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HR Business Partner - Global (Liberty, MO)

Date: Jul 29, 2022

Location: Kansas City, MO, US, 64108

Company: Hallmark

     reqid: 128940 

HALLMARK – Because Connecting With Each Other Has Never Been More Important


For more than a century, Hallmark has been bringing people together and improving the relationships that matter most. That’s why millions of people all over the world connect with the Hallmark brand. It has always been a mission so much bigger than any one of us who work here. Today, we need empathetic learners, strategic thinkers, and enthusiastic visionaries with diverse experiences and skills to help us create the rest of Hallmark’s second century as we shift to a more digitally savvy, unified approach that combines the best of brick-and-mortar retail with the efficiency of dot-com spaces. Help us imagine what our next hundred years could look like!


When you join Hallmark, we will go out of our way to make you feel like part of the team, even in a remote/hybrid work environment. In the day-to-day, we’ll make the best use of the skills and talents you already have. We’ll also give you leadership opportunities and show you multiple potential pathways to future success.


Our culture of care for our consumers and for one another shows in the way we embrace different backgrounds, identities, and working styles, deliberately seeking out ways to be more inclusive both internally among our work groups and externally through the things we make and sell to our retail partners and consumers. We believe that a broadly inclusive, equitable approach is also our best path to future success. We’re seeking out those who can bring a fresh perspective to our business and would love your input as someone new to our team! We can only change and grow when we intentionally include new perspectives–like yours.

The HR Business Partner is a key member of the Employee Experience team within the Hallmark Global (HG) business, focused on fostering a thriving culture, engaged and high performing organization, elevated thinking and leadership, a more productive and agile workforce, all which translate to a more profitable business.



The HR Business Partner - Logistics, Distribution & Product Integrity role is a "boots on the ground" distribution center position, supporting leaders in deploying and localizing all culture, organization & people/talent initiatives within the plant, as well as supporting the logistics, transportation and product integrity teams. The role is focused on the purpose of creating engagement and retention of our employees, while helping the business meet short and long-term business objectives. Essential accountabilities include:


  • Studying and understanding the end-to-end employee experience journey. This includes listening to identify pain points where improvement is required while also identifying points of engagement that should be amplified within the client group.
  • Working closely with plant leaders and managers to identify and resolve a variety of organizational, leadership, employee relations, development and staffing issues, and leading the day-to-day HR functions for the client group.
  • Guiding leaders/managers through people planning and talent management practices (recruitment, retention, workforce planning, performance management, talent review/succession planning, development, compensation planning, etc.).
  • Ensuring consistent application of human resources and employee relations policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Coaching and mentoring employees and people leaders in matters related to performance, career development, DE&I challenges, and employee relations matters.


This is a progressive role that will be filled at the level based on the skills and experience of the selected candidate.



The following is required to be considered for this role:

  • Bachelor's Degree or 4 years of professional work experience
  • Minimum 7 years of human resources experience, including experience in at least 2 HR functional areas (e.g. recruiting, employee relations)



Your resume and application will stand out if you have:

  • HR experience in a distribution or manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and business acumen required.
  • A thorough understanding of human resources philosophies, practices, and business needs are essential to this position. Understands that the EX (Employee Experience) team is here to make the business successful.
  • An understanding of and commitment to DE&I. 
  • Extensive experience in deploying actions across the disciplines of talent management, cultural and organizational development/effectiveness and hr business partnering
  • Experience partnering with the business on large-scale change and transformation efforts
  • Proven track record of providing counsel to client groups and employees
  • Ability to coach and support leaders through a variety of talent planning processes including performance management, calibrations, compensation planning, executive coaching, employee relations, organizational design etc.
  • Experience in providing input to policies, procedures and programs that drive engagement, equity, inclusion and retention of talent.
  • Experience managing and developing a team of early-in-career HR professionals
  • Excellent consulting, listening and communication skills (e.g. writing, oral, presentations, storytelling, and data visualization), demonstrated with the ability to establish working relationships at all levels of the client organization
  • Creative thinker who tackles obstacles as opportunities for innovation and thoughtful risk-taking
  • A team player who thrives in a highly collaborative environment and who can work with a total business first (vs. divisional) mindset
  • Consistently models leadership behaviors expected to be demonstrated in the business


This position is located at our Liberty Distribution Center (2101 North Lightburn Street, Liberty, MO 64068) and requires the hire to be on-site.


Liberty is home to both residential, commercial development while also maintaining it’s strong sense of history. Liberty is home to 5 local historic districts, seven districts and seven individual properties on the National Register of Historic Places, a thriving downtown historic Square and surrounding area, three museums and many notable sites of interest. Your career could start here in Liberty, who knows where it will take you!


Now’s your chance to embrace a future with Hallmark—just follow the instructions below to apply.



You must show how you meet the basic qualifications (listed below) in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT. 


In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference checks.


Good for You, Good for your Family, Good for the Community

We offer competitive healthcare and PTO, remote work options, flexible schedules, parental leave, support for professional development, and employee assistance programs to care for your total well-being. You can learn more about our benefits here. But we also know the idea of benefits is bigger than that. From volunteering for relevant-skills-based projects to helping children and families and others in need, from partnering with nonprofit groups to inspiring a new generation, Hallmark provides many simple and rewarding ways for you to give back to your community. We applaud and fully support all our employees’ efforts to make their communities better. Whether you’re living near the KC HQ or somewhere else, Hallmarkers have a number of ways to bring our values out into the world every day. We can help you direct your energies and passions toward the things that make life better for all, whether that’s volunteering, project-coordinating, donating, public-art-creating, or otherwise contributing to the neighborhoods that we call home. You can find out more about our approach to community involvement and corporate social responsibility here.

Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.  Principals only please.

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