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HR Business Partner

HR Business Partner

HR Business Partner

Cox Enterprises
Atlanta, GA 30328

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Primary Location: 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA, USA

Division: Cox Enterprises

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Requisition Number: 221185

At Cox, we’re forward-thinking innovators who put people first. Our award-winning workplace culture is centered on inclusion and kindness, and we’re looking for people to join our mission to be a force for good in the world. Come build a better future with us across automotive, communications, the environment and more.

We want to do everything we can to keep our employees safe and healthy. Therefore, where permitted by applicable law, you will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S.-based job. Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will of course be considered.

Keep reading to learn more about this opportunity to join the Cox family of businesses.


Reporting to the Director, HRBP, the HR Business Partner serves as a key influential strategic business partner for senior management while providing a variety of consulting services to leaders and employees in key corporate client groups across CEI. This position plays a critical role in developing and implementing strategic people programs in support of short and long-term business goals, with the overall objective of attracting, retaining, and developing the best talent.

The HR business Partner will anticipate and assess HR-related needs, and through collaborative partnerships across the organization, deliver value-added service to enhance the employee experience. The incumbent will have foundational knowledge of organizational development including change management, organizational transformation and performance.

This role is responsible for continuously evaluating and optimizing operational efficiencies and promoting excellence across the business groups it supports.


  • Provide influential, business-focused HR delivery, building credibility with business leaders by demonstrating an understanding of the business strategy and challenges, aligning the short-term and long-term people goals with the business strategy.
  • Facilitate and implement people-related initiatives to assist the business in achieving success.
  • Provide thought partnership, and provide leaders with relevant information to facilitate effective, consistent, empowering leadership - expecting and enabling managers to assume increasing responsibility for all aspects of people management.
  • Work in partnership with leaders to identify the people implications of strategic and business plans, and other developments. Promote new ways of working to support change and manage risk.
  • Analyze trends and metrics to develop solutions, programs and policies.
  • Facilitate effective workforce planning to identify the capacity and capability of the organization to deliver its objectives.
  • Provide professional senior level, strategic and operational HR advice on the interpretation of HR policies and procedures, employment legislation, recruitment strategies, and managing change processes, providing risk analyses to support this.
  • Constructively challenge decisions which may not be in the best interest of the employee experience.
  • Roll up your sleeves to perform core HR functions, resolve request/needs/inquiries in areas such as employment practices, federal and state employment laws, drug testing, performance and discipline, recruiting and hiring.
  • Assist key stakeholders in ensuring compliance with all federal/state/local employment laws, and regulations (unemployment, OSHA/safety, workers compensation, affirmative action, FMLA etc.)
  • Analyze and diagnose employee relations issues; investigate varying degrees of employee complaints, consult with the subject matter experts, legal and senior leadership as appropriate and make sound, objective and timely recommendations for management action and follow-through to ensure closure.
  • Communicate with and educate assigned clients on enterprise human resources policies and procedures.
  • Champion change and effectively guide business leaders and employees through organizational change.
  • Actively collaborate with centers of expertise to provide for and optimize support for assigned markets and client groups.
  • Coach all levels of managers on how to develop their employees and improve performance. Assist with creation and execution of development plans.
  • Facilitate leadership team development; coach and counsel leaders on communication planning and processes, performance management, and organizational effectiveness activities.
  • Support and facilitate effective recruitment/retention strategies that focus on diversity in collaboration with hiring managers and the talent acquisition team.
  • Improve and streamline operations through the continuous assessment of policies, procedures and program effectiveness/value, leveraging technology whenever possible.
  • Actively promote cultural change and support new ways of working and continuous improvement to provide a high quality, professional, consistent, and cohesive HR service. This includes: working collaboratively and communicating proactively; understanding the needs of and soliciting/monitoring feedback from managers/employees; and enhancing HR service delivery which adds to the employee experience.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelors degree in HR, industrial relations, business management or related field preferred
  • 7+ years of HR experience with progressively increasing responsibilities, with a minimum of (3) years in HR Business Partner or comparable role supporting sizeable and complex client groups
  • Experience supporting a technology client group preferred
  • Ability to quickly establish credibility to partner effectively with business leaders and colleagues to define and deliver effective processes, programs and tools that support the business goals
  • Strong employee relations background; labor relations experience appreciated
  • Ability to work effectively with senior leadership and serve as the principal HR contact and "people expert" for assigned functions
  • Ability to consult on strategic initiatives, including strategy, structure, process and people issues
  • Technical HR knowledge, e.g., employment laws, FLSA, FMLA, employee/labor relations, staffing and selection, performance management, training and development
  • Knowledge of HR best practices and demonstrated success working as a forward thinking/progressive HR partner or consultant
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills and demonstrated ability to manage conflicting priorities
  • Knowledge of management principles and practices with demonstrated leadership and team building abilities
  • Ability to proactively identify and diagnose business needs and deliver relevant solutions
  • Ability to prioritize and deliver results against a work plan in a fast-paced environment, giving attention to detail even under high pressure situations
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Must be a team player with a positive "Whatever it Takes" attitude
  • Proactive, self-motivated player with the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to identify organizational development needs and deliver relevant coaching or training as needed
  • Proven storytelling skills with the ability to clearly articulate business issues and solutions to senior leaders
  • Analytical with the ability to evaluate complex data and make recommendations
  • Forward thinking and has a continuous process improvement mindset; highly effective decision-making and judgment
  • Ability to work effectively with senior leadership and serve as the principal HR contact and expert for assigned markets
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills and demonstrated ability to manage conflicting priorities
  • Knowledge of management principles and practices with demonstrated leadership and team building abilities
  • Ability to proactively identify and diagnose business needs and deliver relevant solutions
  • Ability to travel up to 20%

Additional Qualifications:

  • Degree in business, HR or a related field
  • Previous experience working with COEs and recommending solutions related to benefits, training and compensation.
  • HR certification such as PHR, SPHR or GPHR (preferred)
  • Consulting experience and/or experience with diverse portfolio management in a fast-paced environment highly regarded
  • Success working within a matrix organization; achieving results through effective influencing and collaboration

Who We Are

About Cox

We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at

Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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