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Human Resources Business Partner, Current

  • Current & GE Lighting
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:32:55 PM
  • 2890002
  • Job Function: Human Resources
  • Business Segment: Current & Lighting Current Powered by GE
Location(s): United States; Ohio; East Cleveland

About Us:

GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Current is a first-of-its-kind energy company designed to meet the unique needs of a wide range of Commercial & Industrial, municipal and utility customers. It brings together capabilities including LED lighting, Solar, Energy Storage, and electric vehicle charging stations, along with new financing and software solutions to offer integrated energy solutions aimed at delivering increased reliability, efficiency and profitability.

Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic atmosphere working with the most talented people in the industry in an open, developmental environment with abundant opportunities to learn, grow and advance within the organization.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
We are seeking a dynamic & results-driven individual for the Human Resources Business Partner - Platforms & Operations role. This is an outstanding & unique opportunity to define & develop a new business model. The role will design & shape an entrepreneurial working environment, high-impact team & organizational structure that will enable ONE Current to serve as the digital engine for intelligent environments to drive outcomes for our customers.

Essential Responsibilities:

This HRBP will work to grow and thrive, and more broadly, will help create a holistic, scalable energy-as-a-service offering in partnership with our software business.

This role is critical in developing and executing HR strategy providing guidance in the areas of culture & change management, strategic coaching, talent assessment & development, succession planning and performance development.

In addition you will :

  • Partner with the General Manager, Global Supply Chain and LED Platform Leader (Product Management and Engineering) to refine our global hardware technology and product management business model and the combination and connection with Software capabilities
  • Establish a contemporary organizational culture, manage transitions, infuse experienced talent into the new space for an operational excellence and Brilliant factory progression
  • Bring in contemporary practices & assist the HR team & Current leadership to drive laser focus on HR Priorities & simplify structure, in a collaborative, agile, risk taking, fast decision-making culture where employees feel valued & excited about the opportunities the new business can offer
  • Develop & execute both long-term and short-term HR strategies that directly support & enable One Current Business and how we are mobilizing our future
  • Foster One culture and teams focused on customer outcomes, agility and innovation
  • Act as an organizational champion and culture shaper to build customer-focused organizational capabilities & partner with clients to maximize team performance
  • Leverage change acceleration & FastWorks techniques for broad impact and serve as a model for the wider business
  • Collaborate across GE businesses, cross-region & cross-function to drive a high-performance team environment, accelerate business growth and the creation of One Current
  • Provide timely, effective and direct coaching to client group people leaders, assisting in the development of strong, contemporary leadership skills
  • Provide strategic coaching to key talent in extended client group as it pertains to career path development and performance management
  • Own the new hire integration plan & execution to ensure successful onboarding & to accelerate the learning & assimilation into the business
  • Collaborate w / C&B team to create a compelling compensation strategy to attract and motivate top talent
  • Leverage crowdsourcing capabilities to establish an extended virtual workforce
  • Lead leadership assessment in the organization, identifying key employee strengths & development needs in order to recognize, select, retain & develop key talent
  • Lead succession planning & talent development strategies for the organization, identifying critical roles & preparing potential talent & pipeline mentoring, training, etc.
  • Strategically lead client group through critical HR operating rhythms such as people reviews, culture compass, salary planning, succession planning & performance development
  • Apply workforce planning principles & tools to define global resource allocation & consolidation needs as well as assist the business to determine future talent needs & proactively resource
  • Research & leverage best practices across GE & in external businesses to create an entrepreneurial spirit & cohesive business unit
  • Lead a team of cross-functional HR Leaders globally
  • Provide overall leadership to the HR team, deliver appropriate coaching, mentoring and development opportunities, and communicate proactively
  • Drive Diversity and Inclusion Strategies applying a special focus on Balance the Equation


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Industrial / Organizational Psychology or related field from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum of 10 years of increasing HR generalist and HR manager responsibility


  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Industrial Relations, Industrial / Organizational Psychology or related field from an accredited university or college
  • Ability to support clients in multiple global locations
  • In-depth understanding of HR concepts and principles gained through formal education and substantial work experience
  • Experience with operations, supply chain, hardware technology organizational development
  • Proven experience building and transforming an organization and culture
  • Demonstrated ability to make independent decisions, evaluate people, manage conflicting priorities in a fast-paced environment and effectively interface with business and function leaders in a global matrix organization
  • Outstanding communication, coaching, influencing and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with people at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner
  • Ability to energize and inspire others to commit to and take action on business priorities, especially when driving change
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and presentation skills
  • Process and detail oriented, including strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Proven project management and team leadership experience
  • Demonstrated experience in making strategic HR decisions, assessing leadership talent and effectively interfacing with high-level business and operations leaders
  • Developed (oral and written) communication and diplomacy skills set with the ability to influence others by presenting sound and logical arguments tailored to the audience
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills; ability to assess situations; make judgments based on practice or previous experience
  • Coaching and leadership assessment experience
  • Approachable and responsive resource; ability to connect with employees at all levels
  • Ability to work in changing environments, see through complexity and strategically promote an inclusive / diverse workforce
  • Capability of handling multiple issues and / or projects simultaneously and executing to completion
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a demanding, high performance work environment and team- oriented culture
  • Excellent collaboration, influencing, project management, organizational and change agent skills
  • Ability to energize and lead in complex, matrix, goal-driven organizations
  • Strong internal and external customer service focus, with a genuine desire to assist others
  • Passion for innovative HR solutions and process improvement
  • Sound knowledge of local labor laws and government requirements
  • PHR / SPHR certification
  • HRLP grad preferred

Locations: United States; Ohio; East Cleveland

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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