of quality and delivery of HR processes and data requests. Provide analysis and insight into people and culture metrics for the Site.
•    Partner with leaders in the development and implementation of organizational structure changes including identifying impact and assisting in the communication as needed.
•    Provide counsel to client leaders in order to proactively anticipate and address complex HR issues impacting the business.
•    Support and drive the implementation where needed of high performing HR practices and systems.
•    Coordinate and lead talent management discussions with assigned business leaders.
•    Partner with the business unit to identify opportunities for staff development and assist managers on creating development plans.
•    Partner with the business unit and Talent Acquisition to obtain skilled talent.  In collaboration with recruiting team, assist with development of local candidate sources and leveraging employees as ‘brand ambassadors’ to support hiring.
•    Provided employee & labor relations management support for the Site. Conducts investigations into complaints of violations of Code of Conduct and human resources policies, and provides written investigation reports to Legal and Compliance
•    Participate in project teams at Site, providing guidance and support as appropriate.
•    Oversee site employee leave of absence activity.
•    Display and advocate the Lyondellbassell competencies. 
•    Support other HR duties not mentioned.



•    Minimum of 7 years’ experience in Human Resources in manufacturing environment
•    Proficiency working independently in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
•    Bachelor's degree with a preference in Business Administration or Human Resources Management
·    Experience within manufacturing or industry
·    Prior SAP experience
·    The ability and flexibility to support continuous operating manufacturing sites

•    Professionalism & Integrity: The ability to work with all levels of employees from front line employees to senior management.  Demonstrates integrity in word and actions. Authentic individual with impeccable integrity and level of professionalism
•    Change management and managerial courage: Ability to drive change; challenge the status quo; and take specific actions to facilitate change.
•    Collaboration and excellent team building skills, self-motivated with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Highly collaborative orientation, with strong consultative, analytical and organizational skills.
•    Creative problem solver with strong attention to detail, organization, and follow-up skills.
•    Communications: Strong communication skills to include verbal, written, and interpersonal.
•    Functional & Technical experience: 
·    Must have solid HR fundamentals and broad-based experience in HR, including employee relations and knowledge and understanding of EEO laws, Affirmative Action and conflict resolution.
·    Possess functional expertise in talent management, organization design, change management, employee relations, recruiting and staffing, training, and leadership/management development, including succession planning.
·    Be familiar with HR best practices including change, motivation, and employee development; strong change management experience within a highly result-oriented environment.
•    Strategic thinker with the ability to think and react in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.



Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity


We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.


Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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