Title HR Business Partner
Location White Lake, WI
Job Information

Robbins, Inc. seeks dedicated and talented individuals to join our team and experience challenging and meaningful work. We are the proven leader in sports flooring with over 200 million square feet of our milled maple flooring installed in facilities around the world.  Our office and manufacturing operations are run with an emphasis on safety and a mission to provide a healthy working environment for all employees.


The HR Business Partner, Manufacturing will make Robbins successful by serving as a consultant to operations management on HR related issues and act as an employee champion and change agent.  You will be hands on in the various critical human resource functions including recruitment, employee relations, safety, organizational development, compensation and benefits.  The HR Business Partner communicates proactively with the Corporate HR department and the management team and works collaboratively to develop and execute short and long term strategic initiatives to drive high performance and continuous improvement.


To you, we offer a competitive pay structure and comprehensive benefits including Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with the opportunity to contribute to an HSA, company provided Life Insurance and Disability Coverage, 401k with 50% Company Match on Contributions up to 6% and Paid Time Off.

In addition to the traditional benefits, we offer a commitment to continuous education and growth in a challenging yet rewarding industry and a flexible work schedule.

This position is located in White Lake, WI with responsibility for an additional production facility in Ishpeming, MI and a subsidiary, Integrity Forest Products, located in Kenton, MI.  The HR Business Partner reports to the VP, Manufacturing and the HR Manager located in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Essential Functions:

  • Serve as trusted advisor and business partner to the Vice President of Manufacturing, Plant Managers and Supervisors
  • Serve as the voice of operations to management at the corporate level including HR, Accounting, etc.
  • Accountable for implementing plans and tactics that elevate the talent capability of the operations while ensuring the plants have the resource capability and bench strength to achieve business goals and growth strategies
  • Improve organizational results by measuring and assessing performance and effectively implementing innovative solutions
  • Lead effective change management practices
  • Actively participate in Labor and Employee Relations matters impacting plant performance
  • Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation and stay abreast of employment law, changes in accepted practices and policy impact

To perform the job successfully, individuals must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The HR Business Partner, Manufacturing must be committed to the overall success of the organization, be a critical thinker, problem solver and be proactive.

Additionally, candidates must have the following skills:

  • Effectively work with all levels of the organization both in the operations locations as well as with the corporate office and functions
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong business acumen
  • Display good judgment and decision making skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong professional maturity

Qualifications include:

  • BS Degree in HR, Business, or related field – equivalent experience will be considered
  • Manufacturing experience and awareness of union and non-union manufacturing environments
  • 5+ years of meaningful work experience
  • Ability to travel 20-25% – primarily to locations in Michigan

Note:  Relocation reimbursement is not currently available for this position.


The work environment resembles that of a typical manufacturing environment regularly requiring the employee to sit, stand, walk, stoop and use office equipment and computer with related tools.  Employee may be required to lift, carry, and package items weighing up to 30 pounds.  Regularly exposed to production machinery, moving parts and equipment. Regularly exposed to dusty and high noise environments that may require use of personal protective equipment, including hearing or eye protection.

The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the duties of the position and do not include all tasks that the incumbent may be required to perform.  The incumbent must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job, either with or without reasonable accommodation.


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