Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (“FMIC”) is seeking an experienced HR Business Partner for our Scottsdale, AZ location. Our brand mission is to accompany each player at every stage with products and brand experiences that fuel the pursuit of musical expression. Within Fender Human Resources we are building a global culture that embraces the spirit of the fender brand; innovation, expression, and legacy.
An American icon, Fender was born in Southern California and has built a worldwide influence extending beyond the studio and the stage. A Fender is more than an instrument, it’s a cultural symbol that resonates globally.
We are looking for an HR Business Partner who possesses versatility and is comfortable with operating across tactical and strategic spaces. Joining this global HR team as our HRBP means stepping into an integral position within the overall HR organization, responsible for taking an active role in the implementation of strategies and programs in support of both short- and long-term business objectives with an overall goal of attracting, retaining, and developing the best talent for the organization.
About the Job:
Understanding the Fender business model and objectives while contributing to the development/implementation of both business and HR strategies that align with those objectives
Driving consistency in HR approach, practices and procedures
Partnering at all levels of the organization from leadership teams to individual contributors, providing consultation and recommendation on employee and business issues
Providing guidance and training to managers and employees on a wide range of employee relations issues
Investigating formal employee complaints, make recommendations on the company’s response to the employee, and ensure that legal requirements are met in terms of employee relations to minimize liability/exposure
Managing leave of absence, accommodation, and worker’s compensation request processes.
Driving informed decision-making utilizing data to identify trends, determine root causes of issues, and develop effective solutions
Grow a corporate culture that fosters fast learning and continuous improvement of the organization through initiatives and events
Working closely with peers and other members of the regional and global HR teams to effectively partner with the business and successfully drive company-wide programs and initiatives including performance management, compensation, benefits, recruiting, workforce planning, organizational and talent reviews, and change management
Providing coaching/training with managers and employees to support leadership development, business decision-making, human resources management, problem solving and performance management
Ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and assist in the creation of, and adherence to, policies, standards, and procedures
Will assist with special projects and employee events as necessary
What you need:
3-5 years of proven HR experience with a demonstrated advancement and progression of your HR knowledge and responsibilities
Demonstrated competence in high volume employee relations and performance management
Knowledge of US federal, state and local employment laws
Able to work effectively in fast-paced and rapidly changing environments
Strong people-management competencies, with ability to manage across locations
Flexible and high tolerance for ambiguity
Able to work independently and within a team to achieve results
Strong business acumen, consulting, analysis, communication, presentation, negotiation, conflict management and problem-solving skills.
Experience working within a global enterprise-wide HRIS program, preferably SuccessFactors
Familiar with behavioral and strategic interviewing methodologies
Bachelor’s degree required, with emphasis in HR, Business Administration, Organizational Psychology, or related area preferred
PHR or SPHR certification preferred
About Fender Musical Instruments:
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors, whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, EVH®, Charvel® and Groove Tubes®, among others. For more information, visit www.fender.com. FMIC offers a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, 401(k), paid time off, and an equipment purchase program to help you get the band back together. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.