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Senior Human Resources Business Partner

  • Remote
  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

Job Category: People Solutions

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Automotive


  • Atlanta GA
  • Remote - Vermont
  • Remote - Kansas Central Timezone
  • Remote - Indiana
  • Remote - Illinois
  • Remote - Texas
  • Remote - Florida
  • Remote - Wisconsin
  • Remote - Michigan
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Cox Automotive is currently looking for a Senior Human Resources Business Partner to join our team in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a hybrid role and will be a mix of in-office/work-from-home. For internal candidates outside of the Atlanta area, we will consider a remote employee. You must be located in the Eastern Time Zone or Central Time Zone of the United States.

The Role:

The Senior Human Resources Business Partner ("Sr. HRBP") serves as an influential people partner, supporting the Sales Business Office and Marketing teams. The Sr. HRBP plays a key role in implementing the HR strategy and programs in support of short-term and long-term business goals with the overall goal of attracting, retaining, and developing the best talent.


  • Deliver full range of People Solutions services for assigned client group and responsible for creating strategies and approaches that align to business objectives.

  • Collaborates with managers and employees on leadership development, performance management, talent management, and employment/labor issues.

  • Work collaboratively with People Strategies Centers of Excellence (Compensation, Talent Development, Employee Service center, etc.), to optimize the effectiveness of the business.

  • Analyze and interpret qualitative and quantitative data (exit interviews, reporting, and employee survey data) to solve problems and drive continuous improvement in the areas of employee engagement and employee satisfaction.

  • Anticipate and respond to changing business needs and serve as a change advocate/agent on companywide strategies and initiatives.

  • Plans and promotes the understanding, application, and improvement of strategies to address talent gaps and needs that enhance organizational capabilities/

  • Guides, trains, and directs managers and employees on the implementation of HR policies and processes to ensure appropriate legal (FMLA, ADA, EEOC, etc.) and company compliance, partnering with the Legal and Employee Relations teams, as appropriate.

  • Supports and influences leaders in the development of effective organizational designs.

  • Partners with Talent Management and Talent Acquisition teams to ensure people strategies are achieved based on a holistic understanding of our diverse workforce, enabling the attraction, development, and retention of top talent.

  • Work in partnership with leaders to identify the people implications of strategic and business plans and other developments. Promote new ways of working to support change and manage risk.

  • Leads annual People Solution activities and programs for assigned client group to include talent planning review and annual compensation cycle.

  • Champion change and effectively guide business leaders and employees through organizational changed and transformational initiatives.

  • Roll up your sleeves to perform core HR functions, which may include resolving requests and inquiries in such areas as: employment practices, federal and state employment laws, i-9s, performance and discipline, recruiting and hiring.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, HR or related field and 4+ years of progressive experience in HR disciplines with a strategic focus OR an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience

  • Ability to diagnose a problem and identify and drive appropriate solutions

  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment

  • Business acumen

  • Experience with executing organizational change initiatives

  • Leading and managing change through effective use of organizational design and development and business transformation

  • Proven ability to influence and partner with leadership and individual contributor levels of the organization to achieve results

  • Proactive approach to problem solving and solutions oriented

  • Strong HR and business acumen, including problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and self-initiative

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in business, HR or related field

  • HR certification such as PHR, SPHR or GPHR

  • Experience working with, coaching, and influencing leaders (Sr. Director/AVP and above)

  • Experience supporting a designated and dedicated client group with at least 200+ employees

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a geographically disbursed and matrix organization

  • Project Management experience

  • Strong Microsoft Excel knowledge and application


About Cox Automotive

At Cox Automotive, people of every background are driven by their passion for mobility, innovation and community. We transform the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars, accelerating the industry with global powerhouse brands like Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim and more. What’s more, we do it all with an emphasis on employee growth and happiness. Drive your future forward and join Cox Automotive today! 

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 


Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.

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