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Senior HR Business Partner

Apply Job ID 17466 Date posted Jul. 27, 2020 Location Hartford, Wisconsin Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)


As a worldwide marketing solutions partner our goal is to help our clients win every day. We use our data-driven, integrated marketing platform, with a strong foundation in print, to help clients reduce complexity, increase efficiency and enhance marketing spend effectiveness. We’ve built a rich history by believing in our people, allowing them to act like owners and take charge of their own success. Whether you’re an operator, sales representative, a graphic artist or a clinician, we’re all driven to perform at our best – for ourselves and our clients. We’re a company with a soul and a belief that we can always create a better way.

Quad is seeking a Senior HR Business Partner to be based in our Hartford, WI facility. As a strategic business partner, the Senior Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) leads all Human Resources practices, programs and objectives in order to provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes: empowerment, quality, productivity, goal attainment; along with the recruitment, retention, engagement and ongoing development of a quality workforce. The Sr. HR Business Partner aligns business objectives with employees and management in designated business units.  The Sr. HR Business Partner serves as a consultant to management on Human Resource related matters.

The Sr. HRBP will coordinate the implementation of all employee-related services, policies, and programs; and assists and advises their business leaders about Human Resources matters.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Source the correct resources internally and externally to implement both long term HR business strategies and short term immediate needs.
  • Conduct weekly meetings with respective business partners.  This includes the daily War Room meetings and all leadership meetings.
  • Walk the floor daily and be sure regular engagement with employees is taking place.  Consult with line management and all leaders by being proactive and providing HR guidance as appropriate.
  • Provide guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning, and succession planning.
  • Analyze trends and metrics to develop solutions, programs and policies.
  • Manage and resolve the more complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations. Basic investigations will be managed through the tiering structure of our Shared Services teams.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partner with RHRM as needed/required for support on legal risks and next steps.
  • Provides day to day performance management guidance to line management (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships; build morale; increase productivity; employee engagement and retention
  • Provides HR Policy guidance and interpretation.
  • Ensure the right employee is placed in positions as it is in regards to new hires, promotions, transfers.
  • Demonstrate Pride in The Workplace – this position is expected to exhibit Quad leadership style, live the Value Wheel and display professionalism. 
  • Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and retention.
  • Practice a safe work environment and ensure consistency of practices.

  • At least 5+ years as an HR Business Partner providing support for manufacturing organizations of 300+ employees required
  • At least a Bachelor degree or higher or related experience strongly preferred
  • The ability to resolve conflict and find solutions.
  • Having the technical skills and foundational knowledge to run reports, analyze data and act upon it.
  • The ability to change to fit circumstances and business needs/conditions. Along with the ability to manage, lead, and enable the process of change and transition while helping others to deal with their effects
  • Is effective in a variety of formal presentation settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, with peers, direct reports, and senior leaders; is effective both inside and outside the organization; commands attention and can manage group processes during the presentation; can change tactics midstream when something isn’t working.
  • Is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills required
  • Able to understand ‘freedom in the frame’ and manage to solve problems based on the business need
  • The ability to gain others' support for ideas, proposals, projects, and solutions.

Additional Company Information:

We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.
Quad/Graphics is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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