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Cardinal Health Manager, HR Business Partner (US Global Manufacturing) in Des Moines, Iowa

What HR Business Partner contributes to Cardinal Health

Human Resources designs, implements and delivers human resource programs and policies, including recruitment, talent management, diversity and inclusion, compensation and benefits, among others. This function anticipates and plans for long-term human resource needs in alignment with business strategies.

HR Business Partners serve as strategic partners to business leaders to develop and implement strategies for human capital management, customer satisfaction and business performance. This family job supports assigned business units in addressing complex and technical Human Resources challenges, advocates for the business value of HR initiatives, and enables short-term and long-term business change.


  • Applies experience and uses judgement be a trusted advisor to employees and people leaders, providing candid, unbiased coaching and counsel to improve individual and team performance and enhance people leader effectiveness.

  • Builds effective relationships and collaborates with Centers of Expertise (COE) organizations to deliver effective, high impact people practices.

  • Influences significant decisions impacting employees, teams and people leaders.

  • Supports and champions team and/or location change initiatives.

  • Coaches employees and people leaders on next and best demonstrated practices (BDP).

  • Resolves advanced employee relations matters (Tier 2), escalated from the HR-Service Center, Advice and Counsel Center or determined based on team(s) assigned, I-9 matters.

  • Proactively identifies workforce trends and provides relevant business insights, using data, tools, analytics and resources, taking action(s) as necessary.

  • Ensures action plans (Engagement or Pulse, Organizational Health Engagement (OHE) are operationalized and are producing their intended outcome(s).

  • Understands the competitive factors in the local markets supported, ensuring offerings are competitive and providing input as needed.

  • Oversees employee offboarding (e.g. reductions in force, significant separations).

  • Consults on compensation actions and decisions. Interfaces with HR Services to ensure actions are operationalized.

  • Executes positive employee/labor relations to mitigate any third-party interest or intervention.

  • Ensures appropriate focus and engagement with Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) activities.

  • Collaborates with leaders on organizational design, ensuring spans, layers and deployment is optimal to accomplish team objectives.

  • Works on or may lead complex projects of large scope (e.g. mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, full or partial site closures).

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience, preferred

  • Eight (8) or more years of experience in related field and industry, preferred

  • PHR, SPHR, or GPHR certification preferred

  • Experience with leadership coaching, employee relations, business acumen, root cause evaluation, problem solving, establishing/reinforcing culture, relationship management and project management preferred

  • Metrics driven mindset--ability to provide weekly, monthly and quarterly metrics and/or learn the reporting process.

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; able to communicate effectively and interact with personnel at various levels of expertise

  • Ability to travel as needed--approximately 20-30%.

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies advanced knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to manage a wide variety of projects

  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures to achieve specific goals

  • Recommends new practices, processes, metrics, or models

  • Works on or may lead complex projects of large scope

  • Projects may have significant and long-term impact

  • Provides solutions which may set precedent

  • Independently determines method for completion of new projects

  • Receives guidance on overall project objectives

  • Acts as a mentor to less experienced colleagues

Anticipated salary range: $102,000-145,700

Bonus eligible: Yes

Benefits: Ca rdinal Health offers a wide variety of benefits and programs to support health and well-being.

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage

  • Paid time off plan

  • Health savings account (HSA)

  • 401k savings plan

  • Access to wages before pay day with myFlexPay

  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

  • Short- and long-term disability coverage

  • Work-Life resources

  • Paid parental leave

  • Healthy lifestyle programs

Application window anticipated to close: 03/30/2024 *if interested in opportunity, please submit application as soon as possible.

Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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