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HR Business Partner - Finance & Office of General Counsel

at Rockwell Automation, inc.

Posted: 1/14/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2656262

Job Description

Position Title
HR Business Partner - Finance & Office of General Counsel

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Full Time

Relocation Eligible

Position Summary

The HRBP provides strategy to align business goals with Rockwell Automation polices, process and programs by driving organizational effectiveness, leading change management, organization development, and delivering talent effectiveness programs. Demonstrates functional expertise and is seen as coach and trusted advisor to the business leaders, while supporting the leaders to create and maintain a positive work environment.

Organizational Effectiveness and Workforce Planning

  • Partners with senior leaders and their direct reports to define short-term and long-term organization development requirements (workforce planning, development, culture, etc.).

  • Drives successful execution of new initiatives, including the rollout of business initiatives and programs focused on organizational and cultural change.

  • Partners with global HR colleagues, COEs, HR Services, and business leaders to create focus on business goals, including delivery of organizational effectiveness and workforce planning.

  • Leverages business acumen to partner with business leaders effectively.

  • Provide effective project management within organizational effectiveness and workforce planning.

Leading Change

  • Partners with leaders through leading change initiatives to help set clear expectations, provide knowledge, resources, evaluation measures, and developing strength in leadership team to lead change.

Manage Talent

  • Ensures strong leadership capability for the business and the development of leadership competency within the business. Facilitates the semi-annual Talent Review, including succession planning and identification of high potential employees. Leverages insights from discussions with leaders to address leadership gaps and opportunities, and ensure the creation of development plans to bridge the gaps.

  • Identifies the technical, professional and management training needs of the employees within the business.  Ensure the necessary programs are available locally.

Demonstrate Functional Expertise

  • This position is responsible for ensuring alignment between business requirements of the business functions they lead and Rockwell Automation’s HR policies, processes, and programs.  In addition, has responsibility for identifying, leading and supporting HR strategies and initiatives within these business/functions.

  • Partners with leaders to proactively assess, develop and retain talent.

  • Advises and assists VP/Directors, and other appropriate business leaders regarding employee performance issues and actions required for improvement.

  • Understands the business environment and plans (competitive climate, growth, new products, technologies, etc…) and the impact on immediate and longer term talent needs.

Coach and Trusted Advisor

  • Brings knowledge of the business strategy and provides reliable guidance to business

  • Provides counsel to business leaders to encourage trust building, information sharing, effective communication, respect, and inclusion resulting in greater personal and organizational effectiveness.

  • Coach leaders to build organizational capabilities, reduces complexity and partners with business leaders to maximize individual leadership skills and team performance.

Work Environment

  • Partners with leaders to create and maintain a culture of inclusion where all employees feel valued and see Rockwell Automation as a place where they can do their best work.

  • Help to promote a positive and engaging work environment by creating or maintaining open communications and engage with Culture of Inclusion on Diversity and Inclusion priorities. 

EOE, M/F/Disabled, Vet



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree.

  • Legal authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, HR Management, Engineering or equivalent degree.

  • Typically requires 8 years of human resources experience and 3+ years’ working with senior leaders at the vice president level and above level is preferred.

  • MBA or advanced degree in HR management desirable.

  • Experience at a software company is strongly preferred.

  • Strategic mindset, strong business acumen, executive presence, strong communications skills, and influencing capabilities.

  • In depth knowledge of HR functional programs including Talent Development, Compensation and Benefits, Succession Planning, Leadership Review, Organizational Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Change Management as well as Workforce Planning to people plans specific to business needs.

  • Demonstrate genuine interest in colleagues, the company and industry.

  • Ability to retain and convey a positive attitude in challenging circumstances.

  • Strong team orientation and ability to collaborate with other HR members.

  • Develop others, empower and lead people.

  • High sense of urgency.

  • Ability to support and challenge business leaders. Acts as a coach, thought leader and sounding board for leadership.

  • Act courageously by sharing viewpoints openly and directly with others, providing relevant and timely information and feedback, as required.

  • Remain open to ideas; integrates multiple perspectives in decision-making.

  • Maintain a positive demeanor during periods of uncertainty, conflict, and stress.

  • Balance conceptual and tactical requirements of the role.

This is a summary of the position’s responsibilities and does not reflect the entire scope of work expectations.

United States

EEO Statement
Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Disability and Veteran.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or reasonable accommodation during the application process, email our Talent Acquisition representative at

Company Overview
Over centuries, the world has evolved and advanced. New innovations change how we work. How we live. How things get made.

The next industrial evolution is here — a new test of intelligence for humans and machines. Where breakthroughs are hard–won and success requires sifting through overwhelming data for insights, clarity and confidence.

Rather than fearing change, we embrace its possibilities. We know how to connect the imaginations of people with the potential of machines to make the world work better. More intelligent. More connected. More productive.

We stand with the problem solvers, the builders, the makers, the innovators because we belong to that community. And we stand ready to lead the way. At Rockwell Automation, we are expanding human possibility.

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Milwaukee - Wisconsin