Human Resources Business Partner

Date: Jul 3, 2024

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21226

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 23167

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.


Job Description

The Human Resources Business Partner is a vital member of our onsite HR team at our Baltimore/Curtis Bay, MD manufacturing site.  They will be involved with full life cycle recruiting, onboarding processes, HR projects and programs, training, labor/employee relations, and investigations.  This career opportunity will allow you to be a Business Thought Partner by utilizing your HR strategic skills. It requires excellent organizational skills, customer service mentality and the ability to handle sensitive information confidentially. 


  • Assures environmental compliance and a safe working environment for employees at the Site.
  • Provides general human resources services for the organization to include labor/employee relations, recruitment, staff development and succession planning, and administration of company policies.
  • Work closely with managers to gain a comprehensive understanding of the company’s hiring needs and meet competitive hiring goals and expectations.
  • Manage the full recruiting lifecycle across a variety of open roles helping management find, hire, and retain quality talent.
  • Proposes, develops various human resources policies and procedures.
  • Participates in employee career development, discussing careers paths with line managers and recommending suitable candidates for promotion. 
  • Responsible for aspects of labor relations to include administering labor policies, participation in contract negotiations, interpretation of the collective bargaining agreement, and coordinating the grievance process as outlined in the collective bargaining agreement.
  • Responsible for employee relations to include providing advice and counsel on personnel issues, investigating and responding to employee concerns/questions. Supports employee communications functions.
  • Management of Employee Leave Programs
  • Conducts research, assimilates data and creates appropriate reports for HR metrics.
  • The ability to analysis above data to identify trends; make recommendations for HR services improvements to assist with the success of the Curtis Bay Site.
  • Conduct training for line management in areas of expertise.
  • Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements at the Site.
  • Understands the needs for attention to detail and accuracy as a HR professional and performs at a successful level per W.R. Grace standards
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • BS in Human Resources or related field
  • 5+ years professional experience supporting a diverse employee population, to include exempt and union personnel.
  • Experience with HRIS systems, preferably SAP Success Factors.
  • Excellent communications skills to include written and verbal communications as well as active listening.
  • Interpersonal savvy to work effectively with diverse groups of people.
  • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment skills as well as ability to make appropriate, timely decisions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience working in a manufacturing setting.
  • Kronos experience
  • Results and action-oriented approach to work.
  • Leadership of focused projects.
  • Functional knowledge of online HR tools and resources.
  • Creative approaches to challenges, opportunities and problem solving.
  • Professional in Human Resources Certification. 


  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Grace Wellness Program
  • Flexible Workplace
  • Retirement Plans 
  • 401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave (salaried only)
  • Tuition Reimbursement


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Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.


EOE Statement:  W. R. Grace & Co. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation.

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