Human Resource Business Partner

Date: Apr 13, 2024

Location: San Bernardino, CA, US, 92404

Company: TBC Corporation

Company Overview

With $5 billion in revenue and 3,800+ employees in the U.S., Mexico and Canada, TBC Corporation is a leader in the mobility industry and one of North America’s largest marketers of automotive replacement tires through wholesale and franchise operations. TBC serves wholesale customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico through TBC Brands, NTW, TBC International, and TBC de Mexico. Additionally, TBC responds to the needs of consumers in search of total car care at more than 2,000 franchised tire and automotive service centers under the Big O Tires® and Midas®. TBC is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.


TBC markets on a wholesale basis to regional tire chains and distributors serving independent tire dealers throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico. TBC has 20 proprietary brands of tires specializing in passenger, commercial, farm and specialty tires. In 2005, Sumitomo Corporation of America (SCOA) purchased TBC Corp. SCOA is the largest subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, one of Japan’s major integrated trading and investment business enterprises. In 2018 Michelin, the largest tire manufacturer in Europe, invested in the company which is now a 50:50, privately held joint venture between Sumitomo and Michelin.


Reporting to the Director, Human Resources Business Partner, the Human Resources Business Partner serves as a HR Generalist by providing comprehensive Human Resources support and strategic guidance to TBC Corporation Western Business Management Teams and Associates.  The HRBP will assess the human resources needs in areas such as performance management, employee relations, compensation, career development and leadership development and drive the appropriate solutions in these areas. The HRBP will effectively play an integral part of the Operations team by developing effective working relationships, influencing, and guiding Field Management in support of the TBC Supply Chain and Brands Operations and Human Resources objectives.   This position is responsible for managing HR policies, programs and practices at the Region/Zone Level for a multi-site, multi-state Supply Chain/TBC Brands Organization.


This is a remote work environment role. Candidates must reside within a 2 hour drive from our offices in Redlands, CA.


Job Responsibilities

  • Partner with the various leaders along with their respective leadership teams to develop and execute the HR strategies and activities that foster growth, innovation, and organizational effectiveness
  • Lead and execute all HR initiatives within assigned Region/Zone including Employee Relations, Performance Management, HR Compliance, Talent Acquisition, Organizational Development and Learning
  • Maintain an environment free from outside influences or 3rd party intervention, where all associates have a voice and are heard
  • Respond to Employee Relations issues and conducts investigations for Associate complaints, harassment allegations, wrongful termination claims, DOL claims and performance management issues
  • Must be able to travel 40+% in a large geographic area
  • Must be willing to regularly visit / work on site in our Redlands, CA location
  • Implement, communicate and enforce Company policies and procedures
  • Create individual development plans & succession planning
  • Work heavily with the recruitment team to play a significant role in attracting and retaining superior candidates
  • Strategize and develop ways to hire & retain talented employees; long term planning, assessment, engagement, career paths, rewards, training, high potential management, etc.
  • Ensure compliance with Federal and/or State labor and employment regulation changes
  • Coach and Counsel employees regarding employee relations issues, such as harassment allegations, work complaints or other employee concerns
  • Equip Management team with appropriate tools and knowledge to effectively manage Associates
  • Identify gaps in existing HR policies and contribute to the development of new HR policies and procedures, consult and deliver new/amended policies and procedures into the business area
  • Train and respond to inquiries regarding Human Resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field
  • Advanced degree is a plus
  • PHR or SPHR or equivalent certification preferred
  • 7+ years of progressive, professional experience
  • Multi-Unit and Multi-State experience at a HR Manager level or above is required
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus
  • Demonstrated experience in promoting an environment where associates are treated with respect and dignity and fosters and open-door policy
  • Excellent working knowledge of HR principles, methods and procedures and Federal and State employment law including FMLA, COBRA, HIPPA and ADA  and EEOC regulations
  • Strong business acumen and ability to understand business priorities and translate them into an HR agenda and goals that supports the business
  • Ability to diagnose problems and identify and drive appropriate solutions
  • Ability to work both on a team (as member and/or leader) and independently to deliver results
  • Ability to relate to, influence and coach employees at all levels in the organization
  • Experience with team building and team development
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment and to navigate leaders through a variety of organizational changes


  • Competitive compensation

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • 401k plan with a company match. Immediate 100% vesting

  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental and vision

  • Company paid short term disability and employer subsidized long term disability

  • Company paid life insurance

  • Discounted tire purchasing

  • And more!


TBC Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a Drug-Free Work Environment.


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Nearest Major Market: San Bernardino
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: HR, Supply Chain, Employee Relations, HR Generalist, Claims, Human Resources, Operations, Insurance