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Human Resources Business Partner Manager

Company: LanzaTech, Inc
Location: Skokie
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

Welcome to the Post Pollution Future with LanzaTechA post-pollution world is inevitable, and people will either be part of it, or the planet will go on without us. At LanzaTech, our technology platform is transforming waste carbon into everyday products, to meet the needs of this moment. Our science is state-of-the-art, but the idea is simple. We use nature to heal nature. We capture carbon emissions which are then fed into bioreactors where trillions of carbon-hungry microbes go to work. These tiny dynamos consume the waste gases and produce valuable raw material commodities. Pure enough to be resold, repurposed, and recycled again - from sustainable jet fuel to beverage bottles, to yoga pants.Founded in New Zealand, we are a global women-led company with an international footprint and a diverse employee population. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are a key part of our mission and core values which we show through our hiring, our leadership, our efforts to educate internally and willingness to learn.In addition, we have announced our plan to merge with AMCI Acquisition Corp. II and expect to become a publicly traded company on Nasdaq. Come join the team as we strive to make a Post Pollution Future!Exciting collaborations with LanzaTech (LT) CarbonSmartTM Products:

  • 2022 - H&M announced their collaboration with LT with a clothing line to be launched in 2023
  • 2022 - Coty, Inc. - LT recycled carbon ethanol to be used in majority of fragrance portfolio by 2023
  • 2022 - DrogerieMark (dm) in Germany, launched a range of packaging for their "Denk Mit" range of dish soap
  • 2022 - Danone announced a collaboration to make packaging for the Mizone water line in China
  • 2022 - Craghoppers, UK outdoor company, made a fleece from recycled carbon, to be launched in 2023
  • 2021 - Collaborations with ZARA, lululemon & L'Or--al using recycled carbon in their apparel & packagingNotable acknowledgments:
    • 2022 - Winner of "Air" Category at the 23rdAnnual Energy Globe Awards
    • 2022 - Fix Our Climate finalist for Earthshot Prize (only US company to be a finalist)
    • 2022 - Jennifer Holmgren, CEO: TiE Sustainability Entrepreneur of the Year
    • 2021 - Biofuels Digest #1 Hottest Company in Renewable Fuels, Chemicals & BiomaterialsInterested in learning more? Visit us atand download/stream our latest CarbonSmartTMPodcast on,,or wherever you receive your podcasts!This position is open to candidates authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer. LanzaTech is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.About the role We are searching for a Human Resource Business Partner Manager to support several key executives in Science, Engineering and Technology as well as build the HRBP function for the company. This is a superb opportunity for a passionate HR professional who has shown strong execution and end to end ownership to make a difference and have an impact in a highly vibrant environment.The successful candidate will advise and collaborate with senior executives on a variety of human capital strategies, provide business insights through org and talent analytics, and drive key change and talent initiatives. Those who thrive here seek out clarity in the face of ambiguity, take risks when confronted with the unknown, are motivated by solving problems and do what they say, and own what they do.The position will provide a full range of Human Resources support and expertise to leaders within the responsible hub which covers all business areas including a special focal point on Science Engineering and Technology. As a trusted partner to and a member of the local senior leadership team, you will bring an independent viewpoint and HR expertise to business issues.Key duties
      • Business, Financial, and Industry Acuity
        • Know how businesses work; knowledgeable in current practices, trends, and information affecting his/her business and organization
        • Interpersonal, Communication, and Advising Skills
          • Guide and influence the business to identify, develop, and drive key human capital initiatives such as leadership development, organizational planning, global recruiting, and rewards and recognition
          • Partner and team with colleagues inside and outside of HR to innovate, improve, align, and drive the efficiency of enterprise-wide HR programs and initiatives
          • Strategically drive pay-for-performance including salary planning, promotions, resource planning, and talent calibration
          • Facilitate business conversations that drive the people strategies to enable a positive business impact
          • Act as an advisor to business leaders on issues relating to policy interpretation and employee relations
          • Organizational Diagnostics, Analytics, and Problem Solving
            • Analyze and communicate insights using the HR Dashboard and the key talent metrics to provide guidance to the business
            • Analyze and interpret engagement survey results - identifying trends and collaborating with leaders to identify and implement action planning
            • Capture information, find patterns, understand independencies, and tackle problems or find innovative solutions in support of business objectives
            • Organizational Change
              • Assist people and the organization in moving to new ways of thinking and/or operating
              • Drive communication and organizational change plans that ensure appropriate pre-wiring and alignment with key partners and are thoughtfully executed to mitigate risk and drive positive employee engagementRequired Qualifications
                • Bachelor's degree required in a relevant field such as Human Resources or Organizational Development. Master's degree and SHRM or HRCI Certification preferred.
                • 10+ years of successful experience in a human resources business partner capacity with successful demonstration of the key responsibilities as presented above.
                • Prior experience coaching and supervising employees
                • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and complex global organization.
                • Proven ability to prioritize, analyze, problem-solve, and make decisions rapidly and with positive outcomes.
                • Proven ability to communicate effectively, in both written and oral presentation skills.
                • Proven ability to develop and leverage relationships with a remote employee population.
                • Ability to support and consult managers and employees in the administration, interpretation and application of policies and procedures.
                • The proven ability to research and analyze information, make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues, by using judgment that is in consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulation, or government law.
                • The proven ability to objectively coach leaders through routine and complex employee relations matters.
                • The ability to work in a changing environment and help lead others through the phases of change.
                • Promote and champion diversity efforts in hiring, promotion, job rotations, etc.
                • Consult with partnered organization on strategies and communications designed to create a work environment that drives individual and team success and retention.
                • Partner with the leadership team on talent development and performance management to maximize employee contributions and address performance gaps.
                • Partner with HR providers on escalated questions regarding payroll, leave of absences, investigations, policies, etc.
                • Travel approximately 10% of the time.

Keywords: LanzaTech, Inc, Skokie , Human Resources Business Partner Manager, Executive , Skokie, Illinois

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