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Senior HR Business Partner

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Who We Are

We’re Dealer Tire, a family-owned, international distributor of tires and parts established in 1918 in Cleveland, OH. We’re laser focused on helping the world’s largest and most trusted auto manufacturers grow their tire business—in fact, we’ve sold more than 60 million tires to date. We’re a thriving company, and we’re looking for driven individuals to join our team. That’s where you come in!

Title:                            Sr. HR Business Partner

Reports To:                  Director, HR Business Partners and Talent Programs

FLSA Status:               Exempt

As a Sr. HR Business Partner, your essential job functions include the following:

Strategic Partner

  • Partner with senior business leaders to drive business strategy and profitability by helping identify, prioritize and build organizational capabilities, behaviors, structures and processes.
  • Consult, coach and influence senior leadership on key organizational and management changes to support strategic objectives.
  • Assess the HR implications of business strategies and adjust HR strategies to respond to changing business needs.
  • Act as the performance improvement driver while provoking positive changes in leadership development and people management.
  • Collaborate with business leaders to guide associate development, teambuilding, performance management, organizational development and workforce planning.
  • Provide guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning, career pathing and succession planning.
  • Leverage trends and metrics to develop talent strategies.
  • Support and facilitate significant organizational change initiatives.

Operations Manager

  • Act as the liaison between the People department’s centers of excellence and business units; collaborate on the execution of HR and talent strategies.
  • Execute and help drive talent management processes, and proactively propose functional talent strategies.
  • Develop role-based curriculum strategies, oversee execution of strategies and evaluate effectiveness. 
  • Collaborate on development plans for key roles and high potential associates.
  • Coordinate job analysis, compensation reviews and compensation packages.
  • Collaborate on the development of functional and region-specific talent acquisition strategies.
  • Promote business unit participation in HR and learning and development programs.
  • Provide feedback to improve HR policies and initiatives to enhance overall business performance.

Emergency Responder

  • Provide guidance on HR policy interpretation and enforcement.
  • Collaborate on complex employee relations issues.
  • Provide expert advice and coaching to employees and managers where appropriate.
  • Identify trends and develop strategies to mitigate and prevent future employee relations issues.

Leader of Others

  • Full responsibility for building a HR Business Partner team including hiring and firing decisions.
  • Develop a team environment that values diversity and uses various individual’s strengths to the benefit of the team and the organization.
  • Own the performance evaluation of each team member and appropriate action such as promotions, counseling and termination.
  • Delegate significant responsibilities; empower staff to act while providing hands on coaching.
  • Identify talent gaps to achieve business goals and implement strategies to close gaps.

Other Duties as Assigned

Competencies Required

  • Business Acumen
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creative Thinking
  • Results Orientation
  • Customer Focus
  • Organizational Agility
  • Influence
  • Trusted Advisor
  • Conflict Management

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.  Experience accepted in lieu of advanced degree.
  • Minimum of 10 years progressive HR experience, including working knowledge in at least two HR disciplines.
  • A record of accomplishment culminating in a role requiring high levels of influence, collaboration with all levels of an organization, including executives, leadership role in a similar sized or larger organization known for the quality of its HR programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of business practices and the link between HR strategy and business strategy.
  • Experience in proactively analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of a strategic plan.

Physical Job Requirements

  • Continuous viewing from and inputting data to a computer screen.
  • Travel as necessary (approximately 30%).

Drug Policy

  • Dealer Tire is a drug-free environment.  All applicants being considered for employment must pass a pre-employment drug screening before beginning work.

Why Dealer Tire: An amazing opportunity to join a growing organization, built on the efforts of hard working, innovative, and team-oriented people. We offer a competitive salary + bonus, and a comprehensive benefit package including: paid time off, medical, dental, vision, and 401k matching (50% on the dollar up to 7% of employee contribution). 

EOE Statement: Dealer Tire is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act*), or any other legally protected status, with respect to employment opportunities. 

*ADA Disclosure: Any candidate who feels that they may need an accommodation to complete this application, or any portions of same, based on the impact of a disability should contact Dealer Tire’s Human Resources Department to discuss your specific needs. Please feel free to contact us at or via phone at 833-483-8232.

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