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HR Business Partner

Cox Automotive

Burlington, VT
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Cox Automotive
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Company Cox Automotive
Title: HR Business Partner
JobID: 1713921
Category: Human Resources
Industry: Cox Automotive
Job Type: Full-time

Description, a Cox Automotive Brand, is currently looking for an HR Business Partner to join our team.

Our Teams:’s teams are made up of tech-savvy and adaptable thinkers with diverse skill sets who help drive our success. Our professionals are committed to changing the way people shop for and purchase vehicles through our top-of-the-line, innovative digital marketing software solutions.

Job Summary:

The HR Business Partner serves as an influential people partner, advising clients in one or more key solutions and/or functions.  It plays a key role in developing and implementing the HR strategy and programs in support of short-term and long-term business goals with the overall goal of attracting, retaining, and developing the best talent.

This position is located in Burlington, Vermont and reports to the Sr. Director, HR Business Partner.

Your Role:

  • Act as a strategic partner, advising business leaders on the development of the business group(s) plans and programs, particularly from the perspective of the impact on people.  Analyze business unit data to identify trends and recommend solutions to improve performance, retention/engagement, and team member experience.  Lead implementation of workforce planning, succession planning, career and performance management to support the assigned group(s) growth plans
    Partner with HR shared services (e.g., Recruiting, Compensation & Benefits, Learning, etc.) to ensure the business groups receive the necessary services, support, and communications from these centralized HR functions
  • Provide management coaching to build leadership capabilities to address and resolve team member issues.
  • Advise leaders on organizational structures, compensation structures, and performance strategies to strengthen performance of business group.
  • Implement/administer/interpret policies/programs/procedures; manage compliance across the business, including policy creation, release, and adoption.  Provide ongoing support to the leadership team on HR-related matters, policies, and procedures.
  • Manage complex employee relations issues and investigations as needed to resolve potential conflicts, violations of policy, or workplace issues.
    Identify HR trends across the business groups and proactively design programs to address these trends; continually assess the competitiveness and effectiveness of programs and practices against relevant comparable companies, industries, and markets.
  • Serve as a change advocate for strategic initiatives and programs that influence lasting change in assigned areas.
  • Participate in special projects and other duties as required.


Required Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

  • 5+ years of experience in HR areas of expertise and/or business experience, displaying increasing levels of expertise and complexity.
  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, Business Administration, Organizational Psychology or related area preferred.  In lieu of a BA, 10+ years of experience required.
  • Solid understanding of compliance within the HR field and its application and impact on the business.
  • Proven ability to influence and partner with leadership and individual contributor levels of the organization to achieve results.
  • Strong HR and business acumen, including strong problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and self-initiative.
  • Must have the ability to diagnose problems and identify and drive appropriate solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge in organizational development, change management, employee relations, and leadership development.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive human resource strategies and programs in a complex, fast growing, and dynamic environment.
  • Ability to work in a geographically disbursed and matrix organization.
  • Flexibility to travel approximately 10%.

About us:, a Cox Automotive Brand, provides market leading digital solutions for automotive retail including connected advertising, websites, and managed services.  Through innovation and collaboration, our professionals develop state-of-the-art workflow solutions to automotive retail challenges.

About Cox Automotive


Cox Automotive is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, retail, financial and wholesale solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. The Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, VinSolutions®, Xtime®, incadea® and a host of other brands. With a complete and connected view of the automotive ecosystem, Cox Automotive is a global company connecting people, cars and capabilities with services that link the automotive value chain. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit

Organization: Cox Automotive

Primary Location: US-VT-Burlington-1 Howard St

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Team Leader

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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