HR Business Partner (Hybrid)

Date:  Mar 11, 2023

Orlando, FL, US, 32811

Company:  Sonepar

Your next career opportunity

At Irby, a leader in electrical and utility distribution, successful associates drive and promote our mindset of Adapt, Dare and Learn. Do you enjoy a good challenge?  Great, because we value bold thinkers who are excited to take on challenging tasks.  We strive to be the best and we share our success with our associates, customers, suppliers and shareholders.  We are always looking to expand our teams to continue to serve our customers and to grow our business.  Ready to join us?  Find what opportunities are waiting for you at Irby!



Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  • Achieves high-resolution working knowledge of Irby’s various sales and operations roles, personnel at all levels, and overall business strategy.
  • Communicate at the executive and local level, collaborating across job categories and geographies while working with HR peers and business leaders across the organization.
  • Analyzes HR trends and metrics to develop solutions, programs, and policies.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal department as needed/required.
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Works within Talent Acquisition to support the drive for top talent while implementing best practices for Recruiting, Onboarding, Compensation, Workforce Planning, Organizational Development, and Change Management.
  • Conducts and/or facilitates training on HR-related topics such as performance management, leadership, interviewing, HR policies, etc.
  • Collaborates with corporate teams to strategize and develop successful Training and Development initiatives, including communication, implementation, and follow-up with the field.
  • Provide ongoing support of Irby’s Emerging Professionals Program.
  • Serves as a subject matter-expert in HR-Related systems, such as the Applicant Tracking System, Payroll and Benefits System, and Core HR system.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 5+ years strategic HR Generalist or Business Partner experience.
  • Proficient MS Office skills, particularly Excel and Outlook.
  • A working knowledge of state and federal employment laws.
  • Time management and organizational skills necessary to manage multiple projects, appropriately prioritize workload, plan for resources to meet deadlines and goals, and work independently in responding to day-to-day functional needs.
  • Strong verbal communication, written communication, and presentation skills necessary to explain complex and/or confidential information to all levels of management.
  • Knowledge of the methods and procedures used in collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting data.
  • Knowledge of traditional and modern training methods, tools, and techniques, as well as content development.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience providing HR consultation and partnership to business unit executives and senior leaders.
  • Strong business acumen, HR and Organization Development expertise with proficiency in multiple disciplines within HR.


Why work for Irby?

At Irby, we are unique and embrace the Power of Difference*.  Associates who work for us can grow and become active in different areas of the business such as leadership, operations, HR, outside sales and many more.  One can expect to earn a wage that is competitive and provides a reliable/steady paycheck.  Come join the Irby Family and learn what we are all about! 


Our Competitive Benefits? 

401K Plan, Competitive Medical Plans (medical, dental, and vision), Paid Vacation, Paid Sick, Paid Personal, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care), Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts, Long-term and Short-term Disability, Life Insurance and a Definitive Career Path.


About Irby

Irby was a pioneer in the early days of the electrical business, founded in 1926, we continue to be an industry leader in philanthropic involvement and community activity. We are one of the ten largest electrical distribution companies in the United States, with over $1 Billion in annual sales and over 1000 employees across more than 60 branches in 27 states.  Irby has experienced incredible growth over the past 5 years. As part of the Sonepar family of operating companies, we unite with a group of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors throughout the United States.  Sonepar is the world leader in electrical distribution.


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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 
Sonepar is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, order of protection status, protected veteran or military status, or an unfavorable discharge from military service, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law. 
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Nearest Major Market: Orlando