Job Vacancy Manufacturing HR Business Partner BIC

Job title: Manufacturing HR Business Partner

Company: BIC

Job description: Company Description

BIC® products are recognized all over the world for their quality, safety, affordability, and ease of use. The ballpoint pen, the pocket lighter, and the shaver are all part of the daily lives of millions of consumers. These products make BIC® an iconic international brand, present in more than 4 million retail outlets in more than 160 countries around the world.

BIC’s founder, Marcel Bich, understood that to succeed, BIC needed hands-on team members who were willing to take measured risks and assume responsibility for their role in a team. Today, we provide our more than 15,000 team members in 61 countries with the opportunity to invent BIC’s future – together – while honoring our past achievements. We are committed to our team members’ development and empower those who wish to discover different areas of our business or acquire international experiences.

Job Description

The Manufacturing HRBP is responsible for the delivery and execution of HR services to employees and managers of our two NAM Lighter factories located in Milford CT and Pittston (PA). The position will support our sites managers in managing the day-to-day Human Resources activities, with a strong focus on labor and employee relations for the Milford Plant.

  • Manage day-to-day HR activities including recruitment, training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, employee engagement, recruiting and selection, and employment law compliance.
  • Support all aspects of labor and employee relations including investigations; grievances; counseling to management, employees and associates; conflict mediation and resolution, etc
  • Actively prepare for and participate in upcoming collective bargaining negotiations, including:
  • Compiling information and statistics on the economic and non-economic proposals of both labor and management.
  • Preparing wage surveys and analysis.
  • Taking on the role of note-taker during collective bargaining negotiations.
  • Assisting in the drafting of Company talking points and contract proposals.
  • Partner with sites’ leadership to craft a world-class manufacturing environment.
  • Assist with the administering of established policies, procedures and labor agreement.
  • Assess employee needs and whether the organization can fulfill them within the scope of the collective bargaining agreement.
  • Participate in meetings between labor and management to discuss and attempt to resolve issues of mutual concern.
  • Determine, with site Leadership and Category leadership, develop and implement training programs to strengthen competencies and skill-sets across the business.
  • Ensure compliance with BIC requirements.
  • Maintain compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment.
  • Confidential record maintenance.
  • Participate to global HR projects under guidance of the Lighter HR Director


  • BA/BS degree in Human Resources, Industrial Labor Relations or related field is required
  • Related Previous Experience:
  • 3 to 7 years of Human Resources experience, including direct labor relations experience.
  • Human Resources experience in a manufacturing environment, as well as exposure to manufacturing safety requirements and regulations.
  • Experience with human resources systems such as SAP SF
  • Prior participation in a collective bargaining negotiations also a plus.
  • Experience working with global counterparts preferred.
  • Ability to handle all the challenges connected to the role
  • Must be available Monday to Friday from 8 to 5. And have flexibility beyond normal hours, including availability on call for employee relations issues 24/7.
  • Must have availability to regularly travel to our second plant located in Pennsylvania (2.5 hours drive from Milford) (Mini 20%)
  • Ability to deal with several issues simultaneously that demand pertinent attention.
  • Knowledge of the laws, regulations and procedures regarding human resources and collective bargaining.
  • Knowledge of techniques of data collection and interpretation.
  • Proficient in using MS Office Products (i.e., MS Word, Excel).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including impeccable note-taking skills
  • Basic Spanish or French language capability is a plus

Additional Information

BIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly commit to hiring people with different backgrounds and experiences to help us build better products, make better decisions, and better serve our customers. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability status, or similar characteristics. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

BIC is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any team member at BIC via email, or directly to a BIC team member in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of BIC, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by BIC as a result of the referral or through other means.

Expected salary:

Location: Milford, CT

Job date: Fri, 08 Jul 2022 01:49:03 GMT

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