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Vermeer Corporation Human Resources Business Partner (2nd or 3rd shift) in Pella, Iowa

You’re not likely to find another company like Vermeer. Our people are from all walks of life in locations around the world, rolling up our sleeves and getting tough work done every day. Together. We’re a family-owned and operated company with an unmatched culture, one that is built on the belief that every Vermeer team member has real, personal impact – on our people, our customers and our world. Whoever you are and where you are in your career, Vermeer helps you be Equipped to Do More ® .

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Work Shift

3 - Third Shift

The Human Resources Business Partner I (HRBP I) is accountable for building effective relationships and delivering value added service to team members and leaders of the organization, with strong emphasis on customer service. The HRBP I assists leaders in identifying and evaluating options, and assessing risks related to driving business results. This role provides comprehensive HR support and services to the business, working in tandem with other support roles.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Exhibit the Vermeer characteristics of caring culture, demonstrating agility, customer focused and stewardship while modeling the associated behaviors.

  2. Provide customer support for managers, team members and other key stakeholders on HR related topics. Understand team members' opinions, monitor the effect of business decisions on people, and advise leaders on addressing team members' concerns. Inform leadership of trends involving workforce, retention and regulatory trends impacting the business.

  3. Apply team member relations and employment practices in order to create a positive, ethical, effective work environment. Actively integrate HR practices and processes within the business and ensure that they are administered fairly and consistently.

  4. Partner with Centers of Excellence such as Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, Compensation, Systems, Payroll and Benefits to identify current and future workforce needs. Identify areas of skill gap that impact the success of the business, assist in narrowing the identified, and assist with recruiting and developing talent in the organization.

  5. Ensure compliance with regulatory issues including, but not limited to, Fair Labor Standards Act, Americans with Disability Act, Family Medical Leave, Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Act, etc.

  6. Actively participates and completes timely execution of projects as determined in the annual HR plan/strategy.

    Education and/or Experience

  • 4-year college degree with a major in Human Resources or Business Administration or a related field.

  • Master's degree a plus.

  • Minimum of two years of progressively responsible HR experience required.

    Other Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of manufacturing industry and demonstrated business acumen to understand the business and processes and the link between enterprise-wide HR strategy and business strategy.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage change, influence and assist organizational change initiatives in support of business strategies.

  • Proven understanding/application of HR disciplines (compensation & benefits, team member relations, performance management, regulatory compliance).

  • Ability to consult and influence decisions using sound judgment and data analysis to effectively drive positive business outcomes and resolve complex issues.

  • Ability to engage, inspire, and influence people and champion team member needs.

  • Ensures that HR services are provided as appropriate to customers, identifies new opportunities where HR can add value, and maintains leading-edge knowledge of HR issues.

  • Ability to manage projects and develop clear, actionable steps from overall strategy.

  • Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships, which encourage openness with customers and peers.

  • Demonstration of good negotiation and verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a team and demonstrate patience, good communication skills, ability to reason, persuade with self-confidence and ability to handle confrontation.

  • Ability to effectively work with confidential information.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registration

HR Certification highly preferred.


Up to 10% domestic and/or international travel by car or plane may be required.

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Work Location

ONSITE: A team member’s day-to-day work is best done on a Vermeer campus. If work content can be occasionally completed at an offsite location, discuss potential arrangements with your manager.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation due to a disability at any stage of the employment application process should contact Team Member Solutions in human resources at (641) 621-8767 or at

Why Vermeer?

Our reach is global, our impact is personal. By joining Vermeer, you won’t just be making the right step for your career. You’ll be making a real, personal impact on our people, our customers and our world.

Impact Our People: You’ll find teams of hardworking people who take pride in their work, pride in each other and pride in the principles that guide them. Our team members are diverse, talented and driven to continuously learn, improve and innovate, both for our company and for their careers.

Impact Our Customers: Whether our customers are operating small stump cutters in their backyard or giant surface mining equipment in Australia, they make progress happen. Our team members are constantly turning up new possibilities and collaboratively innovating to keep our customers and the people they serve on the leading-edge of progress around the world.

Impact Our World: At Vermeer, we believe in giving back and helping people and communities. We’ve held that belief from our founding in 1948. Our reach extends from offering impressive benefits that help our team members and their families live well, to supporting our local communities through volunteer and community investment programs. Our impact is also experienced by the way our customers use Vermeer products to make a difference. Vermeer equipment is used all around the world to keep people connected to life necessities, such as water and electricity, harvest the feed that nourishes a vibrant food supply and effectively manage precious natural resources that improve our quality of life.