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Saab Global

Director, Human Resources Business Partner

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 30 August 2024

Job Description:

The Director, Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) will play a crucial role, providing strategic support to one or more business client groups. This position involves developing a talent strategy that aligns with the business strategy and leveraging HR Operations and Talent Management teams for successful implementation. The HRBP must thoroughly understand the business and strategic goals, and serve as a trusted advisor to the leadership team.

The HRBP Director will work with HR teams to ensure the effective execution of initiatives in talent acquisition, performance management, talent development, employee relations, total rewards, change management, and organizational effectiveness.

This position is located at the Saab, Inc. national headquarters in East Syracuse, NY and is eligible for the Saab, Inc. relocation package.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop a deep understanding of the business and its role within the larger organization.

  • Provide strategic advice and management in organizational effectiveness, development, coaching, and talent management.

  • Lead organizational HR transformation efforts .

  • Develop, educate and recommend solutions in areas such as staffing, employee communication, talent and career development, employee relations, compensation, benefits, and HRIS delivery.

  • Support business growth by identifying talent gaps, strengthening succession planning, and ensuring talent readiness.

  • Ensure effective organizational design, structure, and staffing models through strategic leadership.

  • Partner with business leaders for regular talent reviews, organizational reviews, career development planning, performance reviews, and workforce planning.

  • Collaborate with Talent Acquisition to develop strategies for current and future talent needs.

  • Support the HR organization on key projects and initiatives.

Compensation Range: $154,300-$204,500

The compensation range provided is a general guideline. When extending an offer, Saab, Inc. considers factors including (but not limited to) the role and associated responsibilities, location, and market and business considerations, as well as the candidate's work experience, key skills, and education/training.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 15+ years of progressive Human Resources experience.

  • Proven track record in HR leadership and/or HRBP roles.

  • Experience in HR leadership within high-growth, fast-paced environments.

  • Aerospace and Defense industry experience preferred but not required.

  • Expertise in HR strategy development and execution.

  • Experience in geographically dispersed and matrix organizational structures.

  • Strong business acumen and sound judgment in decision-making.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a creative, results-oriented mindset.

  • Effective communication and influencing skills to build authentic, trusting relationships, especially in organizational planning and design.

  • Strong coaching, consulting, and facilitation abilities.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, with experience leading project teams and driving change.

  • Self-directed work style with the ability to work autonomously, prioritize, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Experience with HRIS, preferably Workday.

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Drug-Free Workplaces:

Saab is a federal government contractor and adheres to policies and programs necessary for sustaining drug-free workplaces. As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen.


Saab provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, work-life balance, business-casual atmosphere and comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and dependents

  • Paid time off including: minimum of 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, 8 designated holidays, parental leave, personal illness, bereavement, jury duty, long-term and short-term disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Student loan assistance

  • Wellness account, subscription and employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a leading defense and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 19,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. In the U.S., Saab delivers advanced technology and systems, supporting the U.S. Armed Forces and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as international and commercial partners. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, the company has business units and local employees in eight U.S. locations.

Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.