Human Resources Business Partner/Sr. Generalist - Sunnyvale, CA - HUM12762

Function: Human Resources
Localization: United States - California
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 8th January 2018

Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" />


“New trends and expectations are reshaping the automotive industry. Inspired by the exciting new challenges associated with this revolution, Faurecia anticipates the future of mobility developing cutting-edge solutions for smart life on board and sustainable mobility. If you’re willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be.”


Our North American Interiors Division is looking for an HR Business Partner to be based at its Sunnyvale, CA office.


Position Summary:


Leads staffing & acts as the business partner for the growing California platform in partnership with cross divisional and cross functional teams in a highly complex matrix organization.


Main missions of the role:
  • Effective execution of human resources strategies in support of the annual objectives in the areas of talent acquisition, performance management, learning & development, compensation and organizational development.
  • Recommends action plans and participates in their deployment. 
  • Works with cross functional teams, other HR teams, Division and Country HR members to ensure the effective delivery of HR support/services to the business. 
  • 35% Talent Acquisition: Coordinates and assists management in all talent acquisitions activities including but not limited to:
    • Recruitment of salaried positions (engineering, sales, program management, etc).
    • Heavy focus on identifying & building university relations & develop employer branding at relevant universities to support current & future staffing needs.
    • Community partnerships (FUELS).
    • Develop partnerships with external search firms.
    • Monitor and propose effective staffing initiatives & methods.
    • Responsible for ensuring headcount meets budget requirements.
  • 20% Talent and Organizational Development
    • Supports group people review and talent committees for assigned population.
    • Supports Salary Review process and ensure appropriate linkages with broader functional and business reviews.
    • Work with management team to drive talent development (mentoring, leadership, training and development programs, performance improvement plans, etc.).  
    • Serve as BG Training Correspondent, working with Faurecia University and internal customers to identify training needs based on induction plans, development actions, and training plans.
  • 15% Employee Relations:  Follow vision established within Being Faurecia. Act with an entrepreneurial mindset as well as with autonomy and accountability. Monitors the effectiveness of employee relations programs and policies.
    • Recommends and assists in the development and implementation of HR policies and procedures and their dissemination through employee handbooks, and/or meetings.
    • Provide sound advice and counsel to management in all employee relations matters.
    • Assists in the development and implementation of employee engagement activities.
    • Management of onboarding and off-boarding planning and actions.
  • 5% Reporting: Coordinating, tracking and inputting month-end and year-end activities into reporting tool (METIS), including budget, monthly actuals, forecast, and annual social report.  Work with finance team and various stakeholders to ensure effective management and communication of headcount budget.
  • 25% Administration: Manages and maintains required databases.
    • Maintains record keeping within Faurecia standards.
    • Serves as communications correspondent for the site.
    • Ensures associate information in HRIS systems is accurate and up to date.
    • Ensure efficient payroll and administration processes.
    • Serve as cost center approver in VIMS. Responsible for reviewing and approving invoices. 
    • Supports benefit administration.
    • Creates and maintains training matrices and associate training records.
    • Answers employee queries related to payroll and other HR related matters.
    • Manages immigration process for employees.
  • The employee is responsible for conducting their job within the Faurecia standards.
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management.
  • Counsels management on Federal and State Employment law.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge / Skills:<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" />


  • Must be driven & dynamic in order to support a growing and ever evolving automotive business platform in California
  • Experience in a highly matrixed, complex organization
  • Intermediate California Labor law knowledge and working experience, required
  • Ability to meet deadlines (payroll, monthly reporting, social report, projects)
  • Experience in a manufacturing company
  • Microsoft Office Suite proficient
  • Ability to manage conflict
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Performance needs to be in accordance with the Faurecia core competencies



  • Demonstrated ability to conduct mediation, lead trainings, etc.
  • Ability to demonstrate managerial courage with all levels of the employee population
  • Knowledge of HRIS systems (Globalview, ADP, Taleo, PIMS, METIS, SAP (FCS, VIMS, SRM) 

Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, required
  • Minimum of 3 years of Human Resources experience in a fast-paced environment

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