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Senior Human Resources Business Partner

  • Hybrid work
  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: Yes, 15% of the time

Job Category: People Solutions

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Automotive


  • 2049 Creamery Rd, De Pere, Wisconsin
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Cox Automotive is currently looking for a Senior Human Resources Business Partner to join our team in De Pere, Wisconsin.  This is a hybrid role, and the schedule is a mix of work-from-office/work-from-home.

About Cox Automotive People Strategies:

Cox Automotive People Strategies is transforming Human Resources the same way our company transforms the way the world buys, sells and owns cars. Through strategic imagination, agility, resilience, and active collaboration, we deliver global talent and organizational strategies that deliver results for our company.  We are preparing for the future of our industry and the workplace by devising progressive HR and talent solutions that empower our team members and enable a culture of collaboration and innovation.

We are looking for professionals who have a futurist view, think on their feet, and focus their efforts on strategic programs with the greatest potential for positive impact.

The Role:

The Senior HR Business Partner (“HRBP”) serves as an influential people partner, advising business operations leaders in Cox Automotive’s Mobility Fleet Services.  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. The Sr. HRBP provides consultation and advice on organization design, talent development, workforce planning, succession management, rewards, training, leadership development, and performance management. This role also serves as the client face of People Solutions, acting as interface and liaison with other People Solutions groups (i.e., Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development/Training, HRTS, Compensation and Benefits).


  • Help lead people strategy opportunities and choices to compete and succeed.  Contribute to the execution of the business plan through the creation and implementation of People Strategies that attract, develop, and retain Team Members.  Collaborate with and influence leaders to prioritize strategic people priorities and solutions that accelerate the achievement of business priorities through talent management, diversity and inclusion, rewards and recognition, and organizational effectiveness through structure, process, value stream, reward and recognition and management mechanisms.

  • Maintain the culture that enables the business to be successful. Partner to drive the employee engagement strategy to help make Cox Automotive the very best place to be.  Be the cultural enabler for your business.  Establish and maintain relationships through an environment that fosters communication and collaboration.  Promote and focus on a culture and environment that is productive, open and empowering and coach others to behave in line with our management and leadership principles.

  • Resource the organization to enable current and future success.  Partner to develop and execute resourcing and talent strategy for market/business/function that ensures we have the right people in the right place at the right time.  Build capability to ensure long term success.

  • Interpret data insightfully and generate original insights for strategic talent priorities.  Analyze qualitative and quantitative data to solve problems and drive continuous improvement of talent priorities.  Be an insights advocate that reviews external data and trends and provides relevant insight back into the business.  Creating winning solutions to keep the business ahead of the competition.

  • Deliver better, quicker results through the expertise, resources, and connections of your network. Work collaboratively with People Strategies Centers of Excellence to optimize the effectiveness of the business.  Be the influencer for the rest of People Strategies, ensuring market/business/function receives the best support to support the delivery of the business and people strategies.

  • Anticipate and respond to changing business needs. Influence lasting change in assigned businesses by serving as a change advocate on companywide strategies and initiatives.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 4+ years of progressive experience in HR disciplines with a strategic focus.  The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as a master’s degree and 2 years’ experience; a Ph.D. and up to 1 year of experience; or 8 years’ experience in a related field. 

  • Experience working with, coaching and influencing leaders.

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

  • Must have the ability to diagnose a problem and identify and drive appropriate solutions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • HR certification such as PHR, SPHR or GPHR.

  • Experience working with California employment laws.

  • Demonstrated ability to drive human resource strategies and programs in a complex, fast growing, and dynamic environment.

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

Drug Testing:

To be employed in this role, you'll need to clear a pre-employment drug test. Cox Automotive does not currently administer a pre-employment drug test for marijuana for this position. However, we are a drug-free workplace, so the possession, use or being under the influence of drugs illegal under federal or state law during work hours, on company property and/or in company vehicles is prohibited.

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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