Manager, HR Business Partner (Hybrid based in SE Michigan)


On Site
Full Time


Go-To-Market Strategy
Human resources
Business operations
Product development
Software engineering
Supply chain management
Performance management
Change management
Workforce planning
Training and development
Succession planning
Organizational architecture
Organizational effectiveness
Organizational development
Human factors and ergonomics
Management consulting
Executive search
Project management
Computer hardware
Value engineering

Job Details

Job Description

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world -- together. At Ford, we're all a part of something bigger than ourselves. Are you ready to change the way the world moves?

As part of our Human Resources team, you'll help us attract, hire and retain the top talent we need to achieve our bold vision. You'll play a vital role in defining, developing and maintaining the winning culture that empowers diverse individuals to work together and create the impossible. We're seeking change leaders, talent strategists, employee advocates and culture architects to enable our teams, partners, and businesses to do and be their best.

In this position...

If you are looking for an opportunity to become part of a dynamic Human Resources team your search ends here! Ford has an opening for a qualified Manager, Human Resources Business Partner.

As an HR Business partner, you will provide strategic HR partnership to business operations leaders in a function, market, or business unit. You'll work directly with an organization's senior leadership to develop and direct an HR agenda that enables delivery of the organization's goals. In the Manager, HR Business Partner role you will work closely with the HR Business Partner Director and your peers to optimize the talent and employee experience in the organization.

Candidates must be open to relocating to SE Michigan and commit to a 3-day hybrid onsite schedule.

Our HR Business Partners may support any of the following organizations:
  • Electric Vehicles (EVs), Digital, and Design - including product development, software engineering, digital and studio design
  • Industrial System - including product development, vehicle hardware engineering, supply chain, and manufacturing
  • Corporate Capabilities - including finance, enterprise technology, HR, and other corporate functions
  • Go-to-Market - including our global businesses such as, Ford Blue, Ford Model e, Ford Pro, Ford Credit, and Integrated Services.

What you'll do...

HR Business Partners perform a specialized type of HR work focused on HR consulting to the business including:
  • HR consulting and coaching. Working with business leaders to identify and solve significant people and cultural issues; providing expertise in aspects of employment including hiring, termination, performance management, rewards.
  • Enabling business change. Working with business leaders to drive proactive People and Culture Strategy in support of business objectives.
  • HR program advocacy. Communicating the business value of HR initiatives; managing an HR program roll out to minimize business disruption.
  • Partnering with the business and the Human Resources Centers of Excellence, like Talent and Recruiting, on key talent initiatives like workforce planning, hi-potential employee development, succession planning, etc.
  • Org Design/Change Management. Leading business partners through the end-to-end process of designing a new organization or significantly changing an existing organization; leveraging strategies and tools to help individuals and teams adapt to change in their organization.

A great HR Business Partner is someone who:
  • Establishes trusting relationships and credibility quickly.
  • Has demonstrated ability to influence and challenge stakeholders at all levels.
  • Has strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Has strong skills in data and analytics, quantitative reasoning, and data storytelling.
  • Works collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Is biased to action, persistent, and courageous.
  • Is motivated, decisive, and driven to succeed in ambiguous, fast-paced work environments.
  • Has strong emotional resilience.

You'll have...
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 5+ years of HR generalist experience.
  • Willingness to relocate depending on location of job.
  • Experience with designing organizations and change management.

Even better, you may have...
  • Master's degree in Human Resources, MBA with a concentration in human resources, or advanced degree in a related field (e.g., industrial/organizational psychology, organizational effectiveness, organizational development, human factors, social science).
  • Management consulting experience.
  • Experience supporting a global team.
  • Experience with recruiting, particularly executive recruiting, and onboarding.
  • Project Management and detail orientation.

Candidates must be open to relocating to SE Michigan and commit to a 3-day hybrid onsite schedule.

You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder...or all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage

Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more

Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases

Tuition assistance

Established and active employee resource groups

Paid time off for individual and team community service

A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year's Day

Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

2024 New Hire Benefits

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-.




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