Senior Manager, HR Business Partner

Date: Apr 13, 2024

Location: Fountain Valley, CA, US, 92708

Company: Hyundai Motor America

At Hyundai, we’ve rethought our business and created cars that combine performance, quality, design and innovation into a complete package.

It’s time you rethink what you expect from an employer.

At Hyundai, we understand you're not just building a career – you're building a life. We believe in our people and realize that our success is a direct result of our commitment in offering you great opportunities for your career. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for a chance to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today.



Fountain Valley, CA


The Senior Manager, HR Business Partner (Sr. Mgr., HRBP) plays a critical role in fostering alignment between business objectives and employees within designated business units. Acting as a consultant to executive management, this position drives strategic change and organizational development initiatives by assessing and anticipating HR-related needs. Proactively collaborating with both HR departments and business management, the Sr. Mgr., HRBP develops data-driven recommendations and integrated solutions to address these needs effectively.

Major Responsibilities

  • Advise executive management on business and functional plans, serving as a trusted partner.
  • Lead, develop, and motivate teams in a fast-paced, high-growth environment.
  • Design and implement innovative HR approaches to enhance business objectives and productivity.
  • Serve as a credible senior HR leader, providing necessary support and leadership for desired outcomes.
  • Collaborate closely with clients and HR teams to implement HR programs and strategies effectively.
  • Offer guidance on performance management, including coaching, career development, and disciplinary actions.
  • Identify and address employee relations issues, focusing on scalable processes and practices.
  • Provide input on business function restructures, workforce planning, and succession planning.

Major Responsibilities (continued)

  • Proactively analyze business performance and recommend data-driven actions to support strategic objectives using a consultative approach.
  • Contribute to organizational design efforts to align structure with strategic goals and improve overall effectiveness.
  • Utilize data to identify trends and propose scalable solutions for improving people processes.
  • Thrive in rapid and complex work environments, demonstrating adaptability.
  • Operate autonomously to monitor employee experience and engagement effectively.
  • Manage separation processes, including exit interviews and compliance with legal requirements.
  • Lead a team of HR professionals at various levels.


  • Exercise independent judgement with employee relations-related decisions.
  • Provide recommendations to executive management regarding employees, business restructures, and necessary trainings.
  • Manage and sign off on approved budget amounts.


~ Bachelor’s degree preferred
~ Master’s degree a plus

Related Experience

  • Eight or more years of direct HR experience.
  • Three or more years of supervisory experience is required.
  • Automotive OEM industry experience is preferred.


  • Experience in Employee Relations with specific experience in grievance and conflict resolution.
  • Ability to quickly build trusting relationships, gain credibility, and partner with leaders and peers.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and partner within a diverse organization to help drive business results
  • Ability to motivate, influence and optimize working relationship senior leadership and other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in and manage ambiguity – dealing with issues that do not always have a process or a system in place.


  • PHR, SHRM-CP, or HRBP certification desired.

Physical Requirements

Normal office duties
Travel: 0% - 25%

Work Model

#LI-Hybrid (60% Onsite/40% Remote)




$107,800.00 - $154,000.00 Annual


Actual pay will be based on skills, experience and education. Our total rewards package includes base salary, bonus and benefits. Benefits include healthcare insurance (medical/prescription, dental, vision), 401(k) company match, a quarterly employer enhanced contribution, basic life insurance, short- and long-term disability, employee assistance program (work/life balance programs and confidential counseling), expert medical services (provider referrals, second opinion), business travel accident insurance, health advocacy (coordinate care and services, assistance with claim and billing issues, understanding Hyundai benefits), annual discretionary bonus, accrued vacation pay, company provided sick pay, vehicle lease program (monthly fee includes insurance and maintenance).


Our Company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state and local laws.  The information requested on this form is sought in good faith and will not be used to discriminate against the applicant based on race, religion or creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, marital status, sex or gender (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, or related circumstances), gender identity, gender expression, age, citizenship, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, military and veteran status, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles