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Manager, HR Business Partner - New Ventures

Racine, Wisconsin

Category: Human Resources Job ID: 26851

SC JOHNSON IS A FIFTH-GENERATION FAMILY COMPANY BUILT ON THE SPIRIT OF OUR PEOPLE. We have been leading with purpose for over 130 years, building iconic brands that win the hearts and minds of consumers – such as Raid®, Glade®, Ziploc® and more, in virtually every country around the world. Together, we are creating a better future – for the planet, for future generations and for every SCJ team member. Join our winning team of Wave Makers and Go Getters and help us write the next chapter in the SCJ story.

As the HR Business Partner in New Ventures you will play a key role as the HR resource for all mergers and acquisitions from pre- to post-acquisition.  Leveraging strong HR business partner experience, you will be responsible for successfully managing all HR related due diligence matters, post-acquisition New Ventures support, and potential integration. You will partner with members of the deal team to raise any due diligence HR issues with HR COE leaders, Finance, Legal and other functions on aspects of the deal (from concept to integration). Post-acquisition, you will provide a broad spectrum of strategic HR support and guidance to ensure the success of these businesses and enable the 1+1=3 SCJNV strategy.

1+1=3 is the power of SCJ and our New Venture companies to accelerate value creation, where the sum is greater that the individual parts.  You will work with SCJ HR, New Venture liaisons, and New Venture companies to support HR efforts including, and not limited to, compensation benchmarks, call/ exit plans, executive recruitment, retention plans, RIFs, and job description review. 

You will be expected to establish trusted relationships with leaders, within SCJ and with SCJ NV companies, by truly understanding the business and aligning human resources programs to credibly enable key initiatives.


  • Act as primary HR contact for all SCJ NV due diligence and SCJNV company support, partnering with multiple stakeholders across HR, Finance, and Legal.

  • Provide HR guidance and support to each SCJ NV Company throughout their duration as a New Ventures entity.  Field inquiries from SCJ NV companies across a wide-spectrum of HR related issues, providing “phone-a-friend” support and rapid responses.  Contribute valuable insight on right-sized HR solutions, processes, and practices, including but not limited to organizational design, compensation, executive recruitment, and benefits.

  • Leverage HR expertise and network to deliver results.  Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions in a fast-moving environment, balance risk and benefit in recommendations, and use appropriately creative methods to deliver commitments.

  • Serves as the HR subject matter expert through the diligence process, including assisting with framing diligence objectives and coordinating the reporting of diligence findings to leadership.

  • Conducts due diligence to understand the target company’s HR practices and executive leadership talent assessments. Manages reporting and resolution of issues and risks, proactively identifying-potential post-acquisition gaps, risk mitigations, and actions to close issues.

  • Enable ongoing learning and continuous improvement by developing HR best practices on processes to utilize during all SCJNV initiatives, including developing playbooks to and maintaining central data base of confidential data for future reference. 

  • Drive consistency of approaches where appropriate, identify areas where principled approaches should be driven across the portfolio while being comfortable not doing the ‘good-to-have’ and ‘nice-to-have’ priorities.

  • Provides expertise, strategic consulting as well as thought leadership to help drive effective people strategies for SCJ NV and SCJ NV portfolio of companies.

  • Trusted strategic partner with key senior leadership to provide HR solutions to help execute business strategies and enable alignment and growth.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business, Finance, or HR

  • 7 years of experience within multiple disciplines within HR (i.e., Compensation, Talent Management, Benefits, Recruitment, Business Partner, etc.)

  • Qualified applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States


  • Experience interacting in a cross functional capacity

  • Experience in consumer goods industry

  • Human Capital M&A experience a plus, restructuring experience including a background in due diligence, assessment of transaction risks, target screening, integration planning and execution, and/or post-merger integration.

  • Demonstrated business acumen and finance skills.

  • Strong relationship and project management skills. 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of HR functions and processes, with experience in one or more areas: HR Strategy, HR Operating Models, HR M&A, Total Rewards.

  • Broad-based knowledge of design and administration of compensation and benefits programs.

  • Expertise in acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, recruiting, HR generalist, and or compensation/stock programs.

  • High learning agility, curiosity and comfort with ambiguity.

  • Strong written and verbal communications and strong presentation skills.

  • Strong leadership and management skills.

  • Track record of partnering, building relationships, and teamwork within a matrix environment to provide insights and drive improvement in the employee experience and business results.

  • Clear results orientation: display an intense focus on understanding what our business partners need and how to most effectively meet their short- and long-term needs.

  • Knowledge of ERISA, ACA, COBRA, HIPAA, Section 125, 409A rules, Executives Perks, and Qualified and Non-Qualified Pension Programs. 

  • Master's Degree or MBA.

  • Proficient with MS Office and Workday or similar HR system.

  • Ability to lead organizations through change management.


  • Full time role; core business hours

  • Travel up to 10%

  • Office environment

  • Remote work is available once a week for eligible employees

  • This role is eligible for domestic relocation


SC Johnson’s total compensation packages are at or above industry levels. In addition to salary, total packages may include bonuses, matching 401(k) contributions and profit sharing based on company profitability, job level and years of service. As a family company, we’re committed to providing benefits such as subsidized health care plans, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, flexible work arrangements, vacation purchase options, recreation and fitness centers, childcare, counseling services and more.


Inclusion & Diversity

We’re a global business, with people from every culture, ethnicity, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age and ability. We recognize the breadth of human experience, and we work to celebrate it. It is our goal to build a diverse, inclusive and supportive work environment where all people can thrive.

We’re committed to ongoing efforts that help us attract, hire, and retain diverse talent who want to build a positive, inclusive environment. Read more about our ongoing initiatives at

Better Together

At SC Johnson, we strive to create a positive, inclusive and unique workplace. We strongly believe SCJ people are able to achieve their best when they can collaborate and work together in person.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The policy of the Company is to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, gender identity, gender expression, disability, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in any active or reserve component of the U.S. or state military forces, genetic history or information or any other category protected by law.

Accommodation Requests

If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.


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