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Sr. Generalist - HR

Hadapsar Pune, India
Human Resources


Job Description

Eaton India Innovation Centre: Most recently, we have established the Eaton India Innovation Center (EIIC) in Pune, which is an integral part of Eaton’s global engineering and technology footprint. Eaton’s multi-disciplinary engineering talent with experience in cutting-edge technologies and varied domains deliver innovative solutions that accelerate our organic growth through technological innovations. Through proven technical excellence, EIIC continues to augment Eaton’s leadership in improving existing products and services and developing new offerings.  EIIC operates through its two state-of-the-art campuses located at Kharadi and Magarpatta City in Pune. EIIC is focused on augmenting Eaton’s vision of “improving the quality of life and environment through the use of power management technologies and services”.
This position is responsible for helping functional objectives by providing HR Business Partnership to business groups at Eaton India Innovation Center and will be reporting to the HR Manager. Support respective teams for establishing and maintaining positive employee relationships, organizational effectiveness, talent acquisition and management, compensation, training, and broader HR initiatives and HR programs aligned with short and long-term business objectives. The person in this position will also be responsible for assisting in the deployment of human resources policies and procedures, matrices and their dissemination through employee communications, and/or meetings.   
Specific Functions (Limit your self to 8-12 functions)
List the essential functions that must be performed in order to fulfill the purpose of your position as described above.
  • Execute Eaton’s HR systems and HR initiatives for one of our business verticals within EIIC.
    This would include.
  • Supports achievement of overall EIIC objectives through the implementation of effective HR strategy.
  • Ensures company values and principles are sustained and takes initiative on Process improvement, and is focused on building functional excellence, innovation, talent development and operational excellence.
  • Ability to assess and select top talent in a timely manner while utilizing Eaton staffing center resources and partnering with hiring managers. Plan for workforce requirement and partner with Talent Acquisition Center to “Hire Right” and analyze metrics that measure the success of staffing efforts.
  • Through the performance management system assure that annual employee job performance assessments are conducted. This includes the annual goal setting process, the annual assessment process and periodic feedback sessions that strive to raise the performance bar in the organization. Guide, support, orient and train employees and managers through the entire APEX cycle. Provide coaching and consulting to employees on effective performance management intervention.
  • Build capability in the organization through proactive and robust performance management and development planning at all levels. Monitoring the development plan completions at business level and helping with necessary interventions as required.
  • Support and execute comprehensive retention strategies, through progressive HR practices, tools and market analysis
  • Training and Development: Manage these processes to facilitate employee development.
    Promotes positive employee relations and employee engagement
  • Plan for Employee Satisfaction Surveys, encourage maximum participation, help analyze and explain results, and coach managers and teams in action planning exercises, follow-through on action plans to increase scores on all dimensions of survey
  • Communication process: Assuring two way communications processes between employees and management, through skip levels, Business group meeting, One on One etc.
  • Talent Development: Develop talent by leveraging various tools and processes. Ensure succession planning and leadership pipeline development
  • Drive HR functional excellence through deployment of Eaton programs, internal HR Scorecards, ensuring quality of process and content alignment with the Eaton Business System
  • Partner the Operational excellence for the Sector and business verticals.
  • Provides guidance & handle queries on human resource management policies, processes and systems. Advocate employee communications processes that inform employees as well as to assure two way communications between employees and management
  • Partner with local and remote peers including HR Business Partners , TAC , EU, HRS team and HR site leads to work collaboratively, share best practices, leverage projects and learnings, and drive consistency in programs, practices, and communications where appropriate.
  • Foster a culture where ownership of health and safety is embraced by all employees
  • Promotes positive employee relations and employee engagement. Monitor, measure and report on HR issues, opportunities and development plans and achievement
  • As a business partner should be able to ensure Coaching, Consulting and provide facilitation skills to the business. Provides guidance and direction to managers, employees on human resource management policies, processes and systems
  • Promotes positive employee relations and employee engagement. Monitor, measure and report on HR issues, opportunities and development plans and achievement
  • Fosters an environment that promotes Eaton’s ethics, goals, philosophies, and encourages continuous improvement. Promote participation in in various Employee councils  within the organization
  • In addition to Generalist responsibility, lead specific projects in EIIC.
  • Good in communication at all levels. Strong in Influencing and Facilitation skills , ability to work in cross – functional teams, effective presentation and consultation skills, strong data analysis and representation skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and effectively navigate and influence sensitive situations
Record any measurable statistics which your position impacts such as production expense, maintenance expense, sales volume, payroll cost, capital expenditures, research budget, cost of purchases, value of inventories controlled, total revenues and expenses audited, etc.
  • Maintain HR Matrices, Functional Excellence Scorecards and Dashboards. Implement the strategies through various Insights.
  • Use data for driving decisions
  • Retention of talent. Maintaining below the threshold
  • Achieving PP targets for headcount and diversity
  • Ensure Employee engagement at all levels and maintain scores which are at Top 25 at Eaton   


  • Full time MBA in Human Resources with around 8-10 years of experience in Human resource management (generalist or specialist) in a multinational / matrix organization setup.

  • Should have ability to work with leadership team to drive HR agenda. Good interpersonal & People management skills.
  • Experience with Engineering & R & D centres, Manufacturing will be an added advantage
Additional Information
Describe all other aspects of your position that you feel are important and which have not been adequately covered.
  • Ability to understand, interpret and easily communicate and align policies and practices to the Eaton Philosophy & Values and Code of Ethics
  • Proven ability to influence and work effectively across all levels in a highly-matrixed environment.
  • Able to work with sensitive and confidential materials.
  • Contributes  a learning organization by sharing of ideas, lessons learned and transfer of best practices
  • Monitor, measure and report on HR issues, opportunities and development plans and achievement within the specified team within EIIC.
  • Contribute to the evaluation and development of HR strategy and performance in co-operation with the Leadership team. - Liaise with other functional, departmental leaders so as to understand all necessary aspects and needs of HR development, and to ensure they are fully informed of HR objectives, purpose and achievements
  • Creative and Analytical mindset
  • Curious to learn
    What the Incubment experience as part of Eaton:
  • We are ethical- We play by the rules and act with integrity.  We are proud of our actions.
  • We are passionate - We care deeply about what we do. We set high expectations and we perform.
  • We are accountable - We seek responsibility and take ownership. We do what we say.  
  • We are efficient - We value speed and simplicity.
  • We are transparent - We say what we think. We make it okay to disagree.  
  • We learn - We are curious, adaptable and willing to teach what we know.

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Human Resources

Region: Asia Pacific
Organization: INNOV Innovation Center

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 055121