Manager, HR Business Partner

What HR Business Partners contributes to Cardinal Health

HR Business Partners are responsible for developing and implementing strategies and plans focused on human capital management, customer satisfaction and business performance.

  • Effectively balances business partner responsibility with employee advocacy, and builds a positive employee relations culture and work environment.
  • Acts as a change agent/leader and culture steward.
  • Collaborates with HR Centers of Expertise to execute enterprise-wide programs and solutions that meet business needs.
  • Develops and implements plans and actions to improve employee engagement and manager effectiveness, and foster inclusion.
  • Supports leaders as strategist, coach, facilitator and architect.
  • Champions and supports Human Resources service delivery processes.
  • Understands and utilizes technology to efficiently deliver HR systems and help people stay connected to each other.

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

Accountabilities in this role                                                           

  • Provide HR business partner support to about 450 distribution employees across multiple business sites
  • This position will can be based out of Aurora, IL or St Louis, MO and support multiple client groups
  • Anticipated travel is targeted at 25%
  • Act as a strategic HR Business Partner to leadership teams
  • Effectively communicate, influence, drive to consensus, execute on initiatives across all levels of leadership
  • Collaborate on talent needs and workforce planning across other business units and functions
  • Partner with leaders in all areas of HR, support, and implement cyclical initiatives including talent management, organizational design, talent & succession planning, employee training and development, talent management, diversity initiatives, employee relations, and individual coaching
  • Strong, proactive Employee Relations focus


  • Bachelor’s in related field, or equivalent work experience, preferred
  • Master’s degree, preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in HR or a related field, preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to provide influential leadership
  • Strong organizational, project management and communication skills
  • Multi-site HR experience, preferred
  • Strong Employee Relations background, preferred
  • A track record of strategic HR partnership
  • PHR certification, preferred
  • Ability to travel up to 25%

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.