Toys'R'Us, Inc. DC HR Business Partner in Joliet, Illinois

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Job Description

The Human Resource Business Partner will be responsible for providing HR business partner support and leadership to the Distribution Center business unit. Individual will partner, collaborate with Senior Human Resources Management and General Manager to lead and execute HR initiatives and programs in support of operational needs.


  • Partners with business unit and provide HR counsel and guidance and serves as the subject matter expert in the areas of:

  • Workforce planning

  • Performance management and assessment

  • Employee training and development

  • Employee communication

  • Compensation

  • Provides coaching and counsel to managers regarding performance management and assessment, employee development, conflict resolution, change management, organizational structure, and leadership/management style and effectiveness

  • Leads recruiting priorities and partners with recruiting team, where necessary, to facilitate talent and diversity acquisition; monitors staffing activity within distribution center including assessment of quality of talent pool, and effectiveness of hiring manager selection process.

  • Leads HR team to execute HR programs as applicable

  • Facilitates HR processes and policy communication and ensures compliance and operational excellence; recommends process improvement as applicable

  • Provides guidance and feedback on HR solutions and programs and assesses impact to the distribution center operations and the team members.

  • Review/analysis of weekly and monthly HR statistics and identify potential concerns and address issues accordingly.

  • Monitor overall employee engagement, well-being and productivity.

  • Facilitate annual compensation and appraisal processes for exempt and non-exempt.

  • Manage HR programs or projects on deadline and within budget as applicable

Minimum Requirements:

  • BS/BA Required;

  • Prior experience working with engineering, operations, and distribution preferred.

  • Minimum of 5+7 years of experience as an HR business partner; must have well-rounded and demonstrated HR generalist skills including but not limited to the areas of employee relations, compensation, training and development, staffing and workforce planning; ability to coach, counsel and influence all levels of management and appropriately balance management and employee needs.

Requirements and General Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to effectively present data, analyses, etc. to a designated target audience.

  • Ability to quickly establish productive and credible working relationships.

  • Proactive, solution oriented; independently takes initiative and recommends plans for improvement or new ways of thinking.

  • Well-developed judgment and influence skills.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Strong commitment to customer service principles.

  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and navigate within a fast paced, rapidly changing business environment; comfortable dealing with ambiguity.

  • Effective project and process management skills; able to effectively manage and/or administer a project from start to finish.

  • Expert HR knowledge including best practice benchmarking.

  • Well-rounded business acumen.

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.

  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

Toys"R"Us is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment or discrimination. All employment decisions are to be made without regard to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin/ancestry, citizenship, physical/mental disability, military status or any other basis prohibited by law.

Toys“R”Us recognizes that its team members are its greatest asset and is committed to developing high-performing, highly engaged and diverse talent. The company offers various employment opportunities, ranging from internships to top management positions at the company’s Global Resource Center in Wayne, New Jersey. In addition, job seekers can explore positions at Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores and distribution centers coast-to-coast.