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HR Business Partner

Date: Jul 27, 2022

Location: Cookeville, TN, US, 38501

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Who We Are:

We are a successful values-based $3 billion company with a 145-year history. We design, manufacture, sell and support water heating and water purification products. We are really good at water technology. We have a culture of inclusion, kindness, problem-solving, and collaboration. We hire smart people who are enthusiastic about what they do.


This position is based out of our APCOM Cookeville, TN facility, but will support at least one other facility. Travel to these other locations is required for this position.


Who You Are:

You are an HR professional who is looking for the next step in your career. You have a passion for working with people in a dynamic environment. You have an engaging style and a solution-focused approach. You enjoy helping others to develop their skills and you like collaboration and partnership with a wide variety of people. You love to make a positive impact every day and you want to grow your career. You are hungry to do more and are looking to put YOUR  “stamp” on an organization.

What you’ll do as a HR Business Partner:

  • Partners with leaders at multiple locations to provide outstanding HR service.
  • Coaches, collaborates and supports leaders at these locations and fosters effective employee relationships.
  • Oversees administration of HR processes including payroll, performance management, policy deployment, training, legal, compliance, communication and talent acquisition.
  • Acts as a resource and advocate for employee questions, concerns, suggestions and needs.
  • Supervises other HR team members and helps to develop their HR experience and acumen.
  • Works closely with division HR team and client group leaders on innovative HR practices and continuous improvement opportunities.

What we hope you bring with you:

  • Bachelors Degree is required (in HR or related field preferred).
  • A strong baseline knowledge and experience in basic HR administration with 3 to 5 years of proven HR generalist experience.
  • 2 years of previous supervisory experience preferred.
  • PHR or SPHR/SHRM SCP certification is a plus.
  • Strong communications, interpersonal and team-building skills.
  • A sense of urgency and attention to detail.
  • The ability to build good relationships and influence others to achieve results.
  • An interest in analyzing issues from a business, employee, customer and organizational perspective and translate into actionable objectives.

What we offer:

  • Competitive base salary and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.
  • The opportunity to work with smart, fun, focused people who do really great work.

Nearest Major Market: Cookeville
Nearest Secondary Market: Nashville

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