Sr. Business Partner (Human Resources - Behavioral Health & APP)

Business (Non-Clinical)
2115084 Requisition #



The Senior Business Partner acts as a fully integrated member of the local HR department’s business operation and as the System BP for specific product lines. The Senior Business Partner provides comprehensive human resource consultation with two focuses-

  • Acts as the System leader for product line(s) supported, including providing Business Partner support for the Senior leader of the product line & leading other Business Partners system-wide who support local managers in the product line to ensure a consistent and broader based review of consulting provided to the product line.
  • Acts as the local BP for business unit specific departments/leaders supported.

Utilization and analysis of metrics is key, with the express purpose of maximizing the effectiveness of business and human resource processes that promote the organization’s mission, strategic objectives, and engagement. The Senior Business Partner is the main point of contact for their client, referring to HR Shared Services Center as needed.



Supporting the Local Business Unit HR team and Operational Leadership, the individual is responsible for:

Leadership Responsibilities: Leads the “product line” business partner model. Facilitates monthly meetings and acts as a point of contact for other BP’s supporting the product line locally, ensuring alignment of efforts, sharing of information, discussion of trends in data and other local issues, and providing system product line updates for planning purposes.


System Responsibilities: Supports senior product line leadership.

Strategic Planning:

  • Be fully knowledgeable of business issues within assigned area, by participating in the development of strategic plans, staffing levels, and recruitment plans/needs.
  • Works collaboratively with leaders to incorporate HR expertise to support and maximize departmental performance and organizational objectives.
  • Assists in the development of department and staff goals, maintaining alignment with the System and Business Unit’s strategic plan.
  • Stays abreast of new business developments and best practices that may facilitate in the accomplishment of organizational goals.



  • Regularly meets with assigned operational leaders to receive information regarding specific business challenges, issues, and priorities.
  • Monitors and analyzes HR metrics, seeking opportunities and strategies to improve trends in turnover, retention, and key indicators of employee and customer engagement.
  • Provides regularly scheduled reports to monitor organizational targets
  • Provides insightful analysis of HR metrics and other organization information to make sound recommendations.
  • Actively utilizes continuous quality improvement processes to achieve desired results.
  • Confers with leadership and/or staff as appropriate, on employee relations issues, matters of particular sensitivity, risk, or compliance management.



  • May coach, advice, or provide training to management with the goal to increase their leadership competencies/expertise.
  • Drive management’s ownership for managing and developing people.
  • Drive manager accountability for employee engagement for the business unit, including development and execution of impact plans.


Relationship Management:

  • Builds effective working relationships with members of leadership and staff in assigned area.


Business Acumen:

  • Stays abreast of new business developments and best practices that may facilitate in the accomplishment of organizational goals.
  • Provides Employee Relations support and is knowledgeable of employment law, HR policy and governmental agencies such as EEOC, MDCR, etc.
  • Provides council and oversight to ensure compliance with organizational accrediting bodies


Workforce Planning:

  • Partner with leadership to understand current and future staffing needs
  • Partner with Talent Selection Center Of Excellence to develop workforce plans that respond to current and future staffing needs


Change Management:

  • Effectively prepare managers to execute change in their departments.
  • Provide on-going updates to leadership and employees regarding system-wide HR initiatives.
  • Assists with the creation and implementation of new and existing HR policies and procedures.


Other Responsibilities:

  • Acting as the leaders’ main contact, is responsible for handling or triaging requests to appropriate HR Center of Excellence.
  • Assists, as needed and appropriate, with recruitment process for assigned areas. Matching individual’s key talents to appropriate jobs.
  • Actively promotes inter-disciplinary collaboration and information sharing within and across functional areas.
  • Attends and actively participates in conferences, educational programs/workshops; applies acquired knowledge in daily practice.
  • Acts as HR Department charge in the absence of department management.
  • Provides direction on work assignments, coaching, and mentorship to HR department staff, as appropriate.
  • Actively participates as member of assigned HR or Business Unit Committee(s).
  • Responsible for the creation, implementation, and monitoring of assigned special projects.
  • Other duties as assigned to maintain effective customer service and workflow.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management, Healthcare Administration or related field; Master's Degree preferred. PHR or SPHR preferred.
  • A minimum of 7 years of applicable experience in human resources, business operations, or management. Experience in a healthcare setting, desirable.


       Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

       $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

       including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

       other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

       now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

       of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

       health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s  

       major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

       remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

       education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

       in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

       pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit


       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,                 and a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

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        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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