• HR Business Partner

    Job Locations US-VA-Covington
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Human Resources
  • Overview

    Bold. Energetic. Ingenious. Genuine. These qualities best describe employees who work for Ingevity. We believe it takes extraordinary people to create extraordinary results.


    At Ingevity, we harness the bold spirit, innate curiosity and remarkable ingenuity of our people to develop innovations that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Our products enable oil to flow better, crops to grow fuller, roads last longer, and ensure that the air we all breathe is cleaner.


    Already a leader in markets in which we compete, we leverage our deep technical expertise and knowledge of our customers’ industries to turn complex challenges into powerful possibilities and value-added solutions. We prize creativity and imagination and we’re always looking for a better, smarter way of doing things.

    We know it takes the right people with the right attitude to achieve the improbable. People who understand that there is no challenge too big and no contribution too small. People with the ability to solve and the commitment to stay the course. People who work together to create meaningful impact and exponential results, for our customers and the world around us.


    Our people are our most valued asset, and the foundation of our success. Interested? We thought you might be, and we’re so glad!

    How you will impact Ingevity

    You will execute processes with the HR function to ensure that we are delivering world class employee relations and organizational development.  Our culture is one that believes first and foremost that it is all about our people.  If your belief in culture is similar, take a look at the below bullet points that outline an ideal candidate: 

    • You enjoy finding and developing talent
    • You have a history of leading change and achieving results that meet the needs of the business
    • You have a high level of passion and energy around engaging and developing employees
    • You have direct experience in an HR leader role or as a strong team leader who understands how to engage employees and build strong teams
    • You have a successful track record working in manufacturing environments preferably with union and non-union workforces

    What you need to succeed

    • Ability to engage people to build trusting relationships with employees, managers, and leaders throughout the organization
    • Demonstrated ability to provide advice and coaching to leaders, peers, and employees
    • Experience recruiting and selecting the right talent to be successful in a specific role or challenge.
    • Desire to lead the development of individuals, leaders and teams. Identify and create tools to improve areas for development.
    • Track record of integrity and ethical practices as well as the ability to establish this expectation within the organization
    • High achievement motivation and active learning style to gain the knowledge and insight required for compliance with state and federal labor laws
    • Ability to develop and deliver effective training and organizational learning that reinforces need to change and development of required skills
    • 5+ years’ experience in HR or team leader role preferably in manufacturing environment
    • Ability to travel up to 50% domestically

    About us

    Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Through a team of experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that purify, protect and enhance the world around us.
    With about 1,500 employees worldwide, we operate in 13 countries and serve customers in more than 100 nations. But no matter where we’re doing business, we do things the right way – with a focus on integrity, sustainability, and positively contributing to the communities in which our employees live and work. 

    Ingevity is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.


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