Human Resources Business Partner

Publication date
Aug. 1, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

The Human Resources Business Partner serves as an integral role of delivering consultative and tactical HR services to our US and Canadian management and employees that reflects the business objectives of the organization. Accountable to collaborating across functional areas, building effective relationships, and delivering HR expertise and support to employees and leaders of the organization in the areas of recruitment, onboarding, performance management and development, training, and employee relations. Assists HR Manager with the development, implementation, and evaluation of related activities. 

Main Tasks


  • Develops recruitment strategies to achieve desired staffing initiatives for the US and Canadian workforce.  Oversees the full life cycle of recruitment and selection process by working closely with managers and ensuring and timely, positive experience for candidates.  Prepares offer letters and employment agreements and manages the pre-employment screening process.
  • Develops and implements a professional onboarding experience of new employees by creating opportunities, tools, and resources that connect them to the vision, strategies and initiatives of organization.  Fosters connectivity to colleagues locally and globally.  Leads initiatives that establish a continual connection to the business and promotes ongoing learning and employee engagement. 
  • Evaluates and promotes performance management activities to ensure employee success and satisfaction including the performance appraisal process, job description development, and coordinating personal development initiatives that align personal and business goals.
  • Contributes to our pillar of developing a winning organization by collaborating and working effectively on the HR team and across the organization, seeking new, innovative ways of increasing employee engagement, learning and development, and participates in specific projects that contribute to the overall HR plan/strategy.
  • Works closely with management and employees to provide guidance, support, and understanding of HR policies and initiatives.  Works with HR team to ensures compliance and adherence of employment law and regulations. 
  • Promotes internal efforts to connect employees with each other and increase overall employee relations, productivity, retention and engaged working environment.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Human Resources, or related field preferred with minimum 7+ years of progressively responsible HR experience required.


  • Comprehensive understanding and application of HR disciplines including deployment of successful recruitment techniques, performance management and employee development, employee relations, regulatory compliance.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and assist organizational change initiatives in support of business strategies.
  • Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships, which encourage openness with internal colleagues and external customers.
  • Critical evaluation skills and ability to consult and influence decisions using sound judgment and data analysis to effectively drive positive business outcomes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, positive interpersonal relationship skills and ability to effectively work with confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team, work independently, and complete responsibilities in a timely manner.
  • Knowledgeable of Canadian employment laws as it relates to position. 


PHR or SHRM-CP Certification preferred


Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations; write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals; effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public and communicate orally and in writing with internal and external customers.


Intermediate Skills:  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages.


Proficiency with online payroll applications, Internet, and Microsoft Office products including, but not limited to, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access.


Intermediate Skills:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form; deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations; interpret and apply existing policies and procedures, interviewing and selecting candidates.  Company procedures are established, however, when conditions change, initiative must be exercised to overcome minor obstacles.

Contact information

If you are interested in this position, please email your cover letter and resume to or call Human Resources at +1641-621-2736 for more information.

Our Organisation / The Department

Lely North America is the world leader in automated dairy equipment and offers competitive compensation and excellent benefit package.  Post offer background screen, physical and drug screen and job assessment screening required.  Lely North America is an EOE and participant in E-Verify.