Compass Minerals

HR Business Partner – Compass Minerals

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Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP) is a leading global provider of essential minerals focused on safely delivering where and when it matters to help solve nature’s challenges for customers and communities. The company’s salt products help keep roadways safe during winter weather and are used in numerous other consumer, industrial, chemical and agricultural applications. Its plant nutrition products help improve the quality and yield of crops, while supporting sustainable agriculture. Additionally, the company is pursuing development of a sustainable lithium brine resource to support the North American battery market and is a minority owner of Fortress North America, a next-generation fire retardant company. Compass Minerals operates 12 production and packaging facilities with nearly 2,000 employees throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Visit for more information about the company and its products.

As a strategic partner, the HR Business Partner aligns business objectives with employees and management at the C&I US manufacturing facilities, and serves as a consultant to the local management teams on Human Resource related issues. The successful HRBP will act as an employee champion and change agent, assess and anticipate HR-related needs, communicate needs proactively and work in collaboration with corporate HR, and seek to develop integrated solutions. The HRBP formulates partnerships across the HR functions to deliver value added service to local management and employees that reflect the business objectives of the organization. The HRBP maintains an effective level of business literacy about the facilities’ financial positions, their short to mid-range plans, their cultures and the competition.

Essential Job Functions: Include but are not limited to the following: 

(Management reserves the right to add or modify the duties and responsibilities at any time.)

  • Provide HR leadership for multiple facilities across the US.
  • Actively participate in the local grievance process for each unionized facility.
  • Participate in collective bargaining negotiations as a member of the collective bargaining team.
  • Drive collaborative labor relations at the site level by working with both union representatives and management
  • Consult with line management providing HR guidance when appropriate.
  • Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop solutions, programs and policies.
  • Manage and resolve complex employee and labor union relations issues. Conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Provide counsel on employment law issues at the local facilities in collaboration with legal.
  • Provide input into the design of corporate HR policies and implement such policies at the locations.
  • Provides day to day performance management guidance to line management (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase engagement, productivity and retention.
  • Provides HR Policy guidance and interpretation.
  • Develop offer terms for new hires, promotions, transfers.
  • Provide guidance and input on local restructures, workforce planning, succession planning.
  • Identify training needs for the facility and individual coaching needs.
  • Participate in evaluation and monitoring of success of training programs. Follow-up to ensure training objectives are met.
  • Participate in, and contribute to, weekly local leadership team meetings.
  • 40-50% travel required.
  • Qualifications – External
  • 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.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or equivalent work experience required.
  • HRCI and/or SHRM professional designation preferred.
  • 7-10 years of multi-site, progressive Human Resources & Labor Relations experience required.
  • 3-5 years in union environment with hands on CBA experience required.
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management, federal and state respective employment laws
  • Relevant manufacturing industry experience a plus.

Physical Requirements:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Compass Minerals is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are firmly committed to making all employment-related decisions without regard to race, ancestry, ethnicity, color, religious creed or belief, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, and pregnancy and breastfeeding), age, military or veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by law. To request reasonable accommodations, email or call 913-344-9200. Learn more about equal employment opportunity laws at

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