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Senior Human Resources Business Partner

  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: Yes, 25% of the time

Job Category: People Solutions

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Automotive


  • 7510 US Hwy 49, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Mount Juliet TN
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Cox Automotive is currently looking for a Senior Human Resources Business Partner to join our team in Hattiesburg, Mississippi or Mount Juliet, Tennessee .   

The Role:

Manheim, the world’s largest wholesale auto marketplace, supports clients of all sizes by facilitating the buying and selling of vehicles, buy/sell administrative support, reconditioning services, and more.

The Senior Human Resources Business Partner (“Sr. HRBP”) serves as an influential people partner, advising clients in Manheim Mississippi, Manheim Nashville, and Manheim New Orleans.  The Sr. HRBP plays a key role in developing and 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.


  • Develop the next generation of Cox Automotive People Strategies leaders .  Build a high-performing organization and deliver effective leadership to the HRBP team and function.

  • Develop and 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 senior 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.

  • Design and create the organization that will deliver business success .  Proactively challenge the established organization structure of the client unit to drive superior performance. Using expertise as the HR architect enables the business to be successful by creating a fit for the future organization that delivers organizational effectiveness through structure, process, value stream, reward and recognition and management mechanisms.

  • Create the culture that enables the business to be successful .  Develop and 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 .  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 insights advocate that reviews external data and trends and provides relevant insight back into the business.  Create 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.

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

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in business, HR or related field.

  • HR certification such as PHR, SPHR or GPHR.

  • 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.


Compensation includes a base salary of $77,800.00 - $116,800.00. The base salary may vary within the anticipated base pay range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include an incentive program.


The Company offers eligible employees the flexibility to take as much vacation with pay as they deem consistent with their duties, the company’s needs, and its obligations; seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year; and up to 160 hours of paid wellness annually for their own wellness or that of family members. Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

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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