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HR Business Partner

Lowell, AR - JB Hunt Corporate

Job Title:
HR Business Partner

Human Resources

United States of America



Full/Part Time:
Full time

Job Summary:
Under general supervision, this position partners and consults with senior business leaders to plan and execute HR strategies / offerings within their assigned business unit(s). The incumbent collaborates with HR Centers of Expertise and HR Operations to respond to routine business and/or employee needs. This role will be aligned to and possess vertical ownership of a smaller, more straightforward business unit/department as business needs dictate. Work as an agent to enhance our already high-performance, family-oriented workplace culture by being proactive, strategic, and forward-thinking. The position will support their assigned business unit(s) as needed, with emphasis on talent acquisition, talent management and change management. This position may have various levels of employees reporting to them.

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify and analyze the HR needs of a designated client including recommending programs, policies, and other HR initiatives/offerings to support the business (e.g., employee engagement, recruiting, retention or training)
  • Consult with management during the strategic planning process and on the development of human resources strategies and initiatives that support the business needs
  • Influence and support the culture, values and standards of J.B. Hunt to facilitate strategic goals
  • Improve manager and employee performance by identifying and clarifying problems, evaluating potential solutions, implementing selected solutions, and coaching and counseling managers and employees in dealing with general employee issues, job-related performance and personal well-being
  • Oversee and provide guidance on employee relations issue investigations and escalation to appropriate parties when warranted (e.g., Compliance, Legal)
  • Administer the succession planning process for a team, business unit, etc. and provide consultation as needed
  • Implement and consult on human resources policies and procedures; provide interpretation and guidance to managers and employees
  • Drive human resources initiatives within the organization and act as a liaison to other human resources functions when necessary
  • Ensure organizational compliance with all HR related regulations, laws and guidelines
  • Provide oversight to consultation with managers and HR staff regarding the job analysis, job development and competency management processes; contribute and verify content for defining jobs (responsibilities, qualifications, competencies, etc.) and career paths for the organization
  • Execute the workforce planning strategy to support organizational development goals
  • Ensure proper alignment of performance management, compensation, organizational development, and employee retention initiatives
  • Consistently work to improve the processes and practices of your business unit by leveraging reliable approaches
  • Plan and administer the employee severance program
  • Provide consultation for needs of the business
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Management, Communications, Psychology or related field with 3-4 years relevant experience and/or training; or 7-8 years of combined of relevant education, experience and training.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Human Resources, Business Management, Communications, Psychology or related field; 3-5 years of experience in Human Resources
  • HR Professional Certification - HRCI
  • HR Professional Certification - SHRM
  • 2 years of management experience.
  • Ability to accurately analyze situations and reach productive decisions based on informed judgment
  • Ability to analyze and interpret HR policies
  • Ability to be both flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to communicate effectively through all mediums
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with clients, vendors, and peers
  • Ability to handle confidential information and materials with discretion
  • Ability to maintain composure
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to train and coach others
  • Ability to understand and apply business acumen
  • Experience in compensation management
  • Experience in Talent Management
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local employment laws and regulations
  • Leadership skills
  • Problem Solving skills
  • Proficient active listening skills

Bachelors: Psychology, Masters: Human Resources Management, Masters: Business Administration/Management, Masters: Communications Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Masters: Psychology

Work Experience:
Human Resources, Communications, Management-Entry Level

Professional In Human Resources (PHR) - HR Certification Institute (HRCI ), SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) - SHRM

Job Opening ID:
00461844 HR Business Partner (Open)

“This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is committed to basing employment decisions on the principles of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, persons with disabilities, protected veterans or other bases by applicable law.”

Posted 6 Days Ago

Full time


About Us

Fortune 500 experience. Career advancement. Nationwide relocation possibilities.

Headquartered in Northwest Arkansas, J.B. Hunt is a dominant force in transportation and logistics, offering exciting career opportunities both at corporate and at field locations across the country. There are a variety of job types that support our business, so no matter your passion, J.B. Hunt is the place to jumpstart your career.

Why J.B. Hunt?

J.B. Hunt is a leading transportation and logistics company for one simple reason – our people. The career possibilities and benefits of working at J.B. Hunt are endless. From competitive salary and benefits packages, to defined career paths and growth opportunities, we take care of our people and take great pride in our efforts to build and sustain an inclusive workplace for all employees.

What are we looking for?

J.B. Hunt welcomes high-energy, forward-thinking people of all backgrounds and experience levels to join our team. We offer full-time, entry level, professional and management opportunities across all departments. Whether you are fresh out of school or bring years of industry experience, a role at J.B. Hunt could take your career to the next level.