HR Business Partner - Rogers

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Date: Apr 28, 2022

Location: Rogers, US

Company: Bekaert NV

Bekaert ( is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with more than 27 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 4.4 billion in combined revenue in 2020.



In this role, you will be responsible to plan and direct the human relations functions at Bekaert's Rogers facility including employee relations, employment, compensation and benefits, training and development, communications, security, and safety compliance in accordance with corporate policy and in ways that result in the most effective attraction, retention, and development of qualified personnel.


This position has direct HR responsibility for over 340 team members.  Direct supervision - 3: Human Resources Assistant, Payroll Clerk, and Trainer - Plant Personnel: 335

The following position reports directly to the VP of Human Resources North America with a dotted line to the VP of Rubber Reinforcement (RR) North America - Location of Position:  Rogers, AR (On site)

General Description of Job Responsibilities:


  • Develop, maintain, and adapt HR policies and practices to support the achievement of plant and corporate objectives while ensuring compatibility with requirements of local state and federal laws.
  • Provide the appropriate availability of personnel who possess the skills, experience, and motivation necessary to enable the company to achieve its objectives.  Organize and carry out internal promotions or transfers, and the recruitment and selection of new employees on behalf of management, to fill vacancies with highly competent and motivated people.
  • Review compensation and benefit studies in the local area to develop, recommend, and implement equitable and competitive compensation and benefit structures.  Administer the job evaluation program to relate each position to values that are equitable to other positions in the company and to similar positions in the competitive labor market.  Administer all benefit programs in accordance with the corporate practices and procedures to assure conformity and cost objectives are met.
  • Develop, recommend, and to implement industrial relations practices that will provide a positive work environment to maintain/improve management/team member relations and continue plant operations in a union-free environment. 
  • Provide the plant with team member training and development programs to develop existing workforce to their full potential for obtaining established performance standards.
  • Provide services to the plant related to the security and the personal well-being of the employees, such as safety programs and procedures, protection and security, wellness services and OSHA compliance.
  • Keep abreast and keep management informed as to current and anticipated trends or problems, as well as legal requirements regarding human resources matters.  Assure compliance with federal, state, local labor legislation such as ADA, FMLA, EPA, etc.
  • Provide guidance, recommendations, and support to plant management in all human resources matters.  Develop, recommend, and administer human resources policies and programs for the plant that supports the achievement of plant and corporate goals and objectives.  Support each plant function in effectively interpreting and carrying out plant and corporate policies and programs.  Ensure all human resources programs, policies and decisions conform to corporate standards to strengthen and protect the image of Bekaert and its culture.
  • Recommend and assist plant management in developing and maintaining an effective organizational structure and management process that is flexible enough to respond to the changing requirements of the corporation such as career and succession planning.
  • Monitor and advise plant management about affirmative action goals and results and equal employment opportunity requirements.
  • Develop and maintain an effective human resources information system that informs and supports management in all human resources matter.  Develop effective communications programs to assure employee motivation and participation.
  • Carry out an active role in promoting and representing Bekaert Corporation in outside professional activities.  Maintain contact with outside sources to ensure human resources activities are competitive and consistent with industry practice, maintain an active role in community and state affairs to promote and represent Bekaert Corporation.
  • Maintains the work structure by updating job requirements and job descriptions for all positions.
  • Maintains organizational staff by establishing a recruiting, testing, and interviewing program; counseling managers on candidate selection; conducting and analyzing exit interviews and recommending changes.
  • Prepares employees for assignments by establishing and conducting orientation and effective training programs.
  • Assesses effectiveness of organization structure by studying clarity of mission, strategy, objectives, priorities, division of work, and accountabilities.
  • Resolves organization problems by presenting and evaluating options; guiding decisions; and recommending courses of action,


Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources management, business or related field.


  • SHRM SCP/CP, SPHR, or PHR Certification is a plus.


  • Minimum 7 years of Human Resource Management experience within a manufacturing environment experienced in employment, safety, compensation and benefits administration.


  • Highly motivated self-starter, who can effectively prioritize, multi task and manage to accomplish objectives. Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong proficiency in the Microsoft suite programs, including Work, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Outstanding communication skills including written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Must possess the personality, enthusiasm and commitment to the Bekaert Corporation core values.


  • This role is primarily working in an office environment; however, must be open to spend time when necessary in a production and related facilities of the plant.  Within that context, can be exposed to wet, humid conditions, airborne particles, various noise levels, and extreme heat.


  • Regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms; lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.



You grow, we grow... Better together. Bekaert offers continuous development opportunities.

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