HR Business Partner

Full-time / Part-time:  FT - Employee
Exempt / Non-Exempt:  Salaried Exempt

Louisville, KY, US, 40223

Shift:  Home Shift 1
Requisition ID:  5781
Division:  P&I

AAF International offers the most comprehensive clean air solutions available across the globe. Selling under the American Air Filter® and the AAF International® brand names, AAF International has been an industry pioneer since 1921 and has since grown to operations in over 22 countries with over 3000 employees. Our products are the industry benchmarks for quality and performance, and delivers clean air solutions in residential, commercial and industrial air pollution control, gas containment removal, power generation, and other stringent clean room environments.

We are a member of the Daikin Group, the world's largest air conditioning and clean air solutions provider with over $15 Billion in sales and 56,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1924, Daikin has grown into a diversified industrial manufacturing company offering solutions in clean, air, air conditioning, refrigeration, chemicals, oil hydraulics, defense systems and electronics. AAF and Daikin are powered by our investment in people, products, and our processes.

Our culture of continuous improvement, safety, and world class operations is powered by our people centered management philosophy. This philosophy is built around mutual selection: that while AAF seeks top talent people to join and deliver on our team, we also want each team member to receive job satisfaction, growth & development, and continued happiness in being a long term member of the AAF family. This is fueled by our belief in treating our people, our supply partners, our customers and our environment with the trust and respect we each require, and our passion to give back to our community for our success.

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AAF International is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran.

Position Ojbective:

This position is based in Louisville, Kentucky, and reports into the Director of Human Resources, Global  P&I, based in Cramlington, United Kingdom, with a ‘dotted line’ to the Americas P & I COO.  The HR Generalist will be tasked with covering HR administration, documentation, recruitment, training and development, advising local management on HR policies and procedures, and reporting and data adminsitration. The HR Generalist may also be involved in ad hoc projects with the Global P&I HR Director.  This position will support P&I activities in Mexico and other areas led by P&I North America as required. The P & I Generalist will also be expected to define, guide and drive the company’s People Centered Management philosophy, in conjunction with a behavior-based safety and continuous improvement culture.


Key Accountabilities: 

  • Ensure the recruitment and onboarding of high quality talent capable of supporting the short and long-term needs of the business in conjunction with hiring managers for both LCP and Louisville corporate hiring needs.
  • Process payroll uploads and manage P & I HRIS administration.
  • Work collaboratively with C & I Talent Acquisition to create and maintain an effective cost efficient recruitment process, working closely with all levels of Americas management.
  • Develop partnerships with key U.S. universities, colleges and schools to ensure AAF has access to the best entry level candidates.
  • Contribute to and support engagement activities. Become subject matter expert in use of Gallup Q12 platform.
  • Oversee HR policies and procedures to ensure understanding and compliance across the Americas.
  • Improve the organization’s interviewing and selection skills through demonstration and coaching of Behavior Based Interviewing techniques.
  • Enhance on-boarding process to provide an effective transition for all new starters, including phased, informative inductions.
  • Plan and administer training and development programs including LMS assignments when required.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree required;
  • Minimum 2-3 years prior experience in various HR assignments;
  • Well developed organizational skills with the ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple projects and partners in a fast paced and demanding environment; a high level of responsiveness and sense of urgency is critical;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively;
  • Demonstrated ability to use data to identify issues and develop solutions;
  • Ability to occasionally travel by Air nationally and internationally involving overnight stays;
  • Ability to develop trusted partnerships with business leaders;
  • Cross-HR experience in areas such as total rewards, payroll, HR IT systems, etc.;
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of US and Mexico Employment laws;
  • Ability to communicate at all levels and engage multiple personality styles;
  • Excellent IT skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Prior experience with SAP, SuccessFactors, Gallup Q12 and Precipio a plus;
  • Excellent project management skills;
  • Self-starter;
  • Absolute integrity and confidentiality a MUST;
  • Knowledge of Spanish language would be an advantage but not essential.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, uniform servicemember status, age, disability or any other legally recognized protected personal characteristics.

Nearest Major Market: Louisville