• Corporate Global HR Business Partner

    Location US-WI-Racine
    Posted Date 1 week ago(5/9/2019 12:45 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Human Resources - Manager/Generalist
  • Overview

    This position is offered by Spano Pratt Executive Search. For additional information contact rspano@spanopratt.com
    Twin Disc, Incorporated is an international manufacturer and worldwide distributor of heavy-duty off-highway and marine power transmission equipment and related products. The company is celebrating its’ 100th anniversary. Thanks to an experienced and dedicated workforce, Twin Disc products possess a continuing reputation for high quality and performance in traditional, as well as emerging new markets. The Corporation, which is a multinational organization is headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin.

    Twin Disc designs, manufactures and sells marine and heavy duty off-highway power transmission equipment. Products include; marine transmissions, surface drives, propellers and boat management systems as well as power shift transmissions, hydraulic torque converters, industrial clutches and controls systems.

    The Company sells its products to customers primarily in the commercial, pleasure craft, and military marine markets as well as in the energy and natural resources, government and industrial markets. The Company’s worldwide sales to domestic and foreign customers are transacted through both a direct sales force and a distributor network.

    The Corporate Global Human Resource Business Partner is a hands-on practitioner working closely with the domestic and international business leaders across the Twin Disc enterprise providing human resource support and guidance in order to achieve business objectives.

    Reporting directly to the Vice President of Human Resources, this role will serve as an expert resource in corporate policy creation, compliance, HRIS, performance management, organizational development, and other projects which serve to align the workforce with the organization’s goals.

    This position is offered by Spano Pratt Executive Search. For additional information contact rspano@spanopratt.com


    Responsibilities include:
    • Senior Generalist: Strategies, tactics and support related to the effective deployment and day to day support of an enterprise wide corporate global human resource function. Ensure policies and practices are in compliance with the local laws within the countries of operation and with the Twin Disc corporate policies.

    • Talent Acquisiton & Recruitment: Support workforce planning goals and securing of talent within all entities as needed which may include sourcing, interviewing, assessment, and onboarding.

    • Talent Development: Identify and implement enterprise wide assessment tools for selection and development, learning management systems or options that best support workforce planning goals particularly employee performance, employee development, and career pathing. Create and institute training programs to develop key employees worldwide. Identify high performers, retention initiatives and career paths for ongoing employee learning and deployment. Serve as in house expert in the usage of succession planning tools and best practice.

    • Organizational Development: Lead performance management processes globally, including training all entities on goal setting, performance evaluation, and employee development. Implement programs to enable improved company performance and a culture of engagement and accountability.

    • Organizational Design: provide counsel on recommendations related to developing and managing a change plan for optimum alignment with business needs and goals. Recommend and design new or revised positions or global structure to ensure alignment that will maximize the effectiveness of the organization.

    • HRIS: Serve as the internal expert for the Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) and leverage the usage of technology within the human resource function.

    • Develop communications to all entities which promote the company vision, mission and values. Proactively works with organization’s leaders, builds trust, maintain positive, professional relationships throughout organization.

    • International travel required – up to 15%


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.

    Education and/or Experience:

    • Bachelors degree in business or human resources.
    • 10 or more years of progressively responsible human resource experience within a global / international organization.
    • Exposure working with diverse cultures; particularly in European and Asian countries.
    • Demonstrated experience in organizational design and development.

    Computer Skills:

    • Extensive experience with HRIS.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite of products.
    • High-level proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

    Communication Skills:

    • Excellent verbal and written skills.

    Technical Requirements:

    • Compensation and Total Rewards programs.
    • Data analysis and problem solving skills, identifying trends and forming conclusions that lead to a recommended course of action.
    Work Environment and Culture:

    • Matrix environment
    • Office environment.
    • Ability to “wear many hats”, and function effectively in a fast-pace environment.
    • Operate as a “hands on / nuts and bolts generalist”.

    Specialized Knowledge:

    • Organizational development and design.

    Other Requirements:

    • Ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines.
    • Strong organizational skills and experience in a matrix environment.
    • Cultural awareness and diplomacy skills.
    • Natural curiosity and a continuous learning mindset.


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