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Human Resources Business Partner

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses


Grainger is North America's leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating products and services. Our wide assortment, deep expertise, innovative technology solutions and unparalleled customer service keep customers' operations running and their people safe.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. We have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way at Grainger.


  • Partner with senior leaders within the Merchandising & Supplier Management business to develop business and people strategies and translate them into a 1-2 year road map to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Provides expert counsel to the business to identify, understand, and influence decisions that enable Grainger to be the team member’s and customer’s first choice
  • Delivers organizational excellence by identifying business needs and developing solutions by partnering with various HR COE leaders/ teams in areas such as inclusion and diversity, compensation and benefits, talent acquisition, performance/career management, team member/leader development, succession planning, compensation, and team member benefits.
  • Partner with the business to create a culture with Positive Employee Relations by leveraging a variety of tools to get a feel for the team member’s perceptions on the company, managers, and culture of the workplace.
  • Educate managers and team members on the application of the overall Talent Management Process including performance management process and development opportunities.
  • Coaches managers and team member to fully utilize performance feedback, development and coaching to drive improved results.
  • Facilitate the development of organization structure and job design based upon work processes. Continuously review the organization structure to ensure it is meeting the dynamic needs of the business. Assist compensation in job analysis and provide support to the job evaluation process.
  • Create workforce plans and organizational structures to meet shifts in business volumes. Partner with local management to determine team member needs and then create strategies with talent acquisition (TA) to mee those needs.  
  • Highlight the importance of communication and assist Sr leaders developing methods to share information within the organization.
  • Consults and drives continuous improvement thinking and actions across the business to improve results.


  • Work Experience – 5-7 years experience of progressively increasing Human Resources Generalist responsibility; managerial experience preferred.
  • Candidate must possess demonstrated results in employee relations, organization development, employment and selection, employment law, compensation and talent management. Experience driving wholesale organizational transformation preferred.
  • Education - Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Business Management, or related equivalent experience.
  • High level of interpersonal skills where the individual can diffuse high-tension situations.
  • Strong influencing and facilitation skills, which surface differing viewpoints and result in the best course of actions.
  • Understands organization dynamics and can navigate appropriate channels to get results.
  • Analytical ability and business judgment by which cause and effect are understood, situations are accurately assessed and actions anticipated. Effectively prioritizes and manages projects. Analyzes information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Effective verbal and written communication with individuals at all levels.
  • Ability to lead people at all levels through significant changes in ambiguous situations
  • Location – Lake Forest, IL


We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.