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Senior HR Business Partner



People & HR, Sales & Business Development
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024
We are ASICS. And our five letters have meaning. ‘Anima Sana in Corpore Sano’ or a Sound Mind in a Sound Body. We’ve always believed in the positive benefits of movement. And this year, we’ve recommitted to this founding purpose, supporting more people to experience the transformative power of movement, on the body and the mind. We are seeking talented individuals who are also passionate about this mission!
ASICS Digital is a division of ASICS based in Boston, Massachusetts. Our goal is to build digital technologies to better connect the ASICS brand to its consumers. We are responsible for the continued development of mobile-fitness solutions such as ASICS Runkeeper and ASICS Studio, global eCommerce platforms, and supporting digital services that encourage people to move, get fit and stay balanced.
As the Senior HR Business Partner, you will serve as a trusted advisor to managers and employees providing expertise in various areas of human resources as well as partnering with global leadership and Talent Development & Planning to develop the people strategy that is aligned to the company’s overall strategy. You will communicate at the executive level and collaborate with colleagues across the business to foster a positive work culture through collaboration communication and strategic planning. You will consult to leadership on organizational design and structure, serve as a change leader and management coach. You will build trusted advisor relationships across the organization and be the point of contact for driving organizational effectiveness and employee engagement.


  • Employee Relations:
  • Foster a positive and inclusive work environment by addressing concerns and promoting open communication between employees and management.
  • Ensure fair and consistent resolutions that adhere to company policies and applicable laws.
  • Drive initiatives to enhance employee engagement, satisfaction and retention through surveys, feedback mechanisms and cultural programs.
  • Oversee the performance management process including reviews, goal setting and development plans in conjunction with Talent Planning & Development team.
  • Oversee People Operations team and day-to-day human resource functions including payroll, benefits, leaves, HRIS system and more.
  • Advising:
  • Serve as the trusted advisor for the executives and their leadership teams.
  • Leverage HR capabilities and business acumen to assist in aligning people practices supporting business strategy execution, problem solving and decision making.
  • Align the People & Culture agenda to the corporate strategy and key business drivers.
  • Talent Management:
  • Drive talent management process to ensure that employees capabilities meet current and future standards.
  • Work closely with the Talent Planning & Development team to Identify talent development needs within departments to ensure talent needs and employee development is aligned to functional and organizational objectives.
  • Assist in the conceptualization of an end-to-end strategic workforce planning philosophy, process and technology in collaboration with Talent Planning & Development.
  • Identify, prioritize and develop programs and solutions that build organizational capabilities, guide workforce planning including identification of skill gaps, resources and organizational design to maximize support of the business objectives
  • Culture Development:
  • Leverage internal and external data, trends, analytics and insights to assess local and global talent gaps.
  • Forecast resources needed and model future talent risk and opportunity scenarios.
  • Provide expertise, guidance and coaching to leaders managing highly sensitive and complex employee relations matter including performance management, terminations and other HR-related matter.
  • Serve as a coach, mentor and confidant to associates at all levels in a way that supports individual and organizational success.
  • Coaching:
  • Coach and influence as a fully integrated team member across all business units.
  • Perform organizational effectiveness analysis and utilize that data to drive change.
  • Communicate changes in operational human resources policies and procedures.
  • Drive and oversee local compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Foster an environment that leverages and builds best practices for collaboration.
  • Team Management and Leadership:
  • Set a clear direction for the team in line with the overall ADI business strategy.
  • Define individual goals for direct reports and manage performance throughout the year.
  • Enable career growth and personal development through ongoing coaching and feedback.
  • *Other Duties and Responsibilities as Directed


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, or related field
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience as a Human Resource Manager/Business Partner.
  • A blend of business partnering, workforce planning, talent management/development focus including organizational design/effectiveness, team building, performance management, career coaching and leadership development.
  • Self-motivated, able to work both independently to complete tasks and department requests as well as collaborating with other to utilize resources and knowledge of others in identifying quality solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading a team of HR subject matter experts.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):

  • Strong Organization, planning and project management skills
  • Ability to work with functional groups and different levels of employees throughout ASICS organization to effectively and professionally achieve business results.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including the ability to present ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to lead, coach and facilitate crucial and difficult conversations.
  • Ability to manage confidential information and act with integrity and discretion.
  • Strong relationship-development skill resulting in long-term, mutually beneficial relationships.
  • Strong problem resolution and decision-making skill and ability to resolve elevated issues
  • Ability to be creative and resourceful while displaying sound judgement and demonstrated accountability.


  • This role will be a Hybrid role based out of the Greater Boston Area with the expectation of coming on-site 2-3 days a week.

ASICS Applicant Privacy Notice:

Become a part of the ADI community:
ADI is taking active steps towards becoming a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We aim to engage in D&I work that permeates our organization and all employees are expected to be actively involved.
-ADI is a strong, global community where we collaborate and care for each other.
-We value a diversity of opinion, everyone’s input, and increasing the number of voices at the table.
-You’ll have the opportunity to join the D&I task force, participate in affinity spaces, learn and grow on your anti-racist journey. We all need to know what anti-racist is so that everyone can talk about what it actually means.
-We center our employees as full people. We don’t just accept difference, we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community.
Equal Opportunity Employer Description:
At ADI, we don’t just accept diversity— we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. ASICS Digital is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or fitness level.