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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Senior HR Business Partner in Allentown, Pennsylvania

42472BRReq No.:42472BRJob Description and Qualifications:

Air Products, a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial gases, is seeking an experienced Human Resources Business Partner in our Global HQ in the Allentown, PA area to join our One HR team and help build a dynamic, diverse workforce to enable our leadership in the energy transition.

At Air Products’ our higher purpose is to bring people together to collaborate and innovate solutions to the world’s most significant energy and environmental sustainability challenges.

As an HR Business Partner, you will bring insight, an independent viewpoint, and strategic HR expertise to senior leadership.

This is a fast-paced, highly collaborative position supporting the Americas Engineering, Procurement, Project Management and Construction (EPC) organization that crafts and delivers capital growth projects across the Americas. The role works closely with business leadership and other regional HRBPs and specialists within the HR Centers of Excellence (COEs) and MyHR employee relations team to deliver talent solutions to build the workforce vital to implement the $10B+ portfolio of projects, including several exciting Green and Blue Hydrogen projects. The Sr HR Partner directly supports the GM of the Americas EPC project delivery organization and the regional project delivery functional leaders. The role has one direct report.

The HR Partner provides strategic guidance to drive the development of a comprehensive strategic workforce and talent plan that supports business success, enables consistent high performance and builds a diverse and robust talent pipeline. The role will play a critical role in supporting growth by providing solutions to attract, develop and retain across 4 regional engineering offices (Buffalo, NY; Allentown, PA; Houston, Tx; and Edmonton, AB). Importantly, the role will support and coach leaders in building high performance teams, encouraging a culture of inclusion and belonging, and developing leadership capability.

You will be highly connected and serve as a member of the Americas EPC Leadership team; the Global GEMTE HR team and work with peers in similar roles in India, Asia, Middle East and Europe; and the North America HR team.

Key Competencies and Characteristics:

  • Develops strong, trusted partnerships with business leaders to understand, guide, and advise on strategic business and people matters.

  • Provides coaching and guidance to help leaders perform optimally

  • Understands the talent market landscape and implications for the workforce; translates this understanding into actionable strategies to attract, develop and retain talent

  • Partners with managers and centralized recruiting resources to support the strategic talent acquisition process to develop a diverse, robust talent pipeline

  • Leads the Strategic Workforce Planning and Talent Review and Succession Planning process in the business and ensures comprehensive solutions and actionable plans are executed for staffing the organization’s current and future needs.

  • Aligns with managers in employee development planning to enable progression/bench strength and facilitates identification of high-potential talent, facilitates talent mobility and ensures succession plans for pivotal roles are in place

  • Champions diversity, inclusion, and belonging and drives our D&I goals and initiatives.

  • Evaluates and executes priorities in a fast-changing environment using a well-organized and focused approach


  • 10-15 years of increasing scope and complex responsibilities in HR Partnering

  • Proven success in effectively partnering with and influencing leaders at all levels, from first time managers to senior leaders

  • Demonstrated functional competence across multiple areas of HR, including organizational design, talent acquisition, talent management, change management, compensation, and strategic workforce planning.

  • Ability to work flexible hours, and travel 20% of time, to meet the needs of a regional team

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement business-focused HR solutions

  • Excellent communications and collaboration skills

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, Organizational Development or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading HR in a project driven organization (i.e., EPC industry)

  • Experience in an HR center of expertise, e.g., Compensation, Talent Acquisition, OD

  • Master's Degree in HRM or MBA preferred.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance and retirement plans. You will be eligible for benefits and also be 100% vested in your retirement benefits on your first day of employment.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.).  You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.

Air Products is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability and you believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please e-mail us at talent@airproducts.com. General application status inquiries are not answered by this mailbox rather you’ll receive an e-mail directly from our Career Center and/or the Talent Acquisition Specialist.




Job Title:Senior HR Business PartnerEmployment Status:Full TimeLocation:US-PA-AllentownCountry:United StatesRegion:North AmericaOrganization:CorporateBusiness Sector / Division:Human Resources