Human Resources Business Partner


As a family-owned company, it's the people who continue to make STIHL a successful, world-class brand. STIHL is seeking a highly motivated HR Business Partner to join our team at STIHL’s corporate headquarters in Virginia Beach!


This individual will  partner with management and senior leadership to drive and develop the human capital strategy within assigned business units (BUs). They will be the main point of contact for providing day-to-day support, coaching and counsel to both management and employees within their assigned business unit(s) on matters related to human resources.


Position Highlights: 

  • Recognized leader – Rated #1 in the industry.
  • Challenge – Support management and employees in the largest business unit in the organization. 
  • Benefits – Competitive health insurance, compensation, 401K, bonuses, relocation assistance and PENSION!


Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Builds data driven human resource strategies aligned with the BU strategy. Strategies must consider the safety, security and continued development of STIHL employees. Partners with human resources centers of excellence to develop these strategies.
  • Regularly meets with management to assess and discuss appropriate human resources strategies designed to improve employee engagement, retention, talent acquisition, and other human capital challenges.  Also ensures compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintains competency of each business unit’s annual goals and mid-range plans, including BU manager performance goals, in order to facilitate long-term staffing, succession planning, and personnel development.
  • Conducts thorough and objective internal investigations relating to sexual harassment claims, discrimination, and any other claims of unlawful/unethical treatment.  
  • Promotes an issue free environment through regular, deliberate communications and trainings and by maintaining positive relationships with both management and employees.  
  • Handles all employee relations issues such as counseling, dispute resolution, terminations and performance improvement plans.
  • Assists management in the effective administration of the organization's HR systems, tools, and practices. 
  • Provides leadership, coaching, and/or mentoring to a subordinate group.
  • Will be supported by teams in Total Rewards, Talent Acquisition / Development and Employee Communications and HR Operations.  
  • Will be tasked with leading strategic objectives such as workforce planning and organization development.  
  • Will also be responsible for employee relations and LOA administration.
  • The successful candidate will have significant tenure with their previous employer(s) and a background in managing employee relations in manufacturing or similar industry.
  • This is a hands-on position with direct interaction with all levels of management and our production workforce. 


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5+ years of related experience is required, 8+ years of experience is preferred.
  • Must have excellent customer service, verbal and written communication skills.
  • HR certification preferred.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach