Business Partner, Human Resources (Birmingham)

Date: Aug 9, 2019

Location: Birmingham, AL, US, 35203

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:
Living Spire (Essential Behaviors)
• We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.
• We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.
• We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.
• We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.

Summary

Spire is seeking a HR Business Partner to work in the HR Department. This position will be responsible for consulting with regional leaders as well as provide guidance and support to the business across all areas of Human Resources.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Function as an internal consultant to management and others by helping them identify and resolve issues, encouraging excellent management practices, anticipating internal organization issues, proposing solutions, and understanding/representing the employee perspective
  • Drive an inclusive culture throughout the organization using data, metrics, and industry best practice
  • Provide HR guidance and support to the business across a breadth of areas including talent management, employee development, performance management, change management and employee relations
  • Support the EEO and Affirmative Action initiatives, assuring that training, communications, and policies are in place and functioning that address areas of under-utilization and assure compliance with corporate objectives 
  • Facilitate talent reviews and succession planning discussions and work with the business to ensure plans are actively put into practice
  • Assist with labor relations initiatives, assuring compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and NLRB legislation, including contract preparation, negotiations, and interpretation 
  • Investigate claims of discrimination and harassment and serve as a resource for employees with related questions and concerns
  • Keep abreast of current HR legislation and trends and assist in the updating of programs as required
  • Ability to travel up to 10-20%
  • All other duties as assigned
     
Essential Characteristics and Competencies
  • Ability to lead by example in support of the Company’s essential characteristics and values: strong ethics and integrity, dedication to a safe work environment, commitment to a diverse workforce that recognizes and respects every individual’s unique skills and perspectives
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-moving and changing culture
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish rapport with a diverse array of people
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively in order to meet individual goals and deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team and display a positive attitude for this dynamic environment
     
Supervisory Responsibilities

None

Required Education (certifications, licenses)
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Required knowledge, skill and abilities
  • 5 years of relevant experience
  • SPHR/PHR Certification preferred
     
Physical demands, environment and schedule

Normal Work Environment - Work is normally performed in a shared office environment

Competencies
We Advance
We Care
We Collaborate
We Have Perspective
Posting Requirements

Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Posting requirements: The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above 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. 

Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.


Job Location: Birmingham

Job Segment: Consulting, Change Management, Business Process, Technology, Management

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