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Ryder System HR Business Partner III in Seattle, Washington

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The HR Business Partner III a key member of the Human Resources Management Team and will drive all Human Resources initiatives to help achieve our business objectives. Assists in the design, planning and implementation of policies and programs covering several or all of the following: Recruiting, Benefits, Training and Development, Diversity, Employee & Labor Relations and Wage and Salary Administration.

Ideal Candidate will have experience in the following:

  • Experience with drivers, warehouse environment, union would be a plus. They will have a union location to support.

  • Position will partner with leaders to set strategy on business objectives

  • Will assist with startups as required

*REMOTE work from home &10-30% travel for Startups*

Essential Functions

  • Ensure the delivery of high quality Human Resources support for the company: HR Planning, Performance Management, Professional Development, Legal Compliance, Union Contract Negotiations and Administration (where applicable), Employee Communication, Organizational Change Management and Team Building

  • Manage resolution of complex employee relations issues by providing appropriate investigation and counseling leadership

  • Engage with clients using a collaborative and consultative approach that builds personal and functional credibility and establishing trust at all levels of the organization to create win/win solutions

  • Partner with the Business Team to drive comprehensive Human Resources strategies, policies and practices in the areas of Employee Relations, Talent Management, Compensation, Diversity, Benefits, Training and Workforce Planning

  • Oversee employee relations matters by ensuring supervisors and managers demonstrate the ability to handle employee disputes, performance improvement actions and disciplinary actions

  • Lead performance management processes for the region. Work with the region to drive diversity initiatives

  • Assure compliance with all Federal, State and local employment and labor laws

  • Create and support an environment that focuses on coaching and development

  • Identify talent gap issues and work with HR colleagues and business partners in addressing viable solutions

  • Assist in the design, planning and implementation of HR policies and programs

Additional Responsibilities

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to understand client's priorities and work through complex business issues to identify, develop and implement effective HR solutions

  • Effective interpersonal skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to listen, write, and speak effectively Inform, explain, and give instructions

  • Develops and delivers effective presentations

  • Ability to create and maintain professional relationships within all levels of the organization (peers, work groups, customers, supervisors)Ability to interact with all levels of management

  • Demonstrates problem solving skills

  • Excellent influencing and negotiating skills

  • Ability to effectively set priorities and manage a high volume of activities in a flexible manner

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

  • Flexibility to operate and self-driven to excel in a fast-paced environment

  • Capable of multi-tasking, highly organized, with excellent time management skills

  • Detail oriented with excellent follow-up practices

  • General Knowledge of assigned areas and business perspective intermediate required

  • Knowledge of labor relations intermediate preferred


  • Bachelor's degree required Business Administration, Organizational Behavior or Human Resources with at least 5-7 years HR related experience

  • Master's degree preferred MBA, Organizational Behavior or Human Resources with at least 4-6 years or HR related experience

  • Five (5) years or more Progressively responsible Human Resource Experience at a Generalist level required

  • Five (5) years or more Experience working in a union environment preferred

  • Five (5) years or more Experience with a Fortune 500 company preferred

  • General Knowledge of assigned areas and business perspective intermediate required

  • Knowledge of labor relations intermediate preferred

  • Other SHRM Professional Certification


Job Category: General Human Resources

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