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Saab Global

Human Resources Business Partner/Recruiter

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 27 July 2023

Job Description:

Saab, Inc. is seeking an experienced, motivated HR professional for a Human Resources Business Partner/Recruiter role, based in East Syracuse, New York and supporting the organization across the US.  In this dynamic hybrid role, you will partner with the management team of your assigned client groups to execute business strategies designed to recruit, retain, and develop a world-class workforce.  You will also have the unique opportunity to partner with your HR teammates and other internal stakeholders to develop programs and processes that have a broad impact across the organization.


Saab is growing rapidly, and the ideal candidate will be motivated to be key contributor to Saab’s success in the U.S.


As a Recruiter, you will manage the full cycle recruiting and onboarding process for assigned client groups, including:

  • Partnering with managers to understand their staffing requirements, and the specific skills, competencies, and experience desired for the role.
  • Consulting with managers on recruiting strategy to generate a highly qualified, diverse talent pipeline.
  • Monitor, track, and report on candidate pipeline.
  • Facilitate management level panel interviews.
  • Propose salary recommendations using internal and external data analysis.
  • Train hiring managers on self-service recruitment and applicant tracking tool (Workday) and ensure compliance with legal and data-integrity requirements.
  • Act as primary HR contact for new hire through the offer and onboarding process, including conducing orientation, ensuring all required forms and pre-employment screening is complete, and managing the relocation process (as appropriate).
  • Act as HR POC for all matters concerning external contractor and recruiting agencies, including staffing agency agreements, contractor assignments, and direct hire recruiting.
  • Coordinate and take part in external recruiting events and job fairs.

As an HR Business Partner, you will be assigned a client group and will utilize your HR experience and expertise to advise managers on all matters of HR.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coach managers on employee development and performance management, including driving Talent Management and Succession planning initiatives.
  • Partner with mangers to ensure outstanding employee relations, guiding mangers through employee relations issues and leading investigations as required.
  • Ensure successful execution of annual performance management and compensation planning processes, partnering with managers and HR team members.
  • Collaborate with HR team to implement and execute HR programs across the organization, such as strategic training initiatives, rewards and recognition programs, compensation programs, performance management, DE&I initiatives, and compliance reporting (EEO/AAP).

Skills and Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree and 6+ years’ experience in human resources or a related field.
  • Strong knowledge of recruitment tools: resume databases, social networking, sourcing tools, and applicant tracking systems.
  • Direct experience with manager self-service HR platforms; Workday experience preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated experience partnering with managers to provide guidance and support for the complete employee lifecycle.
  • Fundamental knowledge of employment law and best practices.
  • Demonstrated experience developing collaborative working relationships across organizations and functions.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong computer skills and ability to learn applicant tracking/HRIS systems (Workday).
  • Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills.

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 18,000 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 seven 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.