HR Advisor

Date: Sep 23, 2023

Location: Remote, IL, US, N/A

Company: Grainger Businesses


About Grainger:

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, 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 with Grainger today.


Position Details:

The HR Advisor is the expert for situations related to driving the team member experience, leadership philosophies, and company culture within assigned business groups. You will coach local team member, leaders, and HR teams through deployment and adoption of best practices in these specific global processes. You will ensure standards of excellence in deliverables, interactions and outcomes. You will report into the Sr Manager, Human Resources, and this is a remote-eligible position.



This position is salaried and will pay between $79050 - $121380.

The range provided is a guideline and not a guarantee of compensation. Other factors that are involved in offer decisions include, and are not limited to: a candidate's experience, qualifications, geographical area, and internal equity of the team.


You Will:

  • Conduct assessments, audits, investigations, performance improvement, policy interpretation, case management, metrics and system reporting without error.
  • Operate as a global COE with ownership over one of the following processes: performance improvement, investigations, team member experience assessment, mediation, and policy development/interpretation and ethics hotline responses for Grainger.
  • Provide coaching to managers regarding team effectiveness, their employees’ performance and help create development and improvement plans.
  • Partner with HR and the Legal department to ensure HR compliance with regard to recruitment, hire, promotion, and corrective action. 
  • Advocate for diversity, equality, and inclusion.


You Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • MBA or Master’s in Organizational Development, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Human Resources, Education or related field is preferred
  • 5+ years progressive leadership in human resources or comparable area; specific expertise in employee relations required.
  • Experience consulting and providing recommendations to corporate and field clients.
  • Experience in measurement/ analytics (data collection, analysis and interpretation) to support fact-based, predictive decision-making.
  • Bilingual (French/English) required.
  • Experience supporting team members in Canada preferred.
  • Knowledge of Canadian provincial law preferred.
  • Understanding of all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations that apply to the position and comply with the requirements.


Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger.

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage starts day one
  • Paid time off (PTO) days and 6 company holidays per year
  • 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Education assistance, including financial counseling, tuition reimbursement and low-cost degree options
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, and more


DEI Statement

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.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment that includes both providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities during the application and hiring process as well as throughout the course of one’s employment.  With this in mind, should you need a reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please advise us so that we can provide appropriate assistance.